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New Risk Management Settings built-in to NinjaTrader

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 Liberty88 
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NinjaTrader now has built-in Risk Management Settings!

These settings only recently appeared in March 2023, but I just became aware today. It seems that for years many people have been asking for Risk Management for NT8. It is rather hidden though, so I imagine most NT users are unaware of it like I was, hence this share.

The Risk Management Settings are not located in the desktop platform. They are activated on the broker side NinjaTrader Brokerage. They are located in the Account Dashboard which we login to via the web at: https://account.ninjatrader.com:443/You login with your account info, click on the blue-colored circle in the upper-right corner, which brings a dropdown menu. In the dropdown menu, click on Settings. Once in Settings, under your account number, click on Risk Settings. There are 6 options, plus a lockdown.

Daily Loss Limit
Weekly Loss Limit
Daily Profit Trigger
Weekly Profit Trigger
Lock risk settings if trading locked
End-of-Day Trailing Max Drawdown
Real-Time Trailing Max Drawdown

Apparently, when risk settings are hit, open positions are liquidated. You can read more here:

https://support.ninjatrader.com/s/article/How-Do-I-Set-a-Daily-Loss-Limit-on-my-Account?language=en_UShttps://support.ninjatrader.com/s/article/How-Do-I-Set-a-Trailing-Max-Drawdown-on-My-Account?language=en_US
Personally, I need Risk Management. I am trying the Real-Time Trailing Max Drawdown risk setting.

The only way I found out about these new Risk Management Settings is I was searching the web for risk management for NT, and then emailed NinjaTrader asking if they had anything. I was pleasantly surprised at their reply that NT does have Risk Management because I found nothing on the web. It is very new, just became available in March 2023.

Hope this benefits everyone, especially me!


(I have a lifetime license from NinjaTrader since October 2020. I am still running NT 8.0. Not planning on changing to 8.1 anytime soon. I am also getting familiar with Sierra Charts, have a Stage5/Advantage account setup, but not yet trading with SC, not comfortable yet.)

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Man... This is EXACTLY what I need. Thanks for posting this. I've blown up too many darn evaluations accounts to count. I'm too emotional and too impatient. This will help tremendously. Thanks again!

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 Liberty88 
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Man... This is EXACTLY what I need. Thanks for posting this. I've blown up too many darn evaluations accounts to count. I'm too emotional and too impatient. This will help tremendously. Thanks again!


I agree Risk Management is a MUCH NEEDED feature for the NinjaTrader platform.

However, you mention you are using evaluation accounts - which are simulated trading. I don't have a lot of experience with evals, but I believe simulated evaluation accounts do not go through NinjaTrader Brokerage. These Risk Management Settings are only available inside of your NinjaTrader Brokerage account, which is a live money account. These settings are not available even with native NinjaTrader simulated accounts. You cannot access this in the desktop platform itself, only throught the brokerage.

If I am wrong and you find a way to use risk managment with a simulated or evaluation account, please let us know.

At present I know of one aftermarket add-on for Risk Management for NinjaTrader 8. Maybe this will work for simulated or evaluation accounts.
Again, please let us know...
https://clickalgo.com/ninjatrader-risk-managementI am not promoting this clickalgo, it is just the one I was considering using until I got a reply from support at NinjaTrader showing me that they recently added Risk Management Settings to their live accounts through their NinjaTrader Brokerage.

Hope this helps...

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