Futures Trading Platforms

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T4 Desktop is the premier platform of the CTS suite of trading products, T4 Desktop has all the functionality that a professional trader demands while still remaining user friendly for the retail trader. Full functionality and customization allow all users to create a trading screen that perfectly fits their trading style.

CTS provides real-time quotes, one-click trading, multiple order types, a built-in charting package, real-time news and economic indicator feeds, professional options and much more. T4 fulfills the needs of the scalper, position trader, and executing broker.

CTS maintains their own exchange connectivity and the equipment necessary to operate the CTS network. Hosting at multiple data centers allows CTS to control and maintain a robust, fast, and reliable network that meets all of a trader’s requirements. This stable and efficient network is the foundation for a state-of-the-art front end, enabling it to be the front runner among futures trading platforms.

Demo CTS

Quote Board

Display quotes for multiple contracts horizontally. Click on a market to open an order ticket or open a contract window to view depth of market and place orders. Add columns such as high, low, net change, total traded volume, and more.CTS T4 Futures Platform Quote Board

Contract Window

  • One-click and keyboard order entry
  • Customizable order templates
  • Order counts
  • Market mode countdown timer
  • MOC orders, as well as many other order types
  • Drag and drop order revision
  • Theoretical values with T4 Options Pro

CTS T4 Futures Platform Contract Window

T4 Options Pro

A complete options system for generating theoretical values, pinpointing and comparing trading opportunities, creating custom spreads, and multi-scenario position analysis. $500/mo additional fee for T4 Options Pro.

CTS T4 Futures Platform Options Pro

T4 TradeSniper®

A client side application that allows for creating, charting and trading custom spreads. Pick the legs and ratios to trade and TradeSniper® will provide real-time depth of market quotes for the custom spread. $50/mo additional fee for quotes and charts, $100/mo for quotes, charts, and trading.

CTS T4 Futures Platform TradeSniper

Charting Choices

Core charting is included in every desktop install of T4. View differences between Core and Advanced charting packages below.


  • 1 Minute Bars and Up
  • Chart Trading
  • P&L and Net Position on Chart
  • Many Available Studies
  • Drawing Tools
  • Continuation Charts
  • OHLC, HLC, Candlestick, and Line Chart Types


  • Includes All Core Features Plus:
  • Tick Data
  • Reversal Bar Study
  • Sentiment Zone Oscillator
  • Custom Study Scripting
  • 2500 Market Subscriptions
  • Secondary Market Overlay
  • Custom Session Times
  • Studies on top of Studies
  • Renko, Heikin Ashi, and Point and Figure Chart Types

Demo CTS

CTS T4 Futures Platform Mobile

T4 Mobile

A simple trading interface that utilizes touch screen technology. T4 Mobile offers real-time market access to every exchange CTS offers, real-time order submission, and a back-end that offers extreme reliability. T4 Mobile is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, all Android devices, and in web browsers as T4 WebTrader.


CTS offers an open .NET API and an open FIX API which allow for third party developers to develop their own applications while using the scalability, speed, reliability and robustness of CTS’s back-end.

Easy to Use

T4 API simplifies development, saving time and frustration. CTS’s own T4 Desktop is written directly to T4 API, which allows for any functionality available on the T4 front ends to be duplicated on any other 3rd party application. Microsoft.NET permits applications to be written in languages such as advanced C++, C#, and Visual Basic, among others. Visual Studio 2005 and later is supported. The T4 API utilizes a single SSL connection, enabling easy passage through firewalls.

3rd Party Add-Ons

Connamara CTS T4 Futures Platform 3rd Party Add-on Connamara

Connamara merges Agile values, principles, tools, methods and practices to provide holistic support to software engineering projects and project management. Connamara builds end user trading applications including interfaces for desktop and mobile, algorithmic trading systems, and order/execution management systems. Connamara engineers are experts in systems integration. We bridge the gap between trading ideas and execution by connecting existing trading systems to exchanges. Connamara has deep experience managing projects for over 100 clients exclusively in the capital markets space. Our record of success is a direct result of the development and project management methodologies we employ and our discipline to adhere to it.

CTS T4 Futures Platform 3rd Party Add-On Tradervue

Tradervue is an automated trading journal that lets you journal, analyze, and share your trades. Designed for the active trader, Tradervue makes it easy to import your trades directly from T4. Price charts with execution points plotted are automatically generated, as well as running P&L charts. You can then make notes on your trades, and do sophisticated analysis to understand what is working and what isn’t with your trading. And if you want to share some of your trades to get feedback from your peers, Tradervue makes that as easy as a click.

CTS T4 Futures Platform Keyboard Trader Keyboard Trader

Keyboard Trader is a keyboard-based execution system designed to speed up manual trading. Trade spreads, baskets, single products, or a full portfolio with single keys. Learn to make complex shifts for many positions simultaneously using our powerful “target trading” methods.

Use Keyboard Trader as your primary order-execution method for active intraday trading; as a tool to capitalize on fast markets such as opens, closes, data releases, and FOMC events; or as an insurance policy to make quick and precise portfolio-level adjustments when time is of the essence.

See how fast you can trade when you have all your fingers working together. Learn to concentrate better on market data. Improve your timing edge and capture opportunities before they disappear. Risk management components are included.

CTS T4 Futures Platform Sierra Chart Addon Sierra Chart

Sierra Chart is a full-featured professional Trading platform for the financial markets fully integrated with the CTS T4 backend. Supporting Manual, Automated and Simulated Trading. It is a complete Real-time and Historical, Charting and Technical Analysis platform for the financial markets. Sierra Chart is solid professional quality software. Designed for efficiency, stability and ease-of-use. The software is extremely fast with a definite focus on high performance. You can create your own custom studies, indicators and trading systems using the Sierra Chart Advanced Custom Study Interface and Language or the built-in Excel compatible Spreadsheets. Advanced TPO Profile charts (also known as Market Profile). Numbers Bars graph types to display numerically the volume and volume differences at each price level within each bar.

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