On August 12, 2012 Max Keiser stated that he believed there is a 90% chance there will be a global fiat collapse between now and April 2013. Only time will tell if he is right, but it’s pretty bold of Max Keiser to stake his reputation on this prediction, and great change is certainly ahead.
According to Brandon Smith at alt-market.com, a drop in the Baltic Dry Index is a prelude to a market crash (around 8 months later). The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) went down in 2008, just before the market crashed, and it went down again dramatically last January. So keep your eyes open around September 2012.