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Why do you use NinjaTrader?

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Market Wizard
SF Bay Area + CA/US
Trading Experience: None
Platform: TS, TOS, Ninja(Analytics)
Favorite Futures: NQ CL, ES when volatile mrkts
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Posts: 1,676 since Oct 2011
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Am a very heavy Tradestation user. However there are few limitations on the TS platform in terms of few things on Order Flow hence all my new stuff is on Ninja.

Have setup Ninja7 and in the process of Ninja8 cut over in next few months. Currently running both and will continue to run both till End of Ninja7.

Must say the response from Ray @NinjaTrader and Support staff of Ninja has been phenomenal for me. I need support if stuff I look into ... does not seem to work. Also troubleshooting and Phone and screen shares has been great with support staff.

Also I think other than platforms/languages such as R-Python & it's likes...there is some very savvy stuff one can do with Ninjatrader and can also duplicate many of the stuff done with R/Python if having a great developer.

Hence writing again on this thread. Have seen Ninjatrader in action and also seen how responsive support can be. Thnx Ninja.

cheers n best.

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Been live on Ninja 7. It's the direct licence where stops need to be managed and does not have Stop loss. Not a licence for the faint of heart. Clarifying Direct does not have OCO functionality. Stops can always be put in after.

Had it on Sim for 2months serious watching before Live since 1month. Its setup on a PC with 7monitors..multiple charts.no issues...

I have had a feel for ninja however for last 2 years whenever I was evaluating a OF tool. I must thank Ninja for allowing me to do that..without any red tape. I would not arrived at my Of tools without this..

Ninja is super easy and intuitive

Best feature I like is the way they handle bid..ask. it helps me in order flow.I do not have that on my TS platform hence wiil use ninja and ts till I trade. I also have serious of on ts which does not need bid..ask.

Support is super responsive. Have had support for critical questions for me answered on saturday and sunday. If had any issues have reached out to ninja thread or DM Ray @NinjaTrader and it got resolved. Thanks Ray.

Dom is super easy. I use market in market out so it's never been a problem.

The best feature since I have platform running even if not in front of it...one click to go from live to sim. I do this as am in earthquake country and do not want a bunch of keyboard strokes pressed at time if one strikes. Lol on a diff note I took few great trades and realized shucks was on the sim mode..but that was user error. I trade mostly 1st 2 hrs or so hence to move it to sim when I leave is most imp without hassle of logging out and log back in.

Anyways ninja feature I do not use any. Since am interested in OF all my indicators use inherent functionality of Ninja.

Ninja community. I have not needed to use as I get info from here itself and or reach out to Ray or Ninja support.

I have compared and constantly compare rythmic feed and current cqg continuum which i use with ninja. Results are solid. No feed issues or platform freezes. Was not there for Aug timeframe trades but saw it handled fomc in Oct like a charm where I was live.

Ninja 8. I am not sure if I need to move or probably have not delved into it. Since am a dinosaur I am happy with 7. I get ms timestamps for my TS and ninja7. If there is something more I can glean into in the hft world then I may move to 8..else am good. Else an OF tool I use tells me to move.

So basically am a satisfied ninja cust. Am in process of setting up 2nd ninja platform though from a backup perspective. But wouldn't have done it if did not give value.


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Watkins Glen + NY/USA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader8
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ, ZN sometimes
Posts: 27 since Feb 2017
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Vector guy

Because I am a vector based artist and NT7 is a wet dream for chart trading

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Watkins Glen + NY/USA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader8
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ, ZN sometimes
Posts: 27 since Feb 2017
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'til the end of NT7?!.. ulp...

Say it aint so...

I will never leave NT7...
NT8? been there, done that... not interested.

If they have an end date for NT7... without fixing 8?
Let me know now and I'll start looking for another platform.

Please tell me they're planning on supporting 7 for a long long time?


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Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: MetaTrader and Tradestation
Favorite Futures: Forex and Stocks
Posts: 40 since Aug 2015
Thanks: 5 given, 25 received

Ultrabook for Trading

I am looking at the below configuration on an Ultrabook for my Trading with Ninjatrader (With TopStepTrader).

7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit Display
4GB DDR4 Onboard Memory, 128GB SSD
Windows 10 Home

Is this enough or should I go for a higher Memory and i5 Processor. This falls into my budget. Currently I work on a desktop with 8GB Ram and 4th Gen i5 Processor.

Please advice..!!

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Chicago USA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
Posts: 15 since Jun 2011
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Market Profile

When are you guys going to get Market profile on ninja? i know not available on 7 but what about 8

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Trading Experience: Advanced
Broker/Data: MacQuarie Futures/AMP Clearing/CQG
Favorite Futures: HHI, HSI, FDAX
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I can't see Ninjatrader developing anything more than volume at price for NT8. Their bread and butter is driven from third party indicators running on NT8. That would be like cutting your feet off....

By the way, I've been on NT8 exclusively now for about 6 months and loving it. I'm trading 9 markets with about 4 charts for each plus a jigsaw DOM / heatmap for each. Its lapping it up so far.

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Watkins Glen + NY/USA
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader8
Favorite Futures: CL, NQ, ZN sometimes
Posts: 27 since Feb 2017
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Cutting my losses

Not trading lossess... I am referring to LOST TIME in dicking around with NinjaTrader.
I am actively looking for a different platform to make money on.

NinjaTrader 8 is an abject agregious horrific waste of time and will be for years
and now, regretably, as heavily supported as it is... I'm realllllly sick and tired of NT7 as well.

It just takes TOO DAMNED LONG to accomplish the simplest of tasks...

Makes no sense any more.

It is a fragile environment that results in VERY HIGH RISK interactions with large amounts of money.


PS.. the very notion that this pathetic excuse of a vector based program HAS NO CTRL-Z for undo is BULLSHIT folks.

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Teramo Italy
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: Cruel
Posts: 6 since Sep 2017
Thanks: 0 given, 6 received

Ninjatrader 7 is very good for startegy.Better than Tradestation

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dortmund NRW
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: gold gc
Posts: 5 since Apr 2017
Thanks: 3 given, 1 received

i use NT7 due to several free indicators.

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Nashville Tennessee/United States
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: CL, ES, NQ, GC
Posts: 31 since May 2012
Thanks: 8 given, 37 received

Ninja 8 BOMB!!!

Cannot believe how Ninja 8 locks up when I ask for more volume data. And I mean locks-up!!! Unfortunately I own two lifetime licenses. Waited so long for N-8 and now I am very disappointed!!!

Mike/Nashville, TN

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1) How long have you been using NinjaTrader?

For 1.5 years

2) What are your favorite features of NinjaTrader?

Chart Trader, ATM Strategies, Multitude of Indicator choice

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

Charting and its features in general, reliability of the software, Chart Trader, ATM

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

Both, SIM and Live Trading

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

Discretionary, NT ist fast and easy to use especially on order entry and using different order types like OCO

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

Quite easy, although I had no experience with other platforms before

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

Excellent, they are very fast in responding, helpful and patient

8) Do you believe NinjaTrader is competitively priced?


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

Very helpful and skilled

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