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Unofficial NinjaTrader 8 wish list thread (NT8)!

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* A programmer working on small improovements.

You know, like little STUPID issues in forms (downloading a day of data only etc.). Why do I have to wait for a version 8 for someone to put in a drop down in the replay speed change? That is an hour of work. Same with data downloads for market replay - a day and the form i a LOT more usable.

I've had small (but really useful) improvements outstanding for years. The sort of thing that helps give your customers some satisfaction and would probably take a summer intern hours to do.

Like remember the currency/percentage/points setting on perf windows, so I don't have to reset it 50 times a day. Or have a hotkey collapse/expand Ninjascript, or have replay jump forward when there is no data, etc etc

Now that they've gone all quiet and seem to be working on version 8 (which I wouldn't even know about if I wasn't a member here) I'm holding my breath even less.

Backtest is so useless for me as a professional day trader (no bid/ask, bar entry granularity etc) that I've stopped using it in favour of replay.

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Like remember the currency/percentage/points setting on perf windows



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When typing (using keyboard) in the Indicator listing, don't stop filtering/sorting/advancing at first character. For example, if I have 100 indicators that start with the letter 'S', I want to type in three chars or so to immediately jump to the one I want.

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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
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I get this message for realise date.

"We are working very hard on our next generation platform and we expect to announce a release date later this year."

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NT 8 wish lists

It would be nice if:

1) When coding in a new strategy or indicator, the lines of code that check to make sure there are enough bars present no longer need to be written every time. It seems like this should be something that is automatically done.

2) the "Go To..." option that is available in the Market Replay connection could become available with the other data connections.

3A) you could sync charts that are using different time bars together for instance a YM 3 min chart with a 60 min YM chart.

3B) you could place the cursor on one of the synced charts (for instance any bar on the 3 min chart) and have another cursor highlight which bar on the hourly synched chart contains the same data as the bar being pointed to in the 3 min chart.

3C) be able to sync 2 charts of different symbols together, and have them display the same time on the X axis so if you move the time in one chart it automatically matches it in the other chart.

4) you could the scroll through the instruments from your instrument list by pressing something on the keyboard like the space bar or the up or down arrows.

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If would be nice if NT worked the same way twice.

Sitting here going on 1 hour going through the list compiled over the years of incantations (unprintable) and spells trying to figure out which one will entice NT to connect with TWS THIS time. Its new trick is sometimes requiring 127.0.0.1 and sometimes the LAN IP in the broker account definition. Anyhooooo,....system rebooted and NT appears to have finished loading so it's back on our heads (punch line from the farmer-in-hell joke).

ETA: NT hanging on log message "Connecting to NinjaTrader data server (64.202.118.179/31654)". Congratulations NT--a condition I've never seen before and I've seen a pile of them.

ETA: problem solved for the time being by changing the IP in the IB account definition to "localhost" from the LAN IP. (which it was set to a few weeks ago after 127.0.0.1 stopped working ). While "localhost" never worked before it does now and I guess that's all that matters. As you were


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It would be nice if:

1) When coding in a new strategy or indicator, the lines of code that check to make sure there are enough bars present no longer need to be written every time. It seems like this should be something that is automatically done.

2) the "Go To..." option that is available in the Market Replay connection could become available with the other data connections.

3A) you could sync charts that are using different time bars together for instance a YM 3 min chart with a 60 min YM chart.

3B) you could place the cursor on one of the synced charts (for instance any bar on the 3 min chart) and have another cursor highlight which bar on the hourly synched chart contains the same data as the bar being pointed to in the 3 min chart.

3C) be able to sync 2 charts of different symbols together, and have them display the same time on the X axis so if you move the time in one chart it automatically matches it in the other chart.

4) you could the scroll through the instruments from your instrument list by pressing something on the keyboard like the space bar or the up or down arrows.

2, 3A, 3B, 3C, you should be able to do these currently using the global cursor.

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When exporting a zip build, should have an option to use a textbox for 'comments'.

Those comments are displayed immediately before any other action taken when importing, along with a "proceed" / "cancel" button. It acts like a required readme.

Also, if files need to be replaced, we can surely be smarter about it. For example showing the date and file size comparison of the old / new files, instead of the generic message currently shown.

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When exporting a zip build, should have an option to use a textbox for 'comments'.

Those comments are displayed immediately before any other action taken when importing, along with a "proceed" / "cancel" button. It acts like a required readme.

Also, if files need to be replaced, we can surely be smarter about it. For example showing the date and file size comparison of the old / new files, instead of the generic message currently shown.

Mike

It would also be nice to be able to change the location (and set new default) where the zip is exported to.

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Upon import of zip, a summary window with the list of the names of indicators should be displayed. This is because it is often very difficult for users to find the name of the indicator in the indicator list they just imported, as it often differs substantially from the name of the zip file.

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Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
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