All posts by Patrick Rooney

Product Marketing Manager

 

The TT® platform has been available for more than a year now, and in that time, we have been very conscious of seeking input from users. Through a series of webinars and training presentations, I have been fortunate to get first-hand feedback.

Three of the topics that traders keep coming back to are accessibility, speed and flexibility. Let’s take a deeper look at each characteristic.
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The evolution of mobile phone technology has been remarkable over the past several years as business and personal applications expand—and in some cases transition—to mobile platforms.

Five years ago, we saw laptops begin to replace desktops as the device of choice for many business and personal applications. Now, laptops are being nudged aside by phones, including increasingly popular “phablets” like Samsung’s Note and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which feature larger, more vibrant screens along with more functionality and greater options. Personally, I find myself managing tasks on my iPhone 6 Plus nearly as much as I do on my MacBook Air.


Clearly, phones today are for more than just making calls. Now, your phone is your take-everywhere friend, confidant and constant source for information of all types.

And now with TT Mobile, the mobile app for the new TT platform, your phone is also your source for market data and your platform for trading.

The fact that we’ve been able to replicate the desktop experience of TT in a form factor for the phone that is robust enough to appeal to the professional trader is a big achievement. TT Mobile comes complete with MD Trader®, access to the full audit trail and order book, charting, spread trading and more, allowing you to take the markets with you virtually anywhere you go. Continue Reading →

Last week on Twitter, we showcased our new TT Mobile application. This high-performance, on-the-go trading app will allow users of the next-generation TT platform to view and trade the markets from any Android or iOS phone.

The response has been tremendous, but I don’t think any of us at TT are surprised.

Unlike most mobile trading apps, TT Mobile was built from the ground up for the professional trader. It extends the robust functionality of the TT desktop application to a mobile device in a form factor uniquely designed for the phone. Everything—including MD Trader®, charting and the “forever” Audit Trail—is optimized to provide both ease of use and security. You can monitor markets, check positions, enter or modify orders, trade out or practice trading in simulation from pretty much any location.

And TT Mobile sits on the same network infrastructure as the desktop application, which means all orders route through the same high-performance co-location facilities to deliver low-latency execution.

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When I talk to customers about workspace functionality, there are several points that frequently recur:

  • Users want to be able to set up workspaces quickly and they want the process to be intuitive, not something that requires extensive training or labor.
  • They want to customize a workspace to their preferences. This might not seem like a big deal to some people, but for others who are accustomed to a certain style, the inability to modify a setting might be a major frustration.
  • They don’t want to be faced with the chore of re-creating workspaces if they move to a new machine or if their hard drive crashes. This is especially true for users who trade many different products and have a unique workspace for each product.

If you were following #PreviewTT on Twitter last week, you already know that the new TT platform takes the “work” out of workspaces. TT provides an enhanced user experience, with customizable application-specific widgets, intuitive search functionality and secure cloud-based storage that makes creating, storing and accessing workspaces easier than ever before.

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Easily create and trade yield spreads between CME
Bundle futures and other products with Autospreader®.

CME Group will launch the Eurodollar Bundle futures and options at the start of the Sunday evening session (22-September-2014).

The 2-year, 3-year and 5-year Bundles will trade as an “average price” bundle rather than a “net change” bundle.

Trading Technologies’ X_TRADER® is ahead of the curve with full support for the Bundle Yield Index and the ability to trade yield spreads with a single click.

X_TRADER allows traders to quickly create and trade yield spreads between CME Bundle futures and:

  • Other CME products (e.g., ZT, ZF, ZN, Net Change Packs and Bundles)
  • U.S. Treasury securities (e.g., UST2y, UST3y, UST5y,UST7y and UST10y)
  • Euribor futures
  • German futures (e.g., Schatz and Bobls)

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