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Unofficial NinjaTrader 8 wish list thread (NT8)!

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 ejtrader 
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- Support esignal/TT - from 64 bit version.
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Options to the Data Box have been in my "wish list" for years.

1) An option "Bar Lock" check box to lock the data given to the current bar (presently the data is given for the bar aligned to the cursor only.)

2) An option to toggle up or down the position of the indicators listed in the Data box so the data of two or more indicators can be more easily compared.

3) An option to make a default of an user defined set up including above mentioned changes. In my case, I don't either need to know the Panel Number, Data Series or Indicator labels. They unnecessarily occupy useful space in the chart and I have tot change it at every start.

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1) Allow more instruments commissions settings. The ones planned now are not enough.
I'm thinking about forex trading but this can apply to other instruments types from broker to broker, it is not uncommon that commissions are defined by % of notional trade value. For instance my FX broker requires 0.0025% of notional trade value on FX pairs. This is special in the way that the commissions are not fixed but change depending on the evolving price you trade. That implies commissions can vary mucho mucho especially on mid long-term trading.
Very precise commissions are vital when backtesting from Strategy Analyser and right now, I need to export my trades to Excel or use another trading software to take care of commissions based on % of notional trade value, which is a pain in the ass. Ninja should absolutely address this issue.

2) About Strategy Analyser results, nowadays you can display them either by Currency, Percent or Points. It would be nice to add "Ticks" display.

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Diversification can be one key to automated trading success.

My biggest dream would be that NT8 has the ability to combine numerous Strategies results natively into one diversified Equity Curve (be it, different strategies from same instruments, or same strategy on different instruments, different strategies on different instruments)

This would be a MAJOR and truely interesting addition (without the need to goof around with time extensive alternative routes to take care of this)

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The most irritating thing about NT7 for me is the almost complete lack of persistence for any setting. For example:

1. If I switch from minute to daily data then back the days to load resets to 5 days.... why.
2. Account Performance always starts in Percent... I must have switched back to currency thousands of times.... why.
3. Strategy Optimizer, after every run or even tab change all the chart indicators are lost and load template does not work because the trade markers and text are lost.

I can go on but you get the point. A big key to a user friendly piece of software is having it work with the user rather than fighting him. For me the lack of persistence really gets on my nerves. And the kicker is that it only takes a couple of lines of code (per data point) to add persistence.

Just my little rant, obviously I would like to see substantive features added but feel that the user experience could be vastly improved, overall a great application.

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The most irritating thing about NT7 for me is the almost complete lack of persistence for any setting. For example:

1. If I switch from minute to daily data then back the days to load resets to 5 days.... why.
2. Account Performance always starts in Percent... I must have switched back to currency thousands of times.... why.
3. Strategy Optimizer, after every run or even tab change all the chart indicators are lost and load template does not work because the trade markers and text are lost.

I can go on but you get the point. A big key to a user friendly piece of software is having it work with the user rather than fighting him. For me the lack of persistence really gets on my nerves. And the kicker is that it only takes a couple of lines of code (per data point) to add persistence.

Just my little rant, obviously I would like to see substantive features added but feel that the user experience could be vastly improved, overall a great application.

I believe for item 1 you can right-click and set defaults for that data type.

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I believe for item 1 you can right-click and set defaults for that data type.

Mike

Thank you for pointing that out. You have made me a little happier today...

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I know this has been griped about, but I am not up to date if it is a done deal for NT8: please give us 10 levels of depth on the DOM, like much of the competition has.

Not to mention, it's sad when a cellphone with completely inferior hardware and software, is able to produce this.


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I know this has been griped about, but I am not up to date if it is a done deal for NT8: please give us 10 levels of depth on the DOM, like much of the competition has.

Was already covered in the NT8 webinar, it will be there.

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Feature request - universal 'counter' for all chart types -- one indicator that handles time (countdown), tick, volume, range, etc.

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it would be nice to add to the list of indicators

PriorWeekOHLC
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A 64bit version of NTDirect.dll would be really great! Endless possibilities...

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how about these

Next day OHLC
Next month OHLC

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About Strategy templates, when you right clicks settings to "Set default", the chapters 'General' , 'Order Handling' and 'Order Properties' are not saved, unlike 'Parameters' and "Historical Fixx Processing' . This can be frustrating, please manage to Set default all chapters (without the need to hard code, that's what templates are for).

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I know this has been griped about, but I am not up to date if it is a done deal for NT8: please give us 10 levels of depth on the DOM, like much of the competition has.



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Was already covered in the NT8 webinar, it will be there.

Mike

10 levels or unlimited ?

I connect to my broker via API and get 20 levels. Would be nice if that works without limitation. Thx

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10 levels or unlimited ?

I connect to my broker via API and get 20 levels. Would be nice if that works without limitation. Thx

It depends on the exchange/market I believe as to how many levels are delivered. I would imagine @NinjaTrader will support however many the exchange will send, but better to let them answer.

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I wish for inverted charts and ability to use inverted prices in indicators like the way TOS does with just adding "-" to the beginning of the ticker.


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Multi currency
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Ninja allows trading in instruments denominated in different currencies. It even vaguely acknowledges the fact by putting your local currency symbol (£ for me) in the profit columns on the strategies tab, next to *every* currency amount. Switch to the account performance tab, and the Euro amounts that were listed as pounds are now listed with a dollar sign. In fact everything is now listed with a dollar sign. The same is true of backtest. Many of the amounts are simply wrong. The Gilt and the Bund are listed as dollars, and if you added a Bund profit to a USD loss elsewhere you could be in profit even though you are listed as being in loss.

All trading tools used primarily by professional traders handle multi currency. The fact that Ninja handles it very slightly is even worse than not at all, since it's inconsistent.

Does anyone know if NT8 is planning to add multi-currency support for backtesting?

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- i would wish a increase / decrease button for the charttrader. maybe like this (see picture)
(i dont wanna use basic entry window ore other for this funtion..)
- also a breakeven button for the charttrader

- and colour changeable for the cross hair(more decent)

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- i would wish a increase / decrease button for the charttrader. maybe like this (see picture)
(i dont wanna use basic entry window ore other for this funtion..)
- also a breakeven button for the charttrader

- and colour changeable for the cross hair(more decent)

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Input field Tab order should proceed in a logical use manner not in a random fashion as it does now.
For example when editing strategy optimizer parameter fields Tabbing should proceed to the next parameter, not to the current instrument -> instruments tab -> ??? -> Summary tab -> ??? -> Strategy List... as it does now. Not very user friendly.

Minor nit-pick but little things like that are the difference between a user friendly polished piece of software and one where the user gets the feeling that the programmer just said, "well its good enough".

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Input field Tab order should proceed in a logical use manner not in a random fashion as it does now.
For example when editing strategy optimizer parameter fields Tabbing should proceed to the next parameter, not to the current instrument -> instruments tab -> ??? -> Summary tab -> ??? -> Strategy List... as it does now. Not very user friendly.

Minor nit-pick but little things like that are the difference between a user friendly polished piece of software and one where the user gets the feeling that the programmer just said, "well its good enough".

Agree, I am a big user of the tab key and keyboard in general as opposed to mouse. It's much faster when doing things of a repetitious nature.

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Not sure if these things have been mentioned, or if the exist, but...

1. Ability to turn off and on the extended portion of a Ray.
2. Ability do click drawn fibs and erase individual lines independently without having to go into the properties and uncheck the one you don't want.
3. Having price show on a horizontal line placed on the chart.
4. Being able to align all charts in a workspace in various ways automaticslly. For example, if you have 4 chats you could click align equally and each chart would be the same size. Or align vertically or horizontal.

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The ability for a broker to push notifications for specific user or in general to all users.
Alerting customers to rollovers, fed dates, major economic releases, etc

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At present - NT calculates the values for Primary data series First and then secondary dataseries - though the code has an explicit order in which events have to be calculated (first calculate on secondary series and then primary series). This seems to be a limitation with NT and would like to have it addressed and the flexibility should be given to user on the sequence of calculations.

Got to admit Sierra Chart have done a fantastic work in this space to accommodate the Sequence of calculations - which is very accurate way to do it - when needed and would like to have some what similar flexibility in NT as well - let the code decide which series to be calculated first.

More details in these threads:

MTF - Consistent way to update primary based on secondary data - NinjaTrader Support Forum

https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/error.php

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Any news on release date?

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Any news on release date?

We can start taking bets?

@NinjaTrader Ray will be back on Feb 27th on futures.io (formerly BMT) for another webinar on NT8. So it's probably a good idea to stay tuned to that webinar.

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set an over under, closest guy wins. Requires either official company press release as that will have a time stamp...or the actual first day available.

I'll take the OVER.

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NT8 feature request: Increase the number of simultaneous threads for IQFeed connections. IQFeed is rate limiting at about 1.5MB/sec per thread/connection. I would want 4 threads that way it would better utilize my connection and speed up the download of data as needed.

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am sure NT8 dev closed new features many months ago but ..

I would love floating windows ie outside current workspace eg: i have 3 or 4 workspaces and always have an ES chart open, that means that i have to duplicate the same ES charts 3 or 4 times so i can view the same info.

If floating windows were available i could move this out the current workspace and not use up extra resource

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Chart: Zoom IN & OUT using the mouse wheel (both scales at the same time) Pan: left click drag, so easy & fast to navigate a chart this way

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Cache optimizer results in memory so that you can display things like the summary tab, equity curve and other graphs, trade listing, etc -- instantly. If you are worried about memory consumption then just give me the option to enable it. There are those of us like me who will build whatever hardware needed to make things fast.

Today alone I've wasted huge amounts of time because each time I switch between different optimizer result sets, and I check the graphs tab, it takes a good 5 minutes to load. This is on a 5ghz i7, 32GB memory, 2x256GB SSD in RAID 0. CPU usage about 10%.

It's just very aggravating to have to wait so long for results that it just finished completing... just keep it in memory, even if you have to create the blotter or tables as images and just cache the damn image in memory! Anything to make the main graphs load instantly as you switch result sets.

Yes I realize I am using a very large data set. Data is big, and getting bigger, this is only going to get worse in years ahead.

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am sure NT8 dev closed new features many months ago but ..

I would love floating windows ie outside current workspace eg: i have 3 or 4 workspaces and always have an ES chart open, that means that i have to duplicate the same ES charts 3 or 4 times so i can view the same info.

If floating windows were available i could move this out the current workspace and not use up extra resource

Completely valid request IMHO @gktk , and a good one, in the sense that it would avoid unnecessary duplication of the same chart across many workspaces, plus the bigger draw on CPU cycles that might be occurring by having the same indicators across each of those same charts: depending on the indicators used, if a data/tick surge comes along, CPU cycles can sharply increase.

