Market Panic: Astute Investors Never Panic
The markets are in an extremely volatile phase; fear is in the air, and it is hard to remain upbeat in such an environment. First of all, remember that there is always one unyielding correction in a bull market; the problem is that you can never tell which one of the corrections could be strong. If you had reacted like the bears are reacting now in the past when the market appeared poised to correct sharply or crash as the bears would have you believe, you would have been bankrupt several times over. Look at any long-term chart, and the answer is always the same when the masses are panicking and gnashing their teeth you should be celebrating; end of the story.
The masses serve only one purpose, and that is to be used as cannon fodder. You have one choice to be one with the masses or be one with yourself.
Article of Interest: Stock Market crashes are opportunities for the Rich to Fleece the Poor
As the trend is still up in two indices and neutral in one, very sharp corrections should be viewed as opportune moments to celebrate. In the short term, this might not be the case, and it is hard to do, but look back at history, anything that is easy to do, does not lead to huge profits. If it is easy anyone can replicate, and the masses never win.
Market Panic: Course of Action
The masses are stampeding for the exits, panic has taken over, and emotions are now doing the talking. It is groundhogs day all over again, and when the dust settles down, they will once again regret having bailed out at precisely the wrong time. Learn from history or be doomed to repeat the same mistakes again and again. Panic is the code word for opportunity