Trading

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The Trading category sets all trading properties and allows configuration of simulation accounts.

tog_minus        Understanding trading properties

Trading Properties

Trading properties can be set in the Options window with the Trading category selected. There are several properties each are described below:

 

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General


Confirm order placement

Sets if NinjaTrader will open a popup to confirm each order placed preventing an accidental order submission.

Start in global simulation mode

Sets if NinjaTrader will start with Global Simulation Mode enabled preventing live orders from being submitted until you manually disable Global Simulation Mode.

Use order entry hot keys

If checked NinjaTrader will allow you to submit orders using the order-entry Hot Keys, which can be defined in the Hot Keys window. See the "Hot Keys" section for more information.

Calculations


Use FIFO for position average price calculations

Sets if the position average entry price will be based on the FIFO (First in First Out) method or LIFO (Last in First Out) method.

Use last price for PnL

Sets if the last trade price is used to calculate profit and loss, or if the Bid will be used for long positions and the Ask for short positions.

Simulator


Enforce immediate fills

Sets if orders on simulation accounts will be filled immediately instead of using the NinjaTrader advanced simulation fill engine.

Enforce partial fills

Sets if partial fills will be forced on simulation orders. When disabled, orders are filled based on the NinjaTrader advanced simulation fill engine.

Simulation color

Sets the background color of any order interface that has a simulation account selected. This feature is disabled if set to "Transparent".

Auto close position


Enable

Sets if NinjaTrader will close out any positions automatically at the specified time. For see more information, see the "Understanding the auto close position function" section below.

Instruments

Sets the instruments for which NinjaTrader will attempt to close positions at the specified time. This is set for each individual order-entry window, and can be set here by selecting the Instruments field and clicking add in the window that appears.

Time

Sets the time at which NinjaTrader will attempt to automatically close positions held in the instruments set in the instruments field. Note: The time will be based upon the timezone set up in the General section of the Options window.

tog_minus        Understanding the auto close position function

Auto Close Position

NinjaTrader can be set to automatically attempt to close a position at a designated time that is configured in the Tools > Options > Trading menu, you can also add instruments through the NinjaTrader trading interfaces via right click and selecting Auto close position.

 

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Auto close position


Enable

Sets if NinjaTrader will close out any positions automatically at the specified time.

Instruments

Sets the instruments for which NinjaTrader will attempt to close positions at the specified time. This is set for each individual order-entry window, and can be set here by selecting the Instruments field and clicking add in the window that appears

Time

Sets the time at which NinjaTrader will attempt to automatically close positions held in the instruments set in the instruments field. Note: The time will be based upon the timezone set up in the General section of the Options window.

 

Note: This feature is not available to Direct Edition license users. Please contact sales@ninjatrader.com for upgrade options.