The S&P 500 has really gone nowhere the past week or so, but the action certainly is choppy.  If you are a technical trader who utilizes moving averages this is one of those difficult times as we keep moving up, down, and around a key level - i.e. the 50 day moving average.  Yesterday's breakdown would have had you reducing risk and raising cash.  Only to be confronted with a surge in the market that takes the S&P 500 right back over that key level.  It definitely is bipolar action the past month or so....