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NinjaTrader 7 (NT7) beta announcement

Are you excited?  I'm excited!

Hundreds of messages have been written by anxious NinjaTrader users and responded to by the NT support/dev team over the last many months regarding the development of NinjaTrader 7.

The beta release has slipped multiple times, but as of this blog (Saturday, May 16th, 2009) they are still quoting a Q2 2009 release date (which means by June 30th, 2009).  I've added a countdown timer to help express the excitement and anticipation for this day to get here, now!

What feature are you most looking forward to in NT7? Let me know.



Mike

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ninja7...it be nice to have an adjustable font in the data box..also to adjust the fields

Big Mike said...

The biggest thing I want is proper multi-core support. I want Ninja to max out all my cores, like freeware software from 3 years ago could...

It will make my entire Ninja experience about 4x better.

Mike

Anonymous said...

i would love to move panels around and overlap certain indicators over the price panel!

Big Mike said...

Hi anonymous,

I agree, docking/movable panels would be a nice step forward. I always liked the way StockFinder handled this.

Mike

Anonymous said...

Mike, aside from the indicators you are currently using...do you use pivot points and previous day hi/lo points on your charts when trading? or do you trade what is presented on you chart with the given indicators when going long or short?

Big Mike said...

Hello anonymous,

No I do not trade pivots or fibs, point of control (POC), value area high (VAH), value area low (VAL), none of that. I've looked at MPvalues and others and my brain just doesn't work that way I guess.

I only trade what is on my chart, and I try to keep my charts simple. Looks can be deceiving, I work hard to pack a lot of information into my charts without it being overwhelming, and if something is not beneficial then it needs to go.


I look at a 30 minute, 5 minute, 6 range and 4 range chart usually when trading. I typically trade the 4 or 6 range, but occasionally trade the 5 minute. Still, the 30m is helpful to quickly see chop or to identify higher probabilities of on an continuing bigger picture trend.

What about you?

Mike

Anonymous said...

I see! thanks for your input...

I trade 6 range chart and use the 5 min chart to see the trend! I've also been playing around with Renko bars...they seem to take the noise out of the charts.

Anonymous said...

ninja needs value box for horizontal and vertical lines so they are placed automatically on the chart, they also have to revamp their chart trading capabilities: need of one click trading, left click to buy and right click to sell, right now their chart trading stinks too many buttons to push
It is not a really user friendly platform the only good thing is the programming aspect but again everybody else has it!
By the way Big Mike I love your Eco indicator and the Tssuper trend whcih is like the volatilty stop in Ensign. Great work and Thank you for sharing!

hl said...

I'd like to see market-depth level historical data and microsecond timestamps. I don't like not being able to backtest my real-time strategies.

iwannatoscript said...

Automatic rollover for futures, so we could load data from mirus or ib and have a good database withouy paying esignal

Anonymous said...

i wish someone would come out with something that would automatically update our expiry date on our instrument list i always get confussed when its time to change my buddies always tell me hey stupid its time to change your sysmbol date look at your volume lol any thoughts or websites you know that will help me or tell me when to change other than just every quarter?...sam

Big Mike said...

Ray recently said that NT7 will feature the ability to limit the number of slots or the index on DataSeries (ie: Series[x], where X can now be limited).

Previously it was unlimited, consuming a huge amount of memory and very inefficient to store every bar even though usually only about 20-100 of the most recent are needed.

NT7 now defaults to 256 slots/index, and is configurable. This is huge! This will save so much memory and make optimizing so much faster!

Mike

Big Mike said...

Another thing I am really looking forward to, and NT says will be included, is the ability to overlay and scale indicators to the price panel without a lot of code.

Mike

Guilherme Ceschiatti B. Moreira said...

I would love P&F Charts.

Big Mike said...

Guilherme,

You can use Roonius' Point and Figure add-on here:
http://tradingstudies.com/products/point-and-figure.html

Mike

Anonymous said...

My vote is to use all processor cores and auto futures contract rollover

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