Here's why your logic is so wrong. After a stock has a high volume move up, low volume consolidation/ pulling back is bullish. The bulls already showed they're in control, so it's now up to the bears to try and hit them back in retaliation, and low volume consolidation right at the 16 month high water mark is NOT a good signal by the bears. You sir are fighting the trend and all it wants to do is be your friend. I suggest you let it.