First off I have to say this thread is Career related. So please don't move it to Politics and Religion. Lets face it: * Obama is going to win the election. * Democrats will pick up seats and will have a monopoly on government. * Market is telegraphing a Severe Recession. Bush, even with a Republican majority greatly expanded the size and power of government - and they were supposed to religiously support smaller government. Now that the Democrats will have a monopoly on government, I have no doubt that they will try to destroy the market. Here is what I expect: 1 A huge increase in capital gains tax. 2 A transaction tax. 3 Outlawing many derivatives (they will call them weapons of mass destruction like Warren Buffet). BTW I'm not partisan. Republicans created this mess and Democrats will make sure it gets worse.