Once again, good news was hard to find all week.
Company after company announced layoffs, tens of thousands of them. Earnings were dismal, outlooks nonexistent, economic data deplorable.
A solid Republican front in the House vaporized President Obama's hopes for a bi-partisan solution to the economic mess.
But for the first few days of the week, the markets moved steadily higher, suggesting that bad news had been priced in, and anything less than the worst news was a cause for rejoicing, and although their ranks were thin, there were experts making suggestions for stock-market investors.
Courtney Reagan reviews some of their decisions and advice in this edition of "The Week and You:"