Am also posting here with a possible alternative, if it is a sort of 'status snapshot' that you are after. Although MT4 has little respect, there are brokers that have a robust set of world index instruments, futures, commodities and more available via demo/free MT4 feeds. The advantage of MT4 is that it has a very light memory and CPU cycle footprint, and chart timeframe changes are instantaneous. In your case, you could choose to display your various ES charts within MT4. Since those of us with multiple workspaces are usually sticklers for screen real estate, there are MT4 scripts/indicators that tap into the WinAPI that will undock the charts, allowing you to place or float whatever chart wherever you want, outside of the MT4 'main' screen: if your charts are to remain static and you are simply after a view of that ES or whatever other forex/future/commodity is doing, this might be a good option for you. (In my screenshots below, I am not making use of the undock or float feature in my link.)

There are other scripts that will allow one to remove the default title bar that would sit atop every MT4 chart, a la @vvhg's NT7 equivalents - if you're stacking lots of charts into a smallish space, this frees up vast real estate IMO; in my screenshots below, I have both the title bars and the chart's borders removed. Those tools are here. (BTW, make sure you're permitting DLL calls from within MT4's option settings, and, if you're going to rotate profiles, you must use the indicator [on each chart] to make the changes 'stick', as opposed to using the scripts)

If one really wants to take it further, it's possible to set up a sort of looping timed screen flipping between various workspaces of charts in MT4 (they're called profiles); in my screenshots, I have an Asia and a Europe collection of charts.

Oh, and the MT4 broker I'm using is GCI. They seem to offer unlimited length demos, reliability/uptime is almost perfect, plus in addition to most futures instruments, they have index/sector influencing stocks like AAPL, JPM, etc., etc. My color scheme here is plain-jane boring, and I am largely indicatorless, but, MT4 is quite configurable, with pretty much NT7-equivalent indicators available. Coupled with the minimal usage of X and Y chart region space + the above mods, this is a rather effective usage of precious screen real estate IMO, and could serve to diminish NT7 workload.

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Id really like to see Ninjatrader 8 accept multiple data feeds at the one time.



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Id really like to see Ninjatrader 8 accept multiple data feeds at the one time.



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I think Ray confirmed that already in last futures.io (formerly BMT) webinar

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I know it is too late to add to this thread, but Cluster Analysis is one great feature introduced by TradeStation to test robustness of trading systems, also to find best re-optimalization period.

"While a single WFA may provide a preliminary indication of whether a strategy is robust, the Cluster Analysis feature of WFO is generally a better method for proving or disproving the validity of a trading strategy and optimization procedure. As a bonus, the Cluster Analysis matrix helps determine how frequently the strategy should be re-optimized for optimal performance on unseen data."

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I would guesstimate that 80-90% of the use of unmanaged orders is to:
1: Deal with overfill
2: Provide bracket order functionality

If NT8 would provide better way of dealing with overfills in managed mode that would be a huge improvement.
One simple suggestion would be to allow for choosing OverfillHandlingMethod in Initialize() eg:
 
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OverfillHandlingMethod OverfillHandlingMethod.Default //Default, current way of dealing with overfills

OverfillHandlingMethod OverfillHandlingMethod.FlatAndContinue //Flatten All and Continue running strategy
OverfillHandlingMethod OverfillHandlingMethod.SomethingElse //whatever else 
Some options/possibility to decide what to do if the dreaded overfill happens would be welcome (in manged mode).

Another request would be to have a "Development Mode" set in Options to allow for editing Strategy parameters without a need to endless click on Enabled=false -> Apply -> Change Parameters -> Enabled=true -> Apply etc.
This mode could only be available for Sim accounts (just in case)

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Another request would be to have a "Development Mode" set in Options to allow for editing Strategy parameters without a need to endless click on Enabled=false -> Apply -> Change Parameters -> Enabled=true -> Apply etc.
This mode could only be available for Sim accounts (just in case)

In #initialize, set Enabled = true;

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In #initialize, set Enabled = true;

Mike

This only works the first time you load the strategy - if you want to change the parameters (from parameters grid) after strategy started you still need to go through the entire process I have a beef with.

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This only works the first time you load the strategy - if you want to change the parameters (from parameters grid) after strategy started you still need to go through the entire process I have a beef with.

Yes I understand what you are saying now, and agree completely. I usually just remove the entire strategy and re-add, the only time I am altering parameters is after optimization. It was easier with NT 6.5.

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This only works the first time you load the strategy - if you want to change the parameters (from parameters grid) after strategy started you still need to go through the entire process I have a beef with.

@gregid you could dock a panel to the chart and add controls for your inputs. Once you code it once, it would be easy to adjust for different strategies.

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Apologies if this has already been asked, but does anyone know if there are any plans to fix the calculations for MFE, MAE and ETD under account performance when scaling out of a position.

This works perfectly when you trade AIAO, but when you scale out NT takes your final trade figures and uses them for the parts of the position that you've already scaled out of.

To simplify the below example lets just say 1 tick = $1
Short 2 contracts at $58
Scale out 1 contract at $48
Price moves down to $35
Stopped out of last contract at $39
Position did not move against us ie: MAE = 0

The correct stats for the above example should be:
1st contract: MAE = $0, MFE = $10, ETD = $0
2nd contract: MAE = $0, MFE = $23, ETD = $4

NT would display the following incorrect stats:
1st contract: MAE = $0, MFE = $23, ETD = $9
2nd contract: MAE = $0, MFE = $23, ETD = $4

MFE and MAE should only be applicable while you are in the trade for each contract. NT seems to be using the final figures for the trade, but applying them to contracts that you scaled out of.

