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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Stochastics: A Momentum Trading Indicator

By | December 21, 2016

The Stochastic Oscillator is a momentum trading indicator that uses the velocity of a financial instrument’s fluctuation in price to provide buy/sell signals. Stochastics usually move before price changes and divergences in Stochastics can be used to predict financial instrument pricing reversals.Read More

Use Tick Bars to Gain a New Perspective on the Markets

By | December 20, 2016

When first learning how to dissect the intricacies of the markets, intraday traders typically focus on time based candlestick charts. The reliability and intuitive nature of time based charts offer remarkable information to help determine general market direction, prevailing trends, possible future market movements and provide the foundation for basic technical analysis.Read More

MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence): Using a Buy/Sell Indicator

By | December 16, 2016

MACD or Moving Average Convergence Divergence is a technical day trading indicator used for analyzing changes in financial instrument performance over time. Read More

Spot Market Trends and Reversals Using the MACD Indicator

By | November 30, 2016

Developed in the 1960’s by Gerald Appel, the MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) has become one of the most popular tools used in the world of technical analysis.Read More

Bollinger Bands®: Analyzing Market Volatility

By | November 22, 2016

Bollinger Bands® are a trading indicator that display measured volatility by tightening around a financial instrument if volatility is low and widening if high. Visually, Bollinger Bands® surround a financial instrument with an upper and lower band with a 21 day moving average (preferred period of time) in between the two bands. Read More

Multi-Timeframe Analysis with Box Style Charts

By | November 15, 2016

Whether you prefer traditional Candlestick Charts, or more obscure Point and Figure Charts, NinjaTrader delivers a variety of chart styles and alternatives to analyze price action. Read More

Relative Strength Index (RSI): Common Overbought and Oversold Thresholds

By | November 10, 2016

The relative strength index is a software based day trading indicator that takes into account price and/or volume movement when measuring the downward or upward strength of a security. Overbought and oversold market conditions can be identified using the relative strength index. Read More

Plot Swing Highs & Lows with NinjaTrader’s Swing Indicator

By | November 2, 2016

NinjaTrader’s Swing Indicator, one of many pre-installed indicators included with every download of NinjaTrader, plots horizontal lines that represent the swing high and low points for a charted instrument. This intuitive lagging indicator offers a quick and easy method to determine when price moves out of a range based on a user defined “lookback period”. Read More

Use the Volume Bar Type & Gain a New Perspective on the Markets!

By | October 31, 2016

NinjaTrader supports a variety of chart Bar Types to aid in advanced charting and technical analysis of the markets.Read More

Automated Trading: Limit Emotion When Day Trading

By | October 27, 2016

Automated trading strategies allow traders to translate their trading plan into a computer-based system which will make trading decisions for you based on a set of predetermined conditions. This strategy is often built with the help of historical data and day trading indicators that will recognize market patterns. Read More