Markets are in trading range conditions. Very minimal energy on either side of trade. News has a lot of headlines that are causing concerns to retail investors as it should. Major market participants are sidelined and the large institutions have been adjusting portfolios heavy this month. That causes some short term volatility as shares are being rotated out and purchased in large quantities.
There also was a large outflow of funds from equities this month as well which was not the case for August and July