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hi all,
i don't use global cross hair because i don't want the cross hair moves at all charts at the same time.
So i use the normal cross hair for my 6 charts. The problem is, when i check something at one chart and go to another, the cross hair often(not always) stays at the chart and it looks like i have drawn a horizontal and vertical line on it..

If you can turn this of please tell me. Otherwise it's on my wishlist

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In my wish list there is the capacity to save an indicator with multiple set-up defaults (as it is done in the Indicator Parameter Window) eg. Default 1,(a), default 2,(b). It would also help if a name coud be added.

This is useful if one compares same indicator with different parameters and brings them up on multiple charts.

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Be able to load charts data by selecting "Bar units to load" on top / instead of "Days to load" which already exists.

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Currently, when I have to reinstall NinjaTrader (which rarely happens), then I lose a lot of work and it takes me hours

- to rebuild my session templates
- to enter rollover dates and offsets

Those are currently not stored separately. So I cannot retrieve them after a major failure of the software.

I would like to be able to save

- instrument settings for all instruments traded (including default session template, holiday settings, symbols for connecting to a data provider, rollover dates and offsets)

- session templates

and retrieve them for sending them to other traders or simply to have them as a backup for a later installation of NinjaTrader.

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- Docking main window. Being able to minimize it to the dock (click it and you have the menu options).

- Unremovable sessions. Being updated from Ninja servers if anything changes. (like CME last year) and as a backup.

- Many templates for the indicator's settings, not only the default template. Many indicators have lots of settings for different uses and configurations.

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- Templates for indicators settings, not only for charts. Many indicators have lots of settings (Gomi's indicators for example) and usually we need to apply the same settings to different charts with different indicators in it.

@Thierryq,

you can do that already with nt 7. in the template folder:



and to save it, right click in the indicator window:


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@Thierryq,

you can do that already with nt 7. in the template folder:



and to save it, right click in the indicator window:


Thanks a lot Silvester!

But we can only save it as default right? Not different templates for the same indicator.

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order management improvements

the static dome is the basic form of order entry, that the automated system are thanking the trading gods for.

ok, that was a reference to "Any Given Sunday, when Coach Tony D had a string of victories on his side, and the commentators were saying that he must be thanking the Football Gods for.

ok, in all seriousness, any automated system as well as most of the other retail brokerage trading platforms, have more sophisticated static order entry domes, and are really happy that all those retail customers still using something as clunky and archaic as what we use, still is in existence.

without being specific, and allowing for the surprise factor to be achieved, by not being specific, another request for NT8 would be to rewrite and significantly improve the dome(s), or at least the static dome.

A) observe at least 4 other platforms, whether Navigator, X-Trader, TradeStation, or any other combination of retail platforms in this specific area and see what features they offer

B) observe those dome features, from the perspective of betting your bottom dollar, not from the perspective of cold, clinical, freezing doctor's hands on the examination table, but from someone having a trade on, that does these two outcomes:

B1) trade scenario: "an active position that is profitable, and jumps +8 further than the current BE+4"
..... provide a 1 click order modifier that is preset with ticks, so that trader can jump up, say +4 of that +8
..... see how other platforms handle profitable orders to maximize the gains reached, instead of just seeing them and watching them vanish

B2) trade scenario: "an active position is losing, and has trend of further loss eminent"
..... opposite of above scenario, provide some means of a 1 click order modifier to either move stop loss or jump to a "closer to current price level", than having the full stop run through

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understand that someone stated, regarding Zenfire, and probably other platforms too, that stop orders get higher priority than market and executable limit orders.

understand too that this trading environment has been in effect for years, and will not change much, and one either needs provide the tools to let traders remain, or watch the pool of usable, qualified customers continue to vanish due to being failed traders

--------

broad strokes on the description, broad strokes on the example and whatever possible solution, but something that closes the gap that is huge by comparison to the other order entry domes that exist, is really a top priority

perhaps this has been alluded to, or described previously, perhaps this description will provide more detail so that something can be done to close this essential gap

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Thanks a lot Silvester!

But we can only save it as default right? Not different templates for the same indicator.

@Thierryq,

not sure if I understand correctly.

you save that indicator as default. and every time you apply this indicator to a chart, it'll load the saved settings. if you mean having more than one setting you can save for that indicator, then the answer is no. only one, the default.

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@Thierryq,

not sure if I understand correctly.

you save that indicator as default. and every time you apply this indicator to a chart, it'll load the saved settings. if you mean having more than one setting you can save for that indicator, then the answer is no. only one, the default.

That was exactly my question. Thanks!

I'll change my post to clarify it.

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order management improvements

the static dome is the basic form of order entry, that the automated system are thanking the trading gods for.

ok, that was a reference to "Any Given Sunday, when Coach Tony D had a string of victories on his side, and the commentators were saying that he must be thanking the Football Gods for.

ok, in all seriousness, any automated system as well as most of the other retail brokerage trading platforms, have more sophisticated static order entry domes, and are really happy that all those retail customers still using something as clunky and archaic as what we use, still is in existence.

without being specific, and allowing for the surprise factor to be achieved, by not being specific, another request for NT8 would be to rewrite and significantly improve the dome(s), or at least the static dome.

