If stocks are going to report exceptional earnings usually run up in stock price begins about 2 weeks before report which in this case is 2/6 plus historically LF tends to act strong 2 weeks before earnings anyway. I look for this to start Wed or Thurs.
I think the institutional managers a trying to see if they can get individual investors frustrated enough to sell since many are anxious to see all the hype materialize. We should have a big day coming but how long they can keep it down before earnings remains to be seen. I don't think we will go over 10 until next week.