The underpinnings of the equity market are solid and valuations remain reasonable, so there is no reason to believe Thursday's selloff is the start of a more severe downdraft, says David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis. Lafferty says first quarter earnings will be relatively flat but estimates should be easy to beat since guidance has been negative. Finally, Lafferty says he favors the financial and technology sectors because of their high growth rates and reasonable multiples.

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