1. Required First Step! - Rithmic Trader Pro

STEP ONE - Download and login
  • Once you have received your login Credentials , you must first Agree to and Sign the Rithmic Documents. You will NOT be able to connect to your trading platform until doing so.  
  • Download and install R | Trader Pro : CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD   Use our (Leeloo) version of RTrader Pro only please. It includes our template, needs to be RTrader Pro, and version as of Nov 2020 is 16.24.0.
  • By default you are provided Level 1 data.  If you wish to see the full depth of market on the RTrader DOM, or use platforms such as Jigsaw or Bookmap that require Level 2 data, CLICK HERE for purchase info.
  • By default you are allowed a max of 1 Rithmic connection.  This means you can connect to only one platform with your Rithmic credentials and have market data enabled to execute trades. You can purchase access to a 2nd simultaneous connection to operate two platforms at once (CLICK HERE).   However RTrader Pro also provided a free PLUG IN which allows you to have market data enabled on RTrader Pro (and execute trades), AND connect to another platform with data enabled.  Platforms including Ninjatrader8, Bookmap, and Jigsaw provide this option.  However if you use the PLUG in, you will need to keep RTrader Pro open AT ALL TIMES, to keep your connection on the secondary platform.  

THERE ARE THREE CONNECTION SCENARIOS

1. You only plan to use RTrader Pro to trade and no other platform.  Connect as follows:
  • Login carefully. Be sure you are using the credentials sent to you in a 'Welcome to Leeloo' email. It contains your Rithmic User ID and password you use to connect to RTrader Pro and your trading platform. ( Rithmic User ID begins with 'LL' . Example- LL001755) It is NOT the username and PW you personally created upon LeelooTrading.com registration.  
  • Note.   Your Rithmic User ID will contain Zeros, not the letter "O." If you copy and paste your password, be CAREFUL not to copy a space before or after the password.
  • Make sure when you log in, for 'System', select ' Rithmic Paper Trading '. NOT 'Rithmic 01'
  • Choose 'Chicago Area'. If you notice a bad connection you can try a Gateway closer to your location but Chicago should be fine. 
  • Market Data should show Green. (If Gray, left click once on the word to turn on) 
  • Use all the same settings and entry on the bottom half as the top
  • Remember Me will save your Rithmic User ID and password, but make sure it’s correct before clicking to turn on (yellow) 
  • Click the Green Arrow on bottom right corner to LOG IN
  • Skip to STEP TWO (Accept Rithmic Agreements)
 
2.  You trade on another platform (i.e. Ninja8), and never with RTrader Pro.  

Note- Only RTrader Pro displays your Rising Trailing Drawdown value.  Even if you trade on another platform, you will need to either keep RTrader Pro open, or check it often to view your Auto Liquidate Threshold Value / Drawdown.  Though you are connected to another platform, you CAN connect to RTrader Pro with the Market Data turned off and still view your Dashboard, check Performance, and force close positions.  

  • Follow the instructions in the First Option above, however make sure ‘Market Data’ is turned off.  If it is on, or green colored, Left click once with your mouse on the word, and it will turn Gray, and the bottom half of the Login window will be grayed out as well.  
 
 
  • Even using RTrader Pro with Market Data turned off, you can still use it to force close positions if your trading platform crashes.   Click the ‘POSITIONS’ icon and the pink X next to your open positions.  



3.  You want access to data (or DOM) in RTrader Pro and also another platform simultaneously.  

  1. Enabling the PLUG IN allows enables you to do this without paying for a 2nd session. But requires you keep RTrader Pro running at all times
  2. Traders use another platform for trading, but like to view the DOM in RTrader Pro at the same time.  (Unlimited DOM requires Level 2 data purchase)
  3. With PLUG IN enabled, you could use the RTrader Pro DOM, purchase a 2nd session access, and be able to use TWO additional trading platforms simultaneously.  (i.e. View the DOM on RTrader Pro, use Ninja and Jigsaw all at the same time)

  • Follow the instructions in the First Option, however click to enable both ‘Market Data’ and to ‘Allow Plug-ins’.
  • Left click on the word ‘Market Data’ so that it turns Green (on).   
  • Next, Left click on the word ‘Allow Plug-ins’ so that it turns Yellow (on).  
  • You must leave RTrader Pro connected at all times while using Plug-in feature



STEP TWO - accept Rithmic agreements

  • The first screen you will see upon your first successful login to RTrader Pro .. are the Rithmic Agreements 


  • You need to click on both titles and agree to the statements.  
  • You will be choosing to register as a 'Professional or Non-Professional' . Professional traders pay for their own data (and that data is at a rate PER exchange - it is NOT all-inclusive). Contact Leeloo prior to selecting Professional as most everyone will choose Non-Professional.
  • After completing both agreements the Status notes will appear in Green

 
  •  Close the Agreements and the RTrader Pro Platform should open automatically. Click the 'Leeloo Trader Dashboard' icon in the Launch pad on the left side of the Platform. Make sure your correct Leeloo Account information appears in the Dashboard.

 

  • Download and load these ideal Leeloo Display settings ( CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RMS FILE )
  • If your window display ever gets messed up you can restore it back to the 4 panel layout by ‘Retrieving Settings’ from the File Menu


 
STEP THREE - Download and connect to your trading platform

  • You will not be able to connect to your trading platform until you have agreed to the Rithmic documents and verified your account in RTrader Pro.
  • Download your trading platform of choice. You may use any platform that connects with Rithmic Data. They include: 

  • Ninjatrader 7/8, VolFix, Jigsaw, Sierra Charts (until 2021), ATAS, Rithmic Pro, Multicharts, Trade Navigator, Motive Wave, Bookmap X-Ray, Investor / RT (Linnsoft), Finamark (web based) and more. 
  
  • Leeloo provides a free License key for Ninjatrader if needed and requested. All other platform licenses and fees are the trader's responsibility.
  • Connect your platform to Rithmic: Platform Connection Guides
     
Rithmic Updates
Please make note that Rithmic performs software and server maintenance updates over the weekends. Therefore, if you cannot log into the account please try again at a later time. If by Sunday 18:00 EST you cannot connect .. contact Leeloo support.
 
Bonus Tidbit:  (RTrader / RTrader Pro user manual, click Help or download the guides here )

 
RTrader Pro will show you the CURRENT DAY trade performance report only. (no previous days)