What I didn’t want for the first day of the quarter was a gap and go day, which is the hardest day to trade. Instead, we got a Comber 13 sell signal on the NQ that I used instead, and that stopped out. The market was simply too strong for the session. We traded exactly average daily range on the ES for the session on 1.7 billion NASDAQ shares, so things are getting back to normal again.

Net ticks: -9 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:


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.

Triggered short at 3878.00 at A and stopped: