Yep. The economy is turning the corner. Europe will continue to do just enough to prevent a catastrophy. Probably, mild overall trend hugher until and possibly thru mid to late January, then a capitulating event. February is typically a turning point for the market. I am in no way superstitious, but do find it amazing how the stock market is so pattern oriented. Yet, as soon as you feel that you have the patterns, whether chart pattern or based on calendar cyclical moves, the market does just enough to throw you off. I should make money today, and probably should just watch my portfolio grow, but knowing me, I will try to out smart the market and make a trade that will erase half of my gains. Still, nice to start out with a pop in the market when portfolio is bullish, and short VXX.