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How to Protect Yourself From a Market Crash: Invest With Your Brain Not Heart

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The downward spiral of stock markets globally on Oct. 19, 1987 sent traders into a panic as valuations plummeted, but three decades later with the potential for another sudden downturn, Black Monday can remind investors of an important lesson: panic selling during a flash crash could prevent them from reaping the upside rewards when the market inevitably rebounds.

With the current markets reaching new all-time highs frequently and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) nearing 23,000, TheStreet looks at the attitude of some investment professionals in this environment as part of its "Crash of '87 -- TheStreet Special Report."