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Hi Brian.

What brokers supporting CTS T4?
Whether there is a list?
Except these brokers&clearings, certainly?

-ABN AMRO
-Advanced Futures
-Advantage Futures
-Bunge
-Crossland LLC
-Cunningham Futures Clearing
-DeepDiscountTrading.com
-Dorman Trading
-Dynamic Securities
-FC Stone
-The Gelber Group
-Gibraltar Futures
-Knight Futures
-Kottke Associates, LLC
-Macquarie
-RJ O'Brien and Associates, LLC
-Tenco, Inc
-Wolverine Trading
-TradeMaven Clearing

That is a good list. Here is the link to our site for a Customer List. CTS | Cunningham Trading Systems

Thanks Brian

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That is a good list. Here is the link to our site for a Customer List. CTS | Cunningham Trading Systems

Thanks Brian

I know this list too, but

ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC
Advantage Futures, LLC
Bunge Chicago, Inc.
Crossland LLC
Dorman Trading
FC Stone, L.L.C.
Macquarie Futures USA LLC
Rand Financial Serviecs Inc.
R.J. O'Brien & Associates, LLC
Vision Financial Markets LLC

are the clearing FCM.

Also there is the following question-
#What brokers or IB work with them now?#

To go on their sites and
search, search and search.

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As a follow-up to our last AMA, Brian posted a screenshot on the new options interface here:

https://futures.io/cts-t4/26475-cts-option-sheets.html#post311887

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Hi Brian, will charts be available with the auto spreader? Another question is will stops be able to be placed on the auto spreader dom, some of your competitors in this area are not able to place stops in auto spreader?

Are you able to post any details about any of the functionality of the auto spreader or how it might work?

Thanks,

Chris

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In terms of new functionality, a button that resets the volume at price (total) in the contract window would be good. This would allow an easier view of market development as it moves through the day

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Brian, TheDude just reminded me of one serious gripe with the DOM that I just could not understand (and maybe did not understand correctly). The volume at price display is an essential and very nice feature; however, it seems that instead of automatically adjusting the scale automatically, there is an option in the properties under Display->Prop Scale that requires the user to manually go and adjust the scale. Obviously this is a huge pain, particularly as the scale value is currently "4250" -- what that means I don't know (the manual does not say I don't think) and it does not seem to be a fixed scale from 0 to 100 for example. In short, the bars are visible early on, like so, this was taken a few minutes before the open:

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But very quickly, the view becomes unreadable like so:

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4550 and 4575 have very different volume traded, but the visual in the profile is the same; ditto for higher prices. So, I have to change the scale (increase the value) to make it look like this:

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Why not just auto-adjust the scale?


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Hi Brian, will charts be available with the auto spreader? Another question is will stops be able to be placed on the auto spreader dom, some of your competitors in this area are not able to place stops in auto spreader?

Are you able to post any details about any of the functionality of the auto spreader or how it might work?

Thanks,

Chris

Chris, I just got my hands on the Alpha version so give me some time to play with it and I will post some details. The charts will be part of the auto spreader as you can chart the custom spreads that you create. I will post more as I get more information.

Thanks Brian

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My complaints about the platform have been shared with CQG a few times, seems they have other agendas than my issues, which I understand. That being said, Brian, maybe you could explain to the forum your primary client, and who you guys focus on the most, as there are some basic options your platform does not offer that when inquired about, one is told something along the lines of 'this is harder to change than you think and although we know about it, its not on our horizon anytime soon.' As I said, I understand that, but given your feature set (basic charts, basic ladders, limited customization, CST only, new options page seemed very important and now an autospreader) seems you are focused on technology limited ex-chicago floor traders that want simple execution with charting in a very competitive price point.


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Chris, I just got my hands on the Alpha version so give me some time to play with it and I will post some details. The charts will be part of the auto spreader as you can chart the custom spreads that you create. I will post more as I get more information.

Thanks Brian

Any update?


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Brian, TheDude just reminded me of one serious gripe with the DOM that I just could not understand (and maybe did not understand correctly). The volume at price display is an essential and very nice feature; however, it seems that instead of automatically adjusting the scale automatically, there is an option in the properties under Display->Prop Scale that requires the user to manually go and adjust the scale. Obviously this is a huge pain, particularly as the scale value is currently "4250" -- what that means I don't know (the manual does not say I don't think) and it does not seem to be a fixed scale from 0 to 100 for example. In short, the bars are visible early on, like so, this was taken a few minutes before the open:

The scale you set it at is how many lots it takes at that price for a new segment of the horizontal bar to show up... if you follow that. Not sure the best way to explain it. This is how TT was when I had it also.

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The scale you set it at is how many lots it takes at that price for a new segment of the horizontal bar to show up... if you follow that. Not sure the best way to explain it. This is how TT was when I had it also.


Makes sense -- I just can't figure why T4 does not automatically change the scale (or at least have an option to). On a price chart, on every platform I've ever used, T4 included, the price scale automatically changes when a new high or low is made; so why doesn't the profile scale change so that the volume profile is readable? Hopefully this would be addressed.

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Makes sense -- I just can't figure why T4 does not automatically change the scale (or at least have an option to). On a price chart, on every platform I've ever used, T4 included, the price scale automatically changes when a new high or low is made; so why doesn't the profile scale change so that the volume profile is readable? Hopefully this would be addressed.

Pretty much you want to set a "max" level, be it 50, 75, 100% of the area of the horizontal volume bar, and the highest volume would fill up the max and everything else would adjust in conjunction, correct? Maybe other platforms have it and I have never noticed it, but the TT and CQG doms do not have this that I can recall... so I doubt CQG will be offering this any time soon.

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