Good morning! The market is finally running again, and as I thought yesterday, it will likely be a very choppy and confusing day. A definitive trend won't likely be clear until tomorrow at least.
*Chicago PMI: 49.9 vs 51.0 expected, still warning of recessionary pressures.
So...we're opening higher (especially on the transports) but its very likely to remain choppy.today.
There will be a lot of end-month book squaring to do, despite the open, its still very viable we can close red.
The VIX is just a touch lower, and certainly does not confirm/support the current index gains of 0.5%
It is somewhat disturbing to realise that tomorrow it will be November, and 2013 really won't be too far away!
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