I saw a statement on CNBC something like this "Broker: Clients have lost confidence in the markets". I think another statement was "Flash crash remembered". I think investors and clients want to sell their shares/stocks because of uncertain future but brokers are stopping them. There seems to be more and more talk about a possible looming market crash. Many fortunes have been made by smart investors during crashes and recessions. Are the recently pullbacks in PM prices possible warning signs of something greater to come? Should we have some spare cash ready to buy in the event of a crash? Are there better investments to buy than PM's, in the event of a market crash? Certainly not wanting to generate any fear, but curious to hear people's opinions on this. I personally put a significant portion of my wealth into PM's recently and am wondering if I should consider selling some, in order to buy back in the event of a crash.