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|3936.00||Overnight High. A term mostly used in describing the futures market which has an overnight session and trades almost around the clock. To be precise, in the /ES this is the high made between 4:30pm EST and 9:30am EST the next day.|
|3926.00||Settlement (2 days) (Poor)|
|3913.25||A term for the halfway point between the high and low of any session, could be a day session or an overnight session. On Peter's market profile charts it is always a dark yellow horizontal line at that level.|
|3913.00||Overnight Low. A term mostly used for the futures market as it trades almost around the clock. To be precise, in the /ES this would be the lowest price between 4:30pm EST and 9:30am EST the next day.|
|3896.50||Regular Trading Hours. In the /ES this means the price action from 9:30am EST to 4:15pm EST only. Low|
** I am working remotely this morning and don’t have access to the A way of reading the market that recognizes either time spent or volume traded at a particular price level. A market profile can be either made up of “TPO’s” (time price opportunities), or volume. TPO’s measure how much time was spent at a particular price, while volume-based market profiles measure how much volume traded at a particular price. Generally, market profile is used in the trading of futures, especially the /ES. ShadowTrader utilizes volume based profiles. on the larger vertical screen which is why the photo above may not look like what you’re used to. **
Solid gap lower this morning but still well inside of Regular Trading Hours. In the /ES this means the price action from 9:30am EST to 4:15pm EST only. range and thus not a There is a lot of discussion as to what constitutes a gap. Is it measured to the prior day's close, or to the prior day's high or low. Here at ShadowTrader we believe that it is always and only to a prior day's high or low, thus creating a true gap or space on the chart between one day and the next. Thus a true gap is one that has price opening completely outside of the prior day's range (either above the high or below the low) and anything else is just a gap that has far less import. As a gap is a "reordering of thinking", only a true gap really changes the tone and creates opportunity to trade early rather than later.. Guidelines to follow on any day that the futures open outside of the prior day's RTH range. Only opening outside of range is a true gap and puts gap rules in play. 1. Go with all gaps that don't fill right away. This means that if early trade doesn't start to correct the imbalance, then prices will probably move in the direction of the gap. 2. Larger gaps can often fail to fill on the first day or may fill only partially. 3. If the gap fills (meaning the prior day's RTH high is touched on a gap up or the prior day's RTH low is touched on a gap down) and value cannot get to at least overlapping, then the odds of a late day rally (on a gap up) or late day selloff (on a gap down) increase. 4. Gaps of larger than $20 in the /ES are difficult to trade and should be avoided early in the day as t... More will not be in play. A way of measuring overnight activity in the futures market by just noting how much of the overnight activity happens to fall above the prior day's settlement value (4:15pm EST close) and how much falls below. If more activity is above the settlement, then overnight inventory is said to be net long. If more is below, then it is said to be net short. If all of the overnight activity is above the settlement, then it is said to be 100% net long. If all of the activity is below the settlement then it is said to be 100% net short. The overnight inventory situation matters most and has the most impact on early trade when it is skewed 100% in either direction because when the imbalance is very large like that then the odds of an early correction increase greatly. This is due to the fact that most... is balanced to The concept of being more short than long in an options spread by creating options spreads where you are selling more structures than you are buying or selling wider structures than the ones you are buying. Example would be a broken wing butterfly. This spread is made up of two structures, one long vertical and one short vertical. In the BWB, the short vertical is wider than the long vertical. When you are long this spread, you are said to be in an options position that is "net short"
and we are currently ticking in the lower third of the overnight range.
Yesterday’s afternoon rally was a When What Should Happen Doesn't - A market dynamic where prices defy what is normally expected of them given the specific context they are in. A good example would be filling a larger gap only partially. The thinking is that the failure to do what should happen means prices are potentially headed in the other direction. dynamic as the market should have started to rotate lower towards the balance area low. Enough sellers to make that happen were conspicuously absent. Starting from there in our narrative, it is apparent that yesterday’s Regular Trading Hours. In the /ES this means the price action from 9:30am EST to 4:15pm EST only. Low is the most important Key Level for today’s trade. A breach of it puts that balance area low into play while remaining above it tells us the market is remaining in balance and still looking for more information.
- As discussed above, use the Regular Trading Hours. In the /ES this means the price action from 9:30am EST to 4:15pm EST only. Low as a potential gateway to further weakness towards the balance area low at 3878.50.
- Anything outside of the prior scenario should be seen as balancing to higher. A responsive trade is a counter-trend trade taken against a specific level. The theory is that when two sided trade is taking place, there will not be enough momentum to push past key levels and buyers or sellers will respond to those areas, essentially pushing prices away from them. This is the opposite of breakout or initiative trade which is more directional in nature and is generally taken in the direction of the prevailing trend. may well the be best course of action today as there seem to be competing biases right now.
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