And the market is vacillating between macro headwinds following economic slowdown and robust company earnings.
The Federal Reserve should, but likely won't, stop hiking rates before it inflicts more economic damage.
Forget all the arguments and theories about what the market will do next, nothing is more important than preserving your capital.
They include holding a high level of cash, keeping stops tight and being patient.
The shift from regional to national banks is stark.
Carpet tile maker Interface illustrates the potential of profiting from greatly oversold stocks.
The chip maker's recent pullback after a strong run-up since the spring may not have run its course, so wait for further testing of the current price range.
The other involves taking advantage of late-day rebalancing by ETFs.
Big-picture concerns are intensifying selling pressure, which favors bargain hunters in search of individual stocks.
Newell Brands could be worth a look, but retailer Sears appears to be a lost cause.