Slow growth projections (and possible recession) need to be priced in accordingly. Things like higher borrowing costs and credit downgrades are plunging markets into deeper uncertainty. But hoping for Tariff Man to restore order is ill advised.
The fear and timidity that you are experiencing is real. This is an incredibly tough market, where doing less is actually more beneficial than trying to guess which way stocks are going to go. Right now the focus is not about making money; it’s about capital preservation and avoiding costly mistakes.