During times of extreme uncertainty (now) you have to look beyond the headlines and and trust only in price, that is where the only truth lies, PRICE. Do you think your opinion of the news really matters? Not even the largest institutions with the most MBAs can seem to get it right. Price is the only thing that pays and price tends to move in the direction of the primary trend. Bear markets are tough because our natural optimism knows that things will become better, that they have to be better and one day they will. Let the institutions position themselves for where the markets will be in six months and further out. The job of a trader in this (and every) environment remains risk management. If you can manage risk well you will find yourself on the opposite side of all the pain in these markets.