Like everyone else, my stock portfolio has taken a real beating the past 4 weeks. Like most seasoned investors who have been thru market corrections worse than this, I have not panicked or sold even 1 share. Instead I have been using these reduced stock prices as buying opportunities and locking in some once in a lifetime dividend yields moving forward. As a long time dividend growth investor and Real estate investor (over 30+ years) i have never concerned myself with my portfolios day to day value. Instead I focus on the passive income flows that my investment properties and stocks produce for me every year. Looking at your investments this way will help you stay the course and not panic when we get sharp sell offs like we are having now.