ninja trader how to iliminate indictor lag

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by qwert, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. qwert


    id like to use a 1 hour chart, but the macd, adl and the rest , the indictors lag so far behind as to be unless. the stock graph is realtime, how do u make the indicators realtime?
  2. If any indicator averages past data, it will lag.
  3. Not sure but I think you can update intrabar instead of on close of bar but am not sure but I can imagine it would be a resource hog
  4. On indicators that have period option like ema etc., you can use a fraction of an hour but I'm not sure that you will get what you want cause I haven't tried it.
  5. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    Assuming you understand that all indicators are lagging in nature, and just want a more updated plot, you can try this:

    Right click on your chart and select indicators from the sub menu.

    Select the current indicator you wish to plot realtime.

    Under the general tab on the right side of the dialogue box, select 'calculate on bar close', then select 'False'.

    Now the indicator plot extends to the recent candle (or bar, if you choose) and actually moves with price.

    Hope this helps.