I expect that volatility will calm down. If there is an easy way to trade VIX on the short side without being short I will look into it. Otherwise this remains a market I am not interested in being involved in. Research time will be devoted to evaluating possible long stocks in the event we get back into an upswing. I will also continue reading about futures, set up what I think is ACAT or ACH funding of futures account.
I reviewed 401k and annuity data last night. It pains me to look at the money that evaporated away, yet it only takes us down to par for the year. 50 day still > 200 day so I remain all in. Trading acct is similar story.
I want to be pickier with what I buy if market gets healthy.