The markets gapped up a little and took a long time to fill and just sat flat until the Fed, then plunged on the Fed press conference and came back to the midpoint after on 2.6 billion NASDAQ shares, a lot of which was helped by AAPL due to earnings.

Net ticks: +8.5 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 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 enough for a partial, also triggered long but we don’t take that by rule because it was against the gap and we were short the ES at the time:

ES Tradesight Institutional Range Play:

NQ Tradesight Institutional Range Play: