A perfect Value Area play on the NQ worked great. The call didn’t make it to the Twitter feed/Messenger in time, but it worked and we called it in the room as it was going. See that section below.

Net ticks: +0 ticks (because the official call wasn’t posted).

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.

Note the clean Value Area move from A to B for 30 ticks: