Financial prognostication has a notoriously shoddy track record (We're looking at you, Jim Cramer!).
But did anyone actually see the financial crisis coming?
Well, sort of. There were a number of economists, pundits and even a few politicians who either predicted aspects of the crisis or had eerily prescient things to say about the pre-credit crunch, pre-housing bust economy.
We've compiled a list of some of the most notable soothsayers of financial doom. Check out our photos and vote for your favorite prophet of our still-lingering financial apocalypse. If you know of any other thinkers who predicted to the crisis, leave them in the comments section and we'll add them to the list.