Any long ideas got my plate empty at this time. Of course one could go bottom fishing or looking at small cap / thinly traded stocks; hint (i'm seeing that in the market now) no thanks here. As far as shorts go, my confidence there hasn't been confirmed with a valid break of our uptrend. The vix is interesting now however, and shows some promise as soon as this week for a swing trade. Patience is the key right now in the market. There is nothing wrong with sitting on one's hands and see how things pan out. I trimmed back on my longs, sitting 2/3 cash, and will be managing the remaining longs with caution. In closing, here is the chart of the VIX showing where my target area in the 15.00 range makes sense.