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    Rollover or Change Futures Contracts

    How do I rollover or select a further futures contract with NJ8?
    EG Wheat futures automatically plots ZW 12-16. How do I change the plot to March 17, ZW 03-16?

    #2
    Hello philbrian,



    Here is how to add the ZW 03-16 instrument to an instrument list.

    • Navigate to the Control Center > Tools > Instruments Lists window.
    • Left-click to select the instrument list that you wish to add this instrument to in the left panel, then left-click on the 'add' button at the bottom of the right-hand panel.
    • Type the name and front month of your instrument, ZW 03-16 in the search field that appears. Press the Enter button on your keyboard to confirm this change.
    • Left-click the OK button to close the Instrument Lists window.



    Your new instrument is now added to the instrument list of your choice and can be chosen from that list when creating a new chart or SuperDOM.
    Shawn B.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      I cannot get CL 01-17 to add as an instrument.
      My Ninja 8 only shows CL 11-16.
      It is updated because it has ES 12-16.
      Tech support couldnt do it either.

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        #4
        I have prepared a short video in which I demonstrate an easy way to get other futures contracts onto your recent and pinned lists.

        http://www.screencast.com/t/R5Qv5g3CDv

        Once an instrument is selected, if you then visit your futures list, you will see an option to add the currently selected instrument to it.

        Please let us know if there are any other ways we can help.
        Jessica P.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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          #5
          I have version 8.0.2.0

          I am having issues doing the ES roll over for the first time in NT8. I don't seem to have as much control over this as I did with NT7. It appears your intentions are to make this more automated. Me, I switch when the volume moves...it tends to be on the date, but I have see it be off a day.

          I was able to follow the video listed in this thread by Jessica to get ES 03-17 to appear on my charts. But I suspect that is more of a work around approach rather than the intended way to do this.

          I first tried to use Tools->Instrument Lists. I did not and still do not see ES 03-17 as an available futures contracts under the Futures listing. I do see ES 12-16. I also see other 03-17 contracts such as YM and NQ, just not ES.

          Furthermore, when I used Tools->Database and click the Rollover button, ES 03-17 was not listed.
          Same thing, I saw 03-17 for YM, NQ and others, just not ES

          What is the intended way way to do a roll over with NT8?

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            #6
            Thank you for your question tulanch. For the time being, the method I presented in the video is the recommended way to add pinned futures with specified expiries to your list. You may also visit Tools -> Instrument Lists to create a more traditional NT7 default instruments list.

            The feature I believe you are looking for is available through Tools -> Database Management. This tool, when completely implemented, will automatically roll over all expiries in all open windows. This tool is not yet mature. An announcement will be made in the release notes page, http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpG...ease_notes.htm , when this feature is mature enough to be the recommended method.
            Jessica P.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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              #7
              Hello,All,

              Is there an indicator for the NT8,for the expiries similar to the attached?
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                #8
                on ninja 7 i just switched from CL march to april but had to adjust all my support/resistance lines manually by adding the spread between current price Thurs morning on the 2 months.
                Was there a way to automatically make the support/resist lines i had step up on the move?
                I didn't think there was but the term 'roll' implies otherwise.
                Last edited by simpletrades; 02-18-2017, 06:44 AM.

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                  #9
                  Hello simpletrades,


                  I have submitted a feature request to the product management team for the following feature :

                  This customer would like the ability to modify price endpoints on all drawn objects on a chart to match changes when rolling over.
                  I will follow up with more information as soon as it's available. If the feature requests already exists, a vote will be added to it.

                  Hello outsource,

                  I will leave your post up in case a member of the community is able to help convert your indicator to NinjaTrader 8. So that posts like this are more useful to other community members I would like to ask that we start new threads for these kinds of requests in the future. I was unable to locate an indicator with the same name on our forums.



                  Please let us know if there are any other ways we can help.
                  Jessica P.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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                    #10
                    Hello simpletrades,

                    This feature is being reviewed by the product management team and has been assigned the following unique tracking ID


                    SFT-1273


                    Please let us know if there is any other way we can help.
                    Jessica P.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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                      #11
                      thanks because oil rolls every month not quarterly.

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                        #12
                        CL front month not updating NT8

                        Originally posted by simpletrades View Post
                        I cannot get CL 01-17 to add as an instrument.
                        My Ninja 8 only shows CL 11-16.
                        It is updated because it has ES 12-16.
                        Tech support couldnt do it either.
                        I am also having the same problem. How do I get the front month for CL...still only November is showing.

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                          #13
                          Thank you for your message usdivers. Previously I recorded this video,

                          http://www.screencast.com/t/R5Qv5g3CDv

                          Since that video may not have answered your question, it may be that you were wondering how to update this in your futures list. I've gone ahead and prepared another video where I demonstrate this as well.

                          https://www.screencast.com/t/mlfi5o5xMU

                          If neither of those answers your question, I would like to encourage you to send an e-mail to platformsupport[at]ninjatrader[dot]com referencing this thread's ID, t=92298 . One of our specialists will be able to help you more directly.
                          Jessica P.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by NinjaTrader_JessicaP View Post
                            Thank you for your message usdivers. Previously I recorded this video,

                            http://www.screencast.com/t/R5Qv5g3CDv

                            Since that video may not have answered your question, it may be that you were wondering how to update this in your futures list. I've gone ahead and prepared another video where I demonstrate this as well.

                            https://www.screencast.com/t/mlfi5o5xMU

                            If neither of those answers your question, I would like to encourage you to send an e-mail to platformsupport[at]ninjatrader[dot]com referencing this thread's ID, t=92298 . One of our specialists will be able to help you more directly.
                            When I put up a new GC 04-18 chart it still shows data from my GC 02-18 chart. Also when I change the date in the upper left on my GC 02-18 chart to try and roll the contract over manually as per video it still shows GC 02-18 prices.

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                              #15
                              Adding New Futures Conract

                              I followed the instructions as per the recorded video above by Jessica. I currently have NQ 03-18 on my instrument list. I then changed NQ 03-18 to NQ 06-18, hit enter and I'm getting a message saying 'Invalid Instrument". Please advise.
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