ES Futures separated volume for second part of the day.A couple of points on volume, and one is a time extension of the other. During a single cycle uptrend ( the smallest uptrend that has no significant pullbacks) when a volume peak occurs, you will have one more tick in which to get out at the optimum point with maximum profit.The peak can only be found when the current tick's volume is less than the previous one. This is where it is essential to have a "tick clock" that will enable you to analyse the volume growth in "quarters of a tick". If, at the halfway point, the volume is less than half of the previous period, you can estimate that the full period volume is going to be less and thus exit the trade. ( you could also use a quarter tick estimate..)The opposite is true for down trends.

In the major up trend from 18:24 to 20:08, you can see that the "final volume peak" was 4,400, compared to 4800. There was also in intermediate lower peak too at 19:48 with a peak of only 3000.

Don't get greedy here... the final peak at 20:08 would have only got you another half a point...but you would have suffered the stress of seeing a 6 point pullback. Remeber how all good things come in three's.This rally had a negative divergence in the four peaks, but getting out on the third would have been no disgrace. You're not out to prove you can get out on the very last peak..you're out to bank a sensible profit, using all your skills to capture it. Volume watching is going to help do that.