I would like to add my vote for inclusion of Volume Profile and Volume Footprint features into Version 8. While I know it has been brought up prior to this post and there are some third party vendors who offer this functionality, I do believe it is a core component to the modern charting platforms.
While 3rd party solutions can be a great, I would rather utilize them for non-core components and more esoteric indicators. I have found that utilizing third parties can be a mixed bag when it comes to Customer Service and Updates. Therefore if the functionality was brought into the platform, I would feel confident that it would be ported to newer versions when they arise and also the NinjaTrader customer support would be available with any issues.
The importance of the volume features can be seen by the offering of the functionality in many of the competing trade/chart platforms, including InvestorRT, Market Delta, Multicharts, Sierra Charts and to a limited degree TD Ameritrade's TOS platform and even a Volume by Price indicator in Quote Tracker which hasn't been updated since 2010.
While I realize that their are trade-offs with all the decisions that you make when releasing a new version, I do believe that this functionality is very pertinent to many traders today and would greatly increase NinjaTrader's overall value proposition. If the volume profile functionality is brought in-house it would IMO make NinjaTrader the best offering available.
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As a TWS/NT user trading a number of accounts, the only reason I didn't use the account group feature within NT was because of the limitation mentioned by Seahn
I'm not sure how many other TWS/Ninjatrader users trading multiple accounts are out there, however is there a chance the low usage is due to the inflexibility of the current version in NT, and therefore not a true indication of numbers desiring the feature?
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After 4 yrs of being promised that NT8 will have an Account Group functionality, its time to ditch it. It is clear, it wants to be the platform of choice for professional simmers and colored moving average vendors.
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Sorry about your disappointment. To add to that, It's kinda funny that an add-on DOM like 9G is as expensive as the platform.
Unfortunately, NT now has a lot on their plate. So the focus in development of your desktop front end might be slowed down. But they are more putting on the cloud. This is where the institutional platforms are going. ie (TTrader's Next).
Hopefully, NT doesn't leave behind the developer partners.