Build Your Trading IQ

Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

Measure Key Metrics with NinjaTrader’s Ruler Drawing Tool

By | October 20, 2016

NinjaTrader 8 is armed with a number of customizable drawing tools and objects providing traders with unmatched market analytic capabilities. Drawing tools can be applied to individual charts, or globally across all charts containing the same instrument. Read More

Identify Support & Resistance Using the Current OHL Indicator

By | October 18, 2016

Whether you trade the market open, or choose to wait until the market exposes its identity for the day, the market open can offer pivotal information that help traders prepare for the trading day ahead.Read More

Online Day Trading: Know the Risk You Are Managing

By | October 12, 2016

Whether you decide to invest in equity indexes such as the DOW (YM) and Nasdaq (NQ), commodities such as crude oil (CL) or soybeans (ZS) or bonds such as the 10-year treasury note (ZN), futures contracts allow online day traders to take on greater risk by requiring a lower margin amount.Read More

Order Types for Futures Traders

By | October 10, 2016

NinjaTrader supports a number of order types to provide traders with customized and precise entry and exit methodologies. Understanding the purpose of each order type will aid in a trader’s ability to proficiently enter and exit the market. The following tutorial provides a breakdown of the differences between market, limit and stop orders. Read More

Backtesting Foreign Currency Pair vs Bond Futures Charts

By | October 5, 2016

One potential approach to day trading the forex currency market is to compare the currency pair you are interested investing in with historical data of a closely related financial instrument. When looking for similar or complementary trends between two instruments, adding indicators to your view such as volume or moving averages provides additional insight as to the mechanics of movement. Read More

Identify Trend Strength Using the ADX Indicator

By | October 3, 2016

NinjaTrader features a myriad of pre-built trading indicators that can be used within the Chart, SuperDOM and Market Analyzer Windows. A popular indicator that is incorporated into many trading strategies is the Average Directional Index (ADX).Read More

Futures Trading Strategies: 3 Starting Points

By | September 27, 2016

Trading futures online can prove difficult if strategies are not defined, then followed. You may have heard the futures market referred to as a ‘zero sum game’. Read More

Get Social: Share NinjaTrader 8 RC2 Windows!

By | September 22, 2016

NinjaTrader 8 RC2 is equipped with the ability to quickly share messages and NinjaTrader images via Facebook, Twitter, Stocktwits and Email!Read More

Spot Bullish and Bearish Market Conditions with the ADL Indicator

By | September 19, 2016

NinjaTrader is equipped with over 100 free pre-built indicators to aid in your technical analysis of the markets. Indicators can be applied to NinjaTrader charts, the SuperDOM and the Market Analyzer. The first indicator featured within the NinjaTrader Indicator Menu is the ADL.Read More

Foreign Currency Trading: 10 Year Note vs EUR/USD Pair

By | September 12, 2016

When crisis or panic arises in the financial markets, investors often look for the safer route to growth of investment. As an example of such an instrument, the 10-year treasury note has been offering around 1.5% interest annually in return. An alternative approach to treasury notes with potentially more risk is liquidating futures and equity assets and taking a position on a foreign currency trading pair. This ‘trade’ translates into the US Dollar and other relative currencies gaining in value as investors flee from riskier assets such as equities.Read More