A nice day for futures. Solid winners in the ES and NQ Opening range plays and then a loser and a winner that netted small gains on the ES. The markets gapped down after the news that Turkey had shot down a Russian jet. We gave a weak bounce, then made new lows, then came back up and filled the gaps over lunch and closed at highs on 1.7 billion shares.

Net ticks: +1.5 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 great:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:


Triggered long at A at 2078.50 and stopped for 7 ticks. Triggered again at B, hit first target for 6 ticks, raised stop and stopped 11 ticks in the money: