It is looking like the market is ready to bottom in September, but with the tapering of the QE (buble) coming, the market may not produce the same long lasting swing that happened the last year November 2012 to August 2013. QE tapering and budget battle will be a road block of this last run swing before bear market correction. Look at the charts from 2009 run to the present is unbelievable with out any correction and you know the correction is around the corner. So, folks with brokerage account is to get ready to buy short ETF or short Index funds to take advantage of this bear market that will last 8 to 18 months. You can not wait a year and a half on the sideline not to make any money. I think the market may run sideways to up or range bound till bear market turn around the corner. Plot moving average on SPX, 23/50, 50/100, 50/200 moving average, when this averages start crossing each other down ward, the you know Bear Market is on. Just my opinion.
One other way to invest on Bear market is to link your 401K account to Fidelity brokerage so you can transfer money back and forth. During down turn you can move some amount in your brokerage account and buy short funds on ETF shorting the market, then transfer back the money to 401K after the bear market.The best ever happen to 401K is to be able to participate on the bear market via broker account.