Fear of being underinvested is propping up the market.
But the market still has more work to do.
We've needed to end the artificial feel to the action.
Bad markets don't scare you; they wear you out.
Here's why the broader market may follow the lead of small-cap stocks.
The dip buyers were a bit slow to go to work, but they showed up at midday and helped to deliver a pretty good close.
The DJIA and S&P 500 didn't do much today but the action under the surface was problematic.
Normally a surprise announcement of a European version of quantitative easy would set the market on fire, but this time the excitement fizzled quickly.
Peculiar rotations and odd selloffs capped a chaotic market week.