Monitoring convergence or divergence in internals and correlated instruments is an effective method for gauging market direction.
For Market to continue in the current direction, there should be CONVERGENCE in instruments and internals. For eg, If TICKS made a high, SPREADS should also make a high. Similarly is ES is ticking higher, NQ and YM should also do the same.
EXCEPTION : Sometimes Spreads may exhibit divergence from TICKS , BUT if correlated instruments exhibit convergence, there is a higher probability for market to continue the current direction.
NQ normally exhibit leading characteristics compared to ES and YM. Convergence / Divergence with NQ is an effective indicator for judging market direction.
Market Analysis for April 04 2014
Open: Market GAPed up and started selling off on ES eventually closing the GAP. NQ did GAP up during open but it was an inside range open unlike ES and YM which had an outside range open. Inside range open on NQ was weaker compared to ES and YM, exhibiting Divergence in instruments at open.
1st Sell off: TICKS hardly made any move to -ve side during the sell off indicating lack of support. SPD and NPD made lows BUT NDD (NQ) was unable to hold ZERO (0) line during the sell off.
Price decline on NQ covered 1 -SD from previous day. This was an early indication of sustained selling in NQ.
1st Pull back: When price pullback, ES and YM pulled back close to the Open while NQ was unable to do so and displayed a huge divergence. NQ made a perfect Strategy N short setup. ES gave two opportunities for Strategy A short.