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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Why Trade Forex? 3 Reasons Traders Choose Forex

By | February 19, 2019

Why Trade Forex NinjaTrader

The global forex market is one of most active trading marketplaces in the world allowing traders to buy, sell, exchange, convert and speculate international currencies. Read More

Intro to Options on Futures: Call Options vs Put Options

By | February 13, 2019

Although options trading may seem complicated, these powerful instruments offer a unique way to enhance and diversify a trader’s portfolio. Once some fundamental concepts are understood, options trading can be an effective way for investors to broaden and balance market exposure.Read More

Identify Reversals with Adaptive Price Zones (APZ)

By | February 7, 2019

NinjaTrader comes equipped with a robust set of native indicators and Adaptive Price Zones (APZ) is a volatility-based indicator designed to help identify possible reversal points. This can be especially useful in a choppy market where entries and exits are difficult to determine.Read More

Back to the Futures: When Were Futures First Traded?

By | January 23, 2019

Futures are a cornerstone of financial trading across the globe. In today’s marketplace, futures are traded electronically via well-established exchanges providing convenient and easy access to futures instruments. But where did it all begin? Considering the accessibility of today’s markets, it is easy to lose sight of futures trading’s opportunistic beginnings. Read More

What are E-mini Dow (YM) Futures?

By | January 22, 2019

When it comes to well-known benchmarks of the US Economy, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, otherwise referred to as “the Dow,” comes to mind. As the world’s most closely followed stock index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is comprised of the 30 biggest and most dominant companies in the US. Read More

C# Scripting Tip: How to Use the Print() Method in NinjaTrader

By | January 15, 2019

NinjaTrader’s comprehensive development environment empowers traders to build rich and integrated apps. Utilizing a C# based trading framework, developers can access balances & positions, orders & executions, real time & historical data, and much more. Read More

Use Open Interest to Measure Trend Strength

By | January 10, 2019

Open interest is defined as the total number of contracts for a particular futures instrument which are outstanding at a given time. According to David L. Scott in his book Wall Street Words, “A large open interest indicates more activity and liquidity for the contract.”

The term open interest most commonly refers to the futures and options markets, and is similar to the concept of outstanding shares in the stock market. Another way to think of open interest is the number of contracts held in open positions.Read More

Trading Systems: Find the Right Algo Strategies for You

By | January 7, 2019

Trading systems replace traditional discretionary trading with algorithms that automatically execute trades based on predetermined market conditions. Although systems are rigid in their execution, much like discretionary strategies, there are various approaches and methodologies utilized to trade the markets.Read More

Observe Market Depth with the Level II Window

By | January 4, 2019

Market data is essential to trading: it is the information that fuels charts, plots indicators and triggers alerts. Aside from the last traded price, market data can also include market depth, which provides additional insight as to what is going on beneath the surface.Read More

Use Hot Keys for Fast Shortcuts and Increased Efficiency

By | December 13, 2018

An often-overlooked feature of NinjaTrader, hot keys help you increase your speed & efficiency saving time in the fast-moving electronic markets.

NinjaTrader users can customize their own hot key combinations to be used throughout the platform to trigger actions related to:

  • Charting
  • Global Commands
  • Market Analyzer
  • NinjaScript Editor
  • Order Entry
  • SuperDOM

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