Quad Witching Day Sends NYSE Volume Soaring To Highest In Over A Year

Between quarter-end, quad-witching, and the index-rebalancing, activity at the NYSE soared today. More than triple the average of the last few weeks, today's volume was the highest since the US downgrade last August - over 13 months ago - and given the downward pressure in prices into the close it seems more motivated sellers than buyers locking in anticipated Fed/ECB gains.

NYSEVOL via Bloomberg...


Charts: Bloomberg