Options on futures trading with the NinjaTrader platform is now available! Included in the latest release of NinjaTrader 8, the Option Chain window provides an interface to view, select and trade options on futures.Read More
Major US equity index futures rose Tuesday morning as markets digested several stronger-than-expected earnings reports. At the same time, investors are closely monitoring the trade situation between the US and China which could weigh down markets.Read More
Opening and closing prices are often regarded as the two most important price points within a given trading session. As a result, these data points are followed closely by market participants and analysts alike.
Also known as the “open” and “close,” these price levels provide significant reference points to gauge strength & identify important price levels to help confirm trading ideas or biases.Read More
A doji is a traditional chart pattern which looks like a cross or plus sign and occurs when a candle’s open and close price are very close or equal. Doji candles are interpreted to signify indecision in the market.Read More
Launched by the CME Group in December 2017, Bitcoin futures have changed the landscape of the cryptocurrency market. Allowing investors to participate in the Bitcoin market without actually owning the coin, Bitcoin futures (BTC) traders speculate on its price via a regulated futures exchange.Read More
The NinjaTrader platform provides an immersive simulated trading experience for futures and forex traders. A fundamental component of the learning process for new traders, paper trading or sim trading is a fantastic way to become familiar with using the platform and test trade ideas.
Trading in a simulated environment allows you to not only explore market approaches and methodologies with zero monetary risk, but also to gain familiarity with NinjaTrader’s award-winning software. Read More
A stop order, or stop-market order, is a basic order type which issues a market order once a specified price has been reached. This price level is known as the stop price, and when it is touched or surpassed, the stop order becomes a market order.
Stop orders provide a greater probabability of achieving a trade at a predetermined entry or exit price. In other words, stop orders are not used solely for exiting positions and can be beneficial for entries as well. When entering a position, traders use stop orders to determine where a market order should be triggered. Conversely, traders also use stop orders for exiting trades to help limit losses or lock in profits.Read More
NinjaTrader comes preloaded with hundreds of native indicators including the Wiseman Fractal which is used to identify areas of reversals. The Wiseman Fractal indicator performs best in trending markets where volatility is low and choppiness is at a minimum.Read More
The term “paper trading” is often used interchangeably with simulated trading or demo trading. All refer to practice trading in a simulated environment as a way for prospective traders to test the waters before putting real money on the line in live markets.
Paper trading provides an opportunity for traders to test their strategies and market analysis to see how trades might have played out. While live, real-time market data is often used for paper trading, it is conducted in a simulated account so there is zero monetary risk.Read More
Options on futures are powerful derivative instruments which offer a unique way to speculate futures markets. Futures options can be an effective way to broaden and balance market exposure while diversifying a trader’s portfolio.
Similar to stock options, futures options have distinct vocabulary and concepts to understand. Commonly used in options trading, the terms in the money and out of the money are important to understand in relation to what type of option is being bought or sold.Read More