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  Pre market indications
Opening In/Out Balancein balance
Overnight Inventorybalanced
Current Price/Overnight Rangein lower third
Shock and Aweno
Potential for Early Tradeno
Short Term BiasSPY above  20SMA, QQQ below, neutral
  Key Levels for Today
4189.50VPOC 5.3
4180.00RTH High
4140.00VPOC 5.4

Ongoing Narrative / Commentary

Very flat open and premarket indications above showing little to do early as overnight inventory very balanced and opening within range. The better trades will develop later rather than earlier in today’s session.

It relatively rare that we have VPOC’s bookending the RTH range on both sides but that’s what we have today. I’ve listed both as key levels which could be targets should the market move definitively out of yesterday’s RTH range.

The overall feel here is that the market is suffering from a lack of focus. Divergence abounds with the NDX and RUT threatening to flip their bias into downtrends while the SPX holds it’s own in a more sideways trajectory.


  • Premarket indications offer little clue as to early direction. Current prices are also very close to the settlement as well which indicates no change in the overnight session.
  • Assume further balance within range with the aforementioned VPOC’s as potential targets should prices breakout in either direction.
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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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