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NinjaTrader Connection Guide for Coinbase

Please note that Coinbase connectivity allow users to chart and analyze Coinbase market data. Live or simulated trading of Coinbase products is not currently supported.


Connection Configuration Instructions

  1. NinjaTrader 8 must be installed
  2. Start NinjaTrader 8
  3. From the Control Center window, select the menu "Connections” > “configure”
  4. Connection Menu
  5. Select "Coinbase" from the list of “Available” connections and then press the “add” text from the “Configured” section below
  6. Add Connection
  7. The Connection “Properties” section will be made available on the right side
  8. Select the following options as desired
    • Connection name: Create a name to identify your connection
    • Connect on start up: Enable if you want NinjaTrader to automatically establish a connection on start up
  9. Connection Name
  10. Press OK

To connect to your account, go to the NinjaTrader Control Center window, select the menu "Connections" and then select your account “Connection name” you configured during step 6.

Connection Name

Once connected, you will see your connection highlighted in the connections menu per provider. There is also an aggregated connection status in the bottom left hand corner of the Control Center. For more information please see the "Connection Status" section of the help guide.

Connection Name


  1. The Coinbase connection supports historical daily and minute data. Historical tick data is not supported at this time.