Stocks advance broadly in lower volume.. Not good. Current outlook - Rally under pressure Distribution days in recent weeks; SP 500 - 5 NYSE - 6 Nasdaq - 8 Volume fell modestly across the board. That was a disappointment given the indexes' big and broad advances. Still, Wednesday's dip in trading was small compared with the last time the indexes rallied more than 1%. That was Friday, when volume dried up much more. Despite the raft of distribution days in recent weeks, the major indexes have held in a fairly tight trading range. They remain 1% to 2% off their recent highs. Leading stocks did their part to bolster the broad market.