I might be biased, but I think Brian Wesbury is one of the most competent economists today (see picture). His take on the potential ramifications of the proposed student debt scheme should be read and shared. Debt forgiveness is just the tip of the iceberg. The ramifications could be enormous. You can read his commentary and report here when you have time.
Every investor expects short-term volatility in the stock market. Until it happens.
Here is a look at intra-year declines in the market along with calendar year returns over the last 40 years. Patience is often rewarded.