The Barchart Trader trading platform is one of the most feature-rich futures platforms available today. Lightening fast quotes, charts, market news, technical and fundamental data and analysis. Test drive the software below and see why this platform has won numerous awards.
Disclaimer: This third-party trading platform demo is designed as an introduction to the platform and its functionality. It is not intended to mimic trading results in a live trading environment. In an actual live trading environment, commissions and fees would be applied at the close of every business day, and an account statement would be generated. Daily statements and the associated fees are not applied within the demo environment and as such, those fees, which may have a material impact on your account, are not reflected in final profit and loss calculations within this demo. Other factors such as latency fill price and execution times may also differ from live trading results. It is not intended for this demo to be an accurate representation of actual profits or losses that may occur in a live trading environment. These 3rd party platforms generally supply the user with real-time market data, however that can change at any time and without notice. This data should not be considered an adequate approximation of the trading results or experience that may occur in a live-trading environment.
Easily navigate the desktop trading application. At the top is a menu bar to easily access common items such as workspace / trading / options / weather.
You can setup different panels inside of your workspaces and access different workspaces on the bottom left of the trading application.
Setup multiple DOM windows for easy trading. See the depth of market and volume of trades inside each DOM window.
Enter orders directly on the Trading Tab. See all orders (Working/Filled/Cancelled). From here you can modify current orders and cancel orders.
Below is a list of information that is available on each futures contract:
Field - Description of Contract
Contract Name - The description of the instrument.
Value of one futures unit - A measure of one basis point change in the futures price.
Value of one options unit - A measure of one basis point change in the options price.
Category - Grouping under which this symbol will appear on Futures Quoteboards.
Contract Months - The months in which the futures contracts can be delivered.
Margin Requirements - The minimum account value that must be maintained in a margin account to continue holding one or more futures contracts including initial and maintenance margin.
Symbol - The root symbol for the instrument used on the trading platform.
Exchange - Displays the exchange on which the futures contract is traded.
Trading Unit - The unit of measure in which the contract is traded.
Tick Size - The smallest allowable increment of price movement for a specific contract.
Total Open Interest - The total number of futures contracts for the root symbol that have not yet been offset by an opposite futures transaction nor fulfilled by delivery of the commodity.
Exchange Symbol - The root symbol for the futures contract.
Cash Exchange - The exchange on which the cash contract is traded.
Trading Times - The days and hours in which the futures contract is traded.
Contract Multiplier - The point value or multiplier, with which the value per minimum price change (tick) is calculated.
An Example with the E-mini S&P: The tick size for the E-Mini S&P is 0.25 points, and the multiplier is $50.00, so the value per tick is calculated as 0.25 X $50.00 = $ 12.50 per tick move.
Last Trading Day - The last day in which trading terminates for this futures contract for each Trading Month.
Nearest Contract – The contract with the closest settlement date.
Tick Increment - The smallest allowable increment of price movement for that particular contract.
Major futures include Brazilian interest rates, equity indices, currencies, and agricultural commodities
Futures markets include volatility based indices (e.g. CBOE S&P 500 VIX)
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT): Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. Corn, Soybeans and Wheat), equity indices (e.g. Dow Jones Industrial Average) and interest rates (e.g. U.S. Treasury Bonds, Notes and Bills)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME): Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. Cattle, Hogs, Butter and Milk), equity indices (e.g. S&P Indices and Nikkei Indices), currencies and interest rates (e.g. Eurodollars, Euribor, TIBOR, Euroyen, LIBOR)
CME Clearport: Interest rate and commodity swaps.
Commodities Exchange (COMEX): Futures markets include metals (e.g. Copper, Aluminum, Gold, and Silver)
Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT): Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. Wheat)
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX): Futures markets include energies (e.g. Crude Oil, Gasoline, Natural Gas, Coal, Electricity and Ethanol)
Futures markets include interest rates (German Treasuries, including Bund, Bobl, Schatz and Buxl, Euribor and EONIA), commodities (e.g. hogs, potatoes, milk and butter), equity indices (e.g STOXX Indices, MSCI Indices, Bloomberg Indices) and metals (e.g. Gold and Silver)
Futures markets include equity indices (FTSE Indices) and agricultural commodities (e.g. rapeseed, corn, barely and wheat)
ICE Canada: Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. canola, barley and wheat)
ICE Futures Europe: Futures markets include interest rates, equity indices, energies (e.g. crude oil, gas oil, natural gas, RBOB, coal, electricity and carbon emissions), and agricultural commodities (e.g. cocoa, coffee, sugar and wheat)
ICE Futures U.S.: Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugar and orange juice), currencies (e.g. U.S. Dollar Index and currency pairs), equity indices (e.g. Russell Indices and MSCI Indices) and metals (e.g. gold and silver)
LIFFE: London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange
Futures markets include metals (e.g. aluminum, lead, nickel, copper, tin, zinc, molybdenum, cobalt and steel)
Futures markets include agricultural commodities (e.g. wheat)
Futures markets include interest rates (Canadian Treasuries and Interest Rates) and equity indices (S&P TSX Indices)
Now you can trade commodities and futures in real-time from your iPhone using the Barchart Mobile Trading App. Never miss an opportunity when you are on the go - with Barchart Trader you can place orders and receive instant trade confirmations when an order is filled. See the Market Depth directly on your mobile device. Streaming real-time quotes from dozens of exchanges. The clean and simple mobile interface puts the trading data you need right at your fingertips.
Logging in is simple. You can log in with your same username and password that you use for the desktop application.
Mobile Real Time Features Include:
Mobile Delayed Data and Features:
In-depth option information and resources gives you the information you need to build different strategies and make sound decisions on option information. Get an understanding of your trades with a breakdown of recent account activity. See number of days to expiration, implied volatility, charts showing simulated option P&L, option Greeks, and an advanced options strategy builder.
The Portfolio Manager provides details on account balances and margin requirements. View your current open positions with realized and unrealized profit and loss. Users will find hot keys for reversing or closing out positions. You can also export their trading activity from the Portfolio Manager to a spreadsheet too easily save and analyze your positions.
View calendar spreads, bull spreads, butterflies and other futures exchange traded spreads. The Spread Matrix provides fast access to a calendar spread table across all expirations. Easily scan for newly developing spread trades.
View local grain bids. You can enter a zip code, and you will get an array of information and details about current cash crop prices such as corn, wheat, and soybeans. Users can see Information, view price and basis, scan by zipcode, view elevator and co-op names, and view deliveries and locations for each elevator. This is an excellent tools for both farmers and traders.
Barchart Trader gives you the ability to have your workspaces span multiple monitors. Keep an eye on more than one thing with having the ability to extend your desktop. Professional traders know the advantages of being able to view different aspects of your trading day on a wider array of monitors. Having charts on one screen, and having an active order window on another gives you a faster advantage.
Map zoom in and zoom out capability as well as current conditions and forecasts based on zip codes. This tool, for farmers and traders, provides detailed information such as soil moisture, precipitation and growing degree days. You can change the map using the Map View drop-down list, located at the top of the panel. Different Views on the Map Panel Include - Local and U.S. Radar / Satellite, U.S. Weather Forecast, U.S. Current Temperature, Wind Conditions, Precipitation and Soil Moisture Maps, and Regional Radar Maps.