The Dow Jones Industrials sunk a further 119 to 7062. Well, I guess I need to buy those same stocks I bought way back in November when the market "bottomed" at 7500. Our Gross Domestic Product dropped 6.2% during the fourth quarter last year, the worst in nearly 27 years. That period happened to follow the second energy crisis. World markets were mixed, but mostly down. Crude oil slipped 27 cents to $44.34/barrel and gold rose $2/toz to $945. Note that people in the know earlier this week were predicting that gold would rise to $1200/toz in the near future. Who can you believe these days?