Many days, especially last week, the DJI has been bid up into the close. There is something going on in that regard, as bidding the market up and causing the DJI to close high gets the most press, the most referred to market index in the sound bite media. If a market appears healthy at close, it causes more optimism among the sheep. RUT should, therefore, be a much better index to get a stab at real market play, or perhaps the S&P: there's too much market cap, spread over too many issues, for some manipulators to buy the whole market. But the DOW industrials? A nicely limited basket of stocks for banks to pump up.
DRV being flat or down is proof of market rigging. And the SS show on CNBC is layering on the doom and gloom. Yesterday they were talking about the possibility of another Flash Crash, as were other news sources.
I'm preparing for a Flash Rally; the final push to get retail "stabilized" and feelin' confident about the markets.
THEN the rug will be pulled (and blamed on other global events, BP gusher, et al.)