NinjaTrader Webinar Recording – 2015 Super Year

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In this video, John Paul goes over the entries and market expectations with the NinjaTrader audience for trading this unique Super Year method in 2015.

Remember the NinjaTrader webinar we did a couple weeks ago? Here’s the recording. It’s another look at the 2015 Super Year. Why is 2015 a Super Year? Because the last digit of the year is a five. John Paul believes the chart itself can tell you exactly what you need to know. The market likes to test where it’s previously been. With the Super Year strategy, highs are tested or exceeded within 55 days on average. If you’re trading during a Super Year or the January Effect has indicated the year should be closing higher than it opened, the bias is long. Watch the video to piece it all together.

Today’s Entry for 2015 Super Year Strategy Confirmed on E-mini S&P Long 2036.75

You may recall a live webinar conducted by John Paul on January 8, 2015 and another webinar with NinjaTrader on January, 9, 2015. In these webinars, John Paul taught how to look for specific setups as per the 2015 Super Year strategy.

It turns out that today, price surpassed the strategy’s 50% point, thus confirming a valid entry. John Paul entered long on this move up. From the screenshot, you can see this is a large move with a large trade: +21.5 points. With 10 contracts in the trade, the profit is currently above $10k. The expectation is for the E-mini S&P 500 to reach the prior highs from December 26, 2014. If you’re Long on this trade, trail a stop to protect yourself.

We recommend watching the video again so you can be on the lookout for future entries…
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Recording – 2015 is a Super Year Bull Market According to Historical Trading Analysis

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Last week, John Paul conducted a live webinar showing traders that 2015 is a “Super Year.” Historically, years ending with a “5” (e.g. 2015, 2005, 1995, 1985, etc.) all the way back to the opening of the financial markets have exhibited consistent behavior. What is it? All of these Super Years ended at a greater price than the price at which they opened. That’s right – they trended bullishly. How can you take advantage of this? In this video, John Paul shows you how to spot breakout moments and position yourself for success. And of course, it’s all based on price action.

When following along, you will be using a clean chart and just the ATR (Average True Range) with a Period value of 4. This period value of 4 means that the green line on the bottom of the chart will be based on the last four bars. The last four bars can be minutes, days, weeks, or years depending on your chart time frame.

With this Super Year method, you will be looking for long trades using two methods. In the first method, you’ll spot the highs and enter above the most recent highs, about two points above. Watch the video for more details and learn the second method!

Remember, Group Mentorship begins in just a couple of days – January 14, 2015. Enroll today and get the ATO (At the Open) course ahead of time. You’ll be able to study and practice in advance. During the eight weeks of training, you will be provided all of our courses and software. John Paul will train you twice a week and build your understanding of how to successfully trade the E-mini and other markets. Click here to find out more and submit your despot to enroll.

Miss Today’s Webinar? Join the Live NinjaTrader Webinar on Jan. 9, 2015

John Paul just wrapped up today’s webinar, but you can catch him live again tomorrow when NinjaTrader hosts, “A Highly Accurate Trading Method for 2015”. He will be presenting the 2015 “Super” strategy again, demonstrating its performance with exact setup and entry rules.

That’s right – another live webinar tomorrow!

 
 

Event: NinjaTrader Hosts “A Highly Accurate Trading Method for 2015”

When: Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 4:15 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

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Don’t miss out!

And as for today’s webinar recording, we should have it up sometime tomorrow or over the weekend, the latest.

Remember to join the January 14, 2015 Group Mentorship Program to take advantage of eight weeks of live training with John Paul. You’ll learn all of our courses and software through the eight weeks. Click here for more information.

Live Webinar – Learn This Free Trading Strategy for 2015 – Limited Seats!

Webinar: Free Price Action Strategy for 2015

When: Thursday, January 8, 2015
@ 5:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)

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In this webinar, John Paul will show you a trading strategy for the new year that has an amazing track record. It’s entirely based on price action – you won’t need to download or buy any software. Learn the method from this webinar and then apply it to your charts immediately. In addition, you’ll get a peek at his other price action strategies. Start the new year off knowing where the market is likely to head!

Also, the next Group Mentorship is just around the corner – Jan. 14, 2015. Class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5). All our courses and software are provided with eight weeks of coaching with Day Trade to Win founder John Paul. There’s still time for you to enroll and receive the first week’s course – click here for details.

CME Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Market Hours

Here are the CME holiday hours for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observed on January 19, 2015.

All times provided are in EST (UTC-5).

Monday, January 19
CME Equity Indices, Currency Futures, and Energy & Metal Futures

ES, YM, NQ, 6E, 6A, 6B, CL, GC, QM, etc.

Early close at 1:00 p.m. EST
Trading resumes at 6:00 p.m. EST

Tuesday, January 20
CME Equity Indices, Currency Futures, and Energy & Metal Futures

ES, YM, NQ, 6E, 6A, 6B, CL, GC, QM, etc.

Normal trading hours

As always, you can find the CME’s calendar page here or this specific announcement here.

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If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a NinjaTrader license, now is probably the best time to do so. Very seldom do we see NinjaTrader providing discounts for licenses. In case you did not receive their recent promotional email, here’s their offer:

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Why do you need to purchase a NinjaTrader license? You’re right – NinjaTrader is free to use for paper trading. However, as soon as you want to trade with real money, you have to purchase/lease a live license from NinjaTrader to “unlock” NinjaTrader’s ability to trade with real money. Note that to trade with real money, you will still need a funded account with a broker and have that connection set up in NinjaTrader. Purchasing a NinjaTrader license gets you halfway to truly engaging with the markets.

