Mar 06, 2018 · The next stock market crash isn't a matter of if, but when. Here's what you can start doing today so you're prepared to weather the storm. The stock market is not crashing … no need to panic ... The more than 10 percent drop in the stock market is not a good thing. That is for sure. But it is nothing to panic over – at least not yet. It needs to be put into perspective. By financial analyst definition, a 10 percent drop is called a “correction” — not a panic and not a crash.