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Nasdaq Futures Book 3 Consecutive Record Closes

By | July 7, 2020

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Monday’s session marked the 3rd record high close in a row for Nasdaq futures and the 5th consecutive green close for S&P 500 futures. Tech giants including Microsoft, Tesla, Zoom, Nvidia and Adobe touched new all-time highs during yesterday’s trading.

Driven by a tech sector which has shown considerable resilience during the outbreak, recent economic data including a record job increase last month has also bolstered investor confidence. Although opening lower this morning, the Nasdaq continues to push forward.Read More

Holiday Reminder – Independence Day 2020

By | July 2, 2020

Saturday, July 4th is Independence Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

For up-to-date information on contract expirations, roll dates, news announcements & more, visit and bookmark the NinjaTrader Trade Desk Calendar!

Market at Odds with Economy: June Jobs Preview

By | July 1, 2020

Pundits are calling the last two months’ rally on Wall Street the most disputed ever. With Covid-19 cases breaking records each day and layoffs continuing, the market somehow continues to grind higher. How will markets respond should June actually show strong job growth?Read More

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Summer Heats Up

By | June 29, 2020

Natural Gas futures (NG) saw gains exceeding 11% Monday morning as bearish investors lightened their short positions and new longs stepped in. This comes after NG saw a 25-year price low late last week.

Last Thursday, a bulky storage injection plunged prices to new lows, shaking out what was thought to be the last remaining bulls. However, Friday’s session was unexpectedly calm with no follow through to the downside and low volatility.Read More

Personalize Your NinjaTrader Workspace with Skins

By | June 26, 2020

The award-winning NinjaTrader 8 trading platform provides 5 different out-of-the-box skins to personalize your user experience. Since some traders prefer a dark user interface and others prefer a brighter experience, 5 different pre-installed skins are available to customize your trading workspace to your preferences.

Below are 5 built-in skins included with NinjaTrader 8:Read More

Grains & Metals Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 24, 2020

The first notice for July 2020 Metals & Agriculture Futures products falls on Tuesday, June 30th. Traders can roll to the succeeding contracts on Thursday, June 25th, before the open. Read More

What are 10-Year T-Note Options on Futures?

By | June 23, 2020

Among the most actively-traded options on futures products are 10-Year T-Note futures options. Derivative of 10-Year Treasury Notes, these options on futures vehicles allow traders to speculate the directionality of interest rates as well as hedge risk at the end of a yield curve.

Providing 4 distinct ways to speculate and trade futures markets, options on futures are appealing to traders looking for more market entry choices and greater risk control.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 22, 2020

Friday, June 26th marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the August contract as early as Tuesday, June 23rd, before the open. Read More

How to Use the SuperDOM Price Ladder for Order Entry

By | June 18, 2020

One of NinjaTrader’s powerful order entry features is the SuperDOM, an interactive price ladder which displays market depth. The SuperDOM provides complete functionality for the management of orders, positions, and discretionary exit and stop strategies in a highly visual manner.

This efficient order entry interface allows traders to not only submit and modify orders, but also monitor order book data to track changes in bids and offers. The “DOM” in SuperDOM stands for “depth of market,” also known as Level II or the order book.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – July 2020

By | June 16, 2020

Monday, June 22nd marks the Last Trade Date for the July 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the August contract as early as Wednesday, June 17th, before the open. Read More