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How to Customize NinjaTrader Drawing Tools

We get asked the question, “How do I customize the appearance of the drawing tools in NinjaTrader?” on occasion. Traders want to use a consistent configuration for drawing tools such as the Text tool, Horizontal Line tool, Fibonacci Retracements tool, and others. For example, you might want to have a horizontal line default to a specific width and color because the current default value just won’t do.

Probably the best example we can show on how to customize the default drawing tool values applies to the Fibonacci Retracement tool. There are a good number of settings, and traders who use Fibs will likely want to change them.

1. First, it’s important to know where to find the drawing tools. On the top of a chart, look for the pencil icon and click it. You’ll get a drop-down list of drawing tools.

2. Click the Fibonacci Retracements Tool. Your cursor icon will become a pen instead of a pointer. Click and drag on the chart to draw the Fibonacci Retracement. With this particular tool, it works best if you click and drag in a diagonal direction.

3. With the Fibonacci Retracement now appearing on your chart, click it until you see the black squares, indicating active selection. Right-click the Fibonacci tool and select Properties.


4. Now that the Properties window is displayed, make your changes. Once satisfied, right-click an empty gray area of the Properties window and you should see Manage Templates appear. Click Manage Templates. You can save over the default setting by leaving “Default” in the list box and clicking Save.

See John Paul’s reference screenshots below (click for full size).

How to Fix NinjaTrader 32-bit and 64-bit Freezing/Hanging Issues at Startup

At Day Trade to Win, we commonly perform remote assistance for our clients in order to install and configure our trading software. Since our main platform is NinjaTrader, our support team has found on a couple of occasions a situation where NinjaTrader “hangs” and fails to load up. Although there can be many causes for this, the most likely cause we have found are problematic data feeds/connections that were set to connect on startup (connect as soon as NinjaTrader is loading). If you set up a connection to a data feed that is no longer active, this could possibly hang NinjaTrader.

Below, you’ll find instructions to help fix the issue. Remember that you should contact NinjaTrader support for all NinjaTrader-related problems. If you’re tech-savvy, then you may want to try the instructions below at your own risk.

How do you know if you’re facing the same problem? Typically, NinjaTrader will behave as follows:

1.) Double-click on NinjaTrader.

2.) NinjaTrader shows its splash screen (grey box with NinjaTrader logo and indicates your license type).

3.) NinjaTrader then does not load. The Control Center never appears and you’re left scratching your head. If you use the Windows Task Manager (Ctr+Shift+Esc or right-click the taskbar > Start Task Manager), you will see that NinjaTrader.exe is still running with memory consumption around 100 MB or so).

This is an issue because NinjaTrader is still running, yet is invisible. You have to find it in Windows Task Manager and then terminate it using Task Manager. Only once instance of NinjaTrader can be running at a time, so it is important to terminate the existing NinjaTrader process. Oddly, we have found this problem can occur with the 32-bit (x86) version of NinjaTrader while the 64-bit NinjaTrader on the system loads up just fine.

So how do you fix this NinjaTrader hanging issue? At your own risk, attempt the following:

1. Close down or terminate all open NinjaTrader instances aka processes. Do this via Windows Task Manager (Ctr+Shift+Esc or right-click the taskbar > Start Task Manager (or simply “Task Manager” on Windows 8) > if you’re on Windows 8, click “More details” > find NinjaTrader on the Processes tab and right-click it > click “End Process” or “End task.”

2. Go to your NinjaTrader 7 folder Windows Documents folder (default path: C:\Users\\Documents\NinjaTrader 7).

3. It is recommended that you create a backup of your Config.xml file, since this is the file you will be editing (right-click the file > Copy > Right-click any white space in the same folder area > Paste in order to create the backup file “Config – Copy.xml”.

4. Right-click the original Config.xml file and select Open With. Chose Notepad.

5. In Notepad, go to Edit > Find > Type in “startup”. You should be brought to an entry that reads:

<ConnectOnStartup>true</ConnectOnStartup>

or

<ConnectOnStartup>false</ConnectOnStartup>

6. For each instance of “true” in the file, simply change the “true” to “false”, so it appears as:

<ConnectOnStartup>false</ConnectOnStartup>

After you make the change, press the F3 key on your keyboard to find the next instance or go to Edit > Find Next.

7. Once you are certain that all instances have been changed to “false” (without the quotes, of course), save the file via File > Save.

8. Open NinjaTrader again and see if it helps. If this worked, then NinjaTrader’s Control Center should appear. Give it a minute or two depending on the speed of your computer.

Winning and Losing During Volatile Days


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In this video, John Paul uses the Atlas Line and takes a loss and then a win. October 13, 2014 was a very volatile day with many trading opportunities. It’s important to stay out of the market when it’s too volatile and too slow.

In the beginning of the day at around 10 a.m. US/Eastern, a Short signal appeared with price at 1895.25. John Paul followed the Atlas Line’s direction, placing a Short trade. The profit target and stop loss were preconfigured in the ATM strategy, allowing for the horizontal green and red lines you see on the chart. With the Atlas Line, you are always watching for the first stop loss rule to take place. Since the market is so volatile, a four point catastrophic stop loss is used, which is based on the market’s ATR value at the time of entry. The prove-it stop rule was hit first with price closing on the opposite side of the Atlas Line on the 10:05 bar. John Paul then manually closed out of the trade with a loss.

Next, it was time to wait for another Atlas Line trade. John Paul was waiting for two consecutive closing bars above or below the Atlas Line, which would generate a Double Bar Long or Double Bar Short trade, respectively.

Another short trade occurred again. You’ll have to watch the video to see what happens! Remember that the Atlas Line is included with the Mentorship Program that begins October 20, 2014. You can also purchase the Atlas Line separately:

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