One small winner on a big gap up that came back some but never filled. See the ES section below. NASDAQ volume closed at 1.8 billion, up due to earnings and some acquisition news.

Net ticks: +2.5 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 1972.00, hit first target for 6 ticks, stopped 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.

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