Globex has been super quiet since I’ve been home for the holidays. I’ve sat in Globex trades for hours. This is quite unusual for me, when I was last trading Globex, about 6 months ago, it was much more volatile and good for trading. Now it’s fire and forget, and check back after lunch. I got long at yesterday’s low and held for 1.5 hours. I held through a zenfire disconnect (more on that below) and it was up to Euro unemployment numbers and my wife wanting me to take her out to lunch, so I bailed for +1.50 pts. I was going for 3. A bit frustrating to see it not move more.
Next, Ninja has a very serious bug. Certain network interrupts (and unfortunately my ISP seems to have these several times a day) make it lose its connection with zenfire and the only solution is to restart Ninja or wait 30 minutes. I can’t restart Ninja because Ninja is incapable of redownloading historical bid/ask data (like IRT & MD do so well), so I have to wait 30 minutes. It’s frustrating to be in a position and not be able to move my stop or get out for 30 minutes. Ninja will fix it only in the next major release. I last reported this 6 months ago and we’re still waiting. Maybe it’ll be fixed in Ninjatrader 8.0 sometime in 2014?
For those suffering from the same problem, you can voice your support for a fix in this thread.
Well 1.50 pts. That’ll cover lunch and gas.