A better morning but not much after. Opening Range Plays worked again. We had an NQ trade that was meant for a morning trigger and I forgot about it when it came back much later in the day, so we will count it. See that section below.

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:

ES and NQ Opening and Institutional Range Plays:

ES Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered short at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play:


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.

Call triggered short at 4513.50 at A and stopped. This was meant for a trigger earlier after the market set that level and not for lunchtime: