Category Archives: ninjatrader 8 indicators

Some of the most downloaded NinjaTrader 8 indicators are available from the LizardIndicators Library. These open source indicators are often discussed in the SharkIndicators weekly Bloodhound workshops and in the NinjaTrader Support forum. The indicators are often referred to the “ama series” indicators, previously known as the ana indicators for NinjaTrader 7.

The NinjaTrader 8 Indicators Library contain various categories, including trend analysis, support resistance, volatility, volume, channel indicators, gapless indicators, momentum, price action and trailing stops. All in all, the NinjaTrader 8 indicators Library include ca. 150 open source entries, available for a non-recurring fee of $150.

Library members are regularly notified on updates in the Indicator Spotlight newsletter, also including documentation on the indicators plots and features with suggestions on how the indicators can be used in a trading approach.

The MAD Ichimoku Squeeze

­­In this post we’ll discuss Ichimoku trend and momentum setups may be improved by using narrow range analysis in higher timeframes. For information on how the Ichimoku trend and signals are calculated, please refer to this post. Qualifying Ichimoku signals by applying higher timeframe narrow ranges is similar to the squeeze setup. Basically, we’re looking…

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Pullback Trading: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It is said that the main differences between successful and unsuccessful trend traders is the ability to distinguish between good, bad and ugly pullbacks.  Another way of putting it is that one should read between the lines… On one hand, you’ll want to avoid trend pullbacks that are overly aggressive. On the other hand, make…

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Trend Trading System Design

When setting up a trend trading system, it is generally a good idea to review the trend bias from different perspectives. Just as with legal or medical advice, you‘ll want to get a second opinion before making a decision. Therefore, you will want to look review different methods for determining trend biases, combining them in…

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Swing Trend Analysis

Swing trend analysis is a classic tool you may use to determine the general direction in which the market is moving. Trends are characterized by a series of highs and lows, forming a series of successive waves. Specifically, a swing trend analysis indicator plot connects the alternating swing highs and lows. When a new price…

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London Breakout Trade Management

In a webinar hosted by SharkIndicators we’ve discussed trade management for the London Breakout Trade. We’ve covered the setup in previous posts and now return to look at how BlackBird can adjust the stop loss and profit targets. The setup itself is easy to understand and generally, it’s a good idea to work with setups…

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A Z-score Trading Strategy and the Awesome Oscillator Indicator

In this post we’re looking at how to create a Z-score trading strategy and look at how it may be used to normalize the Awesome Oscillator indicator values. Specifically, we’ll use the Z-score to condition Awesome Oscillator entries and exits. Normal Distribution & The Empirical Rule If we assume a normal distribution of data points…

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Which Renko Bars To Use With NinjaTrader 8 (For Reliable Backtest Reports)

With plethora of NinjaTrader Renko bars already available, one may question whether there’s a need for yet another version. The short answer to that is yes. For example, there are significant issues when applying existing NinjaTrader Renko bars with automated systems. They often generate inaccurate backtest results, which we discussed at length during our SharkWeek…

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VWAP Trading In Multiple Timeframes

In a webinar hosted by NinjaTrader, we reviewed one of our most popular premium tools , the Volume Weighted Average Price. Specifically, we looked at how this price benchmark can be used in multiple timeframes. By anchoring the indicator to the daily, weekly and monthly open, one can define institutional price action zones. This in…

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Price Rejection and Price Benchmarks

In in this webinar we discussed combining signs of price rejection with objective price benchmarks. The benchmarks are located using our session tools whereas price rejection is found using Auction Bars. A recording of the event can be found here: Price Benchmarks Why use price benchmarks? Because there‘s no room for subjective opinion when using them. The…

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Dealing with Market Noise

In our last webinar with SharkIndicators, we looked how to define market noise using the Daily and Weekly Range Projections. The noise bands are based on recent market volatility and shows us how far short term traders are typically expected to drive prices. Knowing whether market is trading within, or outside market noise levels, can…

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