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Within the Help Guide are numerous videos providing a step by step tour through the NinjaTrader Platform. Select your area of interest below to view an expanded list of all available topics within each category.


Using NinjaTrader 7?

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Trade Controls Overview

The Trade Controls Overview video provides a walkthrough of various trade management features which can be accessed in a variety of order-entry windows. Several order-entry windows are shown in the video to show the commonalities in how trade controls operate in  NinjaTrader.



Chart Trader Overview

Chart Trader allows orders and positions to be entered and managed directly within a chart window. Advanced Trade Management strategies can be employed directly in the Chart Trader window. Orders and positions on multiple instruments can be managed within a single chart window, as well. This video covers the basics of enabling and using Chart Trader, including a visual method of placing Limit and Stop orders.



SuperDOM Order Submission Overview

This video covers submitting new orders in the SuperDOM.



SuperDOM Position Management Overview

The SuperDOM Position Management Overview video covers scaling in, scaling out, and closing positions directly in the SuperDOM.



SuperDOM Order Modification Overview

This video shows the ways in which resting orders can be modified directly in the SuperDOM.



Attach to Indicator Overview

The Attach to Indicator feature allows resting orders to be attached to indicator plots, automatically updating an order's price as the indicator value changes. This feature can be used to partially automate entries, exits, stop losses, and profit targets. The Attach to Indicator Overview video provides working examples of using this feature in Chart Trader and the SuperDOM.



Overview of the Basic Entry and FX Pro Windows

The Basic Entry and FX Pro windows conveniently group order-entry and market analysis features into compact windows which function in similar ways. This video explores the layout and basic features of both window.


tog_minus        Advanced Trade Management (ATM) Strategies

Advanced Trade Management Overview

Advanced Trade Management Strategies, also referred to as ATM Strategies, provide a layer of discretionary automation to manage a position's exit orders without the need to make continual manual modifications. The Advanced Trade Management Overview video introduces and defines ATM Strategies, while demonstrating a simple ATM setup.



ATM Stop Strategies

ATM Stop Strategies provide additional functionality for the stop losses placed by an ATM Strategy, including auto-breakeven, auto-trail, and Simulated Stop orders.



ATM Additional Options and Strategy Selection Modes

Additional options for ATM Strategies include Auto-Reverse and Auto-Chase features, and the ability to specific the order type used for profit targets and stop losses. ATM Strategy Selection Modes determine the behavior of the ATM Strategy Control List after placing an order.



Advanced Trade Management Examples

In the final Advanced Trade Management video, several real-world examples are created and saved as templates for later use, showing many core ATM features in use in a live market.



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SuperDOM Display Overview

The SuperDOM displays five levels of market depth on a price ladder, and allows for the entry and management of orders and positions, as well as the use of Advanced Trade Management Strategies. The SuperDOM Display Overview video covers the layout and basic functionality of the SuperDOM.



Static vs. Dynamic Price Ladder

Two versions of the SuperDOM are available: Static and Dynamic. This video covers the difference between the two.




Working with Indicators on the SuperDOM

The Working with Indicators video provides an overview of configuring technical indicators on the SuperDOM. Just like charts, the SuperDOM can display a wide range of price- and volume-based indicators, and allows resting orders to be attached to indicator plots moving in real-time.




SuperDOM Columns Overview

The SuperDOM Columns Overview shows how additional columns can be added to a SuperDOM window to display profit and loss, volume, notes, or any information configured in a custom column created via NinjaScript.


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Control Center Overview

The Control Center acts as the primary window in NinjaTrader, providing access to all trading windows, performance reporting, and other features of the platform. This video provides an overview of the Control Center's layout and menus.



Control Center Tabbed Display and Account Data

The Control Center's tabbed layout provides quick access to Orders, Positions, Accounts, Strategies, and Executions. The Control Center Tabbed Display and Account Data video covers navigating Control Center tabs, as well as managing and editing connected brokerage accounts.


tog_minus        Market Analyzer

Market Analyzer Display Overview

The Market Analyzer is NinjaTrader's answer to the traditional quote sheet, adding a wide range of functionality to extend the features of traditional quote sheets, such as the ability to view indicator values, create alerts, and link to charts and order-entry windows for instant instrument switching. The Market Analyzer Display video covers these features in detail.



Market Analyzer Columns and Indicators

The Market Analyzer can be configured with a wide range of pre-built and custom columns and indicators. This video demonstrates applying and configuring these items.


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Overview of Alerts

Alerts can be configured on Charts or Market Analyzer windows, allowing you to set custom actions to take when pre-defined conditions are met in the market, including automatically placing orders or sharing messages via social media. This video covers configuring and testing alerts using the Simulated Data Feed.



Alerts Examples

In this video, a few real-world examples of alerts are set up in a Chart and Market Analyzer to show the Alerts feature in action.


