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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.

Thanks for taking the time to answer, but my point is that I already have a lifetime license.

Big Mike already answered above.


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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.

Mike


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FXCM_Brad provided a clear answer on requirements to receive a free license of NinjaTrader from them. Let me add a few more points in hopes to clarify some other questions raised.

- If you already have an existing lifetime license you can of course
----------- Switch from existing brokerage technology to FXCM (send request to NinjaTrader for this)
----------- Add FXCM to your license for free should you meet requirements set forth in FXCM_Brad's post (send this request to FXCM)
- As most of you know, NinjaTrader is free, fully functional excluding live trading. This version is available to you to use with FXCM demo/trial accounts. The NinjaTrader side is free as long as you wish. I am unaware if there are time restrictions and what they may be on FXCM's side for a trial

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Thank you all for posting and clarifying.

Anyone and everyone has access to FXCM demo accounts. The FXCM Trading Station II demo account will function on the NinjaTrader platform. Demo accounts expire after 2 weeks of inactivity, but its 100% free to get another demo.

Please click the appropriate link below for demo’s:
US demo
UK demo
AU demo

To reiterate, anyone can use the free NT version with an FXCM demo forever. If you have a live FXCM account (or open one) you can trade with:
1. An existing NT license, if you have one
2. Get NT free from FXCM if you have over $5,000 balance and trade over 500K round-trip (open and close) in trading volume per month.
Thanks again everyone!

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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Mike asked me to follow up with another post regarding the following scenario:

"I have a live single broker NinjaTrader license and I wish to do a trial of FXCM. How can I do this?"

Answer: You will have to swap in our free simulation license key when you wish to connect to FXCM. You can request a license key by email to NinjaTrader support. It is unfortunately not possible to temporarily add FXCM to your existing license key for the purpose of a trial.

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I have a live account to FXCM. I can trade oil and gold through FXCM Trading Station but I can not trade through Ninja Trader. Is anyone able to trade oil and gold in Ninja Trader at FXCM?

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I have a live account to FXCM. I can trade oil and gold through FXCM Trading Station but I can not trade through Ninja Trader. Is anyone able to trade oil and gold in Ninja Trader at FXCM?

Have you followed up with our support team on this?

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Should I contact Ninja Trader support team? Do you think it is a Ninja Trader problem? Thank you.

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Thanks for your post beny!

I just tested this myself, the NinjaTrader platform will read CFD products, including oil, gold, silver etc. with the latest build of NT. If you do not have the latest build, you need to do 2 things:
1. Upgrade to the latest version
2. Reset your instrument list through the control center by clicking on: Tools -> Options -> Data (tab) -> Reset Instruments
Once you have done this, you will be able to see and trade CFD products offered by FXCM.

Thank you for your post and if there’s anything else we can help with, please ask!

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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Thank you, It works now but It has been 15 min and is still loading data.

 
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Thank you for your post beny.

FXCM and NinjaTrader are aware of the issue and are working to implement a solution as we speak. The alternative that we have for now is to use the FXCM Historical Data Downloader (HDD). The HDD platform may be available free if you qualify for a free NinjaTrader account. Please review this post for details.

Thank you again for your post and please let me know if there are additional questions!

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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