Get ready to roll over your E-mini and other futures contracts. Thursday, June 8, 2017 is the next roll date. You’ll be rolling to the September contract, 09-17 What happens if you don’t roll over? You will eventually no longer receive live data on your charts. Therefore, it’s very important that you follow these steps on June 8, 2017 or very soon thereafter. If you’re using NinjaTrader 8, proceed with the steps below. Click here for NinjaTrader 7 rollover instructions. See all the upcoming equity index futures roll dates.
How to Roll Over in NinjaTrader 8
NinjaTrader 8 makes it very easy to roll over:
1. In NinjaTrader’s Control Center, go to Tools > Database Management.
2. Providing you are rolling over on or after June 8, 2017, the ES and other expiring instruments should be listed and checked. Click Rollover. Close the Database window.
3. Go back to your charts. If necessary, select the new contract period in the upper-left of the chart window.
Some traders will only roll contracts over after the majority of the volume has transferred to the new contract. You can watch volume levels on this CME page.
After June 8, 2017, the next roll date is Sep. 7, 2017.