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Q: What is the difference between your keyboard and software?

A: Think of our keyboard as a piece of hardware. It's core functionality is allowing you to send hotkeys (Cntl+Alt+X) to your operating system in a much more efficient way than holding down those specific keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Think of our software as an add-on to various trading platforms (listed on our Connected Platforms page). It allows you to execute more trading functionality using a keyboard than trading platforms offer by themselves.

Q: Will your keyboard work with (a specific) trading platform?

A: Our keyboard will "work" with all trading platforms. However, the extent to which you can execute the trading functionality that you need (using the keyboard) is dependent on the hotkey and macro functionality offered on the software side.

Q: What are the advantages of your adding your software on top of my trading platform?

A: For all of the platforms we connect to, we add extra functions you can execute for each product, we greatly improve on stability and help you avoid costly trade mistakes, and we have patented technology that allows you to trade multiple products and spreads that no other platform offers. See the software section of our website to learn more.

Q: What groups and trading styles can benefit from Keyboard Trader?

A: A variety of groups and trading styles can benefit from Keyboard Trader:

  • Proprietary trading firms
  • Independent futures traders
  • Hedge funds
  • Spread trading
  • Active trading
  • Event trading
  • Intraday trading
  • Order flow trading

Q: What types of products can I trade with your software?

Q: How does Keyboard Trader connect to the markets?

Q: How is my brokerage involved?

Q: Is trading with a keyboard safe?

Q: Can I use more than one keyboard? Do I need multiple software licenses?

Q: What is the best way to get started using Keyboard Trader?

Q: How long will it take me to build my own configuration?

Q: Can I try out the software before I commit to getting a keyboard from you?

Q: How should I decide between your "Pre-Paid" or "Transactional" pricing model?

Q: If Keyboard Trader software doesn't connect to my trading platform, what should I do?

Excel Connectivity

Q: Can you give me some examples of things I can do with the Excel connectivity to Keyboard Trader?

Q: Does Keyboard Trader or Microsoft Excel have to be the active application for the keyboard to control Microsoft Excel?

Q: Can the connection between Keyboard Trader and Microsoft Excel be used to control any trading application?

Q: What kind of technical background is necessary for me to get the most out of the Excel connectivity?

Q: Are you available to help me set up a system?


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