Platforms & Data

Charting and Order Entry: NinjaTrader Multi-Broker

NinjaTrader can play a key role in performance evaluation and self-coaching by utilising the Chart Trader function which prints your buy and sell orders onto your charts at the time and price they occured.
A particularly helpful feature for pre-trading preparation is having the ability to identify and highlight key levels on a chart, and then simply copy and paste those onto different interval charts of the same instrument.
Frequent actions can be executed using the customisable HotKey functionality. Desired key stroke combinations can be programmed into a single keyboard or mouse button as described in this post.
Customisable addons available via membership to make NinjaTrader incredibly powerful. Addons I find useful include:
  • volume profile
  • cumulative delta (also known as volume breakdown)
  • VWAP
  • today’s open, high, low and close
  • yesterday's open, high,low and close
  • Forex Factory calendar events including warning alarm
  • Price labelling of lines used for key levels
  • Better Renko *
* Non-time based charts such as volume, better renko, tick and range charts. The study The Volume Clock: Insights into the High Frequency Paradigm highlights how HFT’s and algos use event based clocks (eg volume) to monitor markets compared with many human traders who instinctively succumb to chronological based monitoring of the markets (eg 60 minute charts, monthly turnover etc). Moving away from chronological to event based charts can overcome seasonality traps (eg slow lunch time grinds while enabling traders to better adapt and sync with computer trading models that provide the bulk of the liquidity.

Download NinjaTrader & get immediate FREE access to:

  • Advanced interactive charting
  • Strategy development and backtesting
  • Trade simulation and market replay
  • Live futures and forex market data trials
  • 450+ 3rd party add-ons, educators & consultants through the NinjaTrader Ecosystem

Price Data: Intraday & EOD Futures, FX and US Stocks

Kinetick provide unfiltered low-latency, high quality data. Unfiltered data is crucial for running tick charts, volume profile and cumulative delta studies.

For End-of-Day data, Kinetic provide Futures, US stocks and FX data going back to the early 90's, and it's provided for free for NinjaTrader users.

Coming Soon: How to set up watchlists and scan through different securities quickly using Kinetick and NinjaTrader.

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Price Data: End-of-Day ASX

Compatible with numerous charting programs Norgate Investor Services offer an extensive easy-to-manage data service, with excellent recovery set-ups. Separate history and program installers are always available for subscribers in the event of hard-drive failure, virus attack, machine upgrade etc.
Norgate offer a 3-week free trial of their services.

Nothing to my knowledge is easier in terms of constructing and managing watchlists, favourites, market sectors etc than Norgate's Premium Data.

For programs such as NinjaTrader that require data conversion prior to updating, Norgate provide their Premium Data Converter program.