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Trader Alert Roll Dates – Natural Gas (NG), Grains & Metals

By | April 25, 2016

Wednesday, April 27th is the last trade date for May Natural Gas. Traders should roll to the June contract no later than Tuesday, April 26th.

Thursday, April 28th is the roll date for both May Grains and Metals.

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

Focus on the Fundamentals with the Trade Desk Calendar!

By | April 21, 2016

There are two basic approaches to analyzing the markets – technical analysis & fundamental analysis. Which analytical approach do you use to evaluate the markets you trade? Read More

Trader Alert Roll Date: Crude Oil Expiration (CL)

By | April 18, 2016

Wednesday, April 20th is the last trade date for May Crude Oil. Traders can roll to the June contract as early as Monday, April 18th.

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

Grassroots History of the Futures Contract

By | April 14, 2016

New and aspiring day traders often ask the question, “what are Futures”?

The best way to answer this common question is to take a little step back in history.

During the grassroots of the monetary exchange, goods were often exchanged or “traded” for payment. However, as time progressed, consumers realized certain products were only needed during specific times through the year. Read More

Use the Dollar Index (DX) as a Benchmark for Gold (GC)

By | April 12, 2016

Since Mid-December, Gold Futures (GC) has produced a solid bullish run gaining nearly 20% in under four months. The precious metal can attest this surge to a number of economic conditions including:

  • Interest rates at near zero levels with minimal rate hikes on the horizon
  • An expected sluggish corporate season
  • The International Monetary Fund cutting its growth forecast for 2016.

These adverse circumstances typically lead to a weak US dollar, which can be a principle bullish factor for Gold Futures. Read More

Add Indicators to the NinjaTrader 8 Beta SuperDOM!

By | April 7, 2016

One of the 500+ user driven enhancements featured in NinjaTrader 8 Beta is the ability to add price action indicators to visually display values in the SuperDOM!

Current NinjaTrader users familiar with adding an indicator to a chart will feel right at home when adding an indicator to a SuperDOM as the process is largely identical. Read More

Analyze Price Action on Multiple Timeframes with Global Drawing Objects

By | April 5, 2016

NinjaTrader is equipped with a number of native drawing tools to aid in your technical analysis.

Drawing Objects can be applied to a specific chart or to the chart of the same instrument. When a drawing object is applied to all charts of the same instrument, it is considered global.

When analyzing price action on multiple timeframes for a particular instrument, consider activating “Global Drawing Objects” which will allow you to keep your analysis consistent and prove to be a nice timesaver in the long run. Read More

March Employment Report Expectations

By | March 31, 2016

With Janet Yellen’s comments on Tuesday, which essentially wiped away the possibility of a rate hike before July, the March employment report may have less impact than normal.

While we expect job the payroll addition to be strong again, the Average Hourly Earnings could be something to keep an eye on. Positive numbers in all categories could move markets in either direction as participants try to gauge the level of impact a stable labor market will have on interest rates.Read More

What You Need to Know to Get Started in Futures Trading

By | March 30, 2016

Traders new to the industry can often be overwhelmed by industry jargon and terminology. Thus, as aspiring traders do their due diligence to get educated and familiarize themselves with industry norms, it’s important to focus on the fundamentals. Below you’ll find some rudimentary information that all Futures traders must know. Read More

Trader Alert Roll Date: Gold Expiration (GC)

By | March 28, 2016

Thursday, March 31st is the first notice date for April Gold. Traders can roll to the May contract as early as Wednesday, March 30th before the open.

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