the continued sell off on Wall street despite the bail out may be because of BHO's predicted win on election day. BHO has stated that he wants to raise capital gains taxes to Clinton era highs of 28% a full 13% higher than they are today. he did modify his position to 20% but that was becasue Bill O'Reilly steered him into saying it. No one believes BHO will stop at 20 % and some believe he won't stop at 28% (yours truly included) So does it make sense for investors with portfolios not tied up in retirement accounts to sell now and get 85% of their money or sell later and get 72% or less of their money? Can you say "NO Brainer" ?