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The Accounts tab displays current account information in a data grid. The account values that are displayed is dependent on your connectivity provider. Not all connectivity providers transmit complete account data.

 

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Understanding the Accounts Tab

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Columns can be re-ordered and re-sized at will, and individual columns can be enabled or disabled via the Properties window accessible in the Accounts grid's Right-Click menu. The following columns are displayed in the Accounts grid by default:

 

Connection

The connection through which the account is accessed

Display Name

The account's Display Name

Buying Power

The account's buying power, taking margin into account

Cash Value

The cash value of the account

Excess Intraday Margin

Available (unused) intraday margin on the account

Excess Initial Margin

Available (unused) initial margin on the account

Intraday Margin

The margin enforced for positions held intraday

Initial Margin

The percentage of the purchase price that must be covered by the account's cash value

Maintenance Margin

The minimum amount of cash that must be maintained in the account

Excess Maintenance Margin

The cash value of the account above the Maintenance Margin value

Net Liquidation

The total worth of the account's assets (including margin)

Gross Realized PnL

Realized profit or loss before commissions have been subtracted

Realized PnL

Realized profit or loss after commissions have been subtracted

 

 

 

The following additional columns can be applied through the grid's Properties window:

 

Close

Contains a button which will allow you to close the position

Commission Name

The name of the Commission Template applied to the account

Filled Buys

The number of Buy orders filled in the current session

Filled Sells

The number of Sell orders filled in the current session

Look Ahead Maintenance Margin

Projected maintenance margin requirement as of the next period's margin change

Name

The name of the account. This can differ from the account's Display Name

Net Liquidation by Currency

Same as Net Liquidation, but for individual currencies

Position

The quantity held in all open positions on the account

Total Cash Balance

The total cash available in the account including any debits or credits

Total Commissions

The total commissions paid in the account for the session

Total PnL

The sum of Unrealized PnL + Realized PnL

Unrealized PnL

Total unrealized profit or loss for open positions on the account

Working Buys

The number of unfilled Buy orders currently resting on the account

Working Sells

The number of unfilled Sell orders currently resting on the account

 

Right Click Menu

Right mouse clicking within the positions grid section opens the following menu:

 

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Add Simulation Account

Opens the Account window to configure a new simulation account

Add Account

Opens the Account window to configure a new account

Edit Account

Opens the Account window to edit the selected account (Notes: The Playback101 account cannot be edited, it inherits its settings from the Sim101. Adjusting the denomination requires a reconnect)

Remove Account

Removes the selected account (Note: The Sim101 account cannot be removed)

Close All Selected Account Positions

Closes all selected positions on the selected account

Always on Top

Sets the Control Center window to always be on top of other windows

Show Tabs

Used to enable or disable tabs in the Control Center

Export

Exports the grid contents to "CSV" or "Excel" file format

Find...

Search for a term in the grid

Print

Select to print either the window or the order grid area.

Share

Select to share via your share connections.

Properties...

Configure the positions grid properties

 

The account values that are displayed depend upon your connectivity provider. Some connectivity providers transmit partial account data, while others do not transmit anything. Below is a table of the various account values displayed by different connectivity providers.

Connectivity Provider

Buying Power

Cash Value

Excess  Intraday

Margin

Excess Equity Overnight

Initial

Margin

Intraday Margin

Overnight Margin

Maintenance Margin Intraday

Maintenance Margin Overnight

Net Liquidation

Net Liquidation By Currency

Realized PnL

Unrealized PnL

Total Cash Balance

NinjaTrader Simulation Accounts

(values are all NinjaTrader calculated since its a simulation account)

 

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Continuum

(values exclude commissions)

 

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CQG

(values exclude commissions)

 

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FOREX.com

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FXCM
(values exclude commissions)

 

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Interactive Brokers

(values include commissions)

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(values exclude commissions)

 

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(values exclude commissions)

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Notes:

If a Connectivity Provider supplies Unrealized PnL in NinjaTrader, but a risk template is applied (example: local simulation accounts) the Unrealized PnL will be calculated locally.

 

Understanding Currency Conversion

NinjaTrader will attempt to convert currency  for forex and futures trader.

 

Forex trades will be made for any currency pair that has a cross rate and that cross rate data is available on your data feed.
Futures trades we use the CME FX futures (6A, 6B, 6E, etc) to make the conversion as long as you have access to that data from your data feed provider.

 

Notes:

Commissions in the Account tab are calculated based on the Commission Template applied to the account in your installation of NinjaTrader, and not pulled from any Data Provider.
Custom Margin Templates cannot be applied to live accounts
Due to the CME FX Futures being mostly limited to US cross rates conversion will only occur to US Dollar account denomination for futures trades.

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Accounts Tab Properties

General


Filter by account

Filters accounts display by selected account

Grid font

Sets the font for the accounts grid

Tab name

Sets the tab name

Columns

Sets that columns are enabled or disabled in the accounts grid.

 

How to preset property defaults

Once you have your properties set to your preference, you can left mouse click on the "preset" text located in the bottom right of the properties dialog. Selecting the option "save" will save these settings as the default settings used every time you open a new window/tab.

 

If you change your settings and later wish to go back to the original factory settings, you can left mouse click on the preset text and select the option to restore to return to the original factory settings - please note though that you cannot save a custom default to restore to.

 

Note: A number of pre-defined variables can be used in the "Tab Name" field. For more information, see the "Tab Name Variables" section of the Using Tabs page.