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The Truth: NinjaTrader

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Another funny detail (only with Interactive Brokers)

This example shows that with NT 7.0 most of the problems of NT 6.5 have been solved, but there are some minor issues remaining.

Trading CL via NT 6.5 / Interactive Brokers was impossible. This is history.

For NT 7.0 there is a workaround for all affected instruments (futures contracts with last trading date prior to the nominal contract month, such as CL, BC, SB ), which works well.

There is only one problem. You cannot rollover on Mondays for instruments which use the workaround. For some reasons the fact that there is no Sunday data causes NinjaTrader to trigger data requests for the old contract, which are refused by Interactive Brokers API.

Workaround: Enter Saturday as the rollover date. This will lead to the expected result, as NinjaTrader will then select Friday's close to calculate the offset.

Edit: Workaround does not always help. Do not select CL as default instrument for start up. Once NT is connected you can switch to the CL workspace without problems. Maybe I do not understand, why it does not load in the first place. It is just sure that it is related to rollovers in mode MergeBackAdjusted. Nothing really serious.


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Is there any meaningful alternative to ninjatrader ?

I was trying to develop an own tradingframework based on java with calculations done in c++ for my pair trading approach , but its hell of a lot work. It seems that Ninja is simply to slow programm wise to handle any decent calculation amount in realtime ....

I also don't find it slow. It's typically as fast as compiled c# is on your machine. I've had full level 1 and 2 being processed with plenty of calculation in ten strats and hardly a dent in CPU usage.

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Tall Range Bars


I re-opened a thread at Ninja Trader today.

I had another incident while running 5 tick range bars and had two bars print that were much longer than 5 ticks.

I shut everything down and restarted NT , the bars went away.

I wonder if the problem is caused by an occasional spike from Zenfire?

I wonder if it is worth the cost to get a different data feed and see if it makes any difference?

Anyone want to offer an opinion?

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maybe install the rangenogap bars ?

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I re-opened a thread at Ninja Trader today.

I had another incident while running 5 tick range bars and had two bars print that were much longer than 5 ticks.

I shut everything down and restarted NT , the bars went away.

I wonder if the problem is caused by an occasional spike from Zenfire?

I wonder if it is worth the cost to get a different data feed and see if it makes any difference?

Anyone want to offer an opinion?

Thanks.
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I dont think it is the data feed. You software determines how to display bars. The data feed just sends streaming tick data.

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Drawing objects - inconsistencies

I posted a thread on NT forums about issues causing rectangle objects to draw inconsistently across charts. The main issue is that if I manually draw a rectangle on 30min chart, and try to change the setting to have the End Time into the future, it throws an error. Yet if I draw the same rectangle on 405 min chart, it draws as expected, even if I extend the End Time into tomorrow's session. In both charts I use the "Use instrument settings". Quite annoying.

Unfortunately, NT's response was less than expected. They claim you cannot draw into the future using the "Use instrument settings" session template. Yet this is what I do all the time! Just place a horizontal line on a chart and see where it ends!

I see quite a few issues, and I wish NT gets a better grasp of the drawn objects. Hope the next iteration of NT7 does a better job.

K

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I posted a thread on NT forums about issues causing rectangle objects to draw inconsistently across charts. The main issue is that if I manually draw a rectangle on 30min chart, and try to change the setting to have the End Time into the future, it throws an error. Yet if I draw the same rectangle on 405 min chart, it draws as expected, even if I extend the End Time into tomorrow's session. In both charts I use the "Use instrument settings". Quite annoying.

Unfortunately, NT's response was less than expected. They claim you cannot draw into the future using the "Use instrument settings" session template. Yet this is what I do all the time! Just place a horizontal line on a chart and see where it ends!

I see quite a few issues, and I wish NT gets a better grasp of the drawn objects. Hope the next iteration of NT7 does a better job.

K

I have similar issue with ellipses. When I mark up my charts, I draw red ellipses on losing trades. When you draw an ellipse on a chart, then change the chart periodicity, then change the period back to the original, sometimes the ellipses get elongated along the time axis, because they somehow they loose their original sizing data.

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maybe install the rangenogap bars ?

I tried that... made no difference.


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I dont think it is the data feed. You software determines how to display bars. The data feed just sends streaming tick data.


It appears I "fixed" it. But I still don't know what caused it.

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cool stuff

Big Mike,this appears to be the missing link to my future in Trading.I like the diverse info and hope to contribute,

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I hear you monpere.

Not sure why these little discrepancies in NT7 objects cannot be resolved. I can only assume, maybe, just maybe, there is a disconnect/misunderstanding between their support team and developers. The drawing objects have been persistent in their inconsistencies and would like the NT rep on this forum to put more emphasis on it in the gathering, understanding and resolution of these matters in the next iteration. Its been sometime since the release of NT7, so it would only be fair if its users are granted a little more improvements on the drawing objects.

K


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I have similar issue with ellipses. When I mark up my charts, I draw red ellipses on losing trades. When you draw an ellipse on a chart, then change the chart periodicity, then change the period back to the original, sometimes the ellipses get elongated along the time axis, because they somehow they loose their original sizing data.


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