Another trade that set up nice, swept first, then worked. We got options expiration as expected. The broad market was flat for hours after a gap up and then came back to fill the gap. The NASDAQ side was more negative. NASDAQ volume closed at 2.2 billion shares.

Net ticks: -4.5 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:

ES:

Triggered short at A at 1871.50 and stopped for 7 ticks. Went again, hit first target, and stopped second half over entry. We had a perfect Value Area play here from 1866 to 1857, and also note the Comber 13 buy signal right at the low:

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