Whether or not this blue Monday proves to be ominous for equity investors in the newly-birthed quarter will be proven out over the coming weeks and months, but the roller coaster ride the major indices have taken the past few months have proven only that the market is confused, somewhat directionless, and hopelessly overvalued.
Just a little push in the downward direction could spell doom for stocks, but hopes are high for Hillary in the election and a continuation of the crony capitalism that spells M-O-N-E-Y for Wall Street.
So rigged is the game in the canyons of lower Manhattan that most CEOs, professional fund managers and just about anybody with any skin in the game in down with Clinton and more of the same, despite the fact that Mr. Trump is a born and bred New Yorker, a businessman and a hard-driving deal-maker.
The system is so collapsed, it is fast approaching a condition that puts it in need of serious surgery rather than simple triage.
Considering the up-and-down cycle of what passes for markets in America, today's little dip into the red probably will amount to nothing, and that's a non-cynical point of view.
Welcome to the fourth quarter.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
18,253.85, -54.30 (-0.30%)
5,300.87, -11.13 (-0.21%)
2,161.20, -7.07 (-0.33%)
10,689.47, -32.27 (-0.30%)