5 Signs Stocks Will Collapse in 2013 Wiedemer, best known for correctly predicting the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States during the Great Recession, provides disturbing evidence in the video interview for 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market crash, and 100 percent annual inflation . . . starting as soon as 2013. When the host of the interview expressed disbelief in Wiedemers claims, he calmly displayed five indisputable charts to back up his predictions (click here to see those exact charts).