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Create Custom Alerts to Identify Trade Opportunities

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NinjaTrader’s advanced alerting capabilities make it fast and easy to track market moves and trading opportunities. Whether you want to automate trades or receive a notification when price crosses a critical threshold, NinjaTrader’s versatile alerting system can be tailored to your market methodology.

See what NinjaTrader’s Alerts can do in this 2-minute video:

Define Conditions & Actions

Use NinjaTrader’s intuitive Condition Builder interface to define the conditions for your alerts. Conditions can be built based on the following inputs:

  • Price values
  • Indicator values
  • Drawing objects on charts
  • Account & position stats
  • Time data

Once conditions are configured, actions can be customized to suit your preferred notification method(s). Below are the available Action options:

  • Play a sound
  • Share a message to a screenshot or selected sharing service such as email or text message
  • Display a pop-up dialog with a custom message
  • Submit a custom order

View Alert History with Alerts Log

If you stepped away from your workstation and want to check on any missed alerts, use the Alerts Log to view a history of past alerts.

  • To open the Alerts Log, click New > Alerts Log from the NinjaTrader Control Center.

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Pictured above are the Market Analyzer, Chart and Alerts Log windows in NinjaTrader. Alerts can be created both from charts as well as the Market Analyzer to monitor multiple markets at once. All past triggered alerts will appear in the Alerts Log.

Interactive Training Resources

NinjaTrader is designed to be used by all levels of traders from novice to expert. Workspaces, charts, templates, watch lists, and more can be customized to your trading style and approach. Our New User Video Guides provide quick tutorials and tips to help you get up and running.

For more in-depth training and videos, the NinjaTrader 8 Help Guide can be found here. The Help Guide can also be accessed through the NinjaTrader platform by pressing F1 on your keyboard. This action triggers the Help Guide section pertaining to the last window used in NinjaTrader.

The NinjaTrader User Forum is also a great resource to collaborate with a community of NinjaTrader enthusiasts, programmers and our support team.

Get Started Free

The NinjaTrader platform is always FREE to use for advanced charting, strategy development, trade simulation & more. Get started with our award-winning trading software and a free paper trading account today!