Actually, no . Bull markets usually last 3-4 years so I'm expecting continued strong markets based on earnings results. Just buy solid companies with earnings growth, reasonable valuations ( see P/E ), and decent balance sheets. These companies ride out any choppiness and are in a strong position to profit from the recovery ( when weak companies struggle its an opportunity for them ). Sorry to disappoint the permabears but no doubt there will be at least 30 more bearish threads in the next three months. For example, apparently when the market smashes the top then retraces to new support its a "market tanking". Learn something new everyday I guess on here.