2015 to 2016 Journey from NinjaTrader 7 to NinjaTrader 8

When it comes as of writing November 2016 – in terms of NinjaTrader 8, MicroTrends is very behind where i wanted us to be in migrating our technologies to NinjaTrader 8 from NinjaTrader 7.  You will happy to know we are at 1000% effort and time on this now and very happy with the technology NT has done a superb job and the latest C# .net technology is a light year ahead now. WE will be releasing NinjaTrader 8 new and migrated components November onwards. The reason we are behind was due to a long project i will summarize if i can:

In 2015 to 2016 – my focus was elsewhere instead of MicroTrends public products and projects – I  developed and traded automated trading systems supplied by MicroTrends algorithmic trading consultancy for a commercial hedge fund Clearpoint Capital (CPC) and was given a 5Mil cap to trade with and a risk mandate of 1%,  to trade alongside their discretionary fundamental trading model –  I was treated with amazing hospitality and every courtesy, expense and wish furnished… my job apart from enjoying Australia was to implement mechanical systems using the MTDS7 as the foundation with some strategies based on the MTDS USAR and the MTNTF7 Fib Grid systems the later. I could write a small book on the pains and successes.

I was based on site at the invitation of CPC and over time implemented some swing/ day trading algos which are proprietary to MicroTrends, we aimed to diversify across 20 futures instruments or so with different volumes, ranges, behaviour and seasonals… which resulted in a massive testing cycle of 3 months testing, visualisation sense checking, out of sample, walkforwards and realtime sim trading pre production – until going live, then ongoing stats and assessment against baseline -and variants of settings based on live trading feedback…  trading 3 different timezones and requiring fault tolerance and redundancy, therefore in In addition and lots of infrastructure and data feed costs.

We ended up with viable automated systems on 6 markets live trading with 3 automated systems   2- systems but with parameter-set and time-series diversification -a total of 18 in parallel and that took 6months to go live,  for compliance we had to follow a rigid set of plans before trading…and some systems were taken offline and replaced by evolved versions before we were stable, i enjoyed immensely using MicroTrends MTDS7 and NinjaTrader technology and enhancing it on the job as required.  It was a fantastic journey with a lot of success algorithmic trading the FDAX which is beyond all doubt my favourite market….trading up to 8lots per trade entry certainly had its moments 🙂

We also placed discretionary trades based on the MicroTrends NinjaTrader Framework – Multi-time Frame Analysis – Fib Grid systems and had great success with those on markets screened for volatility and market structure- such as Silver, Gold, Coffee etc Our challenge with that as merely to trail the stop/brackets at the correct intervals… so automatic trade management was a key requirement missing for this components- if volatile moves  occur you need to scale out/trail in to lock in profits to prevent giving it back on a reversal profit taking sell off or short covering rally -all those points are easily determined in advance -you just need to be there to move the stoploss brackets in.

Due to the time zone and style of trading implemented and the need to constantly diversify, i ending up working until 6am, 5 days per week and then on weekends preparing multiple systems, stats, backtests, real-time tests, live results and manage 3 live trading servers, 3 pre-production, 3 back test servers and so it was in the end a 7 day per week task –   instead of 1 server with an easy to manage end of day trading system – this was not a tenable approach for me or anyone – so in August we switched off to change route and focus free from the overhead of trading and monitoring, we had great success with the algos… but our operational foot print was too big and our efficiency was too low…perhaps 66% instead of 85% as a goal…

Imagine the cost and maintaining 9 servers, backtest, pre production, and production servers as they used servers with different time zones had costs of  data feeds + my office costs- + my retainer 😉  + my annual bonus… then 24/7 monitoring – which in the end made this approach not the best route.  1. we needed to scale to a wider and more manageable trading portfolio… 2. the basis of mistakes and inefficiencies in the limitations of the technology had cost around 50% of profits on some markets, according to a real-time baseline versus the real-time live results, crashes, stop/restarts/ downloading data crashes, or connections failing at the session open were the culprit…

This is the real difference between the hypothetical realtime sim world to the realtime live trading world – and it is not just the difference between getting in the cage and fighting a UFC champion or sitting at home and being a keyboard warrior  – but more importantly the difference between the realized real world view and the hypothetical universe which is required as a guide and benchmark – the efficiency of live trading is the key to trading success.

So, on FDAX, FGBL, SPI, Nikkei where i was present and monitoring we hit it out the ball park or made a profit most weeks… on the other systems where i was not in direct attendance we routinely suffered opportunity costs -missed profits – technological issues prevented the mechanical fully automated trading systems working in a viable way due to inefficiency, the problem we were using a system created for day trading not swing trading. NinjaTrader 7 had some bad habits such as crashing when loading data so that other strategies were stopped and lost their context, working orders were cancelled and positions had to be flattened before you could restart a mechanical trading system, s0 we had to have separate servers to reduce the effects of errors, professional data feeds for each one. For me although trading was successful, I was simply spinning plates and juggling and it burned me out somewhat……we could not scale with this approach… fine for someone wanting to sit in front of a machine for 5 days per week – 12 to 16 hours per day – but even then limited to the amount of systems you can easily manage.

The problem stemmed from using NT7 strategies – these are really only suitable for attended day trading/swing overnight Sunday to Friday at maximum quite reliably but you need to make sure you are there to prepare data download,refresh and set it off for the open on Sunday evening – then you can trade all the way through with a NinjaTrader Continuum connection all the way to Friday Close, you need to close out Friday or do some special arranging using mutliple accounts with a fresh batch to start Sunday… Fantastic, but really i needed something to trade all week and start again the next week and not lose context of its positions and orders and to be able to reconnect and reload data… Sometimes a disconnect and reconnect caused havoc, cancelling working orders and leaving on unguarded positions, routine stuff… or a connection not waking up at the session open Sunday would miss a gold move – and that was the one needed to make the system viable……

So i needed to replace this solution to provide us with a swing trading/position trading capability – restart, stop/start, disconnect/reconnect – over a period of weeks/months on the same trade and not lose context…and to allow external adjustments of trades and orders and not go out of sync… CPC had no alternative but to as order me to investigate a multitude of alternative trading platforms: I investigated CQG API, TT XTrader API, Smart Quant, Bloomberg, Rithmic, Orc, Aparma,  Modulus, AgenaTader, even KDB+ and a Fix Engine after exhaustive and non biased examination of all technologies  and many dead ends…  or time and budget restrictions, actually we ended up with NinjaTrader 8, nothing else ticked as many boxes as the only cost effective and technologically capable solution – which is good for me… I can migrate from NinjaTrader 7 to NinjaTrader 8… still using charting technical price and signals indicators and not have issues trying to port them to other lesser featured platforms.

Using NinjaTrader 8 we can remove the problems with NT7 crashing and not loading data properly for example – also connectivity in NT8 works better and i can make sure it starts on a Sunday open to trade gold and not miss the open for example…… but we have to write an extension a set of proprietary MicroTrends technologies to enable true swing/position trading capability in NinjaTrader.

So, what about the winning algos in NT7?  Well they are great for a few markets but our mandate is the systems need to scale across 30 futures instruments not 6… which were medium high frequency trading systems- we wanted easy to manage low frequency systems – so then the only alternative I had to write an EOD system which allows us to scale to a large number of markets, so I can combine the winning algo pricing and rules, in as additional setup criteria when conditions are correct to use it in the system.

Why NinjaTrader 8 is the proven choice.

What we need is at a glance to see positions and entries across 30 markets+ as defined by the Fund Asset, stay in control with discretionary/automatic entry and automatic trade management with the ability to trade it all from a market scanner/chart view, stop/restart/ and not lose context of positions or working orders and externally adjust manually and the automatic system has no issues adjusting.  We can do this with the market analyzer with modified columns and function, allowing us full control and even the ability to monitor connections, reconnect and even download data on a schedule, and the system all restarts and continues without a hitch… Our Efficiency is then where we need it -say 85% +… Operationally cost wise, we can use the minimum for data feeds and equipment, this technique is something NT8 cannot do out the box, it requires advanced specialist development skills MicroTrends has in house, we can leverage the NT8 open structure we can access the lower API levels directly and access and build a solid foundation for swing and position trading… incredible! Thank you NinjaTrader!

NinjaTrader EOD system swing trading/position trading automatic trade management, stop, restart continue…discretionary + automatic trade management or fully auto + automatic trade management.

So, to conclude now i completed this EOD system in November and we are in a test phase, CPC will forward test and roll it out in 2017 and our high frequency high maintenance trading is finished allowing me a normal life once more- i will migrate the EOD system to NinjaTrader 8 eventually and we plan to build similar systems for traders who are interested in End of day Trading systems for NinjaTrader.

As a result of this work we are happy to anounce MicroTrends has also planned a release of a similar product.  If you interested in a swing/position trading which overcomes NinjaTrader strategy behaviours and allows control of a portfolio with automated or discretionary trade entry and automatic trade management please contact John at the Help Desk [email protected]  who will provide details and make sure you are on the list for this limited sale product.

But for now, this means i am now back working full time on MicroTrends business – migration from NinjaTrader 7 to NinjaTrader 8!!!    And will also be consulting and continuing with the above at a more sedate existence!!!  So now you know why we are late with NinjaTrader 8!

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Please note code breaking changes:

MTDS USAR indicator has a number of additional parameters and functions – so any custom script referencing/using this indicator will need to be updated.

To see how to use this indicator in your scripts – Install the MTDS SDK option during the installation of MTDS –  look inside the Strategy Open Source and copy the code for the file:

\Documents\Ninjatrader 7\bin\custom\Strategy\@MicroTrends.MTDoubleShot.SDK.Strategy.MTDoubleShotUSARTrader.cs

Example of code:

uSAR1 = _indicator.MTDoubleShotStrategyUSAR(Input, MTUSARATRMedianSmoothing, MTUSARATRMultiplier, MTUSARATRPeriod, MTUSARATRSmoothing, MTUSARAVGPeriod, MTUSARCollisionMode, MTUSARFilterMode, MTUSAROffset, MTUSARSignalMode, MTUSARXLookBack);

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MicroTrends Double Shot Strategy Foundation (MTDS) – NinjaTrader 7 Algorithmic Framework. MTDS  is 100% free for demo/sim trading, development and testing – with a 90 day free trial for live account trading.
The only commercial NinjaTrader algorithmic framework and trade signal execution, management engine for powering strategies.
Consists of a compiled NinjaScript library API, SDK and free open source sample strategies.

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Normal Installation Procedure
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Run this installer > Click Next
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Developer SDK  and Samples Strategy Install Options
If you are a developer or Trader who wants to use the SDK or sample strategies, you will need to select all options in the following Installation Options screen and compile the strategies afer installation. Watch all video guides below to see how.
Note: When installing the SDK option!  Please make sure you turn of file replicating software which may  prevent or rollback changes to the NinjaTrader config.xml file

Uninstall Procedure
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And we have varied reports of success and varied reports of people who on their quest take a very long time or some fall by the way side and struggle with the tech or their patience or psychology- so really you might find a MT product doesn’t suit you or it may well be exactly what you need.

The strategy you buy from MicroTrends with proven statistical evidence is the strategy you obtained for free for testing, optimisation, backtest, realtime sim trading, and you have worked hard to determine if you can trade it with your capital, style and availability and have the evidence first hand through running tests – then when you have completed your unlimited time trial for backtesting, optimisation and sim trading, you are ready to live trade – then you lease or buy it after its live trading trial period is up… so you buy the strategy that has no false claims and is 100% suited to your criteria.

We are probably unique in the NinjaTrader community as we do not lie, push software, use shills and adopt a “BS” unethical marketing strategy to take advantage of peoples dreams and desires to make money trading -we are also traders and use our software and consult for commercial funds and have been at this game for a long time, we write our own software and we provide it for free, so you are not asked to outlay for something which might not fit… and it takes time and patience, a systematic routine approach to understand if automated trading system software is correct for your trader style and psychology.

Our model understands the reality of trading and condones and enforces that is best left up to the trader to test and assess and find out how to use strategies to suit them and make them work with assistance on the technical usage – if a trader believes anything it must be through direct experimentation over a substantial period of time and  in depth effort- or they will join the rest of the perhaps 99% who fail at mechanical trading.

Be warned….It is many times harder and longer to use a strategy – compared to discretionary trading and should not be a short cut for people who cannot manually trader looking for a solution that means that they don’t have to do any hard work and want to fulfill some dream of easy wealth and a personal pension that can be bought all for $99 per month,,, The reality is very different.

It is true if you go through the effort and time of the discovery and system selection phase and setup a plan and set of viable strategies – that you will eventually find trading mechanically more efficient and you will be able to trade more markets in a diversified manner – which would take a team of skilled traders……and you can do this with minimal operational costs and maintenance…however be warned this is a journey that even less will succeed at and calls on a multitude of disciplines, time and capital.

Depending on your size 
Ideally For a Fully Auto commercial style operation: You need ideally $100K to $5M trading capital – and from that $1K to $10K for historical data, 3 servers – 1 for test (but up to 10 for parrallel testing), 1 real-time sim pre-production paper trading, 1 live trader server. Allow 1 to 3 months to backtest in parallel assess on realtime sim 3months to 9 months – you need to understand every trade for say 2000 to 3000days of trading  pre GFC  200 to 2007 and Post GFC March 2009 onwards and leave out of sample data… understand the drawdown and 3 to 4 times of that for realtime is your capital for expected drawdown…  understand the worst scenario and best and typical – how range and market conditions affect… understand when you should launch and when not to…

Diversify your systems/ parametersets/dataseries and instruments… so and you should be trading perhaps 3 inversely related robots on 5 to 15 uncorrelated markets which you have selected based on profit opportunity and participation not because you are for example French and like the French stock market due to some patriotic ideal instead of evidence that it is a good market to trade with  range/volume/liquidity… LTF versus HTF – you should have a basket of low frequency trading robots – and if you really need to some high frequency trading add later-. For Swing trading or commercials beware of limitations of NinjaTrader 7 – you might need NT + an API trade manager to manage orders and positions after signals are made in NT7 and has been later stopped or disconnected.  NT7 will not allow 100% continuous operation- understand what happens when you stop and restart NT7 – you may have to manually guide/manage orders -before you can restart a strategy again for swing traders this is a limitation of the technology we hope will be fixed in NT8  -where we have asked NT to allow a strategy to start and warn, rebind, adopt or allow the developer/strategy to deal with open positions and working orders on the chosen account and instrument.

– with diversified settings and uncorrelated markets to even stand a chance of success….. You should also be an expert in collating data and reports and analysis or learn those skills -most folks cannot do that part and simply tasks such as producing and reading reports and feeding analysis back into the system set- can be a simple basic requirement and hurdle…failing point…

Trading is not all about clicking the mouse and making orders – or slapping a robot on an instrument after viewing a report…  done correctly it is a in depth intensive systematic process.  We are not going to give away too many secrets to our competitors who copy and work by plagiarism –  having the software is a small part of the job, the structured project management and storage of data and presentation of test results is another discipline..  the better you are with data and testing, the more time you give to sim realtime pre-production the better your results.

Small account realtime Interactive Trading

There are easier less intensive ways to try – if you are a small account trader say 10k to 50K – Realtime Interactive trading – 1 robot 1 trader 1 market 
become an expert and guide it in realtime… on 1 market – you need to be an expert on that market…  So you could for instance – get a strategy and run a visual backtest – put it on a chart in realtime/sim and watch it and guide it…to a plan… using the realtime NinjaBuddy controls, and track your results and rules over a few weeks to a few months, if you are already a good trader looking for technology to make life easier this could be a good way to try it.
Such as this approach: http://blog.microtrends.co/2015/06/components-for-discretionary-rules-over-a-mechanical-session-open-breakout-system/

Regardless of route and budget: 
You are the driver and must learn how to drive/test and race to win 
Only you will be able to decide what works for your with statistical evidence you find with direct experience 
You should test and assess in realtime sim for many weeks and become an expert in that instrument and strategy – or even better many months before risking anything 

Conclusion

Yes you can buy winning strategies from MicroTrends but you are the one to test and select and configure them for your chosen markets… no we wont give trading advice –  you are the one to find the best settings  – we supply the tech for you to drive…with our support on technical features.

As detailed above proving strategies takes time – for this reason the MTNTF7 framework and MTDS is free for you to use any strategy on sim/demo and should you reach that stage.

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Guides on getting started: 
MTNTF7 
https://microtrends.zendesk.com/entries/53195949-Getting-started-with-MicroTrends-NinjaTrader-Framework-Strategies

MTDS 
https://microtrends.zendesk.com/entries/81497979-MTDS-New-User-Orientation

More resources 
http://blog.microtrends.co

Intraday trading systems -as an example you might find you like this type of strategy on stock indexes such as NQ or TF or ES, FDAX, EMD etc: http://blog.microtrends.co/2015/05/mtds-session-open-range-breakout-autotrader/

However you will need to experiment and set it up and create your own trading plan to suit yourself…and exercise patience and discretion

MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Strategy Framework 7.0.1.13

MTDS UPDATE  version 7.0.1.13… is available for downloading from the MicroTrends Secure Downloads Website.

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MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Trading Strategy - HTF Filters
MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Trading Strategy – HTF Filters
MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Trading Strategy - HTF Filter DataSeries
MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Trading Strategy – HTF Filter DataSeries
View and edit a MTDS Open Source NinjaTrader Strategy
View and edit a MTDS Open Source NinjaTrader Strategy
MTDS Open Source NinjaTrader Strategy Methods and properties
MTDS Open Source NinjaTrader Strategy Methods and properties

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MTDS 7.0.1.13 Fixes and Features include:

  1. HTF Price Action and HTF Bias visualisation
  2. Proximity Orders Work with Virtual orders or Real Limit Order
  3. SDK Custom order pricing for developers
  4. SDK Templates provide more details for easier location of developer custom methods and properties for easier coding
  5. Internal Improvements in Strategy Analyzer and performance

MTDS NinjaTrader Strategy Software Development Kit (SDK)

SDK Even Easier than before – Now you can view all developer methods in the sample SDK open source strategy installed when you select all SDK options during installation:

  • Custom Trade Entry
  • Custom Trade Filter
  • Custom Trade Exit
  • Custom Stop Ticks
  • Custom Stop Price
  • Custom Trail Price
  • Custom Order Pricing for stops,limits & stop limits
  • And all the associated properties/parameters you can expose to allow usage of the above features

Please install the MTDS all options then within NinjaTrader go to Control Center: Tools > Edit NinjaScript > Strategy > @MicroTrends.MTDoubleShot.SDK.Strategy.MTDoubleShotPriceAction

Then simply view all the methods and sections ready for you to place your own logic – simply save a copy with a unique name…and change the parts you require!!!   The harness the power of MTDS… and super charge your strategy with no overfills… this is most powerful Trading Engine yet for NinjaTrader…

GET the MTDS 7.0.1.3>>> – Simply download and run the installer -select all the SDK options and then compile the strategies after starting NinjaTrader

  1. Video How to check MTDS is installed Correctly and Strategies are present and compile:
  2. Video How to add a MTDS Strategy to a NinjaTrader chart:

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Have fun developing and trading your super charged NinjaTrader Strategies!!

MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Strategy Framework 7.0.1.10

MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Strategy Engine 7.0.1.10 is ready for download and installation from the MicroTrends Secure Downloads website:

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  1.  Video How to check MTDS is installed Correctly and Strategies are present and compile:
  2.  Video How to add a MTDS Strategy to a NinjaTrader chart:

MTDS NinjaTrader Automated Strategy Framework 7.0.1.10

MicroTrends Double Shot Strategy Foundation is 100% Free for NT Demo & Sim Trading

Advanced NinjaTrader Automated Trading Systems Strategy Development API – Algorithmic Trading System Development Framework – 100% free for Sim, testing and Development Umanaged mode NinjaTrader Strategy API – Provides Developers with free licensed access to the MTDS Strategy base classes – sample strategies & indicators – code fast and simply focusing on your entry, filter and exit logic, with no overfills or errors – allowing auto trading systems to be created in just a few lines of code automatically implementing signal execution, signal filtering, custom entry rules, custom exit rules, custom breakeven stop rules, custom trailing stop rules, entry orders market, limit, stop or stop limit, 1 to 3 bracket and automatic position allocation control using unmanaged mode tick by tick or on bar close real-time trading, allowing back testing and optimisation. SDK containing free open source strategies for trading or coding examples.

MTDS Install Quick Guide

1. Close NT
2. Run the Installer
3. Start NinjaTrader
4. Please don’t forget to compile the Free Open Source NinjaTrader Automated Strategies if you elect to install the Software Development Kit and sample C# Strategies/automated trading systems.

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When will the new MTDS BETA be changed to Public Release Candidate?

After a period of 1 to 2 weeks – should no further revisions be necessary – will then be placed live and update messages will be received by those using earlier versions such as 7.0.1.7.

NinjaTrader Quantative Development Services & Consultancy

MicroTrends can create your custom indicators, trading strategies from scratch using NinjaTrader or save time & cost & super charge your strategies safely powering them with an off the shelf Trade Engine such as the MTDS see below – NinjaTrader C# strategies in real time Tick by tick execution or on bar close, with advanced NinjaTrader unmanaged order handling with constant or dynamic position sizing – with real time UI control and advanced trade management – without rival in the NinjaTrader development community.

Sample Strategy Look and Feel using MTDS

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Learn more about the MTDS

MicroTrends specializes in Automated Trading Systems – NinjaTrader Strategies written in Advanced Unmanaged NinjaTrader mode –The official NinjaTrader Documentation states:” The Unmanaged approach is reserved for VERY EXPERIENCED programmers. ….”    Most Certified NinjaTrader Consultants cannot do this – MicroTrends was the first and only to write a re-usable compiled technology for powering NinjaTrader strategies using unmanaged mode – such as the MTDS

Save cost, time using a Automated Trading Technology to power your strategy

Chosing the cheapest developer to write an automated trading strategy is suicide or a false economy as you will need it coded properly later if you have funds left and not blown up your account in a live trading accident – due to overfills unguarded positions or the strategy erroring as is usually expected with the default NinjaTrader strategy managed approach – read here for details.

You can use a professional automated trading system specialist to write your code and avoide problems but would pay a lot of money for the time it takes to write one from scratch – so the answer is then to use off the shelf ready to use trading system which you simply plugin in your trade system logic – such as theMicroTrends Double Shot Strategy Foundation (MTDS), 100% free for simulator use, includes development support and a software development kit with sample strategies.

So when using such a technology as the MTDS your project simply requires the logic for Trade Entry, Trade Filter and Trade Exits – the trade setup signal rules and trigger.  All of the entry order types, trade management & realtime trading interface to allow control & configuration during live trading are supplied off the shelf & save the cost & time & the time and cost of testing/fixing of a new technology in live trading.

Learn more about the MTDS

MTDS only requires a license if you want to live trade with it – its is 100% free for sim trading – so you dont even need to buy it for your project it is free for development – usually for a development project you can elect to buy the MTDS at a development project rate discount of 10% to 25% off!

Trade Strategy Analysis – BackTesting, Optimisation & Reporting

MicroTrends also offers Strategy analysis services both sequential & genetic optimization, proprietary tick database impirical statistical measurement to assess your Trade Strategy Viability without curve fitting, using NT7 and NinjaTrader 8, proprietary tick data systems, R & Matlab & via MicroTrends own proprietary online reporting tool – which can be made available on private servers for clients.

5 reasons to choose MicroTrends

  1. MicroTrends was one of the first leading certified NinjaTrader consultants with ongoing quantative development specialisation since 2006 – NinjaTrader specialists since 2009, commercial Enterprise level developers since 1996 – a show case of some internals projects can be viewed & tested for free hereNinjaTrader Indicators & NinjaTrader Strategies
  2. Microtrends development team skills are honed from ongoing experience & past careers in commercial IT in the financial sector & prop trading, also in Physics Research & Investment Banking
  3. MicroTrends developers are a team of three based in London/Europe & Asia/Americas are also very active and keen Forex & Futures traders using discretionary & mechanical systematic approaches – using components offered this website.
  4. MicroTrends clients are both retail, other vendors, trading educators & managed futures, prop shops/arcades & private funds so we have the trading & development knowledge you need
  5. MicroTrends is fully leading edge .net capable and is able to leverage a variety of development & other commercial algorithmic framework technologies to suit your system requirements

Visit our about us page read more about how experienced MicroTrends & founder Tom Leeson

Typical NinjaTrader Projects & Work Samples

NinjaTrader Strategy Development

Algorithmic day trading & swing trading systems. Autotrade Futures, Equities, Forex, Pairs, Statistical Arbitrage & Spreads. Consultancy, analysis & development. Featuring on Chart visble trade system rules, backtesting & integrated risk management, money management & adaptive advanced trade management.

Realtime Tick by tick execution or on bar close, unmanaged and managed order handling

NinjaTrader Indicator Development

Setup, Entry, Exit Signals, Audio, Synthesised voice, audio & visual on chart signals & alerts… trend bias filters, volume delta, momentum, order flow analytics, econonmic calendars, support & resistance…

Testimonials – Hear it from a Automated Trading Professional

One key feature of the BWT Precision Autotrader is that it is Professionally Coded 100% in NT unmanaged mode. The official NinjaTrader Documentation states:” The Unmanaged approach is reserved for VERY EXPERIENCED programmers. ….In place of the convenience layer that the Managed approach offered, the Unmanaged approach instead offers ultimate flexibility in terms of order submission and management…..

Writing code in unmanaged mode requires extra time and effort and requires a significantly higher coding skill set, that most NinjaScript Certified Developers simply do not have… I say this with complete confidence because at one time or another over the last 8 years, I have personally worked with almost all of them!

BWT Precision AutoTrader 7 by MicroTrends
BWT Precision AutoTrader 7 – merged MicroTrends technolog with Bluewave Trading to produce the most user friendly controllable system for NinjaTrader 7 – a new set of evolved MTDS7 technologies  were used for this project – and is available direct from bluewavetrading.com

As a trader I was seeking the absolute highest quality for BWT software – not one programmer I worked with could deliver a strategy that did not have overfills, errors and annoying bugs… that was until 2014 when BWT partnered with Tom Leeson  at MicroTrends…  the ONLY NinjaScript developer I’ve ever known that really “get’s it” and likely THE most experienced trading system programmer in the NinjaTrader niche,  having worked for professional prop shops and hedge funds in London’s Financial District for many years.  That is why the BWT Automated Trading System will work in real money live environment, fast markets etc. with No Overfills,  no Order Entry or Exit Errors, True Limit and Stop entry  or exit, no time out system crashes  …

Randy Sarrow – BlueWave Trading

Long Time BWT Client Testimonial

T. A. from Virginia, USA

As you know I’ve been using been using the autotrader for quite a while now.  Your persistence to perfection has finally materialized.  Your latest version of BWT AutoTrader along with suite of BWT Indicators are superb and unmatched in the industry.  The reason I say this is because of all the years I known you, eight to ten odd years, this is the best system and indicators I have seen.  Otherwise I would not be writing this.  Given I am a Software Developer myself and been in the IT industry for over 20 years and work for a prestigious Government agency, this is the first testimonial I have put out because you truly deserve it.  Your latest BWT AutoTrader is so powerful yet it gives each trader flexibility to adjust to their own trading style or market conditions  The system is so precise in entries, exits and money management, it’s unreal… After all those years, I can finally say I am now trading with confidence.  THANKS to YOU and your system.

MTNTF7 ATR Volatility Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy

Getting Started with MT ATR Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy -1All MicroTrends NinjaTrader Framework strategies are 100% free for sim/demo usage to allow you the time to learn without penalty and without rushing.

The MTNTF7 ATR Volatility Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy is an automated trading system – which also allows manual order placement, auto order placement, a mix of both in realtime + Automatic Trade management.

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This strategy trades signaled based on the indicator: MT Signals Trend ATR Breakout – this is the first place to look and understand its concepts. 
So its easier to #1 learn how to use the indicator and view its parameters on a chart and note what they do… see which setting appeals and makes sense to you.

