NinjaTrader 8 platform gets enhanced
The latest version of NinjaTrader 8 is now available to download, the team behind the trading platform has announced. Version 18.104.22.168 of the platform offers a raft of enhancements and fixes.
For starters, let’s note that NinjaTrader 8 is built utilizing Microsoft’s .NET framework. Microsoft recommends upgrading to .NET Framework 4.8 to receive the highest level of performance, reliability, security, and long-term support from Microsoft. This update is expected to be entirely transparent as most users already have .NET framework 4.8 automatically installed via windows update. When installing NinjaTrader, it will prompt traders if they need to install .NET 4.8.
Additionally, as a result of this update, Windows 8.1 becomes the minimum supported operating system.
The new version of NinjaTrader 8 adds a new default playback mode ‘Playback from selected’. This new mode will load historical data up to the selected time frame and start playback from there. This will increase the speed of changing times for users who do not have scripts or strategies that need to process each data event as it comes in.
Further, mapping for COT data has been added to the Instrument editor to allow adding COT mapping for newly created instruments or adding to existing ones. For some instruments that do not have COT data users could map to related instruments if desired. For example, users could map COT data from a mini contract to a micro.
Also, the new version of the platform has added extended backwards option for Andrew’s Pitchfork. The extend lines back property offers an additional functionality to Andrew’s Pitchfork for one’s technical analysis needs.
NinjaTrader 8 is a next generation trading platform redesigned using modern design techniques, allowing greater performance and flexibility. Out of the box, NinjaTrader 8 incorporates over 500 changes and enhancements, largely collected from client feedback. The new version is ready to deliver the most advanced trading features for discretionary and automated traders of all levels trading stocks, futures, and forex.