I used to be naïve about when then market would switch directions also. It's ok, you will learn. An article about how the Dow will reach 25,000 (or what ever the amount was) in 6 years - keep the optimism out there for the retail investors today. The brokers on CNBC will say how rosy things are and then sell hand over fist once they are away from the TV camera. I was in your shoes once too...lol.