Conditions continue to deteriorate even with some late day buying. You're seeing some strange behavior now with indicators--a sharply rising VIX while others remain in neutral or even ascend. The news flow remains highly negative and fund managers have reinvestment money to put to work; hence some buying off the lows on Tuesday.
There is little more to make of things. The president's jobs speech on Thursday will be political but a non-market event. Many are waiting what Bernanke & Co will do on the 21
which may provide a lift or not. It's hard to go to the well too often since QE2 was a failed moon shot in the final analysis.
Wednesday will feature the Beige Book released at 2 PM. Remember back in February Bernanke stated with certainty the economy was building steam for a "durable" recovery. They count on us to have short-memories.
Let's see what happens.
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