Two small winners and a loser, plus some opportunities again with the Opening Range plays, which are included below. See the ES section. The markets were very choppy on light volume early, but eventually picked up a downside bias and volume held up so we closed at 1.9 billion NASDAQ 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:

Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range:

NQ Opening Range:

ES Institutional Range:

NQ Institutional Range:


Triggered long at 2020.75 at A and stopped for 7 ticks, then triggered long again a few minutes later, hit first target for 6 ticks, and stopped second half under the entry. Mark then had a short trigger at B at 2013, hit first target for 6 ticks, and stop the second piece at the entry: