Friday before Memorial Day has become getaway day on The
Street and trading tends to be lackluster with light volume. Dow is down 12 of 22,
averaging -0.16%. S&P is 50/50, averaging -1.4%. NASDAQ is up 13 of 22, but
averages a 0.04% loss. Russell 2000 is also down 12 of 22, averaging a 0.04%
Average performance on Wednesday and Thursday is a tad
better, but volume is often diminished and trading uninspired. Thursday posts
the best numbers across the board led by Russell 2000, up 16 of 22 with an
average gain of 0.41% and NASDAQ, up 14 of 22 with an average gain of 0.15%.