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 blog provides a calendar that will tell you when a particular futures market is going to roll over. Please check the dates for the contracts you trade and double-check that the trading volume is higher in the month you are going to trade.
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To check the volume you will have to build a market analyzer from within Ninja Trader. From the Ninja Trader Control Center, select FILE> NEW > MARKET ANALYZER. Then you will want to right-click on it and apply the Nexgen "default template". Add the current futures month and the next expiration month.
Double chck volume is higher in the futures contract you are day trading
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.,
to add new symbol or roll a futures contract to the next delivery month
You will then use the NAME section to type the symbol, CLICK SEARCH, then HIGHLIGHT the symbol and move it to the active list on the left.
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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.
To build a new chart or update a new symbol in Ninja 8 simply use the drop-down menu to search for your symbol Once you have located your symbol format your chart size, add pre-made Nexgen templates. NOTE: it is very important that TICK REPLAY is selected so "synthetic Fibonacci and Trigger Lines will populate.
Selecting markets to trade.
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