A) observe at least 4 other platforms, whether Navigator, X-Trader, TradeStation, or any other combination of retail platforms in this specific area and see what features they offer

B) observe those dome features, from the perspective of betting your bottom dollar, not from the perspective of cold, clinical, freezing doctor's hands on the examination table, but from someone having a trade on, that does these two outcomes:

B1) trade scenario: "an active position that is profitable, and jumps +8 further than the current BE+4"
..... provide a 1 click order modifier that is preset with ticks, so that trader can jump up, say +4 of that +8
..... see how other platforms handle profitable orders to maximize the gains reached, instead of just seeing them and watching them vanish

B2) trade scenario: "an active position is losing, and has trend of further loss eminent"
..... opposite of above scenario, provide some means of a 1 click order modifier to either move stop loss or jump to a "closer to current price level", than having the full stop run through

--------
understand that someone stated, regarding Zenfire, and probably other platforms too, that stop orders get higher priority than market and executable limit orders.

understand too that this trading environment has been in effect for years, and will not change much, and one either needs provide the tools to let traders remain, or watch the pool of usable, qualified customers continue to vanish due to being failed traders

--------

broad strokes on the description, broad strokes on the example and whatever possible solution, but something that closes the gap that is huge by comparison to the other order entry domes that exist, is really a top priority

perhaps this has been alluded to, or described previously, perhaps this description will provide more detail so that something can be done to close this essential gap


Truly appreciate the feedback. Curious, does our single click order modification for stops and targets not accomplish what you are describing? Being able to click and modify a stop/target to a specific price level was paramount for my own personal trading. To this date, I don't know of any DOM that can do that without some form of drag/drop. Your suggestion of having a button pre-defined with ticks I personally feel is not as flexible as our approach that allows you to select the exact price you want the stop or target moved to.

On a separate note, we are including many improvements in the SuperDOM area of NinjaTrader 8.

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Hello Ray and futures.io (formerly BMT),

I was hoping to get some feedback from posting my "Wish List" on the NT8 Webinar Thread. But, so far no response. This "Unofficial NT8 wish list thread" seems a lot more alive. So, I'm including an edited version here. Comments welcome.

The first two items, I think, are essential to a properly functional NT8. If you agree or disagree, let me know. (A simple "Thanks" might pass the message along to NinjaTrader Ray.)

1 - It would be nice if we had the option of stacking Audio Alerts. As it stands now, I have four workspaces, each with a different instrument, calling out alerts and specifying which instrument. They are very often interrupting each other and I have to scan through the workspaces to find out which one is calling.

2 - The global cursor is too global. Scanning a global cursor on one workspace also "scans" the cursor on hidden workspaces, using up a lot of CPU, not to mention that when you go to the hidden workspace, the charts are not necessarily sitting where you left them. What I would like is the ability, for each workspace, to define which chart is on a global cursor and then to be able to toggle on and off this feature for the chosen group of charts on each workspace.

This next item is worthy of discussion. But, to me, at least, is much less urgent than the first two (Has anyone else had a problem with data delays?):

3 - A useful feature NT8 should have is an alarm capability that warns the user (with graphics and sound) when the data from the exchange is delayed and by how much relative to the (synchronized) local clock. (Compare this with the computer clock "Delayed," i.e., out of synch with, the incoming data, a benign issue). I believe that the data delays are difficult to diagnose and, while maybe not an everyday occurrence, are happening more often than people realize, especially to those trading far from the exchange. Since it has happened to me in the past (fortunately, only twice that I know of in the past two years while in Europe trading the CL), I now always have a properly synchronized computer clock (this is a nice one: Alarm - Free Digital Alarm Clock for Windows ) sitting next to a T&S window, making sure that the times agree to the second. Even a few seconds delay on something like the CL or GC could make a big difference in the trading results.

This next item is probably not directly related to NT8. But it would be a nice upgrade along with NT8 and convenient for those of us who use multiple computers (for work, home, travel) and have an expensive array of single-license, third-party software that is only used on one computer at a time:

4 - The way Machine ID's are used in third party licensing should be simplified. This would enhance the usability and portability of third party software. What would be nice is the ability to change the old ID (on a common website supported by all 3rd parties, if possible), then type in the new ID and have the change approved instantly. Then, after installing the third party software on the new computer (or, running it on your old computer with the new ID), you can go about your business without bothering the third party (or, what's worse, buying a second license).

Thanks All,
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Hi everyone
One very useful property of lines I wish for NT8 is an automatic horizontal line ( like F6) that plots to the right, or left if chosen, from an specific point like the top of a candle. These lines would start at the cursor placing point.
Current HLs plot left and right to infinity.

Another very useful property of these lines would love to see, is an auto price level and the capacity for text attached to the line with the option to place it at the right of the chart next to, above or below the price. (See example attachement).

Thank you for the opportunity

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Would love a Toolbar for all Drawing Tools on top of the chart where the white space is just waiting for it.

With respect to the Gann Fan, if there could be an option on the Tool Bar in which the direction of the fan could be changed i.e., Up Left, Up Right, Down Left and Down Right, without having to first draw the fan to gain access to the parameters it would be most helpful when one is drawing fans in different directions on the same chart.

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Would love a Toolbar for all Drawing Tools on top of the chart where the white space is just waiting for it.

With respect to the Gann Fan, if there could be an option on the Tool Bar in which the direction of the fan could be changed i.e., Up Left, Up Right, Down Left and Down Right, without having to first draw the fan to gain access to the parameters it would be most helpful when one is drawing fans in different directions on the same chart.

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There are some tools that do this, ask @PandaWarrior he has one

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As a long time TS user who's having to use NT for a third party add-on, I cannot believe that NT windows aren't dockable.

Come on Ninja, pick your game up. This is a feature that has been requested on your own forum for years.

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I dont know if this was already requested but I would like NJ to be able to attach ATM strategies to already open orders. Sometimes orders are placed with no ATM, or the order initially had an ATM but a portion of it was removed accidently or you add another order and would like to combine the orders using only one ATM so you dont have to pay twice the commission on exit. More flexability is needed in modifying TP and SL targets and for combining orders.

