I read one of Linda Raschke's articles where she talks about trend days. She said when the market runs up from the open without any signifcant pullbacks and the market internals are strong, if your not already in, get in around 2:30 and ride it to the close. I have seen this play out time after time and yet I wont take the trade as I always find a way to talk myself out of it. I swear I will take the next one. p.s. these are not her exact words but close.