I have to agree; bad enough that the world is on a threshold of recession, but I also don't expect a deal on our "fiscal cliff" anytime soon. That will tip us into a recession; kill our market, and hurt the world economy also. SBLK may survive, I hope so, but the SP will suffer alot. I am keeping a few of my divvy payers, for now, but I sold off all my "speculative" stuff. Long term, I like SBLK if they survive through this; I think they will.