Keyboard Trader
Speed, Stability and Control.

Keyboard Trader is the trading system for professional manual traders who want faster execution and better control, all while leveraging their human edge.

Keyboard Trader
A trading system allowing you faster execution and better control

About Bionic Trader Systems

Since 2010, Bionic Trader Systems has been developing software and hardware for the futures trading industry. Its core focus is on giving professional manual futures traders the tools they need to execute orders with speed, stability, and control while leveraging their human edge. Additionally, Bionic Trader Systems is heavily focused on data collection, trade analysis, and risk systems. Look for up and coming product releases in this area.
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Trade as Fast as You Think

You think fast. You've got your real-time data, TV and squawk box. But if you are still relying on a mouse to trade, then you're not trading in real-time.

It’s time to trade faster

Keyboard Trader is the trading system for professional manual traders who want faster execution and better control, all while leveraging their human edge.

 

With just a few keystrokes, you can:
Big Data Publishing
Save Seconds with Macro Builder
Trade to your "Targets"
Excel Connectivity
Workspace Utilities
Manage your Risk
Connected Platforms / APIs
  • A great place to start for actively trading one product
  • Split the workload between both of your hands and fingers for faster trading
  • Keys and blank spacers are strategically placed for extended usage and comfort
  • With your hands performing all order entry, your eyes are free to focus on market data.
  • Like the concept but want to use a different keyboard layout? Check out "Alien"
  • For a detailed look into this configuration, please see our Quick Start Guide
  • Quickly toggle between managing each of your products and your full portfolio; great for risk-control
  • Press single keys to trigger multi-step trading processes for one or many products
  • Great for basket trading, but with the flexibility to change quantities and turn products on/off on the fly
  • Change/cancel orders for multiple products using single keys
  • Quickly trade to target portfolios for one or all products
  • Use professional license to use configuration exactly as shown; use standard license to use the same configuration but for one product (see "Power 1" layout here)

Once you master keyboard trading, an advanced configuration can provide even greater opportunities to execute your strategy. An advanced solution can help you:

  • Aggressively trade one product using one keyboard, and position trade other products with an additional keyboard (or on a different section of the same keyboard). For example, you could use the "Power 1" keyboard and the "My Little Helper" keyboard in combination.
  • Actively trade using one keyboard while performing less time-sensitive tasks such as product selection on a secondary keyboard (see above photo). Only one Keyboard Trader software license is required per system.
  • Enable a group of products simultaneously (i.e., “stocks”, “currencies”, "metals", etc.) with single key-presses; then trade their components as baskets.

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*
 SEE PLATFORMS PRICING  
 *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 Keyboard Trader?

If you have any questions about Keyboard Trader 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 Keyboard Trader, make sure your PC meets the following system requirements:
Requirements
 
 
Minimum
 
Recommended
 
CPU Dual Core
(2.5 GHz or higher)
Quad Core
(3 GHz or higher)
 
RAM 4 GB 8 GB  
Free space 2 GB 4 GB  
Monitor Resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher UHD resolution 
of 3840x2160
 
 
Keyboard Trader works on Windows 7, 8, 10
 

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