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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Visualize the Order Book with Market Depth Map

By | January 19, 2021

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NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + Market Depth Map helps traders detect supply & demand levels by plotting order book data directly on the chart. Through a chronological display of market depth behind price bars, order flow traders can watch the limit order book unfold in real time highlighting significant price levels such as support and resistance.Read More

5 Reasons to Trade Nasdaq Futures

By | January 13, 2021

E-mini Nasdaq (NQ) and Micro E-mini Nasdaq (MNQ) futures from the CME Group provide 2 of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to speculate the Nasdaq-100 index. Both contracts offer traders exposure to the top 100 American technology companies traded on the exchange.Read More

Explaining Cash & Physical Settlements in Futures

By | January 11, 2021

An important aspect to consider when trading futures is whether the contract traded is cash or physically settled. All futures contracts have a set lifetime before they expire and are either cash-settled or physically delivered at expiration.

It is important to understand the difference since there are important implications based on how a futures contract ends.Read More

What is Futures Rollover?

By | December 30, 2020

The concept of rollover is unique to the futures market. Since futures contracts trade for a specific amount of time before they expire, understanding futures rollover and when to shift to a later contract is crucial for futures traders.Read More

Identify Buying & Selling Activity with Trade Detector

By | December 29, 2020

NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + Trade Detector indicates when and at what price large trading volume occurs helping traders identify market opportunities. By viewing markers indicating where substantial volume has occurred, traders can gauge potential support & resistance areas and fine-tune entries & exits.Read More

Why Trade Bitcoin Futures vs the Spot Market?

By | December 8, 2020

Bitcoin futures (BTC) allow traders to speculate on the price of Bitcoin without having to buy or sell the underlying cryptocurrency itself, known as the “spot” currency. The easy-to-access futures marketplace provides several distinct benefits versus actually owning the digital coin.Read More

Advanced Trade Management: Multiple Targets & Exit Order Types

By | December 7, 2020

NinjaTrader’s Advanced Trade Management (ATM) strategies help manage positions with predefined stop loss and profit target levels. These versatile strategies can be modified to accommodate trades of any quantity and can include as many stop loss and profit target levels as the position allows.Read More

What is a Hammer Candlestick Chart Pattern?

By | November 30, 2020

One of the classic candlestick charting patterns, a hammer is a reversal pattern consisting of a single candle with the appearance of a hammer. Identifying hammer candlestick patterns can help traders determine potential price reversal areas.Read More

How is Volume Profile Used in Futures Trading?

By | November 9, 2020

Volume Profile is an advanced order flow study which displays volume distribution at price over time. Displayed on a chart as a horizontal histogram, Volume Profile can help reveal significant price levels including support & resistance. Read More

Trade the Election in Real Time with Futures

By | November 2, 2020

With near 24-hour access, 6 days a week, futures are a preferred vehicle for trading potentially opportunistic news & events. Whether you trade commodities like gold or oil, or equity indexes like E-minis, futures markets are extremely liquid and offer round-the-clock access for traders.

If you are looking for an ideal tool to trade news & events, including the upcoming US Presidential election, look no further than the futures market.Read More