I have been using NinjaTrader to scalp the CL/GC/TF with more emphasis on the CL and have had amazing results. Out of 20 trading days, only 1 losing day, and one net losing day.
On CL i noticed that sometimes my order gets filled and then i am immediately in the money by a 2 - 3ticks. Since i have my first contract exiting with 3 - 5 ticks to minimize risk on position and ride second contract, i am very happy with this. However, not sure that this would be something i would see in real time.. may be Mike can comment on this :-)
Just make sure you've set the sim engine to realistic delays and such in the Control Center - Tools - Options menu. Make sure the roundtrip ms delay is realistic for your computer and internet connection and broker combination.
Other than that, keep in mind NT sim engine is just a sim engine. Real fills are almost always worse. You will get slippage, you will not get filled, etc.
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