Add Symbols- Roll Contracts - Market Analyzer

Making sure you are on the "front month with most volume is required when trading futures.

Ninja Trader's upcoming events calendar will tell you when a particular futures market will roll over. Please check the dates for the contracts you trade and double-check that the trading volume is higher in the month you will trade.

To check the volume, you must build a market analyzer from within Ninja Trader. Select FILE> NEW > MARKET ANALYZER from the Ninja Trader Control Center. Then you will want to right-click on it and apply the Nexgen "default template". Add the current future month and the next expiration month.

The process is the same for Ninja 8 as well as Ninja 7. There is one difference, the future contract will not be readily available in your list of markets. To populate the "next" contract you will have to build a new chart manually, typing in the date of the next contract.

Build a blank new chart.

You can delete that chart, and when you right click on the market analyzer, the new contract will be available to add to your list.

Once you have created the window, you will right-click on the instrument column and add in the contracts you wish to track.

To add a new month or symbol in Ninja 7 - Select TOOLS INSTRUMENT MANAGER from the control panel.,

You will then use the NAME section to type the symbol, CLICK SEARCH, then HIGHLIGHT it and move it to the active list on the left.

Once the symbol is in your list, to "roll" your contract months, simply use the drop-down menu on your existing workspace charts and select the new month.

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