The "strange" thing is that the NT database structure seems to already have everything needed to trade options and SSF (but no Warrants or CFD) since at least the 6.5 version, and the IB API also seems fully implemented...
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We have deviated a bit from the original idea of the thread, which is about NinjaTrader.
I think it is perfectly acceptable, if NinjaTrader does not offer any options, which are only of a theoretical interest, but which are useless from a practical point of view.
I have recently come across another one, which was loading historical data from Interactive Brokers in a 1 second resolution. I was able to do this with MultiCharts, but the backfill for one instrument took 45 mins for a lookback period of 2 weeks due to data throttling by Interactive Brokers.
That is another example of a useless request, which I actually had first supported on the NinjaTrader forum. However, after my experience with MultiCharts / Interactive Brokers, I quickly changed my mind about the usefulness of this idea.
Why didn't you post this as your first post instead of venting your spleen?
IMHO... NinjaTrader is not perfect... but then again... I have never found a software program that was...
Until I find a platform that does more for me than NinjaTrader does .... at a reasonable cost ... I will be using NinjaTrader, YMMV
I have tried back testing with several different platforms.. None of them ever produced realistic results...or happy customers for that matter ...
I would vote to do away with back testing altogether.... but that is a feature many traders insist on ... so NinjaTrader caves to their customers ... what a concept...
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