2. PlatformTransmit for NinjaTrader 8

To "run a strategy" here on Collective2, you'll need to submit buy and sell signals. That means: when it's time to buy something, you need to tell us, "Buy now." When it's time to sell, you'll need to tell us, "Sell now."

In other words, at Collective2, you never post an imaginary track record, based on how you would-have (should-have... could-have) traded.* You actually have to tell us: "It is time to buy XXX now." Or: "Take a profit now on my position in YYY." The results of these real-time buy and sell signals are the track record we show to prospective subscribers.

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How it works:      https://support.collective2.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005017968
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Connect NinjaTrader8 (NT8):

  • PlatformTransmit is only for Futures, Forex, and Stocks. Users cannot sync / trade options.
  • PlatformTransmit is special NinjaTrader 8 script capable of reading any type of order from NinjaTrader 8 and posting it automatically into a C2 trading strategy which you manage. PlatformTransmit requires at least version NT8 RC1.

Once you set up NinjaTrader 8, orders can be entered into your C2 system without logging into Collective2. In addition, you can use NinjaTrader's manual buy / sell order entry, or you can use NinjaTrader's automated strategies to enter new signals into C2.

Important
You can connect only one NinjaTrader 8 Account (sim or live) to one Collective2 Strategy at this time.

NEVER use two connectors linked to the same C2 strategy, at the same time!


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How to get started
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1. Download & Install to NT8:

--  Go to: https://trade.collective2.com/supported-platforms/
--  Download the latest NinjaTrader 8 Plugin
--  Unzip PlatformTransmit.NT8.zip to your computer
--  Go to NT8 Control Center / Tools / Import Ninjascript Add-On
--  Select the import_PlatformTransmit.NT8_x.x.x.x.zip and click "Open"
--  If a "Trusted source Warning" message appears, click "Yes"
--  If any "Replace the existing file" message appears, click "Yes"
--  Wait until the import is finished and "Restart NinjaTrader 8"

2. Platform side setup

--   Connect to a live datafeed
--   Go to Control Center / Tools / C2PlatformTransmit
--   Click menu to open the form (screenshot)
--   Fill your C2 Account API Key (screenshot)
--   Click OK to enable

3. Collective2 side setup

--   Login to your Collective2 account
--   Go to Trade Leader Tools / PlatformTransmit menu
--   Click "Set up my PlatformTransmit" button
--   Select your desired platform
--   Fill your NinjaTrader8 Account Name (or a part of it) - ex: Sim101 or TPT!1234567 (screenshot)
--   Select which instrument transmit to followers
--   Select which C2 Strategy will hold your trading record
--   Click Save
--   Check the final setups again and set Status to ON. (screenshot)
--   That's it!

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Video tutorial: soon...

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4. How to Update:

--  Download and Unziphttps://trade.collective2.com/supported-platforms/
--  Go to NT8 Control Center / Tools / Import / Ninjascript Add-On
--  Select the downloaded PlatformTransmit.NT8.zip and click "Open"
--  If a "Trusted source Warning" message appears, click "Yes"
--  If any "Replace the existing file" message appears, click "Yes"
--  Wait until the import is finished and "Restart NinjaTrader8"

5. How to Remove:

--   Go to NT8 Control Center / Tools / Remove Ninjascript Assembly (screenshot)
--   Select "PlatformTransmit" , "PlatformTransmitCom" , "PlatformTransmitComData" and hit Remove
--   Restart NinjaTrader8

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