Volume Profile is one of the most powerful tools used in order flow trading and plots historical volume-at-price activity. This cross-section of trade activity helps users effectively scan for support and resistance and other important price levels.
NinjaTrader’s versatile Order Flow + Volume Profile indicator helps traders visualize volume distribution within the price range of a trading session. Using the latest release of NinjaTrader 8, this powerful tool can now be displayed in the right-hand chart margin to view a profile without overlapping price bars.
How Do I Get the Volume Profile Indicator?
Included with the Order Flow + suite of premium features available for NinjaTrader 8, Volume Profile traders identify buying and selling pressure through the analysis and visualization of trade activity.
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How to Display Volume Profile in the Margin of a Chart
For users of the Order Flow + suite of premium features, viewing a single unobstructed volume profile can be accomplished with a few simple steps.
Please note that this option is only available when using a composite profile which displays a single volume profile for a specified period. More details on composite profiles can be found here.
- Right click within your chart window and select Indicators.
- Within the Available section, scroll down until you find Order Flow Volume Profile. Left click once to select it and then left click add down below.
- Next, within the parameters to the right, set the Profile period to Composite and check Display in margin. When finished, click OK.
Customize Your Profile
Volume profiles within the right-hand margin can also be customized based on width, opacity and color specifications. All of these settings can be found in the Indicators menu.
Additionally, aside from the Standard display mode, there are other Volume Profile display modes such as Buy, Sell and Delta. Other Volume profile types such as Tick or Price can also be configured within the Indicators menu.
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