Although there is no need to use the NinjaTrader 8 Historical Data Importer when purchasing format-ready data from PortaraNinja for NinjaTrader 7 or 8, we thought it would be good to simply show the settings in case you have your own intraday data that you would like to import to NinjaTrader.
If you do have your own data to import then there are several “Gotchas” to avoid.
- Make sure that you know whether the data vendor has supplied you with ascii txt csv bar which is timestamped on the first bar basis or the last bar basis. If you don’t know this and you choose the wrong setting your data can be a whole 1 minute out. This doesn’t sound like much but when you begin compressing, how do you align appropriately?
- Make sure that you set the timezone of the HISTORICAL DATA that you are about to import. Make sure you know whether or not DST or Dual DST around the equinoxes applies to your vendor or not otherwise you can be an hour out or worse (Australian summer winter etc) depending on how the vendor’s data has been pulled.