The Power Of NinjaTrader Order Flow + Tools

3 min readMay 20, 2024

NinjaTrader Order Flow + tools are essential indicators for active futures traders looking to understand intraday price dynamics and market behavior, which are not always evident through traditional technical analysis alone. The best way to understand these powerful tools is to see them in action with real-time data from some of the most active futures markets.

Watch the video below to discover how to add NinjaTrader Order Flow + tools to your chart, set your properties, and customize your colors. You’ll also learn how to use Volume Profile, volume-weighted average price (VWAP), and Cumulative Delta to help you identify key support and resistance levels, trading setups, and unique chart patterns.

Get To Know The NinjaTrader Order Flow + Tools And Terminology

Order Flow tools, VWAP, cumulative delta — these are all terms that may take you back to your math class. In futures trading however, these are valuable tools that help make your trading analysis that much easier.

  • Order Flow Volume Profile tools are available as both indicator and drawing tools. The indicator is used to show how much volume has been traded at each price point throughout the trading session, and the drawing tool allows you to define both the start and end points easily to create a custom profile for any bar range on a chart. Learn more about how to use volume profile here.
  • VWAP is the average weighted traded price of a futures contract throughout the trading session. It’s calculated by taking the total dollars traded for every transaction (price multiplied by number of contracts traded), divided by the total shares traded for the day. The indicator also allows you to plot standard deviation bands away from the center VWAP. Learn more about using VWAP here.
  • Cumulative Delta is a vital indicator that accumulates the volume of orders filled at both the bid and ask prices (up and down ticks) on each bar throughout the trading session, and then compares them to determine whether there is more buying or selling pressure. Learn more about what Cumulative Delta is in order flow trading here.

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