We use the open of the previous bar to identify Ops Up / Down.
We can also use the opening of the current bar the closer the time frame is to the next new bar as a pivot.
When it is Ops Up, the market is regarded long, and Ops down the market is regarded short.
Also, consider other models that can come into play. For example, being above or below the moving average, early in the cycle count, etc.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Futures, Options on Futures and Forex trading involves a substantial degree of risk of loss and is not suitable for all individuals. An investor could lose the entire investment or, in some cases, more than the initial investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.