Some people think you can time the market, and many will try over and over. My friends, the ability to time the market does not exist. Consistent returns over the long-term are earned by selecting good, healthy, well managed companies, and holding them for long periods of time, provided their business strategy and leadership remain sound and focused on creating share holder value. Don't fight the trends, stocks trend up over long periods of time, history has proven it. Market corrections like that of 2008/2009 are rare and far apart. Just as many economists and seers were right as those that were wrong. Stay focused on the basic fundamentals of great companies and you shall be profitable, with patience. Companies rise and fall, good companies outperform, great companies consistently find the means to learn, adapt, and lead.