The Auction Bars: Update for NinjaTrader 8

The last few weeks went into the NinjaTrader 8 update for the Auction Bars. Below is a quick summary of what this update is all about. If you’re curios to learn about the Auction Bars, we did a brief intro in our last NinjaTrader webinar which you may view here: 

 

Summary of the NinjaTrader 8 update:

The way the auction ranges and reversal bars are calculated is identical with what we offer in the NinjaTrader 7 version. However, in the NinjaTrader 7 version the Auction Ranges were sometimes painting back 1 bar of the secondary bar series. We originally opted for back painting, prior to the multi-timeframe version for the Auction Bars.

However, we generally do not favor any type of repainting and we therefore removed this for NinjaTrader 8 version. In any event, the repainting never affected the reversal bars themselves, and you will get exactly the same reversal bars with the new version as in the previous one.

In the NinjaTrader 8 version there is now also an option to display the actual trade signals which are validating the reversal bar candidates. Those signals were not displayed in the NinjaTrader 7 version. Also, we have entirely recoded the plot, and the Auction Bars for NinjaTrader 8 loads considerably faster than for NinjaTrader 7.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’d like to trial the new version for NinjaTrader 8, you may register for that here.