Where's the holiday cheer? Where's the festivity?
Last night's warnings from
-- adding to the generally lousy tone of the market -- have sent the major indices south today.
Is this a one-day event, or can we expect this kind of market through the end of the year? Many of the stock market's brightest lights have predicted -- hopefully, it seems -- that every dip in the past few months represented a market bottom.
People were blaming stocks' weakness on many factors -- earnings preannouncements, earnings announcements, weakness in the euro, pre-election malaise, election uncertainty, tech's huge run-up in the past few years leading to wacky valuations and on and on.
Last night, we got a picture of how things would be today when tech stocks, in particular, fell apart in
What's next? Keep checking in with
as we try and steer you through what could be a particularly ugly day.