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Subject:  Re: Recession Dip No. 2 Date:  10/4/2002  9:17 PM
Author:  PolymerMom Number:  7965 of 10416

I agree with Jesse. I'm basically out of the market in my various 401k funds (money market, bonds, stable value funds). I've yet to act on the individual stocks, but will put in some stop orders as insurance very soon.

I definitely agree that the market is as much a reflection of the current investors' perception of the market as it is a straight numbers reading for various companies. There are times when it takes nerves of steel to ride through the rough times. Its best to keep reminding oneself of why they bought the stock in the first place and to provide oneself with various "sanity checks" as touchpoints.

Another factor to grind into calculations is the current investor profiles. I'm guessing (with no c