Equities in the US are expensive, so it wouldn’t be unheard of to see some selling build in to the recent down days. The record setting highs of late were set on ever decreasing buying volume, record margin debt and with stocks that were already priced to perfection. If I had to guess, the path of least resistance for the short term is lower.
It’s healthy in any bull market to see a correction. This particular bull market hasn’t had too many, which has been somewhat unusual. However, the buy the dip mentality is firmly baked in. So I would not be surprised to see a big dip aggressively bought. Whether that creates a higher high or a lower high (in technical terms) remains to be seen — and will be interesting to determine the trend from here.
Full disclosure: I am short the NASDAQ 100.