I day trade NYSE stocks. Slow bleed days like friday are very tough for stock traders. There is no volume/moves in key names to read on. No sectors are really in play. At any point in time there is really no reason to jump in or jump out. The only hope is to take an initial position and hope you choose correctly. Somehow i took initial short positions and still managed to screw up. The stocks i shorted stayed resilient for a few hours so i covered them. I know what usually happens on a quiet fridays when you are short stocks that don't want to go down. They burn you. Sector trading continues to be a disaster as insitutions arn't making decisions and are sitting on the sidelines until the war. I finished 2002 at my all time high, and now i'm losing 10k a day in 2003. I don't believe i'm doing anything different. If i'm smart i would sit it out until the war is resolved.