NinjaTrader Kickstart

The Super Simple 7 Step Guide to Getting Started with NinjaTrader 8

With NinjaTrader and the free Kinetic data service you can get started analyzing the markets without spending a dime.

NinjaTrader is a very powerful trading platform and research tool. If you're seeing it for the first time, it can be a bit overwhelming.

But it's not as complicated as it seems. You just need a kickstart to get up and running quickly and easily


Is it Really Free? There Must be a Catch!

There's no catch.

I'm offering a 100% free, no-strings-attached, online mini-course to help you get started with NinjaTrader.

If you happen to find some of my other courses interesting, too, well, that's just a bonus for both of us.

How's that sound?

No pressure. No expectations.

In fact, you don't even have to subscribe to my email newsletter! (But if you'd like to, you can sign up here.)

Plus, I get the satisfaction of knowing I'm helping a bunch of people learn something that I really enjoy teaching.

Sounds like a win-win to me!


Who are you? And why should I trust you?

Good question. You are right to be skeptical, especially in the world of trading.

I have a Ph.D. in particle physics and I'm an award winning software engineer.

I've taught physics classes at the university level, programming classes in community outreach settings and have millions of visits to my blog posts about programming, writing and NinjaTrader.

I've been studying trading for many years and I have a unique interest in the software and tools of trading, perhaps more than trading itself.

So, if you want to learn NinjaTrader, I think I can help with that. :)

Your Instructor

Steve Lautenschlager, Ph.D.
Steve Lautenschlager, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Lautenschlager holds a Ph.D. in particle physics and has been a professional .NET developer for nearly two decades. His preferred trading platform is NinjaTrader due to the support for deep integrations with C# and Visual Studio.


50% Off for a Limited Time! Act Now!

That's right. For a limited time, this course which already costs you absolutely nothing, is now 50% off!

And what's 50% of nothing? You guessed it. Nothing!

What an incredible savings.

With that extra money in your pocket, just think what you could do:

  • Watch a sunset
  • Go to the park
  • Take a walk
  • Watch your favorite TV program
  • Read a book
  • Tell a friend about NinjaTrader Kickstart

The options are almost limitless.

But wait, there's more.

Not only will you be getting half off the purchase price, you'll also be saving a metric ton of time.

You could learn everything in this course on your own, but could you do it faster on your own?

I guarantee this free course will save you time, and I know you value your time.

Act now and save a ton of time in addition to 50% off the low, low, introductory price of zero dollars.


C'mon, seriously. I want to learn NinjaTrader. What's in the course?

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with NinjaTrader Kickstart, I'll give you a full refund. And since you paid nothing for this course, that should be easy. Seriously, though, if you do have some gripes (or praise) I would invite you to fill out the course evaluation form at the end of the course.

Nothing to Lose and a Lot to Gain

Alright, I was clearly having too much fun creating this page.

What can I say? Giving stuff away is more fun than I thought it would be.

In spite of my shenanigans, I promise this is a serious course.

It's chock full of content and real value.

I wish I'd had this course when I was starting out with NinjaTrader.

In spite of there being a lot of information out there, I was overwhelmed.

I didn't know what was important and what wasn't.

In this course, I try to answer all those initial questions I had way back when.

And I'll help you answer your questions and get past those stumbling blocks that we all invariably encounter.

I hope you'll give NinjaTrader Kickstart a try.

You really have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.


NinjaTrader® is a registered trademark of NinjaTrader Group, LLC. No NinjaTrader company has any affiliation with the owner, developer, or provider of the products or services described herein, or any interest, ownership or otherwise, in any such product or service, or endorses, recommends or approves any such product or service.

Risk Disclosure

Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one's financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Hypothetical Performance Disclosure

Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.

Testimonial Disclosure

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