There is overwhelming evidence that the next stock market crash could strike any day now, and a growing number of investors are turning to a noted economist to prepare for the “unthinkable.” The message is clear: Despite the Dow hitting pre-crash highs, companies reporting positive earnings, and the financial media saying we are looking at the “beginning of a new bull market,” the stock market is on the verge of another historic collapse. The evidence is in a group of charts released by some of the biggest names on Wall Street. Individually, these charts may not mean much. But taken collectively, they are simply too much for any investor to ignore. The first chart shows that the annual S&P 500 consensus earnings-per-share is expected to come in much lower than originally thought. Estimates started out near $125 in January 2012, and have now fallen 10% to only $112. Despite the warning sign of falling earnings, the S&P continues to climb.