Two false starts on the ES and NQ (both stopped once), but then both worked on the retrigger. See those sections below. NASDAQ volume closed at 1.7 billion shares.
Net ticks: +7.5 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:
Triggered short at A at 1756.25 and stopped. Triggered short again 10 minutes later, hit first target for 6 ticks, and closed the final piece at 1753.50:
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.
Mark’s short triggered at A at 3381.00 and stopped. Triggered again at B, hit first target for 6 ticks, and he lowered the stop several times and stopped the final piece at B: