A euro-area breakup might appear to be inevitable at this point. But, instead of Greece being pushed out the door, analysts say an outside-the-box solution to the euro zone's sovereign-debt problem would be for Germany to voluntarily withdraw from the euro and reinstall the Deutsche mark. "There's no good outcome to debt problems, especially when they are this big and involve so many countries," said David Santschi, executive vice president of operations at TrimTabs Investment Research.
So the financial crisis, Europe's inability to act in a big way to address its fiscal issues, and endless partisan bickering in Washington between Democrats and Republicans have prompted you to swear off stocks? Well, one school of thought argues, "Panicking never made anyone a dime." Further, "reacting" rarely results in an improvement in investment returns, hence with the above as a preface.