I guess it's hard to avoid the media lately and those terrible words "recession" "depression". The market is about a reliable as my ovaries at the moment! But on a serious note. How is each country being affected, and how are you personally affected...if you are at all...? We are very recent first home buyers. At the moment I'm not seeing much of a change...but I know it's coming. I've taken up a second job, because my first is only a small business job, and I fear it's not that secure, where as my recent second job is a government education job...so I know it's more safe. But our home loan interest rate was recently dropped...Our government is announcing a pay out to pensioners and mothers. Good on them, I know how much some people over here suffer, but at the same time I fear the sudden wealth will drive the nation into a spending spree..therefore depleating our dollar value and sending us into a similar situation the USA is facing... i want to bitch slap our country leader sometimes...the idiot has no clue how the long term affects of this current plan will crash.... Anyway...How is everyone else feeling?