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NinjaTrader Vendor Professional and Compliance Guidelines 

NinjaTrader, LLC (“NinjaTrader”) is a software development company which owns and supports the  NinjaTrader trading platform. The following is a summary of professional and compliance guidelines  used by NinjaTrader to determine whether or not to accept vendors and/or vendor products and  services into the NinjaTrader Ecosystem (“NE”). This summary is NOT intended to provide any legal or  compliance advice to you. 

The following guidelines are not intended to be exclusive and NinjaTrader reserves the rights, at any  time, and for any reason, to reject an application for inclusion in the NE or discontinue participation in  the NE. 

Before any decision regarding acceptance into the NE is made, we will review all promotional materials  (including but not limited to websites, videos, social media, online advertising, print advertising and  emails) you provide us and we are aware of. We will consider how your promotional materials meet the  following guidelines when evaluating whether we accept you into the NE. 

Your promotional materials must 

  • Be professional in appearance 

  • Balance Risk versus Reward in any statements made 

  • Include all appropriate and required risk disclosures in same or similar style text as the primary  content that is easily visible. Examples are included in Appendix A. Please note, these  disclosures are NinjaTrader Ecosystem requirements and may not meet the full burden of the  various regulatory agencies. As such we suggest you consult with an expert to ensure  compliance of your promotional materials. It is your responsibility to understand if NFA or CFTC  registration is required. 

           o General Risk Disclosure 

           o Hypothetical Performance Disclosure 

           o Testimonial Disclosure 

           o Live Trade Room Disclosure 

Your promotional materials may not 


  • Reference services provided by NinjaTrader Brokerage, an NFA registered introducing broker  (NFA #0339976) which is an affiliate company to NinjaTrader or state that any relationship  exists with NinjaTrader Brokerage 

  • Be likely to deceive the public 

  • Contain any material misstatement of fact 

  • Mention the possibility of profit unless accompanied by an equally prominent statement of risk  or loss 

  • Include any reference to actual past trading profits without mentioning that past performance  is not necessarily indicative of future results 

  • Contain any performance information, either real or hypothetical, that has not been updated at  least once every 90 days to remain current and relevant to the current market environment • Include any specific numerical or statistical information about the past performance of any  actual accounts (including rate of return) 

             o Unless such information is and can be demonstrated to NFA to be representative of the  actual performance for the same time                 period of all reasonably comparable accounts and

             o In the case of rate of return figures, unless such figures are calculated in a manner  consistent with CFTC Regulation 4.25(a)                    (7) for commodity pools and with CFTC Regulation  4.35(a)(6), as modified by NFA, (6) 

  • Make guarantees of profit or success of any kind. No exaggerated or absolute statements or  claims can be used. Words including, but not limited to: “guaranteed,” “insured,” “best in the  world,” “best in the industry,” “world-class,” “outstanding,” “greatest,” “highest,” “finest,”  “unreal,” “magnificent,” “stellar,” “momentous,” “dominant,” “matchless,” “unsurpassed,”  “unparalleled,” “unprecedented,” “unrivaled,” “successful,” “profitable,” etc., or “90% success  rate,” “predict,” and similar types of numeric statements, are viewed as unfavorable. The word  “will” being used instead of “may” or “could” when describing possible future results. 

  • Include statements that are presented as fact unless it can be proven that information is an  indisputable fact. Statements of opinion must be presented as such 

  • Mischaracterize your relationship to NinjaTrader such as but not limited to “approved”,  “certified”, “premium” or “partner” 

  • State or imply that NinjaTrader endorses or recommends, or has endorsed or recommended,  you or any of your products or services. 

  • State, or imply, that simulated historical test results are the same as actual past results.  Hypothetical performance based on simulated trading must be clearly marked as such, and  include a Hypothetical Performance Disclosure. Hypothetical results may not be used when  more than three months of actual results are available. Supporting documentation that refers  to simulated or hypothetical results should also contain a Hypothetical Performance  Disclosure. Information presented must be updated on a regular basis. You may not use  outdated information. 

  • Include testimonials without being accompanied by a prominent disclosure stating that the  testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other clients or customers, is not a  guarantee of future performance or success, and, if applicable, the testimonial has been paid  for. 

  • Include video content or chart images without being accompanied by relevant Risk Disclosures and Hypothetical Performance Disclosures 

  •  Disclosures must be presented visually at the beginning of any video materials Use of Logos and Trademarked Materials 

  • All approved NinjaTrader and Kinetick logos provided in the NinjaTrader Media Kit require a minimum of .25" or 18px of space on all sides 

  • NinjaTrader® must always be listed as one word “NinjaTrader” with a capital ‘N’ and ‘T’ • Kinetick® must always be listed with a capital ‘K’ 

  • Any of your product names, marks, URL’s, social media handles may NOT contain any  NinjaTrader trademark or trade name, whether registered or unregistered, including but not  limited to NinjaTrader, NinjaScript, Kinetick, SuperDOM, Market Analyzer and FX Board 

  • If in the description of your product or service you mention the NinjaTrader platform or that the  product is designed to work with a specific platform feature, the following must be included  prominently on the page where it is said: 

             o “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.

  • Any and all product names, trade names, trademarks or service marks you use must be owned  by you and not infringe the name or mark of any other person or entity 

Appendix “A” 

Any required risk disclosures should be included in same or similar style text as the primary content that is easily visible. Hyperlinks may be used in addition to, but not in place of, the prominent disclosure text. Following is a partial listing of items that should include an appropriate risk disclosure. 

                    o All website pages 

                    o All videos 

                    o All social media – A risk disclosure link must be in the profile description (Example - Risk  Disclosure) 

                                ▪ Twitter 

                                ▪ Facebook 

                                ▪ StockTwits 

                                ▪ Instagram 

                                ▪ Pinterest 

                                ▪ LinkedIn 

                                ▪ Vimeo 

                    o All online advertising 

                    o All print advertising 

                    o All emails sent and received 

                    o All promotional materials 

Following are examples of disclosures. Please consult with the NFA/CFTC for further information.  

Risk Disclosure Example: 

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 ones’ 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 Example: 

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. 

Testimonials Example:  

Testimonials appearing on this website may not be representative of other clients or customers and is  not a guarantee of future performance or success.  

This presentation is for educational purposes only and the opinions expressed are those of the presenter only. All trades presented should be considered hypothetical and should not be expected to be replicated in a live trading account. 

Virtual Currency Example: 

View CFTC advisories as they contain more information on the risks associated with trading virtual  currencies.

Last updated June 13, 2019

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