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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

NinjaTrader Adds City Index to Forex Brokerage Options

By | August 14, 2018

Forex broker NinjaTrader Platform Features Charting Trading

NinjaTrader is excited to announce that City Index is now available as a forex brokerage provider for users on NinjaTrader’s award-winning platform!Read More

What are E-Mini S&P 500 (ES) Futures?

By | August 8, 2018

The E-Mini S&P 500 (ES) is a stock market index futures contract that trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The futures instrument is based on the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index which is comprised of 500 large-cap organizations.Read More

Does the “Summer Slowdown” Apply to Day Traders?

By | August 6, 2018

Conventional wisdom has held that during the summer months, the markets have a tendency to go a bit quiet. Read More

Hide from the Market Using Market if Touched (MIT) Orders

By | July 25, 2018

The NinjaTrader platform offers a number of award winning order entry options providing traders with both user friendly and customizable methods to trade the global markets. Market if Touched orders, or MIT for short, allow traders to mask pending orders from the exchange & enter the market with precision.Read More

Automate Your Trade Management with NinjaTrader

By | July 12, 2018

NinjaTrader’s Advanced Trade Management (ATM) functionality allows traders to focus on their trading goals, not the mechanics of order execution, helping to limit emotion & maintain discipline. The net result is less stress and more consistent trading.Read More

Scan Trading Opportunities in Real-Time with Market Analyzer

By | June 29, 2018

NinjaTrader empowers traders with powerful real-time analysis to easily monitor trade opportunities across hundreds of markets. NinjaTrader’s Market Analyzer provides an intuitive and customizable interface to track the markets tick by tick based on your preferred conditions to quickly uncover trading opportunities.Read More

Market Replay: Practice, Practice, Practice with Playback Connection

By | June 7, 2018

Malcom Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker & author of the bestseller Outliers, popularized the theory that 10,000 hours of practice are required to master a particular skill.

Similar to other skillsets, if you are determined to master the art of trading, it requires practice. Unfortunately, the markets only offer a limited amount of live data on a daily basis making that 10,000 hour benchmark daunting at best. Read More

Relative Strength Index (RSI): Measure Price Movement

By | May 7, 2018

Developed by technical analysis pioneer, Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a versatile indicator that measures the speed and change of price movement. The RSI is can be used to:Read More

Use Keltner Channels to Identify Trend Direction

By | April 25, 2018

First introduced by Chester Keltner in his 1960’s book “How to Make Money in Commodities”, Keltner Channels have become a popular trading indicator and a pillar in the art of technical analysis. Read More

3 Advanced Trading Order Types Explained

By | April 2, 2018

In addition to basic order types such as Limit Orders & Stop-Market Orders, there are also more advanced order types which can be valuable tools in a trader’s arsenal.

This article will cover the following three advanced order types:Read More