JUNE I don't start threads very often. There are people here advocates of back-testing. Implies mechanical rather than discretionary, an approach I don't subscribe to. Here's some stats lengthy enough to be statistically significant. Since 1885 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been up 45% of the time in June with an average gain of 0.1%. During the 3rd year of the Presidential Cycle the DJIA has been up 58% of the time with an average gain of 1.3%. The best June ever for the DJIA 1931 (+22.3%), the worst 1930 (-17.5%) Since 1928 the SPX has been up 52% of the time in June with an average gain of 0.8%. During the 3rd year of the Presidential Cycle the SPX has been up 65% of the time with an average gain of 2.5%. The best ever June for the SPX was 1938 (+20.8%) the worst 1930 (-16.1%). Since 1963, over all years the OTC (NASDAQ since 1971) in June has been up 52% of the time with an average gain of 0.2%. During the 3rd year of the Presidential Cycle June has been up 75% time with an average gain of 2.8%. The worst June ever, 1969 (-7.4%), the best 1999 (+11.3%) Since 1979 the Russell 2000 (R2K) has been up 56% of the time in June with an average gain of 0.1%. During the 3rd year of the Presidential Cycle the R2K has been up 75% of the time with an average gain of 1.7%. The best ever June for the R2K, 1988 (+5.8%), the worst 2008 (-6.9%) That said, the SPX has been down every consecutive June since 2005. A present oscillator of new 52 week NYSE highs and lows , which I give a lot of credence to, is heading lower. A 30 day average of TRIN is also suggesting south. ADX just failed in its indication of a strengthenng downtrend (implying chop). Bollinger bandwidth is near a 6 month low and the 20 day ATR of SPY is .......eh.........kinda narrow. Attached chart suggests at support. I give little credence to VIX. New month brings institutional inflows for the first 5 days or so. SPY is my benchmark to beat. With a historic 0.8%, net net in theory, should be a piece of cake. I personally don't look at one minute bars and/or excite over chump change. A daytrade for me is scratching a bad entry. Thoughts? (meaning rational and uncited perspectives rather than one line smart ass remarks from paper tigers). We already know you're oh so clever.