Based on my breadth indicators, we are nearing breadth readings that typically signal a bounce is near. We are not quite there yet.
I want the green Decliners Indicator to be above 90 and the red Number of Stocks Above Their 5 Day Moving Averages to be much closer to 800.
However, we are in a period of positive seasonality, as evidenced by this recent post from Quantifiable Edges: Twas 3 Nights Before Christmas (Again). And here is another study that finds similar results: The Christmas Trade.
Because the market is nearing oversold and there is positive seasonality, I think a bounce is likely. Surely with the President on vacation and Congress shut down the market can forget about the Fecal Cliff for a day or so? For Santa?