Malcom Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker & author of the bestseller Outliers, popularized the theory that 10,000 hours of practice are required to master a particular skill.
Similar to other skillsets, if you are determined to master the art of trading, it requires practice. Unfortunately, the markets only offer a limited amount of live data on a daily basis making that 10,000 hour benchmark daunting at best.
Consider this, real-time trading hours for the U.S. stock markets is from 9:30 am ET – 4:00 pm ET. That is only 6 ½ hours, 5 days a week. Not taking holidays or other factors into consideration, it would take you 1,538 days to breach the 10,000 hour threshold. With a maximum of 262 weekdays in a year, you are looking at nearly 6 years to become a master trader.
Enter NinjaTrader’s Market Replay Playback Connection. With live on-demand data included for free with NinjaTrader, the Playback Connection empowers you to record, download and replay market data at your convenience. Whether its aftermarket hours or on the weekend, the Playback Connection delivers Market Replay data to all NinjaTrader windows for SIM trading as if you were trading in real-time.
Test trading strategies, indicators, entry/exit rules, or your order flow reading skills on any market or timeframe. Moreover, testing daily, weekly or monthly strategy and indicator performance can be accomplished in minutes as the Playback Connection can playback Market Replay data up to 1,000 times market speed or as fast as your PC can handle!
Master your trading skills and increase your exposure to live market data with NinjaTrader’s Market Replay Playback Connection!
Watch this quick video tutorial to learn more.