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No shocker in this early January sell off as stocks raced to the finish line in 2013. So it was time to give some back.

I would not be surprised with a little range bound activity between 1800 and 1850 as we await the next round of economic data (especially employment and ISM Services) along with Q4 earnings season which starts the end of next week.

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