The markets gapped up, surged higher for 30 minutes, pulled back on some news, tried the highs ahead of lunch, and that was it for the day on 2 billion NASDAQ shares.

Net ticks: +23 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 great:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A but even though the OR was finally small enough, the candle leading out of it was too great to take for risk under the rules:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play: