Well, we had some extremely nice setups, and the ES short was working and looking good right when the NQ triggered, but the NQ stopped twice. See both sections below. Two other nice setups long the ER and ES were cancelled, which ended up being a good thing because they didn’t go anywhere on another narrow session with no volume.

Net ticks: -11.5 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, eventually hit first target at B for 6 ticks, and stopped the second half over the entry:

NQ:

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 short at A and stopped. This was a beautiful setup with the Break, Pivot, and VAL all lined up. Tried again at B and missed the first target by a single tick:

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