Well, not that it was a surprise on a Friday, but a complete waste of time compared to Thursday. See the ES and NQ below.
Net ticks: -21 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:

Mark’s long at A at 1946.50 stopped, and he did not re-enter:

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.
Nice Value Area setup triggered short at A at 3781.50 and stopped, then triggered again at B and stopped again: