It was a series of indicators:
"A rare VIX pattern is appearing again ..." (VIX; VXX)
Updated: Rare VIX pattern appearing again (VXX; TVIX)
Uh oh: The DJIA's Highest Priced Components Are the Ones That Are Up (IBM; DIA)
Repost: "Technical Analysis: S&P Black Swan Formation"
While MarketBeat Whoops it Up: "Nasdaq 100 Rallies to Highest Level Since 2001", I'm Biding My Time (QQQ; NDX)
That last one had the QQQ chart showing a huge gap up.
Here's the DJIA Chart:
The only logical course of action: Risk Off
Time to Attempt the Reverse Long Term Capital Management: Long Treasuries/Short Junk? (TLT; TMF; HYG; JNK)
When Willing Seller Meets NO Buyers: Whoosh (SPY; NDX; AAPL)