I believe that the stock market drop today does portend a dubious future. My guess is that we wont see the "morning after recovery", a mainstay of the last few stock market years. More fed rate increases are coming. Consumer confidence is being eroded.
Now…buy properties all the way down the price curve. Seek out your deals. Work hard. Use a system and stick to it. Think like no one else does. Love being a land lord. Do it SMARTLY. Set yourself up for success and you will live the American dream in spite of what the economy is doing. There are no victims and no luck in the coming economy paradigm shift. There is simply that which you DO or DO NOT DO. (Reference Yoda quotes for inspiration).