I'm listen to the news as Chicken Little, disguised as a knowledgeable reporter talks about the stock market "crash" of yesterday. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! It's a game folks. The average "retail investor" is only along for the ride. I've included a chart of the S&P Futures and is a great example of how the stock market works. It's gone up and up and up... Why? BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER safe PLACE TO PARK MONEY. If you invested in CD's or money markets you'd get a pittance of interest and be eaten alive by capital gains and real inflation. Then in 2016 corporate America came out of hiding and started re-investing in their business. But now the Fed sees that it no longer is saving America from melt-down and is normalizing rates after 10 years of virtually free money. A major correction is long overdue. Short term correction says we should settle in for the time. But if you look at the 15 year chart below we came a huge way, pretty much straight up in the last 9.5 years without a meaningful correction. I'm not giving any advice because it's confusing unless you're actively trading as I no longer do. I've been waiting for a correction so I can put more money in my diversified portfolio. But I'm certain not freaking out... because this is a normal occurrence within an abnormal era. Just sayin'