Q/A: Volume Profile Pack For NinjaTrader 8



How can I get the Volume Profile Pack?

Can I get a FREE trial before I buy?

  • Yes, there is a free 5-day trial. Simply install the Volume Profile Pack and it will work for free for 5 days (with all functions available).

In the volume and license profile guide, you mention that you require the Machine ID. Does that mean it would only work on that machine?

  • Yes, each machine ID is unique, and the profile only works on the computer (s) that I authorize. If you have more than one computer, I can also authorize them (for free).

What do I do if I want to operate using more than one machine?

  • Send me the machine ID of the other computer that you want to authorize and I also authorize it (for free).

What happens if I change my computer?

  • When you change your computer or update it, you have to send me the new machine ID so that I can authorize your computer again (free of charge).

How to Start

I bought the volume profile package, what do I do next?

  • First you have to install the NinjaTrader 8 software . You can get it for free here: https://ninjatrader.com/
  • Then you have to install the Volume Profile Pack . The installation file can be downloaded here: TD’s Volume Profile Installer
  • Once the installation is complete you have to send me the machine ID by email that I will then use to authorize your computer to use the TD volume profile pack.  To find the Machine ID, go to the control panel of NinjaTrader and press Help → About … (Help → About …)

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  • Then I will authorize your computer to use the TD volume profile pack. This will take a few minutes or a few hours, but typically no more than one business day. I will let you know by email when your computer is ready to use the TD Volume Profile Pack.


  • Do I need CME futures data for NinjaTrader to accurately pick my levels? My concern here is what additional costs will I need to consider?

    • You don’t need futures data! Even though forex is not a centralized exchange, forex data from a big broker (for example FXCM) is surprisingly accurate, and you can rely on them in your analysis. This is why there is no additional cost. You can get FXCM free data feed here: FXCM free data feed. You can also try futures data and compare. There is a free demo (email bound, time-limited) here: CQG futures – free demo.

    How can you rely on FX volume seeing there is no central exchange. Won’t different brokers show different volumes?

    • You are right; different forex brokers show different volumes because the forex market isn’t centralized. Best thing to do is to use big forex broker (for example FXCM). Big brokers usually have quite reliable and accurate volume data. I use FXCM forex data, and I must say that when I compare this data to futures data (CME), it is very close.

    I noticed that the FXCM data is a trial limited to 30 days so I am not sure what happens after this period. 

    • You can get an unlimited demo here: (demo) of data without FXCM limitations .
    • For some users it doesn’t work and the data trial is limited. Here is a guide how to renew the datafeed for free (the video refers to NinjaTrader 7, but the process is very similar to NinjaTrader 8)

I downloaded the NinjaTrader8 platform and it opened without my entering the username and password. I clicked on File and then on Connect, but it did not show FXCM as one of the options. So how do I connect with the FXCM data source?

  • Go to this page:  (demo) without limitations of FXCM data and register there to obtain the data (free and without time limitations). After that you will receive your credentials. Then go to the platform of NinjaTrader 8 and click on Connections-configure and there you can add FXCM data and complete the username and password included in the email you received. After that you will be able to connect with the data.

My FXCM data expired after the 30-day trial period. What I can do?

  • Some users have this problem. I suggest that you request a new FXCM data using this link:  (demo) data without limitations of FXCM
  • You probably need to use a different email address
  • After you have received your new username and password, go to your NinjaTrader 8 platform and click on:  Connectionsconfigure and there you can change your FXCM data configuration. Complete the username + password included in the email you received. After that you will be able to connect to the data again.

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Other Platforms / Brokers

Does this indicator work on a standard MT4 platform?

  • The Volume Profile Pack works only with NinjaTrader 8. The standard MT4 platform does not have tick volume data (which are the most accurate).

Can I still use my broker and my MT4 platform?

  • Yes you can! You only have to do your analysis in NinjaTrader 8. Then you can execute your trades on your MT4 platform or with any other broker or trading platform that you like.

Do I need to use an additional broker that NinjaTrader recognizes to be able to continue?

  • You do not need an additional broker. Just do your analysis with NinjaTrader 8 (free), and then execute your trades with your current broker, as you usually do.

If you have any questions, please send an email to contact@trader-dale.com and I’ll be happy to help. I will also answer the new questions we receive in this Q/A section.

All the best in your trading!


25 thoughts on “Q/A: Volume Profile Pack For NinjaTrader 8”

  1. G’day Dale! Ninja Trader does not support for Mac OS. Any idea to make it work on Mac OS? If I use it on VPS, does it work? Thanks!

    1. Hello, you can run NinjaTrader 8 on a mac but it requires you to run some virtualization software as a layer between the NinjaTrader program and the Mac OS. You need to downloads paralells here: parallels.com
      other option is to install Windows through bootcamp. VPS should also work.

  2. All of your demos in the video appeared to be on time-based charts. Does it also work on range based charts like Renko?

  3. Hello Dale,

    Cool stuff, just wanted to ask, if u have any plan to launch flex vol profile for amibroker, as I use it since last 4yrs, further I get tick data for ami.

  4. chee wee foo

    Hi trader dale,
    i wanted to purchase your course and the volume profile and did email you 3 weeks ago and also yesterday.. but no email reply.
    as a customer or a student to be,if a mentor or coach poor to response to reply email to a customer or any enquiries ,u have failed terribly in support and communication.. i am worried on this as money paid,nothing happens. worst,no reply after email send., hope u can improve in your email response…last email was 3 weeks ago..
    i am a very straight person and serious with people i deal. so hope u reply my email soonest.
    thank you.

    1. Hello,
      I ALWAYS answer all my emails within 24 hours Monday-Friday. I haven’t received your email 3 weeks ago. I received your last bunch of emails which you sent during the weekend and I am just going to answer them. I am sorry for not doing the emails during the weekend, but like every human being, I also need some rest and family time at least on weekends. I hope you understand.

  5. yes, i understand very well, check my email was send to u… anyway appreciate as u reply in the comment..thank you

  6. Dear TD,
    This tool is incredible. If I can make one suggestion please ? Can you think
    about adding a Value Area Low / Value Area High market, and a VPOC ? ( the
    highest volume price of the profile) Thank you !
    And thank you for making these great tools so affordable !
    Kind Regards,

    1. Trader Dale

      I am really glad you like my VP pack! I was thinking about adding it but I don’t use VAL and VAH in my trading strategy. I wanted to have the profile as clean as possible so I decided not to include it. I agree VPOC could be helpful (easier to see). It would add one more line to the chart, and again I wanted to do it as clean as possible. Maybe an option to turn on/off in some future update 🙂 That could work I guess.

  7. Hi Dale, am interested to get the flexible volume indicator.

    1) is it a once time purchase and i will have lifetime access to it?

      1. Hello,
        yep it is a lifetime license.
        There is a trial for NT8 Volume profile pack. Just install it and it will run for 5 days for free.
        Unfortunately, there is no trial for the MT4 flexible volume profile.

  8. Hi Dale, you’re incredible and thanks for the nice job.

    How do i link my Nt8 (for my analysis) along with my Mt4? (to place trades) using my FXCM broker credentials. It appears that the Nt8 looks much complex than the mt4. i’ll appreciate your guidance.


  9. Thanks Dale !! I got all the info I need here so I will come back to buy a lifetime access for the NT8 volume profile indicator. I do need it in my upcoming trading endeavors. Plus I already read your good book on volume profile.

  10. Would be useful to link this into the VP course content, so people know not to keep bothering you with noob questions…like me 😉

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