Since I should be on the waiting list for more than one year now (after I've been one of the first traders to try out NT in vain) and with a free combine left as well, I didn't receive any information from TST yet...
So, if all remaining issues regarding NT have been resolved by now, I'd like to give NT another try in a combine which I'd like to start on January 6th.
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
My Account Positions, Cash On Hand, and Trade Position on the Dynamic Dom fail to reappear after disconnecting from the data feed or after an internet connection failure.
- Working Orders remain working (visible in R|Trader, however they are not visible on NT ladder upon reconnection)
- Trade RPnL fails to calculate or acknowledge position, however when Flatten or Close is clicked, the trade executes
Control Center → Positions
- Screen is blank after reconnection
Control Center → Accounts
- Account balance data disappears after reconnection
There is a display error on Charts after OCO Profit or Stop leg hit.
Chart Trader and Dynamic Dom
- After position filled and profit target reached, the stop loss order appears to not be cancelled automatically, remains frozen on chart after the market trades through it
This problem is resolved by restarting the NinjaTrader platform. To reiterate, this is a display error and not a functionality error. Attempts to recreate this problem consistently have failed. If you do encounter this problem, please email email@example.com with supporting documentation (screenshots, log files, actions leading up to error).
If you experience either of these problems, we recommend verifying your positions, working orders, and account balances through the R|Trader platform. Once your account is flat with no working orders on, please close down and restart NinjaTrader.
Question for Michaeal,
Are we now able to instruct NinjaTrader to flatten before 3:10pm automatically?
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Just a quick word on NT for TsT in its present phase:
At this point, users who opt for testing Ninja on TsT are beta testers. Beta testers, in software releases, are supposed to find the inevitable bugs that the developers could not find because they were too close to their own software to test it in all its aspects.
This is a crucial part of software development and rollout... and somebody has to do it. Usually, it is early adopters who are willing to take their lumps in order to get a jump on using the initial version, in exchange for reporting the issues they find.
I've usually been the developer and not the tester, and have been grateful for the testers who found my bugs for me. Software can't be rolled out without them.
But if you want to just use the software in a Combine, hang on until the testing is complete. Really... there will be a lot of things that need to be found and fixed before using it is routine... or, perhaps, not so many, but the process still has to complete.
I am strongly in favor of TsT's Combine, and of their decision to add NinjaTrader to their supported platforms, but it will take a bit of real-time testing to shake it all down.
They're doing this right. Patience is important for the user community at this point, hopefully not for long. (And, yes, I'll be happy when I don't have to dork around with using NT for charting and the T4 DOM for trade entry .... Patience.... )
Last edited by bobwest; December 13th, 2013 at 12:36 AM.
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R | Trader is Rithmic's front end trading and real time risk management screen. With R | Trader you can view quotes, market depth and option strikes in real time, place trades and pull orders, and view order history, performance, positions and risk limits.
Note: The same combine login information used for NinjaTrader can be used to login to R Trader.
As I understand it TST preferred T4 because it gave them the ability to monitor and actively cut off positions if risk limits are being exceeded (especially for live prep or live traders).
FCM and IB administrators use R | Trader to do all that traders can on behalf of any of their users and accounts. Administrators can set risk limits, activate and deactivate users and accounts and record fills and cancels whose execution has been made outside of the Rithmic trade execution software.
Thus, I have come to understand that TST uses R Trader in conjunction with NinjaTrader to manage risk of open positions.
I could be way off, so this comes attached with the proverbial grain of salt.
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