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The Truth: NinjaTrader

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DavidHP View Post
So why don't I still use Ensign?
I decided to switch to NT because of the live trading.

David, I think Ensign now supports feed to trade directly with Infinity Futures. Check with them. I have seen some fellow traders using Ensign with Infinity.

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David, I think Ensign now supports feed to trade directly with Infinity Futures. Check with them. I have seen some fellow traders using Ensign with Infinity.

Hi LA -- Do these people use Zen-fire data-feeds. I am in Australia and want to get the ZF data -- extremely rare here...

And.....nice lateral view -- is that yours?

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LordAlfa View Post
David, I think Ensign now supports feed to trade directly with Infinity Futures. Check with them. I have seen some fellow traders using Ensign with Infinity.

When I was with Ensign they supported Infinity Futures which is Zenfire or TTT data.
I opened an Infinity account for that reason.
The problem is that the Infinity account will only trade using the Infinity AT DOM.
The charts still don't show the live trades and you still don't get a trading system built-into the charts.

Infinity wants you to use their charts and their AT trader. They will open and account and tell you to use Ensign but you are mostly on your own.

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And.....nice lateral view -- is that yours?

cheers

That X-Ray is just the tip of the iceberg. More in the left arm. Ouch!

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I appreciate this discussion, as I am having problems with NT that their Customer Support is absolutely no help in solving.

I can't use NT with IB. It runs PERFECTLY with Zen-Fire trading futures. But it stalls immediately when trying to trade stocks with IB. I've used the "NT supported" TWS version (v895.3) with no difference. It simply does NOT work.

I have a Quad-Core (1.8ghz), Windows Vista 64-bit, 4 gb RAM machine, with two 23" Samsung monitors and an NVidia dual video card. I've read that the NVidia card could be the problem, but I've updated the drivers to no avail. I'm wondering if the digital side of the card is the problem. The analog side is fine with Zen-Fire.

NT says the problem is with the Vista 64 OS, but others are using it without problems.

I'm very frustrated with NT. I want a good, solid piece of software with CHART TRADING.

I just read on another website where RAY (CEO of NT) wrote on Oct. 7th, 2009, that NT7 is still months away from release. I doubt I'll wait.

Any suggestions will be MUCH appreciated! Thank you in advance!

Zephyr

Zephyr, and others , do you know how/where I could download the "NT supported" TWS version (v895.3) ?
Or maybe someone still have the install .exe for this version ?
I don't think it will solve my issues, but I can try...

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Zephyr, and others , do you know how/where I could download the "NT supported" TWS version (v895.3) ?
Or maybe someone still have the install .exe for this version ?
I don't think it will solve my issues, but I can try...

The Truth you seek is here: 895.3

http://www.ninjatrader-support2.com/ninjatrader/TWS/tws40_install_895.exe

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When I was with Ensign they supported Infinity Futures which is Zenfire or TTT data.
I opened an Infinity account for that reason.
The problem is that the Infinity account will only trade using the Infinity AT DOM.
The charts still don't show the live trades and you still don't get a trading system built-into the charts.

Infinity wants you to use their charts and their AT trader. They will open and account and tell you to use Ensign but you are mostly on your own.

Thanks for that info Dave... back to the drawing board...

cheers

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If you trade currencies with MBTrading as a broker and use MB's data feed then there is yet another obscure fix for ninjatrader...
:argh-ninjatrader:

Latest NT Update - Page 2 - NinjaTrader Support Forum

+++++++++++++
Note:
a) please double check you cleared your browser cache before downloading or you will "download" the bogus installer file again from your browser cache
b) Users
- on other providers than MBT or
- on MBT but not trading currencies
are not affected and don't need to install this custom build.
+++++++++++++

figuring this out was 2-3 weeks of my life I'll never get back...

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sefstrat View Post
I assume when you refer to digital/analog you are talking about a video card with 1 DVI output and 1 VGA.. that will not affect your software in any way (other than the inherent color discrepancy between the two formats)

Can you trade forex through ninja/TWS, or does nothing work?

You can try loading ninja and TWS in a virtual machine and see if it works there (virtualbox is free VM program all you need is a winxp cd).. or try setting both programs to 'compatibility mode' in vista 64.. also make sure your API connector settings are right in TWS and in ninja

Thanks for responding, sefstrat .....

I'm having the same problem with TWS. Their charts stall and won't update. Whenever I change a symbol in a chart, it takes a full 2 to 5 minutes to load. Then it stalls there. And when I change symbols in a chart and it FINALLY loads, all of the indicators change colors and my customized chart settings are removed. This is without having NT connected to IB. It's a total joke.

I still have 2.65GB unused RAM running NT, Quotetracker, and TWS at the same time, so it's not a RAM problem. And I have a NEW quad-core and DSL-Extreme at 650bps.

I have maybe 23 charts up at all times. Several of them are mini chart indicators (TICK's, TRIN's, VIX and the main indicies).

I'm wondering if the problem could be with having only 256mb memory on the graphics card. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 1GB graphics card.

I don't have an XP CD, so I can't use a virtual machine. I left XP a long time ago to support other programs I use. I'm looking forward to Windows 7. It might solve the problem.

BTW, I just solved my licensing issue with NT. They gave me a fair deal to compensate for the problem.

Thanks for your suggestions!


Zephyr

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AynRandFan View Post
This is going to be a different kind of post. A different kind of thread. Mike, in fact, might not want it here, but I'm going to put it here, because it needs to be here, and what I have to say needs to be said.

I have just removed NinjaTrader from my computer. Literally, I am done with it. I will not ever be using it ever again. I spent close to $500 buying indicators for it, and that's money wasted, as well.

The sad truth is that NinjaTrader is an unstable piece of junk. I truly wish that it wasn't a piece of junk -- really, I do. The non-stop freezing, the constant hang-ups, the complete inability of NinjaTrader to deal with any meaningful amount of tick data... all of these are deal-breakers for me.

What are you using now? I NEED CHART TRADING. It works best for my trading style. I tried to simply use TWS with IB and their version of Chart Trading, but that turned out to be worse than NT.

I have NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER with NT and Zen-Fire. It runs perfectly and it hasn't crashed even once, including during a major data spike that occurred 2 weeks ago which halted several feeds like eSignal. (v6.5). But NT won't work well with some data feeds. I'm back to using Quotetracker with IB because it seems to be the only "ALWAYS stable" software for the (sub-par) IB feed that I've tried.

Thanks!

Zephyr

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