One thing i learned about the Stock market years ago.....Don't get sucked in by the hype. Either Up or Down. One constant is assured the swing is always too high or too low. The best way to gauge the economy is not by the market. The way to gauge the economy is the "feel" you get when you go to the gas station or the grocery store or the airport or the repair shop or the doctors office or on April 15th. Then you can decide if things are truly getting better or worse. Wall street can't live in the back alley of the federal reserve forever!