Any hopes of window-dressing beefing up the results for quarter-end could be dashed, as traders have probably already done most of what they had on the agenda to close out the three-month period. The week will be only about three and a half days long, with markets closing early on Thursday and staying dark Friday in the U.S. for the Independence Day holiday.
"Trading desks will be thin" during the short week, says Greg Collins, CEO of Fountain Hill Investments, "and that could add to the choppiness and volatility."
The outlook for next week isn't too good overall.
In the bear-market levels registering now, "you've got to sell the rallies, says Bobby Harrington, head of block origination at UBS. "Investors are concerned. You have to keep an eye on redemptions