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Why do you use NinjaTrader?

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St. Augustine Florida
 
Futures Experience: Beginner
Platform: IB and Option Vue for options. NJ and IQFeed for mini day trading
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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I used NT for about a month, ending 2 weeks ago. I loved all of the indicators that were available for it. BUT I spent way too much time emailing back and forth with their tech support team.

I've been using Sierra Charts without any issues at all now for about 3 weeks.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT8/JIGSAW
Broker/Data: MacQuarie Futures/AMP Clearing/CQG
Favorite Futures: ZB/FGBL/GC/CL/HG/6J/6M/6B/FDAX/NQ
 
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?
24 months


2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?
ATM , Market Replay

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?
My Rancho Dinero and Jigsaw Trading tools

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
Live and simulated trading

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?
Discretionary Trader. NT works well trading discretionary, accepts good data and brokers feeds.

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?
SUnderstanding the overall platform and trouble shooting too a little time but generally pretty easy compared to the others i've tried (MC, Amibroker, Sierra, TWS)

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
Very good, they've always been very helpful.

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?
Yes.

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?
Very good.

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Trading for Fun
Milan/Italy
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES, YM, NQ, FDAX
 
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?

- Few weeks;

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?

- All Strategy Analizer features such as Backtesting and Optimation, Market analizer, Alerts, advanced scripting features and so on...

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?

- I don't already know;

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?

- Simulation mode only actually;

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?

- I mix a 90% of algorithmic trading with a 10% of discretionary trading;


6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?

- Very hard at the beginnin and to ride the first segment of the learning curve; much easier now but hard anyway;

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?

-Very good!

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?

-I don't know;

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?

- Very high.

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NSW Australia
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: MT4/MT5/ Multicharts/Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: gain
Favorite Futures: forex
 
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?

- 4 years;

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?

- ATM/ charting/Genetic Optimiser

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?

- None really

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?

- Both

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?

- Both , it is good to use the same platform for both

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?

- Relatively easy

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?

-Crap

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?

-Yes except your paying for a platform that is slow and has stability issues

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?

- Thanks to BM excellent. Apart from that hopeless

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Ocean City, New Jersey/United States
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NT
Broker/Data: Rithmic
Favorite Futures: WTI
 
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Why

1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?

- 4 years; off and on now full time only NT

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?

- Dom tools/profile/gomladders the ability to program and the futures.io (formerly BMT) community sharing...really helps a lot.

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?

- provide more choices of brokers to deal with, although there are several their are about 95 brokers on the futures list

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?

- Both

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?

- Both , it is good to use the same platform for both

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?

- With any platform you have a break in period and youre off and running, watch the tutorials and ask a question if need be.

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?

-I always ask a question in the support forum and get a same day response.

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?

-Yes, chart loading time can be improved.

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?

- Typical considering the other platforms out there and I have dealt with all of them, be patient and you'dd get a response and futures.io (formerly BMT) is here as well which is of tremendous help for us NT users.

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Houston + Texas / United States
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 23 since Nov 2013
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?
For about 6 years.

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?
it can do candles real good, and The support.

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?
Better Point and Figure charts. Except, they consider this, the OLDEST form of charting, as an "Exotic."

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
I use it for live trading only.

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader?
Discretionary trader

How does NinjaTrader help you with this?
The best way to put it is that Ninja is the Kernel for "Plug-Ins" The Plug-in sophistication is quickly stripping Ninja of the center stage.

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?
Relatively easy - they have a good library of recorded self-help videos and good support.

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
I use it almost everyday. Their support is intense and extremely focused.

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?
When you take into account the fact that $995 is just the beginning of the cost, may be may be not, depending of the plug-ins you buy. Unless you are a candle trader and can write your own set of scripts for indicators (Ninja has a minimum set and it does not include things like the VWAP).

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?
The Forum works.

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  #37 (permalink)
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London + UK
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Proprietary Analytics
Broker/Data: Multiple broker + Multiple feed
Favorite Futures: Currently European and US equities
 
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My 2c.

1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?

Have been trying out demo for a few months, but executing elsewhere

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?

OCO and trade management, trading from the chart features, third party support/tools (such as futures.io (formerly BMT)), its free to play with! - many good things

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?

Bid/Ask historical back-filling - that's why I'm not using it now. Also the back-testing feature and c# accessibility is very nice. Finally the rich support from it being widely used.

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?

Simulation for back-testing and analytics, however I plan on using it for execution as its functionally rich for everything you'd need, except perhaps for me missing the ability to see volume at price on the DOM (coming in NT8 so they say).

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?

Discretionary right now, simply to be adaptable to market conditions (as I require), but generally both.

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?

Not immediately intuitive for me but it grows on you quickly and is very easy to use in the end.
7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?

Ok, they are quick to respond how ever not the most specific in feedback, I've found futures.io (formerly BMT) forum responses are much richer, as I'd expect from hands-on users.

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?

Yes the price point means they make the software accessible to individuals and vendors that's why their's is a big community.

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?
futures.io (formerly BMT) is awesome for anyone thinking about NT. Says it all.

Thanks,

Sand.

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Flushing, NY
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 8 since Dec 2013
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NinjaTrader experience

1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader? 1 year

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader? Chart trader, display graphics, customer service and wide use of this application in trading community

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without? Chart trader and simulation testing

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it? Both

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this? Discretionary but use NT to test new algo strategies

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader? Medium to difficult. The learning curve can be steep if you don't put in the time required to learn all features.

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it? Excellent. Very quick responses. At first was annoyed by no phone number but the email support has exceeded my expectations.

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced? Yes

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader? Excellent. Large number of users is one of my favorite features.

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kansas city, ks
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: stocks
 
Posts: 16 since Jun 2014
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?
A month

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?
Ninjascript, Market Replay

3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?
Automated trading

4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
simulated trading.....so far

5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?
Discretionary Trader for now, hoping to be an algo though

6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?
Somewhat hard actually

7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
Good so far

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?
Yes

9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?
Great!

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Trading Apprentice
Chicago IL USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Gain Capital
Favorite Futures: ES
 
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Posts: 23 since Aug 2012
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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?
6 Years
2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?
ATM
3) What are some must-have deal breaker features in NinjaTrader that you could not do without?
ATM
4) Do you use NinjaTrader in simulation mode only, or do you place live trades with it?
Live Trades
5) Are you a discretionary trader or an algorithmic trader? How does NinjaTrader help you with this?
Discretionary, by having ATM for easy trade management
6) How easy/hard was it for you to learn to use NinjaTrader?
Easy using in house tutorials provided by NT
7) How do you rate NinjaTrader's customer service/support, assuming you have needed to use it?
Very Bad, every time you ask for help on programming for NT they send you off to one of their official partners and always avoid the issue afterwards.
8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?
Yes
9) How do you rate the community support that exists for NinjaTrader?
Mediocre

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