These days, a rally doesn't take much. Pump the bid a few times and you'll get whatever price you want. It's not secret that volume in the stock market has been awful, but just how awful is the question? The answer will blow your mind.
We continue to see massive drops in NYSE volume day after day and this chart clearly illustrates just how bad the situation has become. Since the end of July, volumes have fallen off a cliff. For the broker-dealers out there trying to make a buck of equities - it just isn't happening. And if the trend is any indication of what's to come, volumes are going to get even worse by year's end.