I was wondering if you guys think the intraday behavior of the news driven listed stocks has been normal since the start of the year. The reason I ask is that I usually play just the naz news stocks intraday ....jump aboard, try to hang on for the day's move. But over the past month or so there have no extended intraday moves up or down in the nasdaq stocks. At least I haven't found any. It's been gap and trap, slice and dice etc. The net result is that after pounding the system for a month I'm down 5k. Depressing. However, since the start of the year I've noticed that I would have done well with the news driven listed stocks. I'm tempted to jump ship for the NYSE. But I'm afraid as soon as I do so the nature of the listed stocks will change on me. So having much respect for the cumulative knowledge here I ask: Has the nature of the intraday moves of the news driven NYSE stocks been unusual over the last seven weeks as compared with previous time frames? Are there some seasonal variations in behavior that I should be aware of? Will the naz return to some intraday momentum again?..... Should I just give it up and get a real job?