Does Marissa Mayer have the vision to bring the company back?
In the wake of Friday's drop, look for the market to overreact to future earnings announcements that fall short of expectations.
The company is set to unveil a new iPad with a smaller screen and a lower price.
The tech giant, which reports Thursday, has demonstrated weakness in front of blowout earnings before.
If results are surprising, a bullish outlook on these stocks will pay off.
Tech may be spoiling the party, but old standbys like insurers, banks, retail and oil are holding up nicely.
The search giant says it acquired the cell phone maker for its patents. It's early yet, but so far the deal is serving as a significant drag on earnings.
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