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Old 03-20-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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I'm trading on a 5 minute chart. I want my Alert to trigger if ticker comes within two ticks of EMA. There doesn't seem to be an option to check the Alert status on every tick, only on bid, ask, and bar close.

Can I set this?

Also, I've set two conditions: two ticks above EMA and two ticks below EMA. Is that right?
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Hello sgordet,


Thank you for your post.


There is not an option to set this currently in NinjaTrader.

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Also, I've set two conditions: two ticks above EMA and two ticks below EMA. Is that right?
Yes, this is correct.



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That's unfortunate.

Is there a way that I can set an alert when a ticker gets close to an EMA without having it exactly hit a price point at the end of the bar.

I also am not understanding why I couldn't just choose bid or ask. That seems to not depend on checking as to whether or not the event is occurring at the end of the bar as it's in the same drop down selection list as "Close."
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Hello sgordet,

Thank you for your post.

"Is there a way that I can set an alert when a ticker gets close to an EMA without having it exactly hit a price point at the end of the bar. "


In your alert conditions. Change the Offset Type to ticks to specify how many ticks away from the price your EMA will trigger the alert in the offset area.


" I also am not understanding why I couldn't just choose bid or ask. That seems to not depend on checking as to whether or not the event is occurring at the end of the bar as it's in the same drop down selection list as "Close." "


Could you please elaborate on the behavior you are seeing in NinjaTrader?


Could you please post an image to clarify the behavior you are seeing?


To send a screenshot with Windows 7 or newer I would recommend using Window's Snipping Tool.
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Alternatively to send a screenshot press Alt + PRINT SCREEN to take a screenshot of the selected window. Then go to Start--> Accessories--> Paint, and press CTRL + V to paste the image.
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I look forward to assisting you further.
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