Also, how can any small investor get a "fair" return relative to risk with the current situation of trade skimming and who knows what other black box scams?
Any rational investor opted out months ago and is waiting for the storm to pass and the enforcement of necessary regulations to create a market situation where the odds of success can be determined; where risk can be reasonably determined.
The current market is untenable. The only people participating are either: a) ignorant of the circumstances, b) blinded by greed or, c) the same operatives of Big Greed pulling the levers of this the biggest con of all time.
If I haven't convinced you to sell your stocks, good luck.
If I have, now is a great time to sell, as this current bubble will soon burst. Put your cash in an insured account. Don't worry about the paltry earnings rate. Anything is better than the rigged casino they call Wall Street.