It wasn't an easy week for investors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down a whopping 700 points at one point on Thursday. And while it finished the week down 5.7%, the S&P 500 also was down almost 6% and the Nasdaq Composite was down 6.5% over the last five, the stock market definitely is not settled - and will probably keep gyrating for a while.
So right on cue, out come the "bear market" fearmongers. A bear market occurs when the stock market is down 20% or more, from highest point to subsequent lowest point.
And while we are not there yet, bear markets happen. They actually happen every 3-4 years and could last for up to a year.
It's a necessary part of market cycles.
But we get that it's nerve-wracking.
So we asked TheStreet's sources for some of their favorite pieces of investment advice to help keep you calm as the market figures itself out. So watch our video above.