The U.S. will make it through this financial crisis


As investors are well aware, the data points for stocks, the markets (financial and otherwise) haven't been too pleasant lately.

Further, the rhetoric and embellished barbs that occur on the 24-hour news channels -- some argue it's their life blood -- frequently present distorted views of current conditions, sometimes inflaming investors and other citizens, when what's needed is calm, candid analysis, peppered with optimism.

With the above in mind, here's a dose of reasoned optimism: The United States is going to make it through this crisis, and the U.S. economy will recover and thrive again.