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Holiday Reminder – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

By | January 18, 2019

MLK day market closed

Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar. Read More

US Markets Pulled Down by Earnings & Global Matters

By | January 17, 2019

US equity futures moved lower Thursday morning on earnings reports which could end a two-day climb for the major indices. The ongoing government shutdown and other global concerns are also important factors in the current market outlook.Read More

February 2019 Crude Oil Futures Roll Date

By | January 17, 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the February 2019 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the March 2019 contract as early as Friday, January 18th, before the open.Read More

C# Scripting Tip: How to Use the Print() Method in NinjaTrader

By | January 15, 2019

NinjaTrader’s comprehensive development environment empowers traders to build rich and integrated apps. Utilizing a C# based trading framework, developers can access balances & positions, orders & executions, real time & historical data, and much more. Read More

New Trading Indicators to Expand Your Technical Analysis

By | January 14, 2019

The award-winning NinjaTrader platform empowers traders with numerous FREE advanced technical analysis tools for futures, stocks, forex and cryptocurrencies. As traders search for new and innovative ways to evaluate the markets, the NinjaTrader development team continues to add powerful charting analysis tools.

In our ongoing effort to expand our comprehensive toolset, six new indicators were recently introduced and are available now! Read More

Use Open Interest to Measure Trend Strength

By | January 10, 2019

Open interest is defined as the total number of contracts for a particular futures instrument which are outstanding at a given time. According to David L. Scott in his book Wall Street Words, “A large open interest indicates more activity and liquidity for the contract.”

The term open interest most commonly refers to the futures and options markets, and is similar to the concept of outstanding shares in the stock market. Another way to think of open interest is the number of contracts held in open positions.Read More

Use Volumetric Bars to Track Buyers & Sellers & See Order Flow Imbalance

By | January 8, 2019

Volumetric bars equip traders with a detailed “x-ray” view into the aggressive buying and selling activity of each price bar. Included with NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + suite of premium features, volumetric bars provide a tick by tick footprint style visualization which can help identify order flow imbalance.Read More

Trading Systems: Find the Right Algo Strategies for You

By | January 7, 2019

Trading systems replace traditional discretionary trading with algorithms that automatically execute trades based on predetermined market conditions. Although systems are rigid in their execution, much like discretionary strategies, there are various approaches and methodologies utilized to trade the markets.Read More

Observe Market Depth with the Level II Window

By | January 4, 2019

Market data is essential to trading: it is the information that fuels charts, plots indicators and triggers alerts. Aside from the last traded price, market data can also include market depth, which provides additional insight as to what is going on beneath the surface.Read More

Job Market Closes Strong: December Employment Report Preview

By | January 3, 2019

Signs for tomorrow’s December US jobs report released by the Labor Department point to a strong job market as 2018 came to a close.Read More