In this tutorial you will be learning how to get live US Futures Data (Es-Mini, Nymex Crude Oil etc) in Ninjatrader 8 platform for further technical analysis.
Make sure you have NinjaTrader 8 installed on your computer. If you don’t have NT8 installed, you can download it from here.
Go to https://ninjatrader.com/FreeLiveData , enter your credentials, select Futures, verify the captcha and click on Submit.
Select your NinjaTrader version and wait for an email. You will get an email from CQGTrader with a demo account user name and password. You are going to need it to configure the demo data feed with your NinjaTrader.
Start your NinjaTrader 8 and go to Control Center. By default when you start NinjaTrader 8, Control Center is the first window to open. In Control Center, go to Connections and click on Configure.
From “Available” section, select CQG and click on add. In the properties section, set your data feed name in the Connection name field (you can put any text you want here). Enter your user name and password as provided by the CQG from the email that you will receive from them, in their respective fields. Check the Demo checkbox and click OK
Open the Control Center and click on Connections. Now, you will see the demo connection just created. Click on the connection name and you will see a yellow circle (yellow means connecting) at the bottom left corner of your Control Center. When it turns green, then your connection is successfully established and data is flowing to your NinjaTrader.
When the circle turns green in the Control Center, go to New andselect Chart.
You will be asked to select Data Series. Search for ES-Mini and select it and click OK.
Now, configure your chart properties in the next window that opens and click OK.
The chart will open and your data feed demo for US Futures market is set.