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By | November 18, 2019

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Algo trading systems continue to grow in popularity with many traders preferring the convenience and removal of emotion from their trading versus a manual, discretionary trading approach.

NinjaTrader provides access to over 1000 professionally developed and backtested automated trading systems each with a unique approach and methodology.Read More

Crude Oil Futures Roll Date – December 2019

By | November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the December 2019 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the January 2020 contract as early as Thursday, November 14th, before the open.Read More

What are Micro E-mini Russell 2000 Futures (M2K)?

By | November 13, 2019

The Russell 2000 is a small-cap equity index made up of the bottom 2,000 companies within the Russell 3000 index. Created in 1984 by the Frank Russell Company, the Russell 3000 index represents approximately 98% of publicly investable American companies.

The Russell 3000 is considered a benchmark of the entire U.S. equity market in this sense as it consists of 98% of U.S. stocks.Read More

5 New Volumetric Bar Enhancements

By | November 11, 2019

In our continued effort to provide industry-leading technical analysis tools & features, enhanced Order Flow + Volumetric Bars were recently introduced to the NinjaTrader platform. These updates expand the customization opportunities & increase the functionality of this bar type making it even easier to use. Read More

Paper Trading Futures & Forex: Pros & Cons

By | November 8, 2019

Paper trading is a central component of trading education used by new traders as well as experienced market participants to test new trading approaches and ideas. Also known as simulated or sim trading, paper trading futures and paper trading forex allow users to test out new concepts without putting real money at risk.

To get the most out of trading in a simulated environment, it is important to understand the key benefits and limitations of paper trading.Read More

How to Trade Options on Futures with Option Chain

By | November 6, 2019

Options on futures trading through the NinjaTrader platform is now available! The new Option Chain window provides an intuitive matrix to quickly manage expirations & quotes to trade options on futures.Read More

Find Your Automated Trading System

By | November 4, 2019

Trading systems provide complete trade automation and eliminate the emotional and operational stress of traditional discretionary trading. Rather than having to decide on the fly while the market charges forward, systems traders use algorithms which automatically execute trades based on predetermined market conditions.

NinjaTrader provides access to 1000+ professionally developed and backtested day trading systems, offering a vast selection of methodologies and market approaches. Multiple tools & customizable filters are available to help you find the systems to fit your trading portfolio. Read More

GM Strikes to Impact US Employment Report

By | October 31, 2019

Analysts expect Friday’s employment report to show less than 100k new jobs added in October. The consensus estimate at the moment is 85k new jobs with a slight uptick in the unemployment rate. The uptick in unemployment is no surprise, given the record low 3.5% was reached last month.Read More

Fed to Cut Rates Ahead of Election

By | October 29, 2019

At the conclusion of tomorrow’s Federal Reserve meeting, another rate cut will likely be announced. The CME’s Fedwatch Tool is showing a 97.5% chance of a rate cut occurring, a near certainty in the market’s eyes.Read More

Configure a Custom Trailing Stop

By | October 28, 2019

With NinjaTrader’s Advanced Trade Management (ATM) strategies, you can create custom trailing stops specific to your preferences. Read More