I didn’t trade yesterday but I did on Monday and the similarities were evident. All my profits were late in the day on Monday and the same thing happened today. I was riding some UYM and SSO until the tape started acting weird and I took down some SDS. I was challenged all day, continually getting stopped out until the levy broke again. My last post shows the day chart of the SPX and I wasn’t the only one that was left in wonderment. I’m getting used to the market getting annihalated on a regular basis but SDS just exploded. See the chart. I wasn’t aware of anything that caused the decline until it was reported that GE came out with some soft comments about the future. At last check it was being denied as old news by GE. That may be, but it so clearly telegraphs the innate fragility of this market. I sold my SDS at the close as I am a committed renter in this market. Nothing gets taken home anymore. Gyrations are to severe and even the market doesn’t know wtf it wants to do.
All in all, if you “take out” the close as CNBC likes to take out the “down days”, the market was just keen and swell today.
Friday is month end, so anything can happem. One day at a time.