One nice thing about being an "old fart" at 51, is that I've been through it all since 1976. In the word's of Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog, THIS IS NOTHING! I rode Merck down from 60 to 29 and then back to 130, I rode Sybase down from 21 to 5 7/8 and then back to 30. I could go on . . . The question one always has to ask, is: "Has anything changed with this stock since I bought it?" Have they made any negative announcements? Any positive announcements?
I'm not too concerned about getting pulled down in the Microsoft panic selling. One of the bashers mentioned we could "go down 20 in one day." Yes, and so few shares are really outstanding that we could go up $20 in one day too. Wait until some big buys come in during the Olympics - see who will sell. . . not me.