Why Does My Automated Strategy for NinjaTrader 8 Not Work?

Are you having trouble with your automated trading strategy on NinjaTrader 8? If it’s not working, there could be a number of reasons why. In this article, we will discuss the most common reason why automated strategies don’t work and how to fix them.

Data Series Settings

Wrong data series settings are the main reason why your automated trading strategy for NinjaTrader 8 does not work. Each strategy template has its own market and timeframe configuration that should be used. For example, a template called “MNQ 15 MIN BARS (#112)” means you need to load the MNQ candlestick chart with 15 minutes for each candle.

When setting up your strategy, you need to ensure that you have the correct data series settings. Let’s take the Reversal trading strategy (Reversal Automated Trading Strategy for NT 8 with 14-day FREE Trial) as an example. The parameters that need to be set for the strategy to work are:

  • Price is based on: Last
  • Type: Minute (For the Reversal algorithmic trader, we use the Minute data series type)
  • Value: 5-60 (We do not recommend a value below 5 as this may cause incorrect signals)
  • Load data based on: Days
  • Days to load: 30 (The main reason why your strategy does not launch is that you do not have enough data on the chart for the strategy to process).

We recommend that you use more than 15 days to load the strategy to work properly.

Why Does My Automated Strategy for NinjaTrader 8 Not Work? – mascapital.uk

 

Incorrect Strategy Template

Another reason why your strategy may not be working is that you are using the wrong strategy template. Each strategy template has its own market and timeframe configuration that should be used. If you are using the wrong template, your strategy will not work.

To ensure that you are using the correct strategy template, you should check the name of the template. For example, a template called “MNQ 15 MIN BARS (#112)” means you need to load the MNQ candlestick chart with 15 minutes for each candle.

Insufficient Historical Data

The main reason why your strategy does not launch is that you do not have enough data on the chart for the strategy to process. We recommend that you load more than 15 days of data on the chart for the strategy to work correctly. If you do not have enough historical data, your strategy will not work.

Activating Your Add-On

If your strategy is still not working, or it is not activated (NinjaTrader 8 shows that you do not have a license for this add-on), you should contact the support team. Send an email to team@mascapital.uk and we will give you a license so you can use our strategies and indicators.

Conclusion

Automated trading strategies can be a powerful tool for traders, but they can also be frustrating when they don’t work. By checking your data series settings, using the correct strategy template, and ensuring that you have enough historical data, you can avoid many common problems.

If you are still having trouble with your automated trading strategy, don’t hesitate to contact the support team. They can help you troubleshoot any issues and get your strategy up and running in no time.

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