The market is getting more and more boring as volatility gets lower and lower. This is due to complacency setting, which is causing the VIX to drop while volatility falls off the earth. This can play on the emotions of traders as things barely move, and they get bored, which causes over playing and more poor choices for their trading portfolio. The market grinds higher as a bull market gets more mature due to the bears leaving the game for the most part. All that is left are the bulls. But let’s face it, most are in the game. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. With the bulls in and the bears gone, there’s not much to move the averages one way or the other, so the market trades in very thin ranges for most of the day and most of the time as well.