Keeping Your Balance April 2, 2001 Dear Investor: This bear market will be recorded as one of history’s most miserable, with the worst collapse for a major index since the Great Depression: the Nasdaq is nearly 65% off its peak. The economy is slowing dramatically and one or two quarters of negative GDP growth are possible. Though most companies have lost ground due to the economic slowdown, the vanquished are those with weak balance sheets. A...