With all the selling, the market is afraid of even the good buys, like Amazon and Northrop Grumman.
iPhone volumes and pricing trends, services growth and potential margin upside are among the things to watch as Apple reports.
As companies exit their earnings blackout period, those with large buyback programs will undoubtedly ramp up purchases.
Here are several indicators of when market sentiment is down and opportunities could be opening up.
IBM is very oversold based on its charts, but that is not a reason in itself to go long; indeed, shorts should consider covering their positions.
This month has been lousy, but there are factors that could still produce a year-end rally.
There is much talk that IBM is overpaying for Red Hat, but this deal is a net positive for the market as a whole.
U.S. futures are rising across the board Monday as markets look to snap out of their October malaise.
There are no catalysts to drive the stock price higher, so for now, Gilead is simply a cheap stock with a nice dividend.
If this train wreck happens, it could combine the worst elements of the last four stock market crashes.