Futures Calls Recap for 4/30/20

The markets gapped down and basically hung around all day, as could be expected for end of month statement printing. NASDAQ volume was 4.2 billion shares.

Net ticks: +3 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 but just too far out of range by a little to take, wouldn't blame you if you took it anyway since it was so close:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A but too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:

My call triggered long at A at 2913.25, hit first target for 8 ticks, and stopped the second half under 1913.00:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/29/20

The markets gapped up and went higher early ahead of lunch, and that was the range of the day, even with the Fed announcement, which did nothing. NASDAQ volume was 4.3 billion 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, triggered long at B but too far out of range to take:

NQ Opening Range Play, both triggers were too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/28/20

The markets gapped up, sold off hard, and then went flat for the last four hours on 3.6 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +24 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 but too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:

My call triggered short at A at 2900.75, hit first target for 8 ticks, stopped second half in the money at 2895.25:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/27/20

The markets gapped up and went higher, although the NASDAQ side struggled, on 3.6 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: -10 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 enough for a partial, triggered short at B and stopped over the midpoint:

NQ Opening Range Play both triggers were too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/24/20

The markets gapped up, filled, and then sat around until after lunch and then rallied on 3.6 billion NASDAQ shares.

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 worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A but too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/23/20

The markets gapped up, went higher, spiked down on news over lunch, and closed at lows on 3.7 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +0 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 but too far out of range to take:

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

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/22/20

The markets gapped up and just drifted higher all day with very little excitement on 2.9 billion NASDAQ shares, which is the lightest volume in a while.

Net ticks: +0 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 but too far out of range to take under the rules:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and long at B, both too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/21/20

The markets gapped down, tried to bounce briefly, and then headed lower on 3.7 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +0 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 long at B, both were too far out of range to take under the rules:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A, but too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/20/20

Triggered short at A and stopped:

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 too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES:


Futures Calls Recap for 4/17/20

The markets gapped up and pulled back (NASDAQ filled) and then went flat for options expiration Friday on 4.3 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +0 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 too far out of range to take:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A too far out of range to take:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

ES: