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NinjaTrader 7 Beta Video Review

Hey guys!

Here is a quick video I made showing some of the biggest changes in NT7. I think most of you know I'm not very happy with the development of NT7 in general, so I've been putting it off for quite a while to be honest.

But in the last few days I spent a little time with it, and when it isn't crashing, some of the features are nice and something to look forward to. Of course, the biggest problem with NT has always been its stability, so that remains to be seen as we're still in a private beta at this point.

NinjaTrader 7 beta 6 in the video, the latest available at the time of this post. I briefly cover the continuous contract improvements, the session manager, hot keys, historical bid ask data, and spend most of the video going over the Chart settings and new multiple time frames settings, as well as the new Data Series options for indicators.

Some of these features were available in NT 6.5, but you had to write your own code to accomplish it. It remains to be seen if the NT7 built-in alternative will be superior or not to those implementations, but it looks promising.

NinjaTrader 7 Beta Video Review (NT7 beta) from Big Mike Trading on Vimeo.


One major thing I forgot to go into more detail on in the video: the seamless sessions for multiple contract termination dates. Say for instance you pull up a chart of CL 03-10, you can now load 90 days of data (CL 02-10, CL 01-10, CL 12-09) on one single chart, seamlessly and automagically, as NT knows the start/end contract dates and will merge the data together. It's basically the same as IQfeed and eSignal continuous contracts, but is now available for Zen Fire users.

I'll plan to make another video showing the new strategy analyzer and genetic optimizer, and the new market replay features. That will also give me an opportunity to talk more about the continuous contracts, as that is a key feature in strategy development. Give me some time

I also hope that the NT dev team has learned some hard lessons during all this. NT7 is about two years late, and there has been a bit of a uprising. So, I try to keep that in mind and cut some slack to the dev team. But they've got their work cut out for them...

You can find more on this on the BMT Trading Forum:
http://www.bigmiketrading.com/platforms-indicators/2500-ninjatrader-7-video-review.html

Mike

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