In this video, I go over the technical setup for automating your Tradestation strategies at Interactive brokers using NinjaTrader 8 as your bridge.
We show the Easylanguage code for the test script in Tradestation in order to have a strategy that generates a signal on every bar to efficiently test order transmission. The code is not for live trading but only for testing.
We discuss the TradeManager setup in Tradestation, the Automated Trading Interface in NinjaTrader 8 and the Configuration settings in Interactive Brokers including the Active X client.
Capstone Trading Systems is a software consultant and automated trading systems developer for actively traded strategies.
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