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The first step in creating a custom strategy is to use the custom strategy wizard. The wizard provides two options:


Allow you to create a functional strategy without any programming
Generate the required NinjaScript code that will serve as the foundation for your custom strategy for further coding


This tutorial will cover the latter, conscructing a strategy via direct coding in the NinjaScript editor.


1. Within the NinjaTrader Control Center window select the Tools > New NinjaScript > Strategy... menu

2. Press the "Next >" button




3. Enter the information as shown above

4. Press the "Next >" button


Defining Input Parameters

Below you will define your strategy's input parameters. These are any input parameters that can be changed by the user when running or backtesting a strategy. If your strategy does not require any parameters leave the "Name" fields blank.




5. Add the inputs as per the image above
6. Press the "Unlock Code" button to launch the NinjaScript Editor.