Also the DOM really looks archiac, somtimes keeping it stupid simple is best but the DOM is way too rigid and plain. I would recommend trying to incorporate some of the features and functionality that buttontrader has or atleast give users the ability to add customized buttons with different easily programmable functions (simular to how the strategy builder works) to modify existing orders. Examples like a button to increase the TP+10, SL-10, trigger a Trailing stop, or just whatever button a trader can think off.

There are so many different types of traders and we all trade differently. I just recommend more flexability to modify orders on the fly and the ability to customize NJ to make it feel mine.

The ability to roll up and roll down windows would be awesome. Currently I use a third party application called 4t tray minimizer and it works great for window management. It would be great if you could incorporate some of its features into the NJ platform as well.

Ohh and one of my biggest problems witn NJ is its code editor. Why is it that you can not work on two independant indicators separately and compile them separately. Why is it if you are editing and compiling one indicator, it will not let you continue unless you correct the discrepanies with an entirely different indicator. That makes no sense. When you are programming and chopping away at code and have several different indicators open trying to come up with the new holy grail, you dont want to be bothered by the discrepanies of some indicator you were chopping at. Each indicator and the compiling of itself should be completely independant of each other.

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Ohh and one of my biggest problems witn NJ is its code editor. Why is it that you can not work on two independant indicators separately and compile them separately. Why is it if you are editing and compiling one indicator, it will not let you continue unless you correct the discrepanies with an entirely different indicator. That makes no sense. When you are programming and chopping away at code and have several different indicators open trying to come up with the new holy grail, you dont want to be bothered by the discrepanies of some indicator you were chopping at. Each indicator and the compiling of itself should be completely independant of each other.

This is already implemented with different tabs in the NinjaScript Editor. The screenshot below is from the first webinar about NT8 on futures.io (formerly BMT), and if you look at the bottom of the editor (where it says CCI), there is a + sign, suggesting it's possible to open another tab:


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Ohh and one of my biggest problems witn NJ is its code editor. Why is it that you can not work on two independant indicators separately and compile them separately. Why is it if you are editing and compiling one indicator, it will not let you continue unless you correct the discrepanies with an entirely different indicator. That makes no sense. When you are programming and chopping away at code and have several different indicators open trying to come up with the new holy grail, you dont want to be bothered by the discrepanies of some indicator you were chopping at. Each indicator and the compiling of itself should be completely independant of each other.

this isn't possible from within NT because of the inter-dependency of indicators and strategies, so they're all compiled together in one go. If you want to do what you explained, you can create indicator sources in a visual studio class library referencing ninjatrader.core and compile it separately. But that has the downside of having to plop the dll into Custom\bin and restarting NT between every test not to mention the whole VS (or sharpdevelop even) setup..

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In my wish list for NT8 is a button on each panel in the chart that will maximize the panel to the full size of the chart, then the same button reverses it to the size and place held before. If you want to compare two panels, clicking on each button will split the chart in half (or one third for three panels, etc). Again, clicking on each panel button will revert that panel to the size held before.

Presently, in order to enlarge or maximize a lower panel when you want to examine close details of the indicator, you have to go through the lengthy process of holding the edge and pull it up. This becomes clumsier if you have to deal with several panels. Then, one must reverse the process to go back to normal.

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In my wish list for NT8 is a button on each panel in the chart that will maximize the panel to the full size of the chart, then the same button reverses it to the size and place held before. If you want to compare two panels, clicking on each button will split the chart in half (or one third for three panels, etc). Again, clicking on each panel button will revert that panel to the size held before.

Presently, in order to enlarge or maximize a lower panel when you want to examine close details of the indicator, you have to go through the lengthy process of holding the edge and pull it up. This becomes clumsier if you have to deal with several panels. Then, one must reverse the process to go back to normal.

Thank you for the opportunity to bring up ideas to the forum

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If you right click on the right side of a panel, there will be a menu item "Maximize". Select this and the panel will take up the full screen of the chart window. You will then notice an "<>M" control at the bottom right of your chart that you can use to cycle through all panels on your chart.

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definitely i vote for workspace options and trend line when you drew a trend line have option not to show in all time frame


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1. Option to scroll vertically without touching the cntrl key. By touching the chart and moving it around.

2. Trendlines to match up on all timeframes if you select 'global' as they currently do not.

3. Workspace options to stick multiple windows within one workspace.

4. Tick Data option to store on computer without 3rd party workarounds.

5. Customization of chart trader window. Ability to remove options, drag-n-drop items in different locations.

6. Better drawing tools, like grabbing the fibs or trendling anywhere and moving it or deleting it.

I realize this is asking a lot and I already love my Ninjatrader.


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Breakout slippage as a separate statistic in the PnL reports.

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The instrument manager needs a global option to update splits/dividends.

Any multi-instrument strategy quickly becomes cruel and unusual punishment when you have to click through every instrument one by one (I would assume that this could be fixed with about 15 mins of programming....)

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Just a GUI request...

During backtesting I tend to work in the strategy analyzer a lot and find it distracting to have to alt-tab to the NT control panel to view progress and abort tests.

It would be nice to see a progress indicator for backtests in the strategy analyzer itself and not just in the control panel. Maybe a global progress bar in all windows?

It would also be nice to be able to abort a test from within the strategy analyzer itself - perhaps as simple as just clicking on the Run Opt button again to stop the test.

I'm a lifetime license holder and consider NT7 one of the best investments I've ever made.

