Bar Types

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NinjaTrader supports a large variety of chart Bar Types. This page explains how each Bar Type is created in a chart. Please see the Working with Price Data page for information on how to change Bar Types.

 

Notes:

For some Bar Types, the last bar of a session may be built as an incomplete bar due to the session ending before the bar could be completed. Each new session will have bars freshly built beginning from the first tick of the session. For example, the last bar of a session in a 10,000 Volume chart may contain a volume less than 10,000, while the next bar which builds on a new session would contain 10,000 volume. This behavior can be changed via the "Break at EOD" Data Series property. For more information, see the Break at EOD page.

When backtesting different Bar Types (most notably Point and Figure) the backtest can yield different results than what you would experience in real-time, due to the nature of how the bars are constructed and the possibility of not having enough granular information to simulate what would have happened in real-time. Please see the Discrepancies: Real-time vs Backtest page for more information.

When working with TickReplay, the bars will be built from tick data available through the provider or local repository. For developing NinjaScript objects taking advantage of this option, please see this link.

tog_minus        Understanding Tick bars

tog_minus        Understanding Volume bars

tog_minus        Understanding Range bars

tog_minus        Understanding Time based bars

tog_minus        Understanding Heiken Ashi bars

tog_minus        Understanding Kagi bars

tog_minus        Understanding Renko bars

tog_minus        Understanding Point and Figure bars

tog_minus        Understanding Line Break bars

tog_minus        Understanding Order Flow Volumetric Bars