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I currently own a single broker license. I understood from the webinar that I could add FXCM to my license if I purchased before FXCM was offered on Ninja.

Is this correct ?


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I currently own a single broker license. I understood from the webinar that I could add FXCM to my license if I purchased before FXCM was offered on Ninja.

Is this correct ?

That is correct. Email support /at/ ninjatrader.com and they will add FXCM as an additional broker to your license, without cost and without you needing a multi-broker license.

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Stated during the Webinar but not honored.

You'll need to back that up with some more info because that is a direct contradiction to what I was told.

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You'll need to back that up with some more info because that is a direct contradiction to what I was told.

Mike

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM, NinjaTrader Customer Service <support@NinjaTrader.com> wrote:


Hello XXXXXXXXXX,


Thank you for attending last nights webinar. I am glad to hear about your interest in FXCM.


At this time, we are speaking with FXCM to iron out a few of the last details about how to add the FXCM adapter to your single broker license keys.
As soon as I receive more information in regards to the process/adding procedure, I will notify you. I will have more information on this process on Monday, March 18th 2013.


Thank you all for your patience, and please be on the lookout for my email on 3/18/2013.


Have a great weekend,


Sincerely,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NinjaTrader Customer Service



On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM, NinjaTrader Customer Service <support@NinjaTrader.com> wrote:

Hello XXXXXXXXXXXXXX,



Thank you for your patience.



According to our records you have a single broker license key. If you would like to trade live with XXXXXXXXXXXXX and FXCM you have two options on how to processed.



As you may be aware, FXCM does offer free live license key. Please note FXCM does have qualifications to meet in order for them to provide you with a live license key. I have included a link to those qualifications below:
NinjaTrader Software for Advanced Charting and Market Analytics @ FXCM



If you do not meet FXCMs requirements or would like the option to connect to any of NinjaTraders support broker including FXCM you can upgrade to a Multi broker Lifetime license for $500. You can upgrade using the following link.


http://tinyurl.com/68zmo6



If you have any additional questions please let me know.

Sincerely,
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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ETA: Bottom Line: $500 or $5K is not a trial.

 
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ETA: Bottom Line: $500 or $5K is not a trial.

I think there is a misunderstanding.

They confirmed that FXCM will pay for your NinjaTrader license. Naturally, that only applies if you are an FXCM customer and meeting their minimum funding requirement to do so. That is obviously very reasonable.

As for how to do a trial, I don't specifically remember covering that as part of the webinar so I can't comment. I've asked Ray from NinjaTrader to give us an answer.

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That is obviously very reasonable.

Reasonable is relative. NT provides a trial of their full platform indefinitely until one goes live. I did purchase the license relatively quickly but guess I've been spoiled.

 
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I think there is a misunderstanding.

They confirmed that FXCM will pay for your NinjaTrader license. Naturally, that only applies if you are an FXCM customer and meeting their minimum funding requirement to do so. That is obviously very reasonable.

As for how to do a trial, I don't specifically remember covering that as part of the webinar so I can't comment. I've asked Ray from NinjaTrader to give us an answer.

Mike

Mike I think the confusion may arise as there were several questions in the webinar (I watched the recording yesterday) that sought confirmation that you could demo forever and I guess those asking the question were meaning 'without funding an account' ie how can you demo forever if you can't get NT for FXCM without dropping $5k in an account and round turning $500k of gross contact value a month in live trades.

This is just my interpretation after having watched the recording only yesterday. I was not one of those who asked the question

 
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Mike I think the confusion may arise as there were several questions in the webinar (I watched the recording yesterday) that sought confirmation that you could demo forever and I guess those asking the question were meaning 'without funding an account' ie how can you demo forever if you can't get NT for FXCM without dropping $5k in an account and round turning $500k of gross contact value a month in live trades.

This is just my interpretation after having watched the recording only yesterday. I was not one of those who asked the question

Yes, the thought didn't really occur to me or I would have asked during the webinar. FXCM stated they provide real-time data indefinitely. So the issue is with NinjaTrader.

Just sign up for a new NinjaTrader sim license and specify FXCM as your broker, wouldn't that solve it?

Inconvenient but it's only temporary.

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Yes, the thought didn't really occur to me or I would have asked during the webinar. FXCM stated they provide real-time data indefinitely. So the issue is with NinjaTrader.

Just sign up for a new NinjaTrader sim license and specify FXCM as your broker, wouldn't that solve it?

Inconvenient but it's only temporary.

Mike

Possibly would. Long time since I went through the licencing thing with NT. I think some of their rules around this changed since I get NT - but I saw your earlier post where you said you have asked Ray from NT to respond so hopefully that will clarify it all.

 
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Thank you for your post traderwerks!

I am not sure if I understand your question, so let me clarify the NinjaTrader offering with FXCM. If you open or have a FXCM trading account and meet these two requirements, you will get NinjaTrader for free.

Requirements:
1. Open (or have an existing) FXCM account with at least $5,000 balance.
2. Trade at least 500K per month round-trip (open and close)
As long as these requirements are met, there will be no fee for NinjaTrader. Otherwise, there will be a $60 monthly fee deducted from the FXCM NinjaTrader account.

Please review the full details on this site.

Once you are ready, you will need to fill out a Letter of Direction (LOD) to use NinjaTrader with FXCM. Please click the appropriate link to view the document:
US LOD
UK LOD
AU LOD

I hope this helps, if you have additional questions, feel free to post them or email me at: bgleason@fxcm.com

Thank you!

Brad

If you have any questions about the products or services provided by FXCM, please send me a Private Message or use the BMT "Ask Me Anything" thread

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