Here is a tool you can add to Ninjatrader 8 that will help you determine internet issues or platform lag. It's a good idea to check this statistic before entering your first trade and during the US market open.
INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR NT8
- Click link and click the down arrow in top right corner to download. It will download as a zip file. Do NOT extract the file. Leave as a zip file.
- From Control Center click Tools
- Click Import
- Click NinjaScript Add-On
- Browse to and select the zip file you downloaded (do NOT extract, leave as zip file)
B. Create a Market Analyzer,
- From Control Center click New
- Click Market Analyzer
- Right click on the blank space of the Analyzer window and click Columns
- Double click on the Neurostreet folder and double click on NS_DataLagTimer
- Click Ok.
- Then Right click on empty space of MarketAnalyzer again and select Add Instruments
- Select whatever instruments you want to analyze lag