Futures Calls Recap for 2/27/19

The markets gapped down, didn't do much early (even headed lower), and then inched up to fill the gap and flattened out for the session on 2.4 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +37 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked, triggered short at B and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked, triggered short at B and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/26/19

The markets gapped down, filled, and closed near flat on 2.2 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: -22 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and stopped under the midpoint:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and stopped under the midpoint, triggered long at B and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/25/19

The markets gapped up on news that the tariffs against China would be delayed and literally put in one of the most boring, flat days we have seen in a while. NASDAQ volume was 2.2 billion shares.

Net ticks: -20 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and stopped, triggered short at B and stopped:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked enough for a partial:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/22/19

The markets gapped up, held for 30 minutes, then headed up until lunch and that was about it for the day on 2.2 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +8 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked enough for a partial, triggered long at B and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A but we don't take it by rule because we were short ES and this was not into the gap:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/21/19

The markets gapped down, went lower for a brief moment, flattened out for hours, curled back up a bit to the open over lunch, then rolled in the afternoon before bouncing back in the last 15 minutes on 2.1 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +4 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked enough for a partial:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A but too far out of range to take (over 10 points to the midpoint):

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/20/19

The markets opened fairly flat and just literally chopped back and forth, mostly inside the prior day's range, on a weak 2.1 billion NASDAQ shares. Horrible action.

Net ticks: -18 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and stopped, triggered short at B and stopped:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked enough for a partial:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/19/19

The markets gapped down, filled, and went higher on 2.1 billion NASDAQ shares, which is light.

Net ticks: +11.5 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and would have worked, but too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/15/19

The markets gapped up and were pretty much dead flat on 2.2 billion NASDAQ shares, which is light volume for an expiration Friday. Not much to be done.

Net ticks: -2 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and stopped, triggered long at B and worked enough for a partial:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked enough for a partial:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/14/19

The markets gapped down, moved up, filled, and closed flat on 2.1 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +11 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our
market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from
today's session:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked enough for a partial, triggered long at B and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggerd long at A and worked, but triggered too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 2/13/19

The markets gapped up,
pushed a little higher, and settled in for almost two hours, then dipped
ahead of lunch, did not fill the gap, and drifted higher the rest of
the session before selling off to lows in the last few minutes on 2.1
billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +25.5 ticks.

As usual, let's start by taking a look at the ES and NQ with our
market directional lines, VWAP, and Comber on the 5-minute chart from
today's session:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked enough for a partial, triggered short at B and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES: