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New for Traders

  • Trading Technologies Previews New X_TRADER® Functionality and Introduces TT Mobile Trading App at FIA Futures & Options Expo

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading software, today announced it will release new cross-market aggregation and enhanced yield-trading functionality for its flagship X_TRADER product this quarter. The company also has released Android and iOS versions of the TT Mobile trading application for early-stage users of the next-generation TT trading platform.

The new TT Mobile trading apps for Android and iOS allow users of the new TT platform to monitor and trade the markets from a mobile device. Designed especially for high-performance professional traders, the apps provide the ability to:

  • View market data from all TT-supported markets
  • Enter, adjust and cancel native, synthetic and Autospreader orders from an order ticket or MD Trader® ladder
  • Access fills, positions and complete audit trail history back to the day the account was created

The TT Mobile trading apps for Android and iOS are currently available to early-stage users of the next-generation TT trading platform. To apply for access or obtain more information, please visit TT’s website and complete this form:

  • Nomura Joins Trading Technologies’ MultiBroker Platform

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a provider of high-performance professional trading software, and Nomura, a leading Asia-based financial services group, today announced Nomura is now a participating broker in TT's global MultiBroker service. Customers may select and route orders to Nomura through TT’s high-performance global trading network, which provides direct market access (DMA) to 40 markets across five continents.

With the addition of Nomura, TT’s MultiBroker network now comprises more than 30 sell-side participants, including seven of the top 10 brokers by customer segregated funds.

  • Victor Technologies Introduces Value at Risk as Part of DJALI Risk Platform

Victor Technologies, LLC (VTEK), a financial analytics provider that specializes in risk management and listed derivatives pricing, announced today that it is introducing Value at Risk (VaR) into its DJALI (djah-lee) risk management platform. Current Victor Technologies customers now have access to VaR measurements to comprehensively manage their risk exposure in the equity and equity options markets.

VTEK’s VaR data will be continuously calculated using historical simulation, providing users with the most accurate measures available. Additionally, the VaR report meets the requirements for both regulatory reporting as well as investor reporting. Other features include:

  • The ability to view contribution to VaR by asset as well as overall VaR
  • The ability to view the actual simulated P&L arrays
  • Multiple confidence intervals, horizon days and CVaR
  • Scenarios updated each day
  • On demand, intra-day VaR and incremental VaR

This addition is part of a set of changes going into DJALI 2.0, Victor Technologies’ updated customer platform. DJALI 2.0 is expected to launch during December 2014, and will include the newly introduced VaR calculations, as well as full support for futures-priced Index Options including VIX.

  • Thomas J. O'Brien Lock & Dam closure

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the Thomas J. (T.J.) O’Brien Lock & Dam (O’Brien Lock) will be closed from Nov. 3, 2014 to Dec. 19, 2014 (47 Days) and again from Jan. 5, 2015 to Feb. 20, 2015 (47 Days) for maintenance on the lower and upper sector gates.

Navigation Notice (Nov. 3 - Dec. 19)

Nagivation Notice (Jan. 19 - Mar. 6)

Downriver barge shipments of corn, soybeans, oats and wheat from regular facilities in Chicago and Burns Harbor typically traverse the O’Brien Lock. Chicago Board of Trade Rule 703.C.G.(9) specifies contingency barge load-out procedures when a river obstruction affects a majority of upriver regular facilities. Since the two 47-day closings of the O’Brien Lock do not affect a majority of corn, soybean, oat, or wheat regular facilities, the contingencies in Rule 703.C.G.(9) will not apply.

  • Performance Bond Requirements

As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed below.



  • CQG to Offer New Full Service Connectivity to Eris Exchange

CQG Inc. announced its planned connectivity to Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange offering capital efficient interest rate swap futures. The new offering will provide CQG customers with access to Eris’ Swap Futures for market data, analytics, and trade execution through an array of CQG trading platforms.

CQG will roll-out access to Eris Exchange through all of its platforms and APIs, facilitating both outright and spread trading.

The connection to Eris Exchange will launch in Q1 of 2015.

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About the Author

Skylar Zhang is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, focusing on magazine journalism. She is also majoring in economics. She is currently an intern for Futures magazine. In her free time, she enjoys writing, taking pictures, and beating her engineering friends at math.

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