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The markets have been unable to follow through from yesterday's late-day rally attempt. At the same time, sellers have been unable to get the ball rolling to the downside. The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 1398.09) is lower by 0.19 percent. Currently on the NYSE, 1,379 advancing issues have inched ahead of 1,179 declining issues, while 564 issues are unchanged. Up volume of 182,735,792 shares is near down volume of 162,622,032 on total volume of 362 million shares. The 18 new highs are being crushed by the 38 new lows. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 3347.2) is lower by 0.51 percent. Advancing Nasdaq issues of 1,644 are struggling to keep up with 1,847 declining issues, while 634 issues are unchanged. Up volume of 227,001,696 shares is falling behind down volume of 269,907,584 shares. The 14 new highs are being eclipsed by the 74 new lows.