• If this is your first visit, you will have to register before you can post. To view messages, please scroll below and select the forum that you would like to visits. Questions? Be sure to check out the Forum FAQ.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Partner 728x90

Collapse

Trading futures in both directions at the same time

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Trading futures in both directions at the same time

    Hi there,

    I'd like to confirm how it would work if I was trading a futures contract like CL, and wanted to trade in both directions. For example, if I open a short, anticipating that oil will go down in the longer timeframe, but in the meanwhile wanted to open a long to do a trade for a shorter timeframe.

    If say I had the one short open, and I wanted to open a long rather than covering that short, is that possible and how would I do that? If so, and I did that, say I wanted to sell the long and not open another short, I mean how does NT know what my intentions are?

    Thanks!

    enzo_

    #2
    Hello enzo_,

    You would need two accounts for this.

    Your broker will only allow for one position per account per instrument.

    Orders are accepted as first in first out.

    With NinjaTrader 8, you can make multiple Sim accounts to practice this on. Right-click the grid within the Accounts tab of the Control Center -> Select 'Add Simulation Account'
    http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpG...TheAccountsTab
    Chelsea B.NinjaTrader Customer Service

    Comment

    • Latest Posts

      Collapse

      Topics Statistics Last Post
      Started by Tinacaro, Yesterday, 11:52 PM
      0 responses
      1 view
      0 likes
      Last Post Tinacaro  
      Started by dierezer, Yesterday, 11:38 PM
      0 responses
      2 views
      0 likes
      Last Post dierezer  
      Started by hbustami, Yesterday, 11:35 PM
      1 response
      11 views
      0 likes
      Last Post hbustami  
      Started by bmccoard, Yesterday, 06:48 PM
      1 response
      15 views
      0 likes
      Last Post NinjaTrader_ChrisSch  
      Started by Sorcerysoft, Yesterday, 10:32 PM
      0 responses
      5 views
      0 likes
      Last Post Sorcerysoft  
      Working...
      X