I probably should have clarified yesterday that the $.18 1/3 ATR8 stop I was applying to the Qs was a trailing stop. From an execution perspective the Qs made an intraday high of 48.40 15 minutes into the session, followed by a hairy bottom swoon to 48.23 and hour later and a gradual climb back to the daily high an hour later. A little more than 90 minutes later at 12:45 the Qs hit the magic 48.22 exit target and the position was closed. This particular Qs position was one of my few remaining open longer term positions and I am now almost entirely in cash. If I had taken the close below the 8high/8low channel back at 12:30 I could have scrounged another .08 out of the trade, but the trading plan called for 48.22 exit and I stuck with my plan.
The NYAD VIXEN setup generated a similar short signal, although it fired a bit earlier at 11:35 on both the 2 and 5 minute bars, a rather unusual coincidence. and was quickly followed by a bearish 8high/8low channel signal.
Of course the Qs surged up in the last 2 minutes and are up another dime after hours at 48.34 so I may regret my (possibly premature) exit. The good news is I can always buy at back and hopefully that will occur at a significantly lower price.