Some traders prefer to roll over after the official rollover date. The idea is to trade whatever contract has the most volume. Click here to view current E-mini volume levels. A day or more after the rollover, the majority of the volume should transfer into June 2019. Revisit the CME page to monitor current volume levels.
Rolling over contracts in NinjaTrader 8 is quite easy. We’ve covered this topic before, but it’s good to mention every three months or so because even veteran traders can forget. What happens if you forget to roll over your contract? Well, to start with, your charts will eventually “run dry” and you’ll see
The next related roll date is June 13, 2019.
Follow these rollover steps on or after March 7, 2019:
1. In NinjaTrader’s Control Center, go to Tools > Database Management. Providing you are following these steps on or after March 8, you should see the E-mini (ES) and possibly other markets (instruments). Click the gray Rollover button. That’s it – you’re all set!
2. Close the Database Management window and go back to your charts. Your charts should automatically reflect the new contract period. In other words, your ES 03-19 chart should now magically be ES 06-19.
These pictures demonstrate the steps above:
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