The last nine-and-a-half years have been a fairy tale for Wall Street. We are living in a time of record upon record highs, and a seemingly endless bull market. However, this story has not been without its drama. In fact, since the start of the bull market in March of 2009, the US stock market has seen 23 pullbacks greater than 5% and last week marked the 8th of more than 10%, which is considered a market correction. So while the stock market’s roller coaster of an October isn’t abnormal, the scent of vulnerability seems to be increasingly fresh.