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Use Volume Profile to Track Order Flow on Charts

By | August 26, 2020

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Included in NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + premium suite of features, Volume Profile is an advanced order flow study displaying volume-at-price information. Plotted as a horizontal histogram behind price bars, Volume Profile is a powerful tool used to identify significant price levels. Read More

Grains, Metals & Interest Rates Roll Notification – September 2020

By | August 25, 2020

The first notice for September 2020 Metals, Agriculture & Interest Rate futures products falls on Monday, August 31st. Traders can roll to the succeeding contracts on Wednesday, August 26th, before the open. Read More

Understanding Margin in Futures Trading

By | August 24, 2020

Margin is a critical concept for new futures traders to understand. When trading futures, margin is essentially a good-faith deposit required to control a futures contract.

Futures margin is the amount of money you must have in your brokerage account to protect both the trader and broker against possible losses on an open trade. It generally represents a much smaller percentage of the contract, typically 3-12% of the notional futures contract value.

With this deposit, futures traders are able to trade instruments with a much greater value than the margin price. This is known as leverage.Read More

Natural Gas Roll Date – September 2020

By | August 21, 2020

Thursday, August 27th marks the Last Trade Date for the September 2020 Natural Gas futures contract. Active NG traders can roll to the October 2020 contract as early as Monday, August 24th, before the open. Read More

Monitor Your Available Margin with Excess Margin Columns

By | August 20, 2020

Futures traders are responsible for keeping their account balances within the margin guidelines specified by their broker. Fortunately for NinjaTrader users, NinjaTrader 8 provides direct visibility to your available excess margin helping you manage your positions to meet margin requirements. Read More

S&P 500 Closes at New All-Time High

By | August 19, 2020

The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at a record high on Tuesday, marking a complete recovery from the coronavirus selloff which began in late February. The Nasdaq, which was the first of the 3 major indexes to fully recover from February’s highs, also closed at an all-time high Tuesday.

A recent rally in tech-related companies has helped fuel the recovery of the S&P 500, accompanied by trillions of dollars in economic support including stimulus payments.Read More

8 Reasons to Trade Futures vs Stocks

By | August 17, 2020

Highly liquid and tradeable nearly around the clock, equity index futures provide an alternative to the traditional stock market for both new & experienced traders. With trading volume at record highs and growing, here are 8 reasons traders may choose futures versus stocks. Read More

Crude Oil Roll Date – September 2020

By | August 14, 2020

Thursday, August 20th marks the Last Trade Date for the September 2020 Crude Oil futures contract. Active CL traders can roll to the October 2020 contract as early as Monday, August 17th, before the open. Read More

Automate Stops & Targets with Advanced Trade Management

By | August 12, 2020

Advanced Trade Management (ATM) is a key element of NinjaTrader’s powerful order entry features, providing semi-automated trade functionality to help keep traders focused on their trading goals.

ATM strategies manage positions automatically to reduce the impact of emotions on trading decisions. Within milliseconds of entering a position either long or short, stop-loss and take-profit orders are submitted based on predefined settings.Read More

S&P 500 Futures See 2nd Highest Weekly Close Ever

By | August 10, 2020

E-mini & Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures ended last week at the 2nd highest weekly closing price in history. All 3 major US stock indexes saw remarkable gains last week with the Dow rising a whopping 3.8% and the Nasdaq and S&P seeing 2.5% increases.Read More