It's a luxury to be able to ignore the market turmoil. For me January brought exactly the return I expected, $282.53.
If you can time the market this would have been a great month to make money. I don't try to time the market. I do screen for good quality dividend growth stocks. If I had capital to invest I would have added to my existing positions. However, I did not make any purchases. My large investments were done in December, and those will be it for a while. With my February div income, I will probably have saved up enough for a trade mid-March.
So this month I saw income, and I saw pay raises in the form of dividend increases.