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It seems like the best strategy nowadays for dealing with a short-term correction in this market is to sit tight and wait for the inevitable reversal, like this week's 800-point two-day rise in the

Dow

.

Who knows? Maybe this "what-me-worry?" strategy will hold up forever. But if you have even the slightest bit of discomfort about your portfolio's near-term and long-term prospects, come back on Saturday when Personal Finance Focus examines ways to protect your downside:

  • Herb Greenberg will have more on "Hunting For Safe Stocks."
  • The Options Forum will offer ways to protect your technology gains with put options.
  • Saturday Screen will unearth mutual funds that have posted solid returns without a mammoth tech bet.
  • International Editor Andrew Morse will explain why diversifying beyond U.S. markets is still a good idea.
  • Anne Kates Smith will examine what happened in the past when the market became overly concentrated in one sector.

And, of course, we'll also have

Jim Cramer,

Gary B. Smith

and lots more. See you on Saturday.