No, it's not because of China. One of the biggest books written about the turmoil of the recession has had the movie makeover treatment, and the trailer is finally here.
Michael Lewis' The Big Short - the bestseller which delved into how the crisis came about - is now a fully-formed movie and about to be released.
Boasting an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, the film will hit cinemas at Christmas. The newly-released trailer gives us a hint of what's to come - and a financial crisis has never looked so exciting.
There are glossy shots of skyscrapers, a rousing soundtrack and pithy one-liners such as "I'm sure the world's banks have more incentives than greed" and "I tell you what you just did, you just bet against the American economy".