For those of you that are members here, you can download our free news guard if you use version 7 of NinjaTrader. We do not have an indicator for NT8 unfortunately, but continue to read on for an alternative for NT8 users and other charting software users. Below is the link to our NT7 version of the News Guard indicator.

Download NT7 News Guard

If you use NT8, I would suggest that you try searching the NinjaTrader forums where they post a lot of public indicators to see if anyone has created or posted one for version 8. It is possible there is one out there, but you will just have to search for yourself to find out.

If you can not find one or if you are using a different charting software without a news guard option, you can always follow the link below each day before trading and check the news calendar manually. I recommend this at a bare minimum so that you do not get caught off guard in a big news announcement that causes the market to become volatile in the blink of an eye.

Daily News Calendar Link

A few items of note. We are only interested in US News items that are labeled high volatility. There will be a lot of International news items and a lot of low and medium volatility news items that simply will not affect the ES, so there is no need to worry about anything but the high volatility US news announcements. You can change the settings on our indicator to only show high volatility US News items to weed out all of the unimportant items. There is also an option for the manual users to filter the news at the link I provided above. Using the filter options will simplify the process for you considerably.

You simply can not risk trading futures markets without knowing if and when an important high volatility news item is being announced. I got more than a couple of emails during the last FOMC announcement with people asking me what happened at 1 PM CST that day. You should always know when these announcements are coming so that you can be flat going into them. Always be aware and know what you are doing if you are going to trade these markets live, and being aware of important news announcements is just a small part of having good trading skills.

 

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redneck4Christ June 11, 2020 at

If you have Think or Swim, there are several audible news feeds/squawks in the chat menu — Benzinga and 1 or 2 others. Great price — free/no extra charge if you have ToS!

Tbcartrade@aol.com June 11, 2020 at

thanks

WildWex June 11, 2020 at

For NinjaTrader 8, the NinjaTrader User Ecosystem has one here:
https://ninjatraderecosystem.com/user-app-share-download/jteconnews2a/

To get it to work, I set the timing from 15 down to 1 and did not check US Only (just to make sure it works).
After you see the indicator works, you can move it back to 15 and check US Only, as Mack recommends.

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