Stocks are "back in the box," essentially flat for now. This sideways motion is a little disappointing, because I for one was hoping for a nice pile-on close to 20,000 that would have sent us on another leg higher.
I'm sure we'll get there eventually. Right now it's cabinet confirmation time; markets are sitting back and watching the show.
But so far, nobody and nothing has been able to rattle the market.
Every time stocks look like they've grown tired of trying to climb higher or look like they may even be struggling a little to stay flat, they catch a bid and hang tough.