We asked and you're answering ... and the answer seems to be confusion and anger for the most part.
Investors of all sorts are confused by the market's gyrations. Those responding to our queryabout what's on readers' minds with the current situation responded ...
The Confusion ...
I have money in a CD which has horrified my financial planner for the past two years. In July I converted my retirement funds from stock mutual funds to a money market fund in the same family. Now I'm getting the feeling that the Fed is trying to force my hand to put my cash back into play somewhere. Where is the relief for responsible spenders and savers? -- Jay
One word ... Yikes! -- Al in Indiana
I am a small investor, trying to keep my head above water. Last year, I returned to school - a non-traditional student, as they say - and cut my hours to part-time status to accomplish my goal. I will not be able to return next year unless the market rebounds. I have lost enough from my personal portfolio to have funded my education two times over. -- Chris
I was nibbling at the financials because I thought they had put in a bottom, now I find the financials I nibbled at are nibbling at my bottom -- Flynn912
Should I close all my long positions, wait for this market to fall back to 10,200-10,500 and then start purchasing again, hold and lose the shirt off my back, or what? -- Michael
How and when should I attempt to rebalance my portfolio in a way that I can have some protection against future near-term drops in the market? Many of the funds I own are down 20% from their highs in October. I guess I just want to make sure that they are not all down 40% 2 months from now. -- John