Start of the week and new start to the month.
It is generally accepted now that many large companies and orgainsations take a less risky approach during the week before and during the US elections through a liquid cash management strategies. In saying this, many don't actually halt trading altogether but more so exit out of positions that maybe volitile during these weeks and keep the stable stocks / trades.
My strategy is to trade with the potential movements with pairs that are cointegrated having smaller variances thus catching the sideways movements and not worrying about top and bottom gains.
I have changed my live account fx pairs also;
Have attached an old visual as to why as I hope that this will provide more opportunites to enter into the market.
"Or die trying...." Sonny Crockett, Miami Vice 1980's