One winner on the NQ and then volume was so bad after the first hour that we just put in some non-full size trades for those that wanted to force something. Really shouldn’t be trading beyond the first 90 minutes in this volume.

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:

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 into the Value Area at 2783.50 at A, hit first target for 6 ticks at B, but never got going after that. Eventually stopped a tick above the entry at C:

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