Buy, buy, buy!
Now is the time for people to start to buy. Many of the financial institutions are undervalued, and if you are in the market long term, you will never have a better opportunity. Remember that the government isn't about to let the largest banks fail, it would crush the world economy. Rather, some smaller players may go under, but someone will rescue the big guys from themselves. (Not that I favor this. It is a major reason I am a conservative, not a libertarian.) CIT and other smaller players in the leasing industry are cheap. Do your homework and hit a multibagger!