Bargain hunters have been licking their chops after the S&P's 9.3% fall this month (and...

|By:, SA News Editor

Bargain hunters have been licking their chops after the S&P's 9.3% fall this month (and seeing an average P/E of 9.9) - but that means that value traps are just as prevalent. A few things to look for: whether earnings are being revised down faster than peers, and how profit margins compare with historical margins.