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Identify Market Trends & Cycles with Moving Average Indicators

There are two types of Moving Averages that technical analysts use to identify overall market trends and potential cycles, the Simple Moving Average and the Exponential Moving Average. Each technical indicator is designed to smooth out fluctuating data to show an average value of an instruments price over a user defined period of time.Read More

How to Identify Double Top and Bottom Patterns

Double top and bottom chart patterns are used to predict bottom and top reversals in futures markets. Identifying this pattern in a trading chart could indicate the beginning or end of a market trend. By showing both the ‘bottoming out’ and ‘topping out’ of a trend, double top and bottom chart patterns can be helpful in finding a potential trade setup. Read More

What is a Tick?

A tick is the minimum increment that an instrument can fluctuate. Whether the instrument price is moving up, or down, its tick value represents what each movement is worth in terms of dollars.

For example, the E-mini S&P 500 (ES) futures contract has a tick size of 0.25 with a tick value of $12.50. Thus, each time the instrument moves, it will do so in 0.25 increments, and each movement represents $12.50.Read More

Add Indicators to the NinjaTrader 8 Beta SuperDOM!

One of the 500+ user driven enhancements featured in NinjaTrader 8 Beta is the ability to add price action indicators to visually display values in the SuperDOM!

Current NinjaTrader users familiar with adding an indicator to a chart will feel right at home when adding an indicator to a SuperDOM as the process is largely identical. Read More

Analyze Price Action on Multiple Timeframes with Global Drawing Objects

NinjaTrader is equipped with a number of native drawing tools to aid in your technical analysis.

Drawing Objects can be applied to a specific chart or to the chart of the same instrument. When a drawing object is applied to all charts of the same instrument, it is considered global.

When analyzing price action on multiple timeframes for a particular instrument, consider activating “Global Drawing Objects” which will allow you to keep your analysis consistent and prove to be a nice timesaver in the long run. Read More

Practice, Practice, Practice with Market Replay!

Malcom Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker & author of bestseller, Outliers, popularized the theory that it requires 10,000 hours of practice for one to become a master of a particular skill.

Just like any other skillset, if you want to master trading, it requires practice. However, with the markets only producing a limited amount of live data per day, reaching that 10,000 hour threshold can appear daunting at best. Read More