The $advn-$decn got to -800 before turning for good, almost back to ZERO at the close. It appears to me a perfect day would have netted around 90 ticks or so. Once again, there was no need to anticipate. You could have made all your money entering AFTER confirmation of a trend break occurred. I actually caught two of the shorts in the afternoon for about 25 ticks -- so even though the trend was up, there were a few 15 tick drops to gather.
So in case it's not obvious enough, I am looking to go with the flow and catch trending moves intraday.
Here's the day in a chart:
|/tf Jan 8, 2013 drop and rainbow-type day|