I'm not worried at all about the 30% decline in my roth. It's an aggressive value mutual fund so I know my losses (and gains) will be exacerbated as such. I just meant to point it out as a way of saying, "the stock market really fucking sucks right now."
It just got me thinking about what it must have been like to be an investor when the economy was bustling, people were seeing double digit returns, when CDs yielded more than 1%, etc.
I just find it interesting to have entered the work force during such terrible times. I guess it is an opportunity to just buy stuff up right now when shit is cheap.. but then again, what if shit gets cheaper..