CTS T4 Core


CTS T4 Core offers real-time quotes, one-click trading, multiple order types, a built in charting package, real-time news and economic indicator feeds, and much more to traders. Full functionality and customization allow all users to create a trading screen that fits their own trading style. All CTS T4 products have access to historical trade information, performance charts, session data and audit trails.

CTS T4 Core maintain their own exchange connectivity and the equipment necessary to operate the network at three separate data centers. Hosting allows CTS T4 Core to control and maintain a robust, fast, and reliable network that meets all of a trader’s requirements and more. 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.

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CTS Platform Fee

  • T4 Core + Charting – $25/Month

Data Technology Fee

  • CTS – $0/Month + $0.50/Contract

  • CTS Fee Cap – $500/Month


Main Features

  • Real-time quotes

  • Real-time P&L and Position Updates

  • An expansive list of order types, including market orders, limits, stops, stop-limits, trailing stops, MITs, GTCs, OCOs, and auto-OCOs

  • A charting package built directly into the front-end. Includes various studies and overlays. Real-time news and economic indicator feeds provided by an industry leading news service

  • Advanced orders such as market mode activation, time activation, price activation, icebergs and queued orders are also available

  • Order ticket and keyboard order entry are both available for added flexibility

  • One-click and keyboard order entry

  • Professional pre-trade risk management system and real-time, live market trading simulator are provided to help you manage risk

  • Accessibility to all the available exchanges at no additional cost

  • Advanced functions such as custom scripting for charts, spread matrix, options board and dual layout capability are included

  • Real-time news and economic indicator feeds from industry leading news service are included in CTS T4

  • Switch between contract markets with a single click

  • No maintenance period during the trading week; CTS T4 is available while markets are trading


CTS T4 Charts

CTS T4 charting package is built directly into T4 Desktop. Custom built by CTS, it is a package meant for both professional and retail traders. Charting has real time streaming quotes for all futures, options and strategy markets available on CTS T4. The user friendly charts can be configured to each user’s specifications. Charts are created and saved along with the other T4 windows to provide one platform for trading and charting.

  • CTS T4 Charts offers traders over 30 basic and advanced technical studies and indicators

  • Drawing tools such as Fibonacci Retracements, Auto-Channel, Pitchfork and many others are included with the software

  • Traders can select different ways to analyze charts, including bars by time, tick volume or tick range

  • CTS T4 Charts offer the flexibility to apply chart studies to other studies, for example you can apply moving average on volume

  • View orders while analyzing your favorite chart or overlay two completely different charts together


CTS T4 Market Profile ChartsCTS T4 Market Profile

Market Profile is a time proven tool to help traders identify the type of trading day that is developing. Combining Market Profile and others indicators from our charting package provides the necessary help for a trader to create his or her trading strategy. Market Profile helps to identify whether a price trend has started, the market is trending or bracketing, where value is and much more. Market Profile has been created to be user friendly and completely customizable.

  • Single profile views and split views

  • Displays volume per price

  • Ability to merge profiles

  • Custom letter sequences and start letter

  • Keyboard hot-keys for your convenience

  • Real-time and historical data

  • Displays order information entered during a session

  • Session times allow customization

  • Indicators such as opening range, initial balance, value area and volume value area


CTS T4 News

CTS T4 Desktop’s news capability utilizes real-time news and economic indicator feeds provided by an industry leading news service.

  • Choose to view the story by release or update

  • Filter how many stories are visible and specify the exact category you want to see

  • Customize how information is viewed and displayed on the screen


T4 API

CTS offers an open API, T4 API, which allows for third party developers to develop their own applications while using the scalability, speed, reliability and robustness of CTS’s back-end.

T4 API simplifies development, saving the developer 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 technologies permits applications to be written in languages such as advanced C++, C#, and Visual Basic, among many more. Visual Studio 2005 and later is supported. The T4 API utilizes a single SSL connection, enabling easy passage through firewalls. T4 API allows a hosted back-end with many FCM customers that provide developers with several options for clearing.

Trades that are placed through the T4 API are visible from any instance of the API and the T4 front end that has access to that account. This allows the developer to focus on his own application, while still being able to use the T4 front-end’s components, such as the order book.


CTS T4 Mobile

T4 Mobile offers an easy-to use interface that utilizes Apple & Google’s touch screen technology. Follow market activity, monitor positions, enter new orders and revise existing orders with ease and convenience. If you are an existing T4 user, T4 Mobile is available to use now. The same username and password can be used for all T4 products.

  • Simplified order book and account views

  • Real-time quotes

  • Real-time Profit and Loss, and Position Updates

  • Order types including: Markets, Limits, Stops, Stop-Limits, Trailing Stops and GTCs

  • Accessibility to all the available exchanges at no additional cost