All in all - a fantastic program and I can't wait for version 8. Keep up the great work!

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In Simulation you can change colors on the chart trader and the Dom, but for live trading everything is stark.... white except the option to color a few buttons. I get bad eye strain with all that white . I would like to have the option to have at least one dark shade of grey for live trading and if you can make that color option match the outside borders of all the charts I have open also.
To be able to easily distinguish when trading live or sim I would like to see the word LIVE appear on my Dom and my chart trader somewhere it could even flash or something to make it really easy to see.

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My wish list for NT8:

1. User interface (UI) parameter fields are selectable via a tab or arrow key.
2. Display mode (currency percent ...etc) stays were it was last set.
3. Strategy Analyzer (SA) Start and Stop dates can be batched in a file. Each press of the run button sequences the next date pair.
4. Strategies start with indicators fully wound up on the start date.
5. Chart in fixed scale mode remains vertically visible while scrolling.
6. SA abort should be instantaneous.
7. SA summary should include a buy and hold parameter.
8. SA graphs should include a chart overlay of the users choice.
9. Strategies should be able to detect "Account Unavailable" condition.
10. NT should be able to restart itself and reestablish running strategies to work around broker server resets.
11. Option to suppress all pop up messages and warnings. Put them in a mailbox and not take focus.
12. NT strategies should be capable of running 24/7 without 3rd party software.
13. Option for Stoploss and Profit Target simulated to allow bracket trades for certain brokers.
14. A trade time aperture so NT can handle trades from brokers that submit positions before executions (ie. MB Trading).
15. SA Start and Stop fields should be in a fixed location so an automated keystroke generator can service them.

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Add the ability to export trades to excel.

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Add the ability to export trades to excel.

I believe this exists already and has for a long time. Just right-click in the grid and hit export to excel. If what is included isn't enough, then you can write your own NinjaScript to export whatever you want.

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  • A more robust fault resistant platform where if 1 chart red x's, drops, or dies you dont have to reload the whole thing
  • When you clear your MARKET DATA out IT DOESNT DELETE YOUR STRATEGIES YOU'VE SET UP IN CHARTS
  • Why on earth do we have to kluge Gomi's recorder or Richard Todds extended data dll to get to the extended data?
  • Make chart types just like indicators so we can name them what ever we want rather than the limited predefined options.
  • Hire, ask, do what you have to have 3 months of Richard Todd's time for programming.
  • Provide cheep and easy server hosting, doesnt have to be colocated but if it's close and the right price point, you would pick up a new revenue stream.
  • Is there a weekly or daily max stoploss in the ATM? If not, add it.
  • Optimize! Optimize! Optimize!

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The present implementation of the Fibonacci indicator is very cumbersome. In order to delete partial lines, you have to go into the whole setup and "untick" the ones that are irrelevant or passed. I suggest the following:

1. After placing a Fibonacci calculation on the chart, allow DELETION of any one of the lines by placing the mouse on the line and pressing DELETE. This is similar to the deletion of any other line on the charts.

The above is such a small change but a large benefit and user friendly change.

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When you abort an optimization, it would be great if it would just abandon the iteration that it's working on at the moment, and display all of the optimizations that were completed up to that point

This is mainly referring to the times when you start an optimization run, and realize right after clicking that you forgot to change some parameter.... It's incredibly frustrating to start an optimization on a complex strategy, and then have to sit through 5 mins until the first iteration completes. I would rather lose whatever NinjaTrader has calculated to that point, than waste time waiting for it to finish a run that I've already said that I want it to abort.

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add Global edit for indicators etc., across a workspace with multiple instruments.

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1) some means of knowing, either as line entry on log, trace or error file, of missing components, indicators or reference assemblies when loading a template.

at present, there is no notice of what might be missing, when using a template or sharing one, and one doesn't know... close the gap and notify, so the missing component can be known, searched for or obtained

2) provide an auto-save function at some user defined interval, such as every 5mins or so, so that any work done, and an abort, power outage or otherwise disrupts normal function of the platform, then the checkpoint or save of state can reload from that point instead of all work being lost

3) even if simplistically, offer some form of "best practices", or "suggestions" as to why the platform takes 8 minutes to load, and what's holding it up, when a normal start up takes less than 2 minutes

just some thoughts, probably previously mentioned, but much needed to significantly improve the stability of and usage of the platform

keep innovating, it has become cutting edge and well above the other platforms....

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some means of recovery when the platform hangs,

in software development, there usually are global variables to trap errors that happen deep within the sub-sub-subprograms,


perhaps there needs to be an initial global over the entire application so that trap and trace (error reporting method) can be employed, so that upon recovery there is/are some means of finding out what happened that lead to the platform becoming frozen and not recovering or responding

whether its an out of control function, zero divide error, non responsive function, bad data from the servers or broker data feed or whatever

that combined with a system configured auto save function would at least attempt to preserve the state, charts, workspace and whatever other work done up to that last interim checkpoint would make the frequent inevitability of frozen platform, more endure-able

at present, one looses and doesn't recover, unless they took notes in advance and anticipated a failure of station or platform

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Right click on an instrument shown in the market scanner to open a new chart for that instrument - instead of selecting File -> New -> Chart and select the instrument manually.

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My wishes for NT8:


I would like to rename my live account, so that I can easily share screenshots without painting over my account number.

Image saving: the default type should be *.png not *.jpg
(I hope this will be fixed in NT7 as well)

Every order should be selectable to increase and decrease it with hotkeys, not only the last one.

Two charts which volume in one window: If you go back in time the last visible price bar are not the same time period than the last visible volume bar.

