I figured that one of the "market ways" is to move in such a manner as to transfer the maximum amount of money from the accounts of one group of traders to the accounts of the other group of traders. Let's see if we can apply this principle to the current market. It looks like a great many trend-following traders are anxiously waiting for the highly anticipated SPX break above 1400, so that they can jump on the long side of the "clear uptrend". What's the best way to take their money? I'd say it would be to do just that: push SPX through 1400, let the "trenders", "MACDers", "channelers", and the "breakers" go long, and then force them out by a sharp sell off down to, say, SPX 1330. From there, when everyone on Earth is convinced that it's the end of the world, SPX will explode up to new all time highs by the end of the year. So, if I were Mr. Market, my evil plan would be: 1. Within the next few days, break through SPX 1400. 2. Let the "longers" joing the party. That would lift SPX to about 1450 in the course of the next few days after the break above 1400. 3. Sell off to 1330 by end of May. 4. A big time rally to above all time highs by year end.