Overall, I suspect that we will see more money come off the table in the high fliers as longer-term investors take advantage of the anxiety that the shorter-term traders are feeling. A possible test of the S&P 500 200-day moving average of 1756 is not out of the question as large asset managers put money to work.
Calls for a 15 percent to 20 percent correction, I think, are misinformed. But hey, that's me! Dennis Gartman was screaming this week that it was time to "get out of stocks" — this is clearly like screaming FIRE in a crowded cinema. Exactly what you do NOT want to do.
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Kenny Polcari is director of NYSE floor operations at O'Neil Securities and a CNBC contributor, often appearing on "Power Lunch." Follow Kenny on Twitter @kennypolcari and visit him at kennypolcari.com.
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