Guidance and Videos 
1.A Signals Indicators: Please save yourself much time/days weeks even in some cases – view here and watch the videos 
https://microtrends.zendesk.com/entries/59737249-Getting-Started-with-MicroTrends-NinjaTrader-Framework-Signals-Indicators 
1. B – Also here!! Zone Setting IDs 
https://microtrends.zendesk.com/entries/68480125-Zone-Setting-ID-Saving-and-loading-your-own-settings-for-MTNTF7-Indicators-and-strategies

MT Signals Indicators Overview - Graphical Anatomy of Trade Signals

After this you can then look at the strategy version and find the signals indicator parameters also within the strategy parameter list + additional parameters common to all strategies -learn one and you learn them all… All MT Strategies work in the same way and are all based off the MT Signals Indicators and also combine the MT Easy Trader/ Trade Manager UI. To use any MicroTrends NinjaTrader Framework Strategy – you must have followed this route or you will be wasting many days or even weeks/months in some cases – Please verify that you have viewed the following:

2.A Read and Watched about the MT Easy Trader and Strategies 
https://microtrends.zendesk.com/entries/53195949-Getting-started-with-MicroTrends-NinjaTrader-Framework-Strategies 
2.B Then use your same signals indicators settings within the strategy – which trades the signals from the indicator -so yo 
u would essentially just set the indicator signal, order types and trade management within the strategy..etc. and then can run a backtest or optimisation.

Getting Started with MT Signals Trend ATR Volatility Break Out – NinjaTrader indicator 

1. Open a chart > click indicators > locate and select “MT Signals Trend ATR Volatility Break Out” > Click New 
A. The indicator will appear on the bottom left hand pane – select it > the parameters will appear on the top right panel 
B Focus on the main parameter groups “Basic Indicator Parameters”, “Signals Trade Setup”, “Signals Trade Entry”, “System Session times”

Signals Indicator ParameterChecklist 
Param Groups:”Indicator Settings Storage” – Set “MT -Zone Setting ID”=0 
Param Groups:”Signals Trade Setup” – Make sure “Trade Setup mode”>=1 or some other value in order to get signals e.g >0 
Param Groups:”System Session Times” – Set “session mode” = 0 – to allow 24/7 signals

Click Ok

Add to chart 
Getting Started with MT Signals Trend ATR Volatility Break Out - signals indicator - 1

View trend color graphics parameters

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View signal color graphics parameters 
Getting Started with MT Signals Trend ATR Volatility Break Out - signals indicator - 3

NinjaTrader: Automated Trading Strategy 
Getting Started with MT ATR Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy

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Add to a chart

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Open New Blank Chart > Default 24/7 > Cl or Forex or Stocks etc 
Chart Right Click > Strategies > select MT ATR Volatility Breakout > Click New 
In the top right handside you will see all the Parameters: 

To see all public parameters for a strategy – you can view them in the strategy list. 
from within NinjaTrader:

1. Chart > Strategy Menu > Strategy List 
2 Control Center Strategy tab > Strategy Menu > Strategy List 
3. Strategy Analyzer > Strategy Menu > Strategy List

BackTesting 
1. Visually on a chart – Add a strategy to a chart and view the historical trades and performance stats 
Right click the chart > Strategy Performance > MT ATR Volatility Breakout > Historical> View the Report 
Getting Started with MT ATR Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy - 3 - Visual BackTest and stats on a chart

2. Backtest using the Strategy Analyzer – using the Strategy Analyzer and run a backtest from your selected/chosen strategy and datatime series/instrument 
Getting Started with MT ATR Breakout NinjaTrader Strategy - 3 - Back Testing using NinjaTrader Strategy Analyzer
NinjaTrader BACK TEST & Optimisation TIPS

1. Use plain vanilla to start
A. remove all filters 
B. put stops out to around 25 to 25 ticks 
C. remove all targets, all breakeven, all trail stops 
see what the natural strategy profile does -just by stopping and reversing…

2. Plain Vanilla + some profit taking techniques

A. next decide on an ATR Trail stop for example and then view this 
B.next add a target

C. Add an Exit

D. Add a session time –

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