NinjaTrader 8.1 Setup Guide For New Traders (2023)

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First Step A few assumptions are going to be made – mainly that you’re very new and that your looking at installing NinjaTrader to trade with a simulation account and not a real money trading account. So were not going to be discussing brokers but assuming you just want a way to try everything out. Knowing this, let’s get going!Is … Read More

How To Get NinjaTrader Live Data For Free

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How Do I Get Live Data on NinjaTrader 8?Since NinjaTrader released 8.1 there have been some changes to how free data is distributed. The information below for each market data has been updated to reflex these changes as well as all the links and content. We will continue to update these as changes are made without delay.Futures: When you create … Read More

Cheapest Futures Data for NinjaTrader 8 in 2023

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Looking for Cheap Futures Data inside NinjaTrader?I’ll show you how to get real-time cheap futures data feed, however, let’s be clear about one thing first. There is no such thing as free futures data. This is because any real-time market data is handled by the exchanges themselves. They need to pay their employees and thus, nothing from them will be … Read More

NinjaTrader 8 Data Feeds – The Complete Guide

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Every Question Answered on NT8 Data Feed ProvidersData feeds in NinjaTrader 8 will be discussed below along with the most commonly asked questions. You can use a data feed provider or you can use a broker and we’ll talk about the differences below as well give you an idea on cost. Futures Data for NinjaTrader Yes Futures Traders can get … Read More

Ripple (XRP) in NinjaTrader 8

How to get the Ripple (XRP/USD) inside of NinjaTrader 8?The ripple is one of the worlds largest digital currencies by market capitalization. It was ranked as the 3rd in a report that was done by on January 31st, 2018. We’ll show you how to add this into NinjaTrader 8 for free to do your technical analysis.Setting Up The Connection … Read More

What You Need to Understand About NinjaTrader 8 Backtesting?


The Limitations Behind NinjaTrader 8 BacktestingNinjaTrader 8 backtesting is a common practice with traders but is it going to produce results that are useful? Traders will use backtesting to try and test strategies and this practice has been going on for quite some time.Although past results do not mean the same will hold true for future results; most traders used … Read More

Get A NinjaTrader App on Your Mobile Phone?

NinjaTrader 8 Running On Mobile Phone

Where Is The NinjaTrader 8 Mobile App?Have you been looking on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for a NinjaTrader 8 mobile app? You won’t be able to find one as there isn’t an app for NinjaTrader. However, that doesn’t matter because you can still run NinjaTrader 8 on your mobile.The NinjaTrader Mobile SolutionNinjaTrader is a very advanced … Read More

Blank Chart in NinjaTrader 8? Follow These Steps.

NinjaTrader 8 Blank Chart

Step 1 – Check Your Data ConnectionGetting a blank chart in NinjaTrader 8? Does it appear your charts are not loading? Not a problem, we’ll help you fix it. Checking your data connection might be the most obvious, but it is the most likely culprit. NinjaTrader 8 does not come with chart data, you have to add it by creating … Read More

NinjaTrader Free Vs. NinjaTrader Paid?

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NinjaTrader Free – Is This The Best Option For You?Let’s answer some of the most common questions about the NinjaTrader free version and get them out of the way. Yes, NinjaTrader is free and that “free period” does not expire. You can use a free demo account and get free data for forex and futures markets without paying anything All … Read More

Is It Worth Mining Cryptocurrencies?

Should You Start Mining?In the last few recent months the volatility of bitcoin has caught the attention of many, and obviously traders that are used to trading more conventional futures and forex start to wonder if cryptocurrencies are also an instrument they should start to trade. ×Buffett: “I would buy a 5 year put on every cryptocurrency” – Jan 10 … Read More

How to Get Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Working in NinjaTrader?

Does NinjaTrader Work With Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency?You can get access to cryptocurrencies in NinjaTrader but you must be on build in NinjaTraderCharting and doing your technical analysis is possible on build and higher in NinjaTrader 8.Trading in NinjaTraderNo, You can not place orders on the exchanges – but you can “view” the quotes and do your charting which … Read More

NinjaTrader 8 ATM Strategy Rules – Basic to Advanced

How to Build A NinjaTrader 8 ATM StrategyWhat is A NinjaTrader 8 ATM Strategy?NinjaTrader 8 ATM Strategy is a way of automating your trade management. And that’s exactly what Advanced Trade Management stands for and for short we’ll call it ATM too. You might find this useful if you trade using our XABCD pattern suite to mange your trade to … Read More

How to Customize the Fibonacci Retracement and Extension Levels?

Customize Fibonacci Levels

Customizing Fibonacci LevelsFibonacci retracement and extension customization doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, NinjaTrader 8 makes this very easy to do. You can also do this in MetaTrader 4 as it would work the same way. If you use a different platform and can’t figure out how to do it, drop a comment below and we’ll help you figure … Read More

NinjaTrader ZOrder and Advanced Charting

NinjaTrader ZOrder

NinjaTrader ZOrder is another way to describe how you can layer different indicators on a chart. An example of this would be if you wanted an indicator to be in front of the candlesticks or behind the candlesticks?Below you can find our free price line indicator tool for NinjaTrader 8 in the examples below. In the first example you can … Read More

Pattern Recognition Traders – Single Biggest Mistake

The Biggest Single Mistake Pattern Traders MakeYou’re Ignoring 50% Of The Data AvailableIf you’re new to what we do here at XABCD Trading, you might be making this pattern recognition problem yourself… If you’re drawing patterns or using software to do it for you …using price (and not measuring time), then you’re ignoring half the data available to you. Patterns … Read More

How To Setup Alerts For XABCD Potential Patterns?

Fibonacci Price and Time

The Basics of Scanning and Alerting to Potential PatternsCan our NinjaTrader and MetaTrader XABCD software look for Potential Patterns? And you can do this quite easily… want to see how? We’ll show you a step by step example below on how to setup potential patterns so you can get alerted sooner to them using the market analyzer and our templates. … Read More