An NQ call that worked but just barely stopped the second half of the trade before making a move that would have been huge. See that section below.

Net ticks: +3 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.

Mark’s call triggered short at A at 3495.75 and hit first target for 6 ticks. He moved the stop to the entry and it barely stopped the second half before the market plunged:

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