Some stocks that investors had given up for dead are defying the norm and finding new life in the current rally.
While stocks continues to hit new records, investors are quickly taking on more debt to bet on the market.
Volatility is up more than 50 percent since the S&P 500 hit a record price of 1,729.86 last month.
As Wall Street deals with the effects of the U.S. government shutdown, investors are also bracing for another hectic earnings season set to begin this month.
The Russell 2000's relative performance is pronounced, gaining an astonishing 24 percent year to date.
The dollar is at a four-week high against the yen, while the Dow attempts to recover from the four-week low it set last week.
As the S&P 500 continues to trade near record highs, short interest appears to be on the rise.
While the S&P 500 hits new highs, the number of companies following suit has been decreasing, suggesting that short-term momentum may have peaked.
Crude has gained after correlation has weakened.
Will the market continue on its march to new highs?