Why should you use NinjaTrader’s Market Replay?
- To practice placing trade in simulated, real-time conditions
- To back-testing a strategy to see its effectiveness when trading live
- To bypass the need for a live data feed (although live trading with a free demo account is always recommended)
- Few other day trading platforms offer such a feature
- When your schedule doesn’t allow for real-time paper trading, this is the next best thing.
- Don’t wait until tomorrow to practice under live trading conditions!
With NinjaTrader 7, it’s possible to replay market activity for nearly any given day. After downloading a given day’s replay data, NinjaTrader uses the data (either minute or tick) to plot price at the exact values at the exact time as recorded. More specifically, you can see price plot on your charts and DOMs as though the day (or night) is unfolding in real-time. Orders can be place and success can be tracked using the Replay101 account (similar to Sim101 account). Replay101 is NinjaTrader’s designated Market Replay account. Unlike previous versions of NinjaTrader that require the user to record the data locally for replay, NinjaTrader 7 lets users download history for free on a per request basis.
Here’s how to use Market Replay:
1. If you are currently connected to a data feed, disconnect from it.
2. Download the latest Replay Data through NinjaTrader’s Control Center:
File > Utilities > Download Replay Data
Choose the market you want data for
Choose the date you want data for
Check both L1 and L2 boxes
3. In the bottom right corner of the Control Center, you will see that the Replay Data is downloading. This will take a few minutes. Before continuing to the next step, please wait until the downloading status disappears.
4. Go to File > Connect > Click Market Replay Connection. Open a chart and a DOM if you don’t have them available. Make sure that the replay connection is selected in the chart and DOM. You should also see the Replay player. With this tool, you can pause market activity, fast forward and play. Drag the slider to advance to a specified time frame.
5. Trade like you’re using a real account.
Keep in mind, the data on the DOM won’t contain every increment / decrement in the Buy and Sell columns as experienced during the day’s live trading. The packaged history is optimized in terms of file size and useability.
If you run into problems missing historical data in Market Replay mode, you may both download and view the historical data that you have saved on your local computer by going to the NinjaTrader Control Center > Tools > Historical Data Manager > Edit tab. As long as you have data for the days you are requesting in the Edit tab, then you will see that data when you are using the Market Replay.
In this video, John Paul recounts the performance of the Atlas Line trading tool for the last three days. At least 15 points of profit were possible in total for the last three days based on the trades the Atlas Line pointed out. The Atlas Line automatically tells you when and how to enter the market. These signals appear on the chart as Long or Short signals exactly at the price you should enter, prior to the big moves. In addition, the line plotted on the chart serves to provide confirmation – stick with Short trades if price is currently plotting below the Atlas Line. Go with Long trades if price is above the Atlas Line. The signals the Atlas Line generates are the same for all users across all supported platforms (NinjaTrader, TradeStation and eSignal).
Free live training is included with purchase. In the live training, you will learn several unique trade setups that can only be identified when using the system. These are the Bounce, Pullback and Strength trades. John Paul conducts each training session personally, so you are able to ask questions and receive answers directly from the expert.
Visit the Atlas Line page to purchase or attend a webinar.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters and Magnolia Pictures, recently wrote an editorial regarding the OWS (Occupy Wall Street) movement. As someone who is “part of the 1%,” it may come as a surprise that Mark is in favor of the movement. His reasons are stated in the Business Insider article.
Whether you’re for, against or neutral on the OWS movement, Mark’s high frequency / black box trading comments are interesting. In part four of the editorial, he states the following:
“In a world of High Frequency Trading and black box trading that does nothing but create a platform for ‘financial hackers’ to turn the market into their own proprietary financial playground, we need to figure out a way to revert the Stock and Bond Markets, and the derivative instruments created from these equities, back to their original purpose, a place to raise capital for growing business. Instead, today it’s a platform for financial engineers and hackers looking to exploit every and any opportunity. When 60% or more of trades are from High Frequency/Algorithmic traders and the correlation for every market index rushes past .7, the market is no longer a market, it’s a platform.
The simplest way to change this is to place a very simple per share tax on every transaction. 10 cents a trade. Every share. Every option. Every Bond. Every currency transaction. Every trade.
The obvious response is that trading volume will plummet. So what? Let it. The next response is that traders will merely move their trades to foreign exchanges. Yes they will. Will transaction costs go up? Duh.. that is the point. The market thrived when spreads and transaction costs were much higher just a few short years ago. It will survive now.
More importantly, it might just put the market back to the basics of what the stock and bond markets are supposed to be, a means of raising capital to support corporate growth. There used to be a time when Investment Bank Partnerships made their money scouting out small companies in need of capital and matching them with investors. They weren’t as big as they are now, but they managed to create quite a few growth industries. Something we could use some of today. Making the stock market a launching pad for companies will have far greater value and impact employment far greater than making sure High Frequency Traders can get their trades in.”
Day Trade to Win is obviously not a high frequency system, nor do the methods we teach dabble in producing an excessive amount of trades using hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts. Our traders are considered “retail” – observing market conditions and manually take trades at their own pace using a strategy they feel works best under current market conditions. Many of our traders make a living at home, without a degree in finance, astrophysics or software engineering. In addition, DTTW-style trades are placed using publically available platforms such as NinjaTrader or TradeStation. These trades are placed from locations throughout the world by humans; not by advanced AI software running in a 40 degree room a block away from the CME.
Should there be an additional government tax on every trade placed such as Mark’s proposed 10 cents a trade?
Is high frequency trading ruining the economy?
What would day trading be like, as a retail trader, without market movement caused by high frequency trading?
Does day trading (stocks, options, futures, etc.) offer any value to business, the economy or humanity as a whole?
Let us know what you think.
We stand by our products. If we see a setup occurring (and know there’s a good chance to make money), we take the trade! This occurs during live training sessions, as seen in today’s webinar for first-time Atlas Line customers.
This trade occurred as a result of the Atlas Line Dbl Bar Short signal 1213.75, reaching our profit target at 1211.75. In case you don’t know what this means, the Atlas Line tells you to go either Short or Long at a specific price. Advanced warning lets you place your order in time to make profit. The types of stops and where to place profit targets are covered in the included live training.
You might not be aware that when you purchase a Day Trade to Win trading course, a free live lesson is included. Day trading coach John Paul teaches each session personally, to make sure you fully understand how to use the software and/or understand the course, whether you’re trading the E-mini, currencies or other markets.
We had over 100 people attend today’s Power Price Action webinar. John Paul shared his charts (ES, 6E, CL, GC, etc.) allowing attendees to see the Atlas Line call trades in real-time. In addition, John spotted a few ATO and Power Price Action setups, each indicating great profit potential for otherwise ‘difficult to trade’ market conditions.
Here’s a 5% off coupon code for all products, incl. Private Mentorship:
The Atlas Line has two affordable payment options:
6-Month License for $599
Lifetime License for $1800
Power Price Action also has two payment options (plus bonus Floor Traders Secrets Course)
Two Payments of $595
One Payment of $995
ATO (At the Open) Course
One Payment of $595
Heather from Australia was kind enough to share her experiences with trading the Day Trade to Win methods. At first, she relied on various signals and indicators; resulting in confusion and an inability to see the candles. This disconnect from the market was fixed after finding Day Trade to Win and employing price action methods. Using candle movement and patterns, Heather has had “excellent results” and will soon reach her goal of becoming an income trader. Although she doesn’t say in the video, she uses the Atlas Line, the Trade Scalper and a couple other strategies we offer.
If you’re like us, then you have undoubtedly spent hours upon hours of your time scrolling through chart history to see if there is any discernible pattern hidden amongst the candles. As traders, we are tinkers by heart, who choose to make a laboratory amidst a sea of seemingly random price data. Perhaps your market analysis includes the use of well-known patterns or tools such as Fibonaccis (a rigid, mathematical approach) or Elliot Waves (psychological). Either type of approach is subject to the final test – price action, where price is plotted and at what time. This is why trading system development, or relying on any type of purchased system, should be based on the finality of price data. Each day presents new directions, caused by traders breaking from known patterns either by choice or due to news events. While there are those who will only trade / back-test a self-created system, Day Trade to Win is for everyone else who prefers to trade objectively using proven price action. For example, a product like the ATO has stood the test of time as a formidable E-mini trading strategy since its creation almost ten years ago. One could say that it has been back-tested every single day from the point at which it is purchased. One can also make the point that anything that is on the market this long and continues to receive product reviews has to be the real deal. The same applies for other day trading courses at Day Trade to Win. John Paul has done his homework and simply has made the most effective price action strategies available to the every day retail trader.