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I would like NT8 to have a macro language similar to MS EXCEL Visual Basic for Applications with a Macro recorder and programmable hot-keys. With that , users could do variety of things like:
Program hot keys
Do custom calculations on any screen field
Restart NT to get around broker's reset times.
Auto answer pop-up messages
Build custom strategy analyzer runs with batch dates
Do portfolio management
Manage strategies
etc ........ the list is endless.

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I would like to see a parabolic curve drawing tool in NT8

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Forgive me if this the wrong place to post this message. Does anyone know where on futures.io (formerly BMT) I can find the indicator that puts all the NT 7 chart drawing tools on the chart for easy access?

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Forgive me if this the wrong place to post this message. Does anyone know where on futures.io (formerly BMT) I can find the indicator that puts all the NT 7 chart drawing tools on the chart for easy access?

Trader G,

Check here. I keep this indi on my charts and use it everyday.



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The fastest execution speed for indicators in the market.

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Trader G,

Check here. I keep this indi on my charts and use it everyday.



Ron

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Drawing Tools:

I need a lot of horizontal segments. With F2 sometimes it's difficult to make the line perfectly horizontal.

A new tool or with the shift key to make it horizontal would be nice.

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I need a preset for backtesting values. This way I would not need to retype my standard parameters again for every new strategy. (Timeframe, Data Series, Slippage, Exit on Close, Default quantity etc.)

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- magnetic crosshair. If i want to check a high of a candle, no need to guess, the magnetic would hit it perfect.

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My wish for NT8 is to treat Instrument lists more dynamically. For example, if the list is used in Market Analyzer and I change the list contents elsewhere (add/remove instruments) the MA automatically updates. Also I'd like to be able to remove an Instrument List from MA with one click just like the individual instruments. These are just 2 examples.

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I don't know if this has been mentioned. The ability to display the profit/loss in chart trader based on the Ask for shorts and Bid for longs rather than the last price. This makes it more realistic especially in thin markets with wide spreads.

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I don't know if this has been mentioned. The ability to display the profit/loss in chart trader based on the Ask for shorts and Bid for longs rather than the last price. This makes it more realistic especially in thin markets with wide spreads.


It's already implemented:

Options -> General -> Use last price for PnL

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Two features I would really really love to see:

1. On the chart trader, if a target/stop order exceeds the Y-axis range of the chart, don't scale the chart to include it. If I have a large target, then my charts get squished to show the target and it's not helpful. Thinkorswim handles this well, they show a "ghosted" target that indicates a target/stop that's outside the scope of the current chart. We still have the DOM and other larger time-frame charts to manage targets.

2. The PnL marker in the chart trader is the same length as the stop/target, so when I move my stops to break even, it covers the PnL.

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I don't know if these have been mentioned prior.... this is a long thread:

on bracket orders have an option to show risk/reward.....that is on the stop order (red line) show what you potentially will lose if stopped....and on the target order show what you will potential gain if target reached...
this should obviously adjust based on size and last price....

on performance reporting you have to add a discretionary traders column....add a selectable column where the discretionary trader can grade himself based on his own execution...these can be as simple as ABCD....or colored...whatever...need to be able to see differences between when your being a fool and following the rules....without having to export into excel and do complicated index matching vlookups to run your own stats....these should be sortable and summary eligible(totals)...but you should not be able to delete any trades and or executions

should be able to add risk management option with customizable/optional settings....set up max size...max loss for day...shutdown if daily target reached at certain time...if daily/weekly target reached max draw from that point...etc....audible alerts when nearing/hitting thresholds

software should do everything it can to help you get better...

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Two features I would really really love to see:

1. On the chart trader, if a target/stop order exceeds the Y-axis range of the chart, don't scale the chart to include it. If I have a large target, then my charts get squished to show the target and it's not helpful. Thinkorswim handles this well, they show a "ghosted" target that indicates a target/stop that's outside the scope of the current chart. We still have the DOM and other larger time-frame charts to manage targets.

This is already supported. Right click in the Chart Trader control and select Properties. Then set "Auto scale" to false.

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@NinjaTrader,

Hi Ray,

Two requests for NT8 since we still don't know what some of the charting improvements are:

1. One charting feature that is really missed is the ability to print future events such as calendar and cyclical events in the future. For example, if I scroll to November 20, 2013 on time line I see the release of NT8 that I have entered before that date.

2. Add an option to Fibonacci tools to draw just the anchor line with the levels marked on the anchor line in addition to the anchor points. This is really useful in keeping the board clean and actually is functionally useful, such as a horizontal line for the Fib Time Extension (with optional labeling).

Many thanks.

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I would like to inspect certain places on a chart. For this I create an indicator that plots a marker at these places.
Now it would be useful to have a hotkey (like alt-left/right arrow) to quickly scroll to all occurences of that marker.

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Not sure if this has already been mentioned, haven't had time to go through 490 posts right now so...

1) In Strategy Analyzer, the sorting by the Parameters column is pretty useless. If I do an optimization of just one of the parameters in the strategy like

8;11;0.5

So my param values in the optimization will be

8
8.5
9
9.5
10
10.5
11

When the optimization completes I want to see results in order of optimization values. However, the sort on the Parameters column just takes all of the parameters and builds a string, and does a string sort so a descending order sort comes out

10.5
10
11
8.5
8
9.5
9

because a "1" is before "8" and "9" and a "." is before the "/" that separates the other parameter values.

This makes it very hard to determine if I am getting a cluster of good results around a certain parameter setting.

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