Peter’s Premarket Perspective | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Peter Reznicek

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  Key Levels for Today
3824.50 ONH / New ATH
3810.50 RTH High
3781.00 RTH Low


Second session in a row where we have all overnight activity inside of the RTH range. Market is in balance with value relatively unchanged for three sessions. Overnight inventory is also quite balanced and we are currently trading in the middle third of the overnight range. All of that obviously points to higher odds opportunities presenting themselves later in the session rather than earlier.

Consider the last three RTH sessions to be a balance area. Apply balance rules to that range.

Liquidation breaks continue to be rebuffed. The market is continuing to balance off the most recent rally. I continue to carry forward that there is an ATH in an overnight session that is potentially unsecure.


    • The usual way to look at balanced overnight inventory that is inside of the prior day’s range is to assume that said balance has potential to continue into the the day session. That being the case, expect responsive trade while we remain within range and use the extremes of both yesterday’s range and the larger balance area as go/no-go levels for larger initiative moves.



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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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