Here's some food for thought. Occasional bear markets, stock market downturns such as the one we're in are a good thing over the long term. Like an occasional Hurricane (Katrina for instance), they have a "cleansing effect." The 9 year bull market from March 2009 until Sept. 20th, 2018 is unsustainable. EVERYONE was in the market. Now that we've corrected almost 20% from the Sept. top, greed turned to outright FEAR. People are worried about their finances, worried about their net worth, all because they had too much allocated to equities, way more than their comfort levels. The public lost sight of that and have been fully-invested and passive investors (index funds, robo-advisors, etc.) for the past couple of years. As bearish as some of the technicians on this board are, this correction (even if there's a few more % of downside from here) is healthy and has done what it's supposed to do, it's been "cleansing."