It is a sleepy market, thin and a bit skittish.
Much of the concern relates to what will happen if the US cross the 'fiscal cliff.'
FOMC meeting this week with an announcement at 12:30 on Wednesday.
"Suetonius, in holding up a mirror to those Caesars of diverting legend, reflects not only them but ourselves: half-tamed creatures, whose great moral task is to hold in balance the angel and the monster within— for we are both, and to ignore this duality is to invite disaster." Gore Vidal, On Our Own Now
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery.