A less exciting session as expected to end the week. The markets gapped up on GOOG and AMZN earnings and did very little. Volume closed near 2 billion shares on the NASDAQ, which is decent, but mostly due to those two stocks. We did fine with the Opening Range plays and then a sweep and retrigger on the ES calls. See those sections below.

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 didn’t work, triggered long at B and did:

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

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:


Triggered short at A at 2062.00 and stopped on a sweep. Put it back in, triggered 15 minutes later, hit first target for 6 ticks, stopped second half at 2060.00: