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Basics, building blocks & resources for new traders

NinjaTrader Goes to the Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

By | September 14, 2018

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The trading world has been depicted from several different angles in various Hollywood renditions over the years.Read More

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Information

By | August 24, 2018

The last trade date for the September Natural Gas futures contracts falls on Wednesday, August 29th. Traders can roll to the October contract on Monday, August 27th, before the open.Read More

Free Charting & Analysis Tools to Visualize the Markets

By | August 22, 2018

NinjaTrader is always free to use for advanced charting helping traders visualize the markets. Using NinjaTrader’s award-winning charting capabilities you can explore numerous chart styles, indicators and drawing tools for customized analysis.Read More

What Are Crude Oil (CL) Futures?

By | August 20, 2018

WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures (CL) are standardized, exchange-traded contracts which trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Each contract of the CL represents 1,000 barrels of oil, or 42,000 gallons.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