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Connect NinjaTrader to Market Data

By | February 27, 2020

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Congratulations! You have downloaded and installed the award-winning NinjaTrader platform. The next steps are to launch NinjaTrader and connect to market data.Read More

Stock Futures Recover After 4 Day Fall

By | February 26, 2020

After the biggest 4-day percentage loss in over a year, US equity index futures are in recovery this morning as markets seek direction. Trepidation over the economic impact of coronavirus has sparked a sharp selloff starting late last week.

In the last two days alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,900 points and the S&P 500 lost approximately $1.74 trillion worth of market capitalization. The Nasdaq dropped as much as 10% from its all-time high last week.

Markets look to be modestly recovering this morning:Read More

What is a Golden Cross in Futures Trading?

By | February 25, 2020

One of the classic candlestick patterns, the golden cross is a bullish breakout signal which occurs when a faster moving average crosses above a slower moving average.

The 50 and 200-period simple moving averages (SMAs) are the most commonly used to calculate a golden cross, but other combinations can be used for various trading approaches, time frames and other individual preferences. Read More

March 2020 Metals, Agriculture & Interest Rates Roll

By | February 24, 2020

The first notice for March 2020 Metals & Agriculture Futures products falls on Friday, February 28th. Traders can roll to the succeeding contracts on Tuesday, February 25th, before the open.

Additionally, Friday February 28th marks the first notice for the quarterly March Interest Rates contracts. Traders are eligible to roll to the June contracts on Tuesday, February 25th.Read More

March 2020 Natural Gas Futures Roll Date

By | February 20, 2020

The last trade date for the March 2020 Natural Gas futures contracts falls on Wednesday, February 26th. Active NG traders can roll to the April 2020 contract as early as Friday, February 21st, before the open. Read More

NinjaTrader Recognized as Best Trading Software for 2020

By | February 19, 2020

We are proud to announce that NinjaTrader has been recognized as Best Trading Software in the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine.

NinjaTrader was voted the Best Trading Software in 2 pricing categories – less than $500 and greater than $1000 – and was also recognized with awards in the following categories:Read More

Trailing Stops: Why Use a Trailing Stop?

By | February 18, 2020

Trailing stops are dynamic exit orders which combine risk management with trade automation. This advanced order type automatically follows your position as the market advances in your favor, helping to minimize losses.

A main difference between a standard stop loss order and a trailing stop is that the trailing stop has the potential to move, or trail, as price moves in your favor. Read More

Holiday Reminder – Presidents Day 2020

By | February 14, 2020

Monday, February 17th is Presidents 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!

March 2020 Crude Oil Futures Roll Date

By | February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the March 2020 Crude Oil Futures Contract. Active CL traders can roll to the April 2020 contract as early as Friday, February 14th, before the open. Read More

Automate Forex Trade Execution with NinjaTrader

By | February 11, 2020

NinjaTrader is an industry-leading trading platform free to use for advanced charting, strategy backtesting and trade simulation. Additionally, the software includes semi-automated and automated trade functionality to help reduce stress and help you stay focused on your favorite forex markets! -automated trade functionality!Read More