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Creating Charts Overview

NinjaTrader charts feature a wide range of advanced features and options, which are covered in several videos. The Creating Charts Overview provides a walkthrough of creating a new chart or duplicating an existing chart.



Navigating Charts Overview

The Navigating Charts Overview video picks up where the Creating Charts video left off, showing you how to manage instruments, navigate chart windows, and manipulate the viewable area of charts.



Working With Indicators on Charts

Technical indicators plot mathematical derivatives of price action graphical on charts. Over 100 indicators come pre-loaded with NinjaTrader and can be applied right away. Additionally, custom indicators can be developed via NinjaScript or obtained through third-party vendors for an even greater array of indicator selections.



Chart Panels and Objects Overview

Charts can contain numerous objects, including bars series, indicator plots, Drawing Objects, and execution plots. The Chart Panels and Objects Overview video shows how to manage, drag and drop, or copy and paste chart objects.



Chart Drawing Objects

Drawing Objects allow you to mark any area of a chart panel in a variety of ways. Numerous Drawing Objects are available for use right away, including several Fibonacci tools, and additional Drawing Objects can be created via NinjaScript or obtained from third-party vendors.



Working with Price Data on Charts

Charts allow you to view price data in a wide variety of formats, including different Chart Styles, Bar Types, and intervals. This video provides an overview of setting up price data to your liking on a chart.


tog_minus        Market Data Windows

FX Board Display

The FX Board allows forex traders to view a wide range of forex instruments at a glance, using an advanced interface to quick enter, exit, and manage trades on numerous instruments from within a single window. The FX Board Display video covers the layout and primary functions of the FX Board.



Level II Window Overview

The Level II window presents a complete view of market depth events for an instrument, displaying all 10 levels of depth, including the price, size, volume, and spread of each order. This video covers the basics of opening, populating, and reading the Level II window.



Time & Sales Window Overview

The Time & Sales window can be used to view granular details about all orders being filled at the exchange for a particular instrument. This video provides an overview of the layout and basic operation of the Time & Sales window.


tog_minus        Miscellaneous

Window Management Overview

NinjaTrader windows include common features to increase workflow and workspace efficiency. The Window Management Overview video covers such topics as creating and editing tabs within windows, and duplicating existing content in new windows.



Hot List Analyzer Overview

The Hot List Analyzer screens equity instruments based on a variety of criteria with over 30 filters. For example, this window can be used to spot the most active, highest gaining, or highest losing stocks of the day on an individual exchange. This video shows how to set up and populate the Hot List Analyzer.



Share and Print Overview

Sharing content such as positions and chart screenshots is an integral feature in NinjaTrader. The Share and Print Overview video covers linking social media accounts to NinjaTrader and sharing content from a variety of windows within the platform.



Trade Performance Overview

The Trade Performance window provides robust reporting on the performance of completed trades, including a number of graphs covering popular performance metrics. The Trade Performance Overview video provides a high-level overview of using the Trade Performance window and it's various filters to view meaningful performance reports.



Playback Connection

The Playback connection allows you to use Market Replay data, or historical data, to play back market action from previous days. This video provides an overview of downloading Market Replay data, setting up the Playback connection, and playing data back at different speeds.



Strategy Builder Overview

The Strategy Builder is used to generate NinjaScript based strategies for automated systems trading. This video provides an overview of creating a strategy.


tog_minus        Strategy Backtesting and Optimization

Strategy Analyzer Overview

NinjaScript strategies can be backtested and optimized to test theoretical strategy performance on historical data within the Strategy Analyzer. The Strategy Analyzer Overview covers the basic layout of the Strategy Analyzer, and individual test types will be covered in greater detail in future videos.



Backtesting Strategies

The Backtesting Strategies video walks through the process of configuring, running, and analyzing the results of a standard strategy backtest in the Strategy Analyzer. All configurable backtest properties are covered in this video.



Optimizing Strategies

Strategy optimizations allow you to iterate over a pre-defined range of strategy input values to determine the combination of property values which score highest on a chosen performance metric. The Optimizing Strategies video covers the aspects of optimizations which differ from standard backtests.



Understanding Walk-Forward Optimization

Walk-Forward Optimization combines the features of optimizations and standard backtests. This Backtest Type performs an optimization over a pre-defined date range, then applies the optimal parameter combinations to a standard backtest over another pre-defined date range.



Understanding Multi-Objective Optimization

Multi-Objective Optimization uses Pareto Analysis to find a set of possible input-value combinations which score higher or lower on individual metrics (of which there can be many), but for which there are no obviously superior alternatives on all metrics tested. This video introduces the goals of Multi-Objective Optimization and explains the concept of the Pareto Frontier.



Understanding the Genetic Algorithm

The Genetic Algorithm is an optional optimization engine which leverages evolutionary theory to find optimal combinations of strategy input parameters through multi-generational crossover and mutation, focusing on the fittest individuals in each generation.