Free Customizable Futures Trading Charts

Analyze The Futures Markets With Customizable Futures Trading Charts

Easily create futures trading charts that can be accessed from any device and customized to your preference using a host of styles, timeframes, and technical indicators. You’re able to create custom online futures charts through NinjaTrader, which unlocks a world of possibilities for your trades. Not only that, but NinjaTrader is completely FREE to use for charting, backtesting, trade simulation, and technical analysis.

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Visualize The Markets To Make Informed Decisions

Trade direct from your futures trading charts and explore 100s of indicators and 10+ chart styles to expand your technical analysis.

Analyze the Distribution of Trading Volume

Identify buying and selling pressure to confirm market movement in a specific direction as the trading action unfolds through visualization of the order flow. Use volumetric bars, a custom volume profile indicator, order flow VWAP, order flow cumulative Delta and more.
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Focus Your Technical Analysis

Customize your futures trading charts to fit your trading style or strategy. Personalize your trading setup with access to 1000s of apps and add-ons built specifically for NinjaTrader.
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Sharpen Your Trading Skills

Test your ideas risk-free in a simulated trading environment with our free trading charts before putting money at risk. You’ll have access to live streaming market data so you’ll be well prepared for the real-world trading environment.
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Monitor the futures markets with powerful real-time analysis

NinjaTrader's free trading charts opens the door to further insight to perform & boost your trading capabilities through data & analysis.

  • Easily monitor market data based on your predefined conditions to rank, scan, and sort tick by tick. 
  • Trigger custom alerts, social media sharing, and orders based on indicator values, price or time data and more.
  • Leverage additional analytic tools including Time & Sales, Level II, Hot Lists, News, and more.
  • Place trades directly from your futures trading charts using Chart Trader.


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Analyze the Futures Markets with Free Trading Charts

Creating free futures charts through our futures charting software helps traders visualize market data and make more informed trading decisions. 

Get started on your trading journey with NinjaTrader’s free futures charts and simulated trading powered by real-time futures market data.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Futures Trading Charts

You read a futures trading chart by reviewing the bars. A futures trading chart is a representation of historical price data; each bar in the chart is built based on a user-specified timeframe or interval. Each bar can represent one minute, one day, one week, or any timeframe of price and volume action depending on what the trader needs for their analysis. Each bar in the trading chart has four data points: the open, the high, the low, and the close of the bar. Reading a futures trading chart allows traders to derive trend direction, key support, and resistance levels to make better, more informed trading decisions.
There are many trading charts that are useful in futures trading, one of which is a tick chart. A tick chart is useful in futures trading as it is a type of bar interval based on the number of trades that occur in a bar.

Tick charts are a more dynamic way to build bars in a chart. When the market is active, more bars are built in the chart; when the market is less active, fewer bars are built. This allows indicators to react more dynamically to the price action than time-based bar intervals.

To learn more about futures trading charts, tune in to our livestreams or review your customization options to make your futures trading practice more unique to you.
With a large variety of charting software on the market, the best is one that provides you the tools to trade futures effectively. NinjaTrader’s award-winning desktop trading platform has advanced charting that allows you to customize your futures trading indicators and build trading strategies that can be tested, plus a wide range of other powerful features that can grow with a trader like you as your experience expands.
Real-time and historical futures market data is distributed by futures exchanges and other third parties. You can connect real-time market data to your NinjaTrader account by subscribing to those exchanges for the symbols and markets you want to trade and analyze. These subscriptions also include extensive historical market data, which means you can see your charts update to follow real-time market conditions. You can get started with a free 14-day trial of live futures data through NinjaTrader by creating your free account here.