While it is likely the culprit of poor pnl is just me doing some shitty trading, the last week and a half has been really, really choppy. The market feels less orderly. The stocks I trade are popping back and forth on small bursts of heavy volume with little activity in between. The only movements are "pops" instead of orderly movements one way or the other. The only trades that have been working are the news trades where people crowd in and drive a stock one way or the other for a while. I'm just wondering if any of you have noticed the "change in feel" of things from Mid-July to the end of July. I'm assuming low-volume August will just be more of the same chop. Thoughts?