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    Neophyte Question

    Hello. This is my inaugural post! Since I am new to online trading but am conversant with investment vernacular, I appreciate your patience with me and my questions.

    I successfully installed NT 7 and connected to an external data feed (kinetick). I do not have an account with a broker at the moment. I am simply interested in learning how to use this piece of software without starting an account. Is this a mistake? In attempting to bring up a chart by file>New>Chart>AA, a new window opens but no chart is loaded.
    What am I doing wrong?

    I combed through the help section and did not uncover anything germane to my dilemma. I am behind a router and have not forwarded any ports. Is this something I should do?

    Thanks a million for helping me get started!

    #2
    Hello,

    Thank you for your forum post and welcome to NinjaTrader!

    Currently the Kenetick free connection only support End of Day Daily data. Therefor you will only be able to pull up daily charts when connected to this data feed. Please right click on the chart and select data series and change this chart to be a 1 Day chart and you should be able to bring up data.

    If you need intraday data you will need to suscribe to a broker that will provide this data for free or pay for a data only service to get data for stocks intraday.If you send a note to sales at ninjatrader dot com and reference this forum post we will be glad to help find the right data feed provider that will work you for you.

    I have included information below on how to obtain discounted rates and free trials from the following datafeed providers.
    Barchart.com (subscriptions starting at $45/monthly):
    https://www.barchart.com/register/realtime/?ID=NJA
    IQFeed offers a 7-day free trial for NinjaTrader users.
    https://www.iqfeed.net/ninjatrader/i...&promo=1717496
    eSignal promotional rate for NinjaTrader clients:
    http://www.ninjatrader.com/webnew/eS...ialNinja08.pdf

    NinjaTraders Data feed Providers and what they provide:
    http://www.ninjatrader-support.com/H...ricalData.html




    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
    BrettNinjaTrader Product Management

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      #3
      Thank you for your prompt, well-organized, and thorough reply, Brett.


      I followed your directions and successfully loaded a chart! Yea. Then I tried to load the chart of SI 09-10, but I received an error message indicating 'SI 09-09 Nymex is an unknown instrument'.

      I understand NT 7 is still in beta, but is there a comprehensive tutorial I could research?

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        #4
        Hello,

        How many days back did you request for the chart? I was able to pull up daily data for the SI 09-10 contract when connected to Kenetick with 300 days back.

        We have our comprehensive NinjaTrader 7 help guide which has tons of videos added already and more is being added continously.

        http://www.ninjatrader.com/support/h...nt7/index.html

        Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
        BrettNinjaTrader Product Management

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          #5
          Thanks again Brett!

          Ok. It worked once you focused my attention to the look back period. I will be studying the videos this weekend.

          I really appreciate your assistance.

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            #6
            Hello.

            During simulated trading, I can get the DOM populating; but when I bring up chart trader, the instrument chosen is not graphically represented on the chart. Am I missing something?


            Thanks in advance.

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              #7
              Hi nepenthean,

              Unfortunately, I'm not sure that I follow.
              Can you provide an image of the chart?
              KyleNinjaTrader Customer Service

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                #8
                Thanks for the reply, Kyle.

                What I mean is, when I bring up chart trader while using sim101, the chosen instrument does not draw candles on the chart to simulate price action. It is just a blank chart with chart trader off to the side. Sorry if I was not clear.

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                  #9
                  nepenthean,

                  Thanks for the clarification.

                  Please right click in your chart and select Data Series.
                  What is the 'Session Template' property set to?
                  KyleNinjaTrader Customer Service

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                    #10
                    Hi.

                    It says, '<Use instrument settings>'.

                    Sorry if this is an obtuse question.

                    Also, if wanted to being up a chart for SI U0, september silver contract, I would type SI 09-10. So this is the convention for futures? The 'call sign' and then the date of the contract? Under what 'instrument settings' cited above would the aforementioned contract be subsumed under?

                    Thanks!!!

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                      #11
                      Ok, so I set the session template to default 24/7 and the simulated ES 09-10 is now charting its way across the screen. Yea! Can you simulate trading in certain instruments only?

                      Thanks!

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                        #12
                        Hello nepenthean,

                        Glad to hear that the Default 24/7 template is working for you.

                        1.) Can you clarify for me which specific Silver instrument you're looking for and who your data provider is?

                        2.) It is possible to trade any instrument in simulation.
                        KyleNinjaTrader Customer Service

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                          #13
                          I tried bringing up SI 12-10 in sim mode, but it does not work for me using the 24/7 default template. What is the purpose of the template selection? My data feed right now is through kinetick. Also, during live trading, after I place a trade and shut down, when I reenter NT and select that instrument, will it have the trade marked on the chart after I reconnect to my broker?

                          Thanks!

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                            #14
                            Hello nepenthean,

                            Are you using the free Kinetick EOD connection or a full Kinetick connection?

                            Session templates define during what times data is written to the chart.
                            For more information about session templates, please see the following link to our Help Guide: http://www.ninjatrader.com/support/h...on_manager.htm
                            KyleNinjaTrader Customer Service

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                              #15
                              Thanks for helping me Kyle!

                              I am presently using the free EOD data.

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