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Old 04-20-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default synthetic user-defined symbols and bar types, and controlled tick replay.

I migrated to Ninjatrader from NeoTicker because Ninjatrader support excels every standard I've observed elsewhere. Thank you! What's the possibility Ninjatrader could introduce an equivalent to NeoTicker's User-Defined Symbols (UDS) and/or user-defined bar types constructed from multiple symbols, and a way to control how far back to do tick-replay? One additional feature NeoTicker does not have is a stock capability to store tick replayed charts so the stored historical tick replay can connect with realtime ticks without having to rerun the historical tick replay when the chart is opened or updated.

I know I'm asking a lot but why not put Ninjatrader at the feature-rich top. In a trading world requiring knowledge ofl intermarket relationships between multiple symbos the ability to define those relationships so a chart reflects their synthesis would give us lowly retail traders a step up at competing with investment banksters that already use those methods.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hello,

Thanks for posting.

When you're referring to User Defined Symbols, would this be the ability to add your own custom symbols to the platform? If so, this would be possible in NinjaTrader by default. Please follow the instructions below to add an instrument in the NinjaTrader 7 Instrument Manager.

-From the NinjaTrader Control Center window select the menu Tools > Instrument Manager…

-Press the "New" button

-Enter instrument specific information and select the appropriate exchange

-Fill in any relevant information under the "Misc" tab, including the symbol mapping for Kinetick

-Press the "OK" button

More information at the below link:

https://ninjatrader.com/support/help...nt_manager.htm


In regards to custom bar types, you can use custom NinjaScript programming to create bar types to your liking. If you are not a programmer yourself, you could enlist the help of a third party programmer that could assist with creating such an item.


Finally, could you please provide some further details regarding the Tick Replay item you are seeking, so I can be sure to submit a good Feature Request?
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Default Feature request confusion - synthetic symbols

I think you may have misunderstood the nature of the first part of the feature request by ProfitPilgrim. I believe what he is referring to when he mentions User Defined Symbols is the ability to quickly chart spreads and other combinations of two or more instruments on a single bar chart. For example, calendar and intercommodity spreads such as the simple crack spread are easily plotted on IB TWS by typing the formula: CLF7-CLJ7 or RB.CL. I think you can do this with ThinkorSwim too for any combination / formula you wish to plot.

I agree that this would be a most welcome feature, as the workaround involves creating indicators that don't really do the same job as a proper bar chart at conveying the information.

We as traders should not need to resort to advanced programming / custom bar types to be able to visualize these spreads. Please can you add this feature request to your list ASAP. I'm sure many of your users will thank you for it.
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Spread trading is not currently supported on the NinjaTrader platform by default.

There are indicators which can be added to display spread data, however, you can not trade the actual spread. Only the individual instruments can be traded.

Here is a sample search for 'spread' in the indicator section of this forum. These indicators are publicly available for free:I will submit a feature request to the Development Team for native spread trading support.
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