As you know, I think the market is nuts and I had a plan to get out. As you might expect, the market crashed before the plan kicked in.
So what does a guy who hates the market do on a day like this? Yep, I went bottom-fishing 15 minutes before the close. It trended up, then slid a bit, leaving me down a smidge. I think that's a timing difference—I bought an S&P 500 ETF, and the index actually had a nice little bump up at the close. The ETF likely trails the index a little bit.
I read a quote today from a guy in China who had gone bottom-fishing on last Friday's crash. When he woke up this morning he was already down 4%. He's probably crying in his won-ton soup right now.