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X_TRADER® Pro from Trading Technologies, International, Inc.

Keyboard Trader has passed Trading Technologies International, Inc. Conformance Testing for the trading of futures and spreads (except where noted) at the following exchanges1 using the X_TRADER® API:

  • BVMF (futures only)
  • CFE
  • CBOT
  • CME
  • EUREX
  • ICE
  • LME
  • MEFF
  • MONTREAL
  • MX
  • NYSE_Liffe
  • NYSE_Liffe Amsterdam
  • NYSE_Liffe Paris
  • OSE
  • SFE
  • SGX
  • TFX
  • TOCOM
  • TSE

Keyboard Trader's Excel connectivity (RTD Server) works in combination with RTD (Real Time Data) provided as part of X_TRADER Pro.

CQG

Keyboard Trader supports trading of futures with CQG. You can also trade spreads seamlessly using Keyboard Trader with CQG by configuring macros to submit orders, price changes, cancels, etc. for multiple independent futures contracts with single key triggers.

Keyboard Trader's Excel connectivity (RTD Server) works in combination with RTD (Real Time Data) as provided by CQG.

T4 from CTS

Keyboard Trader supports trading of futures and spreads with T4 API. You can also trade spreads using Keyboard Trader with T4 API by configuring macros to submit orders, price changes, cancels, etc. for multiple independent futures contracts with single key triggers.

If you trade with T4 and want to use Keyboard Trader with Excel connectivity, there is a lot of functionality you can execute without any additional data sources. Depending on your goals, you may benefit by adding an additional data source that provides reliable real time data to Excel. For example, although we provide you certain data in Excel (your net position, open orders, and bid/ask at the symbol level), Keyboard Trader doesn't provide volume data, stochastics, or other technical indicators. Contact us for more details.

TWS from Interactive Brokers

Keyboard Trader supports trading of stocks, futures, forex, and options with TWS. You can also trade spreads using Keyboard Trader with TWS by configuring macros to submit orders, price changes, cancels, etc. for multiple independent products with single key triggers.

If you trade with TWS and want to use Keyboard Trader with Excel connectivity, there is a lot of functionality you can execute without any additional data sources. Depending on your goals, you may benefit by adding an additional data source that provides reliable real time data to Excel. For example, although we provide you certain data in Excel (your net position, open orders, and bid/ask at the symbol level), Keyboard Trader doesn't provide volume data, stochastics, or other technical indicators. Contact us for more details.

RTD Server (Excel Connectivity)

With Keyboard Trader's Excel connectivity, you can run functions that both send data to and pull data from Microsoft Excel, usually within a few milliseconds. If you want to trigger Keyboard Trader macros from Excel, the delays are usually about 20 milliseconds or higher. We also make streaming data available for certain important variables in Excel at the symbol-account level (your net position, bid/ask, open orders). The speed of this data may vary depending on the API and the number of symbols you are pulling data for (inquire with us for more detail). To be able to experience the most out of our Excel connectivity, you may wish to use either an RTD (Real Time Data) feed offered by one of our connected partners in conjunction with Keyboard Trader's RTD Server. If that is not available to you, another real time data source in Excel that provides you indicator data you need for your trading strategies may benefit you. The data you may or may not need, and the complexity of the processes you build, can range from very simple to very complex. Contact us to discuss what you would need to do to implement your trading strategies.

Keyboard Trader® Hardware Requirements                                        

  MINIMUM PREFERRED
Operating System Windows® XP Professional or
Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate) or
Windows® 10 (Home, Professional or Enterprise)
Windows® XP Professional or
Windows® 7 (Professional or Ultimate) or
Windows® 10 (Professional or Enterprise)
Processor 4 Cores 8 Cores
Memory 2 GB 8 GB
Internet High Bandwidth Dedicated Line
Hard Drive 300 MB of hard drive space 10,000 rpm with 1 GB of hard drive space
Video Card PCI-E 128 PCI-E 512
Microsoft® .Net connection software Microsoft® .Net 4.0 Full Version Microsoft® .Net 4.0 Full Version

 


X_TRADER® Pro and X_TRADER® API are trademarks (registered or otherwise) of Trading Technologies International, Inc. Trading Technologies International, Inc. assumes no liability in connection with the use of Partner’s [or other applicable party’s] services by any person or entity.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

1Keyboard Trader is not conformed to trade to any exchange directly, and is not associated, affiliated, connected, approved, authorized, or sponsored by any exchange. Not all Keyboard Trader trading functionality is supported by every product at every exchange. For example, only a few of the above listed exchanges support iceberg orders, and at least one exchange does not accept market orders.