The markets moved lower early and then recovered, but we got a horrible volume number after the first hour due to the storm back East. The ES Opening Range play worked a little (see that section below) and then we had small gains on a separate ES call that stopped once and worked a second time. NASDAQ volume was only 1.5 billion shares and should be worse Tuesday with the storm really hitting overnight tonight.

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 with Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked enough for a partial:

NQ Opening Range Play:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:


Triggered long at A at 2043.00 and stopped. Put it back in and it triggered again at B, hit first target for 6 ticks, and closed second half for 11 ticks: