When market goes down they prefer percentage declines which seem less dramatic.
[A 1000 point dj gain at this level, is in percentage terms much less dramatic historically.]
Not exactly bragworthy, but I expect a twitter self backpat from Orangeanus by the time the sun rises.
Anything near the 8% loss you quote, should be enough to awaken some when they get their year end statements for 2018.
I missed that, but made transfers near a later up point. Could have been much better, but considering that I was up 2.4% after Christmas Eve's drop when that was negative 8% for the Dow, I'm feeling pretty good. Bush the Lesser's economy erased a lot of value for me, I wasn't just going sit still when tRump ran out Obama's run up.
The next couple days might be rough, Donny's chaos is going to whipsaw the markets.
mostly choppy after that. Made a small percentage high - before the bills came due lately.
It was lower in early February than at the start of the year. Your "goose" peak flew south after January ended.
The swings in the year were up 8% by early October and down 8% from the start of the year now. A lot of volatility from Trump chaos, but
a swing of 16% is not "chop".
Yesterday was a classic dead cat bounce.