Use Volume Profile to Track Order Flow on Charts

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Included in NinjaTrader’s Order Flow + premium suite of features, Volume Profile is an advanced order flow study displaying volume-at-price information. Plotted as a horizontal histogram behind price bars, Volume Profile is a powerful tool used to identify significant price levels.

See How to Add Volume Profile to Charts:

2 Ways to Add Volume Profile to a Chart

Volume Profile is most commonly added to a chart as an indicator, but individual profiles can also be drawn over custom time frames using the Volume Profile drawing tool.

Add Volume Profile as an Indicator:

  1. Right-click within a chart and select Indicators.
  2. From the list of available indicators in the top left, scroll down and select Order Flow Volume Profile.
  3. Click add. Click OK.

Draw a Custom Volume Profile using the drawing tool:

  • Right-click within a chart and select Drawing Tools
  • Select Order Flow Volume Profile
  • Left click once at your starting point, then move your mouse to the right or left and left click again at the end point


6 Display Modes for Custom Profiles

Different views of Volume Profile provide unique, customizable displays beneficial for signifying price levels, tracking momentum and finding the most active trading times. 6 different profile modes are included:


Customize Your Profile:

From the Indicator or Drawing tool settings menu, use the Display Mode drop-down menu to select any of the profile modes above. Additionally, profile alignment, color, opacity settings and more can be customized from here.

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