360+ pages, may want to start a new threat with "Stocks Today". Hasn't been Down for a while.
What I don't understand and why people are down on the market is: What other options are available that given back anything close to the market. Maybe if you are a total latecomer to the market this is not a good time to buy, sort of like buying at the height of a housing boom. But, if you have been in the market for some time, either staying put or continuing to buy small add ons can't be a bad thing. Certainly Bonds, Treasuries or CD's are not going to do anything for you. Buying real estate and or gold, silver, art is pretty risky in my book.
Seems to me staying the course is the best approach. What do you think Ghost of Igloi? Flagpole? Anyone else savvy to the workings of the market?