Peter’s Premarket Perspective | Friday, October 16, 2020

Peter Reznicek

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  Key Levels for Today
3491.25 ONH
3481.00 RTH High
3470.25 ONL
3465.00 VAH


Small true gap higher on the heels of yesterday’s trending day upwards. Overnight inventory is balanced to net long. As of now we are slated to open out of range but not out of balance in the larger context. Current prices are very close to the ONH.

While it should be looked at as having less import than an RTH pattern, I’m noting that the overnight session lows formed a 45 degree line pattern. This is short term bullish and the overnight low should be seen as somewhat secure. That’s valuable M.G.I.

Yesterday’s reversal after a large gap down gave us more information about the state of stronger sellers or lack thereof. I will assume a bullish stance today unless the ONL gets taken out, causing the overnight 45 degree line to fail.


    • While we are opening on a true gap which puts gap rules into play, overnight inventory is not 100% net long and there is no potential shock and awe caused by where we open. Thus, the better trade will probably develop later rather than earlier in today’s session.
    • As mentioned above, assume a bullish bias as long as price remains above the ONL, keeping that overnight pattern intact. Note that both the ONL and VAH are listed as Key Levels today as they would be two spots where there is potential for change.



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    Peter Reznicek

    Peter Reznicek is the founder of and writer of Peter's Premarket Perspective, a morning market profile blog to help people plan their trading day and organize their thoughts before the market opens. He can be reached at

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