I usually trade the emini Russell. Today, from roughly 11:30 to 12:45 est, the Russel went to sleep and traded consistently between 730.94 and 732.13. When this happens, i would normally go out and prune my roses. But i have recently started trying to take a little from these narrow trading ranges. The breadth, 9 MA, and fast line on the MACD were all indicating a little up rather then down. After 3 boring candles in a row, i entered long with 10 contracts at a couple ticks above support and sold within a few ticks of the mid-point between support and resistance, for a few hundred bucks. I have now done this a few times in similar markets with mixed results, but generally favorable. The risk to reward does not look so favorable, but this seems to be a fairly high probability trade, as the only requirement is that the market continue what its been doing and move back through the mid point of the trading range once more. This seems a pretty good bet during the lunch hour, when in general there is not much action and the market is moving sideways. I don't know how long i'll continue this experiment, but i'm wondering if any of the rest of you try to trade in these sleepy markets by taking a little out of the middle of what is not a very large range. What is your opinion? Am i going to regret not pruning the roses if i continue with this nonsense? I was able to take a couple thousand out earlier with my usual method before the Russel dozed off, and of course, after lunch, things got considerably more interesting.