I believe politics has entered this board because the market is beyond analysis. Compare closing prices this week to Jan 26 2018. Nothing much as happened except that the market has gone on a random walk. CNBC is mostly useless except perhaps for commentary about individual stocks, which I would guess is not a large % of the holdings of people who go on this board. Congrats if you are a great trader. I am not My approach since Dec 2016 is to reinvest dividends in tax sheltered accounts and put dividends from my taxable stocks and funds into money market funds or cd's. I guess I feel the market is getting high but the primary reason for my strategy is the large taxable capital gain distributions which are sharply raising my taxes. Clearly I should have traded out of my actively managed funds in the late spring of 2011 and purchased index funds in the fall of 2011. but I did not do that. Did anyone?As you can see ,this thread is probably not what you expected but I hope it generates discussion.