Further indication the financial markets have become a trader's game to play with their inside knowledge (legal or otherwise) and supercomputers. Causes me to ask myself why I think I can play it successfully with no such advantages, but I guess if I catch the right shirt tail once in awhile I might make a little money. Recently that has been true as I took a long position before the fed meeting thinking we get one more pop but I hedged against it with puts and wouldn't you know it, the hedge side of my trade bailed me out against the long side for a net profit this week. Still down for the year because i tried too many times earlier this year to short the market, instead of buying dips. But, a small win once in awhile keeps me coming back, just like slot player.