Well I think it is safe to say that over the last 6-9 months the ass has fallen out of the share market... However the vice versa of a famous quote of "everything that goes up must come down" would suggest that this downwards trend also will end at some point, of course the million dollar question is when... Now I think you'd be a very brave man to pick the date, week, or even month at which this stock market slide is going to turn, but I tend to personally believe that there are sometimes tipping points which prompts people to step back and take stock - does anyone think that the All Ords dipping below 5,000 might be such a point? Obviously the All Ords is heavily influenced by other indexes as well, and on this note the Dow went below 11,000 for the first time in years, is this a wake up point for US investors? There has been a fair bit of talk about how so many Australian companies fundamentals aren't that much different to what they were 12 months ago, yet have seen anywhere from 20 - 50% reductions in their share value. This makes you wonder how long major growth Australia companies can have share values equating to dividend yields of 7%+ and not have investor start looking for bargains? I can appreciate that there are some global problems contributing like the credit crisis, oil/food inflationary pressures etc but this isn't new news anymore, and most governments and corporations have factored the impending losses... and many are even factor for more. So I'm really starting to wonder when people will start getting on with business as usual? When will sentiment turn? It already seems as if oil is coming off a bit, as of writing this, over the last three days it has dropped from $145/bbl to $133/bbl, I reckon if it can get back below $130/bbl it might be enough stimulus to start moving world economies back in the right direction? What does everyone else think? The thing that really interest me is what sort of recovery will we see? The recent stock market correction has taken place over three quarters of a year, many are predicting a slow recovery, but as I mentioned in another thread I can't help but feel that if there are enough positive signs, being the continued containment of inflation and reduction in oil prices, that there are just way too many bargains out there at the moment for investors not to start looking to jump right back into the market. What do you think?