TheStreet.com's Gut Check Guide - TheStreet

We might all be crawling around on the floor, looking for those teeth the market knocked out, but at least we're in it together.

On one of the worst days in a tough year, here are few recent stories you might want to check out before you start pulling the trigger on anything in your portfolio. They're a smattering of stories and columns, trying to figure out what's going on in the market and/or what you might want to do with your money these days. And there's also a healthy dose of sage, real-world advice from our resident portfolio doc,

Dr. Don Taylor

. There's a pretty good chance you'll see yourself -- or at least your portfolio -- in his columns.

Tracy Byrnes

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Armageddon? Not Quite

Brett Fromson

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Wrestling With a Bear? Maybe Not, but It's a Good Time to Plan

Dan Colarusso

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Get Real: Debunking the Mantras of Market Mania

Dr. Don Taylor:

What You Think Is a Dip May Be a Slippery Slope

Dr. Don Taylor:

My Money Needs to Last Till I'm 100

Dr. Don Taylor:

Stock Market May Be Rocky, but it Still Beats CDs

Dagen McDowell

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A (Re)Balanced Approach to Your Portfolio