The cool thing about the stock market is, that you can make money, both when the market goes up and down.
"Buying the dip" means purchasing an asset after it has dropped in price. The belief here is that the new lower price represents a bargain as the "dip" is only a short-term blip and the asset, with time, is likely to bounce back and increase in value.
Whenever the market seems to dip or crash, most professional investors prepare cash for the big sell off, to re-invest in their favorite assets or buy new assets that has been too expensive.
GET INTO BUYING MODE
When the market dips and the dark clouds of fear enters the psychological arena, thousands of private investors use this epic video to get into the mindset of "Buying the Dip".
PREPARING FOR THE DIP
A good investor always, as part of their risk assessment, prepare for a possible dip, by knowing which stocks to buy, at which price, and allocate cash to go buying, when the price dips.
To get an overview of which assets that are affected by the dip, you can start by using the tips below.
EXPLORE STOCK MAPS
There are many ways to get an overview of how the market is reacting to the dip.
Note: Quotes are delayed 15 minutes for NASDAQ, and 20 minutes for NYSE and AMEX.