...and due for a (little) bounce. No question, there are structural problems in the macroeconomy and some major technical damage to the indices, but bears would do well to claim a small victory, take some profits and either go to the sidelines or reverse gears for a day or two.
It's time to get your list ready of stocks you want to own: GS, MSFT, PFE, KMB are some safe names. The last two have dividends larger than the 10-year Treasury. Even MCD and PEP have yields that are safe, although their stock price may pull back. For more aggressive investors, HCN, FTR, NLY are high yielders.
Remember that company earnings are still healthy regardless of what employment and other economic indicators may say.
Don't listen to me, these are not recommendations to buy or sell anything.