Check out the results of Bernanke's confidence-inducing speech today:
Great work, Ben!
I think this video captures the plight of the average investor quite nicely. Notice the sound of the monetary pumps "priming", giving the rider a false sense of security on his inflatable fun-raft of a market, right before he promptly nosedives into the surface tension of the deflationary lake abyss, breaking his neck (perhaps once and for all?).