Only a big boost from IBM (IBM +3.5%) is keeping the Dow near breakeven, while ~85% of S&P...

|By:, SA News Editor

Only a big boost from IBM (IBM +3.5%) is keeping the Dow near breakeven, while ~85% of S&P issues are in the red and Nasdaq posts substantial losses with two hours to go. General gloominess surrounds big bank shares following disappointments from Goldman (GS -3.1%) and Northern Trust (NTRS -4.6%). The market's reaction suggests that expectations for corporate profits may have climbed too high.