Mrs. B and I will be in Las Vegas for 3.5 glorious days commencing Monday AM, returning Thursday evening. I plan to hit the blackjack tables with my trusty pocket card to minimize my losses as I enjoy the action. And I'll hit the craps tables in a big way with my "reduced variance mathematically minimal losses" tactics ... lol !;-).
Mrs. B will hammer those penny slots !:-)
Be patient, buy dips of good stocks. The beefers seem to be moving to a new waterhole in anticipation of Ben coming through. If so, a new intermediate trend should start.
I have a pioneer mentality. My wife & I live in the woods - neighbors aren't visible except slightly in winter. Our "bunker" - hehe, really a fine home & barn - has plenty of security. We have four dogs: Krypto (age 9, Kelpie), Ava (age 13, Rat Terrier), Sky (Kelpie, age 5) and Lucky Star (age 1, kelpie). I don't take crap from anyone anymore, having enough resources & gear stocked up to survive in any circumstance.
I have three degrees from Harvard including a Ph. D. in a physical science, and an MS in Management from MIT. I worked as an investment banker for about 25 years, mainly in secured finance, at three major Wall Street firms and for the last 17 years with my partners at our own firm. I'm semi-retired now, managing some private corporations and business interests and doing my own trading & investing. This is not to boast, but to give you an idea I know a little about some subjects from experience.
The photo is my 1943 M16 half-track which I am restoring. These armored vehicles were ubiquitous in the US Army in World War II and Korea. It's driveable.