Pulled a little winner out of a less-than-eventful summer Friday session. The afternoon was junk. NASDAQ volume was 1.5 billion shares.

Net ticks: +2.5 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:


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 long at 3956.50 at A, hit first target for 6 ticks, moved stop under the entry and stopped out: