The markets gapped up and were dead flat all morning and into lunch (S&P in a 5-point range) before drifting higher for the end of the session on 1.8 billion NASDAQ shares (summer Friday).

Net ticks: -14 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 was valid even though we were long NQ because it was into the gap and stopped, triggered long at B and stopped:

NQ Opening Range Play triggered long at A and worked:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play: