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 T4
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.

Pay as little as $1.00 / side when you meet our low daily average contracts requirements. 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 support@itg-futures.com 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

Order Routing and Platform 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 datafeed provider and is assessed on a per transaction basis.

Technology
    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  

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* (Example 20%) or a nominal amount (Example $500). 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
   100% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.00
    25% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.20
    10% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.50
    $50-$500 E-mini/micro Ironbeam  Contact us
 VIEW MARGINS    
 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

Clearing, Exchange and NFA Regulatory fees apply to all order types regardless of your broker and platform and varies according to the markets and products you trade. Members of exchanges are entitled to discounted Exchange Execution and Clearing fees.

Exchange/Clearing & NFA Fees
Exchange Fees

Exchange fees are charged directly by the exchange to your brokerage account in return for providing market access. Exchange fees are assessed on a per transaction basis and vary depending upon the market and product being traded.

Clearing Fees

Our FCM’s, also known as a “clearing house”, facilitates the trade between buyers and sellers upon a trader’s order being executed at the exchange. The FCM’s handle all the trade execution, exchange floor, and back-office operations to ensure that the trade will be settled properly in return for a “clearing fee”, typically provided to brokers at reduced wholesale rates.

National Futures Association (NFA) Fees

The National Futures Association (NFA) is the self-regulatory body of the derivatives industry, including the exchange-based trading of futures products. The NFA requires a fee of US$.02 per side of every exchange-based futures contract traded) and is directly billed to the trader through his or her brokerage account.

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

* Market Monthly Fees are subject to change. Please contact us to find out the latest market fees available.

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.
Hardware

TRADING DISCLOSURE

Trading Futures and Options on Futures involves a substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition, circumstances, and industry knowledge. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Full Risk Disclosure | Privacy Policy / Legal | GDRP Policy

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