NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
The carnage continues, with stocks having lost ground in nine of the past 10 sessions, culminating in Friday's near 400-point drop on the Dow.
Even seemingly good news (on the economy and on earnings) stand no chance against the lingering stench of accounting fraud and other corporate shenanigans.
Well, if you feel lost in this market, you're not alone. And after 2-1/2 years of losses, giving up now is tempting. But throwing in the towel could be as big a mistake as riding the market down from its peak. That doesn't mean the market won't fall further, but the values are out there.
The following articles can guide you through these confusing times.
Strategies: Coping with the bear
Feeling a lot poorer these days? Join the club. But as much as it hurts, you've got to put your emotions aside and start dealing.
Three-step action plan: Ask the Expert: I've lost half my savings in the market slide. What can I do?
5 bear market lessons Morningstar analysts reveal investors' biggest mistakes preceding, and following, market's decline.
Retiring into a bear market Smart portfolio strategies are key when your income is on the line.
So you haven't sold yet... It's a tough choice: Hang on or (finally) get out?
401(k): Stay the course Your instinct may be to run and hide. That would be a mistake.
Picks: Think trust and safety
Stocks aren't out of the woods yet (and some are probably heading to the woodshed). But even in these scandal-ridden times, there are ways to get a good return and stay safe.
Funds you can count on Now more than ever, it's best to go with the best of breed. Clean up your portfolio with mutual funds from MONEY Magazine's brand new Money 100.
Best Bond Funds 2002 If you're looking for less volatility, start here.
TIPs for a safe haven TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) may be your best den in the bear market.
Overseas bargains There still are good buys abroad. From Fortune.com
Value in junk A high-yield fund manager beats the competition while also cutting risk. From Mutual Funds Magazine