Cunningham Trading Systems

CTS is the creator of T4, a fully hosted professional trading platform for futures and options. T4 offers direct exchange connectivity to many of the world’s largest exchanges, flexible risk management, and a suite of advanced trading components including T4 Charts, T4 Desktop, and T4 Mobile. Whether a trader, professional trader, retail trader or risk manager, CTS has the functionality you require to fit your trading needs.
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T4 Desktop Platform

T4 Desktop offers all the basic standard functionality any professional trader needs, along with many enhanced features. The system offers:

Key Features

  • Real-time quotes
  • Real-time P&L and Position Updates
  • Customize fonts, colors, and sounds
  • A charting package built directly into the front-end. Includes various studies and overlays. Real-time news and economic indicator feeds provided by an industry leading news service
  • Dual-layout capability
  • Switch between contract markets with a single click
  • One-click and keyboard order entry
  • Multiple Quote Boards and Order Books
  • Accessibility to all the available exchanges at no additional cost
  • An expansive list of order types, including Market Orders, Limits, Stops, Stop-Limits, Trailing Stops, MITs, GTCs, OCOs, and Auto OCOs
  • Advanced order types like market mode activation, time activation, price activation, icebergs and queued orders
  • Between sessions, day orders clear out; GTC’s and open positions rollover
  • No maintenance period during the trading week; T4 is available while markets are trading


With T4 Desktop, you can trade from anywhere. Whether you are at home, in your office, or on the road, when you trade with T4 Desktop, all you need is access to the internet and a computer and you are ready to trade. T4 Desktop can be hard-wired to your firm’s network or can easily be used at home via your home internet connection.

Open API

Create your own customized functionality or your own black box system using T4’s available open API.
CTS offers the following products to support all types of traders:

T4 Desktop Platform

T4 Desktop is the premier platform of the T4 Suite of trading products. T4 Desktop has all the functionality that a professional trader demands while remaining user-friendly for the retail trader. Full functionality and customization allow all users to create a trading screen that perfectly fits their trading style.

T4 Charts

CTS’s charting package is built directly into T4 Desktop. Custom built by CTS, it is a package meant for both professional and retail traders. Charting has real-time streaming quotes for all futures, options and strategy markets available on T4. T4 charts are user-friendly and easily configured to each user’s specifications. Charts created and saved along with the other T4 windows provide one platform for trading and charting. See depth of market, working orders and trade directly from a chart.

T4 Advanced Charts & Data

CTS’s advanced charting package is built directly into T4 Desktop. CTS advanced charts offer many addition features than our basic chart package. 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 market movement. Apply existing and custom studies to these charts for an even deeper analysis.

T4 Options Pro

Options trading software for generating theoretical values, pinpointing and comparing trading opportunities, creating custom spreads, and calculating position risk through multiple scenarios. T4 Options Pro is a complete options system utilizing single and multi-window environments giving the user ability to organize their workspace and save multiple layouts completely. All CTS supported exchanges included.

CTS maintain their own exchange connectivity and the equipment necessary to operate the CTS network at multiple data centers. Hosting allows CTS to control and maintain a robust, fast, and reliable network that meets all of a trader’s requirements and more. This stable and efficient network is the foundation for a state-of-the-art front end. All you need is internet connectivity.

New T4 TradeSniper

T4 TradeSniper is a client-side application that allows you to create, chart and trade custom spreads. You pick the legs and ratios you want to trade, and CTS provides real-time depth of market quotes. T4 TradeSniper will also allow you to chart your custom spread. Add indicators and studies to help you find and take advantage of trends and trading opportunities. Orders placed in T4 TradeSniper will wait for favorable conditions before executing at the exchange. T4 TradeSniper reduces the risk of getting hung as compared to cancel/replace auto-spreaders.

T4 WebTrader

T4 WebTrader is a browser-based trading system that provides real-time market access to every exchange CTS offers. A basic internet connection and simple web address allow direct access to the world’s futures markets without downloading an application. T4 WebTrader provides traders all the standard functionality they need, such as account details, order book, market depth screen and quote board. T4 WebTrader gives you an easy-to-use interface, real-time order submission, and a back-end that offers extreme reliability.

T4 Mobile

T4 Mobile is a simple trading interface that utilizes touch screen technology. T4 Mobile offers real-time market access to every exchange. CTS provides real-time order submission and a back-end that offers extreme reliability. T4 Mobile is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, all Android devices, and in web browsers as T4 WebTrader. Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android 4.2 device or higher.


T4 API simplifies development, saving time and frustration. CTS’s T4 Desktop is written directly to T4 API, which allows for any functionality available on the T4 front ends to be duplicated on any other 3rd party application. Microsoft.NET permits applications to be written in languages such as advanced C++, C#, and Visual Basic, among others. Visual Studio 2005 and later is supported. The T4 API utilizes a single SSL connection, enabling easy passage through firewalls.

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