I've done very little trading the last 2 weeks on futures because I've been watching new indicators to learn more about the events that occur near economic news, breakouts, tops, and bottoms. I've been watching block trades on the futures and their corresponding ETF's. I've been watching block trades on options for the ETF's as well and I'm still trying to come to a good theory on how I can use this information to my advantage. If anyone uses option data intraday on heavy stocks or index ETF's as a tool to trade and has a tip for me, please respond. Right now all I can see is support and resistance zones that are broke with volume are good times to enter quickly. I'm also seeing that near bottoms and tops there will be 2 min of heavy volume and large prints, which may indicate a pause or reversal. I'm also seeing heavy put volume at LOD and heavy call voume at HOD. I'm also seeing option volume before economic news releases. I'm also using NYSE/NQ/AMEX tick data, and amex tick data has been the easiest to see patterns in and to be able to gauge market strength when trading ER2 particulary. Hopefully I'll learn something this next week.