U.S. stocks may be headed for a blow-off as individual investors pile into the market
after last year's meteoric increase. Peaks often are reached when everyone has been sucked in. Then, a major shock could force investors to focus on the slow global economy. With U.S. growth
of only about 2 percent, it won't take much of a jolt to precipitate another recession, which is long overdue by historical standards.
The investment climate would then shift from "risk on" to "risk off."