This was originally published on RealMoney. It is being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.Equity markets are facing an unprecedented period in our history. What's happening now makes every crisis and recession besides the Great Depression look like a dress rehearsal. There is no quick fix for massive deleveraging that can now occur once the government begins to slowly buy assets. It takes time to revive a market that finally overdosed from its addiction to credit and leverage. Instead of panicking, now is the time to step back and think rationally and intelligently about businesses. If you do, you will realize that there are quite a few options to put your money to work in businesses that will do extraordinarily well, from a relative standpoint, in this fear-stricken market. Although it may seem otherwise, not all businesses are coming to a complete standstill -- our economy is simply clogged, and unclogging will take a little time.