Using Trade Performance

<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  Operations > Trade Performance >

Using Trade Performance

Previous page Return to chapter overview Next page

Show/Hide Hidden Text

You can access the Trade Performance window from within the NinjaTrader Control Center window by left mouse clicking on the menu New, and then selecting the menu item Trade Performance.




tog_minus        Understanding the performance report

Performance Report

To generate a performance report:


1.Select the From date
2.Select the To date
3.Press the Generate button


Performance data is generated and displayed in the various Performance Displays.





It is possible to have  before the From date being listed in your report. NinjaTrader generates reports from the last time you were flat. If a particular instrument was already in the middle of a position at the beginning of the From date, NinjaTrader will report all trades prior to this date up to the point where the position was flat. This will ensure you have a complete picture in terms of your performance on any specific date instead of "jumping" into the middle of a position which may cause inaccurate overall performance.



Display Options

Use the Display selector to select both what to display and how to display it.


Available Display Views



Available Display Units



Note: As Forex trade quantities are typically in multiples of 1,000, 10K, and 100K a NinjaTrader feature is to divide (normalize) your Forex trades by your account lot size. Account lot size is recorded per execution and is set by the connection. A micro Forex account is 1,000, a mini Forex account is 10K, a standard Forex account is 100K (FX lot size is set automatically if your broker supports it and if not set manually via the property "FX Lot Size" in the connection setup)


Example: Account is a mini Forex account (10K). A trade is made with quantify of 10k and gain a 1 pip. Instead of recording that profit as 10,000 pips it is recorded as 1 pip of profit.

tog_minus        Understanding Filter Options

Filter Options

Pressing the Filter_Icon Filter icon will expand the Performance tab to include parameters that you can use to filter your performance reports. This filtering is done on an executions basis and not a trades basis.




1. Accounts

Sets the account(s) to be included in the performance report

2. Instruments

Sets the instruments name or type to be included in the performance report

3. Templates

Sets the ATM strategies to be included in the performance report


Tip: The checkbox inline with the filter label will toggle the check mark for all items in that list. Allowing you to quickly select or deselect the entire list.