Introducing
BTS Spark, Ignite your Futures Trading BTS Spark, Ignite your Futures Trading

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Introducing a futures trading system built to meet the demands of today's markets

Building upon our 15+ year heritage in the options software space, Blue Trading Systems continues our commitment to engineering excellence with Spark: an algorithmic futures trading system designed for optimal functionality, speed and reliability. Spark addresses the shortcomings of currently available alternatives, and will be further enhanced in fast, iterative release cycles to manage industry conditions. Spark is supported by a responsive team with one goal: complete customer satisfaction.

BTS Spark features include:

  • An ultra-low latency, highly functional spreader and algo platform
  • A consistently fast platform with API access
  • A robust, efficient futures front end interface
  • Support of all CME instruments, other exchanges to be supported soon
  • Collocation on either shared or private servers
  • FPGA hardware accelerated versions

Spark Launcher Menu

User interface facilitates efficient trader workflows

Our intuitive UI is designed to help you to zero in on opportunities and execute consequent trades naturally. Our tools provide a solid technological foundation for Futures Commission Merchants, Proprietary Trading Groups, and Brokers alike, with a view toward streamlining trading workflow.

Our user interface allows you to:

  • Perform important operations with the fewest possible clicks
  • Configure multiple layouts on as many monitors as you wish
  • Organize your space with tabbed windows
  • Maintain a consistent market data rate even in extreme market conditions
  • A variety of order types are offered including:
    • Market
    • Limit
    • Stop
    • Stop Limit
    • BTS Iceberg
    • BTS Time Box
    • BTS Lean
    • BTS Join
    • BTS Top

BTS Spark spreader provides better fill quality

Our considerable experience providing options market-making systems has shown us that speed and flexibility are paramount, and that traders should control the timing of update releases. Our system was built to easily incorporate new features while maintaining latency profiles necessary to compete in today’s electronic derivatives markets.

Our ultra low latency spreader includes:

  • Tick to re-quote times measured in microseconds
  • The ability to create complex synthetic spreads with unlimited working legs
  • An algorithm library built on our dynamic algo fabric
  • Pre-quote throttles to mitigate exchange messaging
  • Pre-hedge rules to manage leg risk
  • Post-hedge functions to work a more advantageous hedge price

BTS Spark {API}

BTS Spark API allows simple, clean extension and customization

Our BTS Spark API provides simple, powerful ways to extend our product. We generate .NET and C++ wrappers over our core C API with the following end points:

  • Synthetic Spread Creation: Create a complex synthetic spread with applicable execution parameters and rules
  • Market data: Subscribe to the full depth of book for for futures, listed spreads, and synthetic spreads
  • Orders: Send orders for any contract including synthetic spreads
  • Trades: Subscribe to trade feeds to receive notification on fills and orders

BTS Spark Powered by Celoxica

Blue Trading Systems has joined forces with FPGA data feed handler provider, Celoxica to provide deterministic, ultra-low latency solutions to global futures markets

Blue Trading Systems recently expanded our offering to include a dominant platform for futures traders looking to get the most out of their trading technology. We are proud to offer a hardware accelerated version of BTS Spark with even lower latency and increased tick-to-trade determinism.

With a long history of providing options market-making clients with leading edge solutions, we have learned that speed and flexibility are two of the most important factors in this business, coupled with the fact that traders must maintain control of platform update releases. Our system was built to easily incorporate new features while maintaining latency profiles and stability necessary to compete in today’s electronic derivatives market.

BTS Spark features include:

  • A consistently fast platform with API access
  • A robust, efficient futures front end interface
  • An ultra-low latency, highly functional spreader and algo platform
  • Support of all CME instruments, other exchanges to be supported soon
  • Collocation on either shared or private servers

The FPGA Accelerated Version, BTS Spark Powered by Celoxica, made possible by this joint venture is for traders looking for even lower-latency, more predictable market data and optimized trading performance

Through this joint venture, Celoxica will provide hardware accelerated market access, available through the same BTS Ultra-Low Latency Spreader, Front-End User Interface, and easy to use API that makes BTS Spark Powered by Celoxica such a compelling offering.

Together we provide unbeatable value including:

  • A pre-configured hardware accelerated option which results in better performance and reliability than software solutions
  • Full A/B line arbitration performed on the FPGA card
  • The ability to filter by instrument resulting in optimized performance
BTS Spark Powered by Celoxica

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