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Track Paper Trading Results with Trade Performance Window

NinjaTraders’s paper trading environment gives traders the opportunity to test trade ideas and market approaches with zero monetary risk. Also known as simulated or “sim” trading, this is an ideal way for new traders to practice before putting real capital on the line.

Tracking progress is an important part of the paper trading process and helps traders determine when they are ready to make the transition to live trading.

The Trade Performance window in NinjaTrader provides a comprehensive look at trading results and can be used for both simulated and live accounts. With visibility to what is working and what is not, traders can use this insight to help fine-tune their trading approach.Read More

What are Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures (NG)?

Henry Hub Natural Gas futures from the CME Group empower traders with an efficient way to speculate today’s global natural gas market. The benchmark for natural gas trading, NG futures provide a cost-effective way to participate in this highly volatile market.

Natural Gas futures trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) which was acquired by the CME Group in 2008, adding an extensive selection of energy products to their product offering. This benchmark energy contract is based on the future value of natural gas as determined by global supply & demand along with speculation of the underlying physical commodity.Read More

Increase Trade Flexibility & Control with Micro E-mini Futures

Micro E-mini futures took the trading world by storm when they launched in May of 2019. These small-but-mighty contracts offer exposure to 4 major US stock indexes with reduced costs and with greater trade flexibility. This allows new traders to start small and increase trade volume as they gain experience in the markets. Read More

Track Relative Markets with New Correlation Indicator

The award-winning NinjaTrader platform includes 100+ indicators as well as multiple chart types and styles to accommodate all trading styles and analysis approaches.

In our continued effort to provide FREE advanced charting tools for analysis of futures, stocks, forex and cryptocurrencies, a new Correlation indicator was recently added to NinjaTrader 8. This new tool provides a quick & clear visualization of correlated market activity for users. Read More

Stop Loss Orders: Which Order Type to Use?

Stop loss orders can help to protect trading capital by closing a position when the market turns unfavorable. There are 3 distinct order types used when implementing stop loss orders into your trading as a risk management technique.

Stop loss refers to a category of orders, not one specific order type. Understanding both basic and advanced order types will help you determine which type of stop loss order to use in each particular situation.Read More

Oil Prices Jump After US Airstrike

Crude oil saw the biggest daily gains in over a month as markets received news that a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in an airstrike ordered by President Trump. Analysts believe that this conflict could disrupt the global oil supply since the Middle East is home to both major oil-producing countries and crucial supply routes. Read More

Track Forex Pair Correlation with NinjaTrader

Included with the latest release of NinjaTrader 8, the FX Correlation window is a powerful new tool used to detect and display correlation between multiple forex instruments at once.

Since FX instruments are priced in pairs, no single forex pair behaves independently. Simply put, FX pairs are interdependent and therefore correlated to one another. Detecting this correlation is an insightful way to view the dynamic interplay of forex markets and identify trading opportunities.Read More

US & Chinese Officials Agree to Phase One Trade Deal

After more than two & a half years of negotiations, American and Chinese officials announced Friday that an agreement was made on a phase one trade deal. The deal will reduce some US tariffs on Chinese goods and in turn China will increase purchases of American agricultural, manufactured and energy products.

Another main feature of the agreement includes China pledging to improve protection of US intellectual property which is good news for American tech companies. Markets rose sharply on Friday as news reached traders and the follow-through can be seen in Monday’s trading. Not surprisingly, the biggest gains have been noticed in tech-heavy Nasdaq futures.Read More

New VWAP Enhancements

In our dedicated effort to provide NinjaTrader users with industry-leading charting & analysis tools, our development team recently enhanced the Order Flow + VWAP indicator.Read More