Summer Mondays Aren't Always Quiet

Everybody's working for the weekend. The immortal words of Loverboy continue to ring true in the markets. Summer Fridays tend to be the lowest volume days on the New York Stock Exchange, and the talking heads on CNBC always wax eloquently about "traders heading to the Hamptons for the weekend."

Summer Mondays are not necessarily as serene, and if you will recall, the mini-crash of 2015 happened on an August Monday. So, portfolio managers try to hedge their positions going into the weekend, and it seems as if the all-powerful "machines" that increasingly control trading have been programmed with that logic, as well....485 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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