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Why Day Trade Futures Over Stocks?

By | July 20, 2020

The popularity of futures trading continues to grow driven by products such as Micro E-minis which allow traders to participate in the same markets as Wall Street at a fraction of the cost. When it comes to day trading specifically, futures markets offer several considerable advantages over trading individual stocks.Read More

Track Institutional Trading with New COT Indicator

By | July 16, 2020

The Commitments of Traders (COT) indicator recently added to NinjaTrader 8 displays institutional holdings in US futures markets directly on a chart. This powerful analysis tool provides insight into what other market participants are up to, helping traders determine market sentiment and trend strength.Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – August 2020

By | July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 21st marks the Last Trade Date for the August 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the September 2020 contract as early as Thursday, July 16th, before the open. Read More

How to Install a 3rd Party Indicator or App

By | July 13, 2020

In addition to the 100s of built-in trading indicators included with NinjaTrader, specialty indicators are also available to import through a vast network of 3rd party developers allowing users to further personalize their platform experience.

These 3rd party apps first need to be installed, or imported, into NinjaTrader before they can be used in the platform. This simple process can be accomplished in just a few clicks!Read More

Get Trade Alerts via Email & Text with Share Services

By | July 9, 2020

With NinjaTrader’s sharing services, you can escape from your computer when trading and monitoring the markets. Simply set up a share service and receive a notification via email or text when your market alert conditions are met!Read More

Nasdaq Futures Book 3 Consecutive Record Closes

By | July 7, 2020

Monday’s session marked the 3rd record high close in a row for Nasdaq futures and the 5th consecutive green close for S&P 500 futures. Tech giants including Microsoft, Tesla, Zoom, Nvidia and Adobe touched new all-time highs during yesterday’s trading.

Driven by a tech sector which has shown considerable resilience during the outbreak, recent economic data including a record job increase last month has also bolstered investor confidence. Although opening lower this morning, the Nasdaq continues to push forward.Read More

Holiday Reminder – Independence Day 2020

By | July 2, 2020

Saturday, July 4th is Independence Day. Trading times for many products will change in observance of the holiday. For details, please visit the CME Group Holiday Calendar.

For up-to-date information on contract expirations, roll dates, news announcements & more, visit and bookmark the NinjaTrader Trade Desk Calendar!

Market at Odds with Economy: June Jobs Preview

By | July 1, 2020

Pundits are calling the last two months’ rally on Wall Street the most disputed ever. With Covid-19 cases breaking records each day and layoffs continuing, the market somehow continues to grind higher. How will markets respond should June actually show strong job growth?Read More

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Summer Heats Up

By | June 29, 2020

Natural Gas futures (NG) saw gains exceeding 11% Monday morning as bearish investors lightened their short positions and new longs stepped in. This comes after NG saw a 25-year price low late last week.

Last Thursday, a bulky storage injection plunged prices to new lows, shaking out what was thought to be the last remaining bulls. However, Friday’s session was unexpectedly calm with no follow through to the downside and low volatility.Read More

Personalize Your NinjaTrader Workspace with Skins

By | June 26, 2020

The award-winning NinjaTrader 8 trading platform provides 5 different out-of-the-box skins to personalize your user experience. Since some traders prefer a dark user interface and others prefer a brighter experience, 5 different pre-installed skins are available to customize your trading workspace to your preferences.

Below are 5 built-in skins included with NinjaTrader 8:Read More