CTS T4 Desktop
Trading | Charting | Analytics

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.

Bluewater Trading Solution
Full functionality and customization allow all users to create a trading screen that perfectly fits their trading style.
Chart Trading

Chart Trading

View depth of market and trade directly from charts. Click on the desired price on the right side of the chart to open a price prompt window, allowing for modification of price, quantity, and order type before entry.
Option Board

Option Board

View and trade all exchange hosted options. Click on an option to open an order ticket or open a contract window to view the depth of market and place orders. Add columns such as last traded price, settlement, total traded volume, and more.
Contract Window

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
Advanced Charts

Advanced Charts

Renko, Point and Figure, and Heikin Ashi chart types offer alternative perspectives to conventional charts. These chart types work in conjunction with real-time tick data to create precise pictures of the market movement
Quote Board

Quote Board

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

Spread Matrix

Display a grid of calendar, butterfly and condor strategies for a given futures contract. One-click order submission allows for rapid capture of spread trading opportunities

Why choose CTS T4?

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.

 

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CTS maintains its 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.

T4 Charts
Charting Choices
Core Charts
Advanced Charts

Add-on Funcionality

A list of add-on studies available in CTS T4.
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.
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/m additional fee for quotes and charts, $100/m for quotes, charts, and trading
An intra-day charting technique used to evaluate market value as it develops during the trading session. Archived CME Documentation $10/mo additional fee for Market Profile
Pete Steidlmayer's Time Entry functionality allows easy submission of orders to be entered into the market automatically at a future time. $12.50/mo additional fee for Time Entry.

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The Price of the Platform and Cost of Trading.

Click the tabs below to view the platform's price of subscription or purchase, commissions rates that apply to most retail traders
and understand all the costs associated with trading different futures markets.

Our sliding commissions' rate starts at $1.00 / Side if you trade less than 20 contracts per day with Silver Self-Directed trading account. Clients who meet our daily trading volume thresholds qualify for even more savings with deeply discounted commissions as low as $0.10 / Side. After you Open your Account, you must contact us at [email protected] to ensure the appropriate commission tier.

Commissions
    Average Daily Contracts Commissions Per Side
    0 - 20 Contracts $1.00
    21 - 100 Contracts $0.50
    101 - 500 Contracts $0.40
    501 - 1000 Contracts $0.20
    Over 1000 Contracts $0.10

Commission Rates above are quoted on a per-site basis for new Silver self-directed accounts opened after January 1st, 2019, with a minimum account balance of $3,000. Commissions, Clearing, Exchange and NFA fees apply to all order types. Exchange fees and NFA fees are subject to change and can be confirmed on the exchange websites. Holding Overnight positions WILL subject you to higher rates. Trading Futures Options are subject to separate approval process and different commissions schedule. All commissions and fees are charged in the currency of the traded product. Please reference our Fee Schedule for additional fees that may apply to your account.

Discounted commissions are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All commissions are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the volume requirements listed above.

Non-Professional Subscriber Fees. Please click here for Important CME Market Data Changes as of March 1, 2014.

 

The trading commissions you pay also depends on your margin requirements - the amount required to enter into a position per contract on an intraday basis. ITG Futures provides margins based on a percentage of the initial margin or a nominal amount. Intraday margin (day trading margins) are determined by our clearing firms and based on many factors including market volatility, open interest, customer credit profile and the level of funding in the specific customer's account.

Margins
    Day Trading Margins Clearing Firm Commissions Per Side
    50% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.00
    25% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.20
    20% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.50
    $400 Margins All of FCM’s Please Contact Us
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 ITG Futures and/or our Clearing FCMs maintain the right to liquidate any position at any time if a margin call and/or deficit occurs. The customer would be responsible for any deficit that occurs as a result of liquidations. We will make our best efforts to contact customers to address margin call depending on the severity of the call. Accounts that are subject to margin calls may experience higher commissions due to increased risk. Specific day trading margins from select FCMs that are well below average rates may subject you to much higher fees than provided above. Contracts with relatively low liquidity may subject you to additional fees
Commissions rates based on average daily volume and Intraday Trading Margin set by the FCM. Discounted commissions are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All commissions are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the volume requirements listed above.

For individual market margin rates please see our margins here. Although it is believed that the information provided is accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.

For current margin rates, please visit the exchanges’ Websites listed on our Exchange Access Page. The margins listed on this page are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time without notice. Day Trading Margins may differ according to your clearing firm. Please consult your broker to confirm the current margins for your account.

Order Routing Fees. Order routing is the process of routing the order to/from exchanges to your trading platform. Order routing fees also referred to as execution costs, are charged by the data feed provider and is assessed on a per transaction basis.

Routing
    Datafeed Order Routing Fee
    Rithmic $0.25 per side
    CQG $0.10 - $0.25 per side*
    CTS $0.20 - $0.50 per side*
    TT $0.00 - $0.30 per side*
    eSignal $0.00 per side: NO FEE*
    QST $0.00 per side: NO FEE*
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 *Varies according to FCM and trading platform  

A data fee is a flat fee charged by the exchange for streaming real-time market data to the trader. Data fees are charged on a periodic basis and varies depending on the type of exchange and type of trader. For example, data fees for the CME Globex are $85 monthly per-market for professional traders and $20 monthly per-market for non-professional traders.

Market Data
    Exchange Group Description Monthly Fee
    CME Market Data Bundle - All CME Markets $20.00 (non-pro)
  CME/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  CBOT/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  NYMEX/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  COMEX/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
    ICE Market Data ICE - US Exchange - TF, DX $117.00
  ICE - UK Exchange - Energies $117.00
  ICE-LIFFE Exchange - FTSE, Gilt, Short Sterling $117.00
     
    CFE/CBOE Data CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) $13.00 (non-pro)
    Foreign Exchange       (Non-US) EUREX | non-pro 18.00 EUR
  Osaka - Japan (JPX) 29.00 USD
  Singapore (SGX) 80.00 USD
  Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) 67.00 USD
  Euronext Equities & Index Derivative - CAC - 40  
    Cash Index Data $SP500 90.00 USD
  $DOW, ^TICK, ^TRIN, ^ADV, ^DECL, NYSE Internals, Dow Jones Indexes 6.00 USD
  NASDAQ Indexes 8.00 USD
    Misc Additional User | Multiple users/logins 10.00 USD

Have a question about CTS T4?

If you have any questions about CTS T4 please visit our help forum, where you can find additional information, videos and user instructions for all trading terminals offered by ITG Futures. If you can't find an answer to your question on our site, you can contact us or post a question to our help forum.

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Tech Specs

Before you start using CTS T4, make sure your PC meets the following system requirements:
Operating System
Current T4 Version 4.0 to 4.4:
  • Recommended: Windows 8 and up 64bit
  • Supported operating systems: Vista (32bit only), Windows 7(32bit only) and Windows 8 & 10, (.Net Framework 4.0 support required)
  • Not supported: Windows 7 (64bit), xp and below.
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