...On a Sunday before the futures open, you can count on a press release that just might goose the markets. Usually as of late, to the downside bias. Unless the sky is falling, who freaking writes a column on a Sunday anyway? It's probably just the usual weekend update, but the way they word these things at times... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060604/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street_week_ahead EDIT: Just the type of headline that might rattle joe doctor/dentist/lawyer with a Schwab account, and make him bug his broker. In any case, should be good for some volatility.