We had a great Value Area setup on the NQ for a gap fill after the gap up, but it swept once and never retriggered as the market volume slowed down and things went dead for the last 5 hours as expected for the Yom Kippur Holiday.

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:


Just a reminder that we use half points for ticks on the NQ and not the quarter point measurement that the exchanges switched to in recent years. This allows us to use 6 ticks as a key target as we do on the other contracts. It also keeps the value of a tick at $10, closer to the value of a tick on the other contracts.

Triggered short at A at 3988.00 and stopped. Put it back in but it never retriggered: