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Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 1, 2014. The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years.
Trader Timothy Nick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 1, 2014. The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years.
(Richard Drew/AP)

Depressed by a down week for stocks? Don’t sweat it

Hey, you there on the ledge. I know you’re a bit down about a bad week for stocks. But before you do anything silly, let’s chat a bit.

Sure, the past couple of days have been rough, but as my colleagues and I at the Institute for Treatment of Stock and Markets Affective Disorders (ITSMAD) like to say, a little fall for the right reasons never hurt anyone.