Weeks after social issues dominated Democratic talking points in the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama refocused his message on his and his Republican opponent's approaches to the economy in an Ohio speech on Thursday. Obama didn't announce any new economic policy at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.
So the financial crisis, Europe's inability to act in a big way to address its fiscal issues, and endless partisan bickering in Washington between Democrats and Republicans have prompted you to swear off stocks? Well, one school of thought argues, "Panicking never made anyone a dime." Further, "reacting" rarely results in an improvement in investment returns, hence with the above as a preface.