Futures Calls Recap for 7/30/19

The markets gapped down and recovered a bit for 20 minutes then went flat until after lunch, and then popped up a bit in the afternoon although never filled the gaps on a weak 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares ahead of the Fed.

Net ticks: -7 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:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A (just barely on the right candle) and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/29/19

The markets basically opened flat and then headed lower for about 40 minutes and that was the range of the day. We spent the rest of the time bouncing around the VWAP area on 1.9 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +27.5 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 short at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/26/19

The markets gapped up and didn't do much early, lifted a bit before lunch and then went amazingly flat, and that was about it on 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +27 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:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:

  INTRADAY ES

Futures Calls Recap for 7/25/19

The markets gapped down and went lower although it was a back and forth scenario. Volume looked good early but only closed at 2 billion NASDAQ shares. Great day again for Opening Range Plays.

Net ticks: +36.5 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 short at A and worked great:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked great:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/24/19

The markets gapped down, filled, and went higher on 1.9 billion NASDAQ shares, which is still summer volume. Nice day for futures trades.

Net ticks: +29.5 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:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/23/19

The markets gapped up, pulled back (ES never filled) flatted out until the end of lunch, then popped up on news out of China and that was it on only 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +22.5 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 short at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/22/19

The markets gapped up and did very little all day on 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares. Boring start to the new options cycle over summer.

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 stopped over the midpoint, triggered long at B and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked, but technically, under the rules, we don't take this because we were short ES and this wasn't into the gap:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/19/19

The markets gapped up and slowly sold off to fill the gap and move on 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares, which is super weak for an options expiration Friday.

Net ticks: +15.5 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 short at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/18/19

The markets gapped down a little and filled early and didn't do much all morning or into lunch. We were sitting flat for the session coming out of lunch and then moved up (perfect ES Value Area play) and that was the high on 2 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +15.5 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 short at A and stopped, triggered long at B and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 7/17/19

The markets opened flat and were split early, eventually went lower, then spent the last 4-5 hours dead flat and sold off in the last few minutes on 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +15 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:

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

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES: