The upcoming election seems to be setting a chill on the financial class.
Today was the eighth consecutive down day for US stocks, the most since 2008.
The declines, however, have been relatively modest, with the indices showing what appears to be a normal correction of less than 10%.
Volatility as measured by the VIX, which might be better called 'uncertainty,' continued rising as can be seen from the chart below.
Non-Farm Payrolls tomorrow may move the markets, but I suspect that the bigger overhang is the upcoming US elections next week Tuesday.
Have a pleasant evening.