Investors are bracing for a bitter earnings season.
In a Tuesday note, Wells Fargo equity strategist Gina Martin Adams said that it is "likely to be the most challenging earnings season for U.S. companies since the 'Great Recession.'" Adams pointed out that analysts are predicting the worst quarter-over-quarter earnings decline since the fourth quarter of 2008.
But amid all the concern, one trader spies opportunity.
"Obviously there's a ton of concern ... but my view is that expectations have come down rapidly, and there's a clear understanding that we're looking at a real weak environment right now from an earnings perspective," said David Seaburg, head of equity sales trading at Cowen & Co.
"I think there could be an outside surprise that could carry this market higher, especially given that you have every central bank working to inflate asset prices."