Trading Platform

Our company understands that the futures market fluctuates rapidly, investors always need to stay close to the market in order to feel the directions and atmospheres of the trend. Clients can use our streaming futures quotation service to find out the spot price through our futures online trading platform which is totally free of charge. The online trading platform also provides sophisticated functions to help clients to practice different personalized investment strategies.

Download SP Trader

Please kindly refer the following procedures to install and operate our sophisticated trading platform.

Please download the installation file of trading platform by clicking the following button.

FUTURES DEMO ACCOUNT APPLICATION

Our company is delighted to provide Demo Futures Trading Platform ("Demo Platform*") without any charge to any investor who is interested in. Investors can virtually participate throughout these main global futures market such as Hong Kong Futures Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Inter-Continental Exchange (ICE). Wide range of futures can be traded through our Demo Platform, such as Corn, Crude Oil, Raw Sugar, Copper and FX Futures, etc, in order to improve the trading experience and product knowledge of investors.

The quota of demo account is limited. To apply a demo account, please send your name, contact phone number and e-mail address to our CS Department (E-mail: efl.cs@emperorgroup.com). For any enquiry, please also feel free to contact our CS Department at 2919 2919.

After the installation, please launch the sptrader by clicking this icon

Installation and Login

After the installation, please launch the sptrader by clicking this icon sptraderin your desktop and login the platform with the following information.

sptrader
Host: 220.241.155.37
User Id: Your Client ID
Password: Please find your password in the lower part of e-mail

System Requirement

Item Recommendation
CPU: Pentium III 800 MHz or above
RAM: 256 MB or above
Harddisc Space: 100 MB or above
OS: Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 /8 (32 bit/64 bit) [Not support Win RT]
Resolution: 1024x768 or above
Monitor: 19 inches or above
Network Connection: 2MBps or above
Firewall/Proxy settings (if applicable): Open outgoing TCP port 8080 to 8089(Recommended)
caution

After the initial login of the platform, the password should be changed. The new password should contain at least 8 digitals and contain both english letter and number.
Although the password will be changed, the initial password above will always be your phone dealing password for placing order for overseas futures. Please keep it carefully.

Real Time Market Data Charges for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

  With effective from 25 th April 2016, ICE will impose charge for real time market data. Details are as follow:

Scheme ICE Futures US ICE Futures Europe 
Product Included Dollar Index (NYBOT) Brent Crude Oil (IPE) Please fill in the below forms
Click here to download the application form
Click here to download the ICE Subscriber Agreement
Coffee (NYBOT)
Orange Juice (NYBOT)
Cotton (NYBOT)
Sugar#11 (NYBOT)
Monthly Fee (USD) 110 125  
  1. Client can receive delayed quote (delayed at least 15 minutes) for ICE products if real time market data is not subscribed. The floating profit or loss as well as the buying power shown will be calculated using the delayed quote. Meanwhile the trading system will use the market price to calculate if there is enough buying power during order placement.
  2. In order to subscribe real time market data, client please completes both application form and ICE Subscriber Agreement and return them to Emperor Futures Limited. The service will be activated on the next trading day once the forms are received.
  3. Real time market data fee is charged on a monthly basis. Cancellation of the service during the month will not be granted any refund.
  4. Real time market data fee for first-time subscription will be deducted from client’s account at the Hong Kong last trading day of that month. To cancel the service, client has to notify Emperor Futures Limited before the end of month, otherwise system will debit the monthly fee for next month on the Hong Kong last trading date of the month.
  5. The fee scheme is provided and is subject to change by ICE at any time, without prior notice to subscriber.
  6. From the last trading day of last month in HK market, to the second last trading day of this month in HK market, if the commission accumulated in US futures market exceeds the following amount:
    a. USD 500, next month real time market data for ICE Futures US or ICE Futures Europe is reduced to USD 55
    b. USD 1,000, next month real time market data for ICE Futures US or ICE Futures Europe is free of charge (By default it will be ICE Futures US. Please contact ICS department in order to change the default to ICE Futures Europe)
    c. USD 2,000, next month real time market data for ICE Futures US and ICE Futures Europe are free of charge

    Example: If the commission accumulated in US futures market from 31-Mar-2016 to 28-Apr-2016 exceeds the following amount:
    a. USD 500, May-2016 real time market data for ICE Futures US is reduced to USD 55
    b. USD 1,000, May-2016 real time market data for ICE Futures US is free of charge (By default it is ICE Futures US)
    c. USD 2,000, May-2016 real time market data for ICE Futures US and ICE Futures Europe are free of charge

Hong Kong Futures - Trading Rule

  1. Trading hours (Hong Kong Time)
    Trading SessionTime
    T session Pre Market Opening PeriodNote1 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Morning Session 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Pre Market Opening Period Note1 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Note2
    T+1 session AHFT session (To be implemented on 8 Apr 2013) 5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Note 1 : Pre Market Opening Period is not applicable to Mini H-shares Index Futures
    Note 2 : Last trading time on Last Trading Day for Spot Month Contract : 4:00 p.m.
  2. Client may contact your Account Executive or place order via online trading platform. Once an order is placed on the trading platform, client may contact Account Executive Customer Service Department to amend or cancel that unexecuted order instruction. Any transaction concluded via Customer Service Department will be charged a commission according to company's standard rates. Any order instructions placed via Customer Service Department will be reflected on the trading platform in real time, client can amend or cancel that order in the same way before the transaction is executed. The client acknowledge that it may not be possible to amend or cancel his instructions or orders once given.
  3. The commission, levy, and trading fee would not be deducted from your cash balance in trading account, until the next trading day and before 9:00am.
  4. Please be kindly reminded to place enough margin deposit before placing order. For the margin requirement, generally our company would apply the margin requirement according to HKEx, you can check the latest margin requirement in HKEx website. And our company reserves the rights to charge a higher margin requirement before notifying clients. Margin call will be issued when the Net Asset Vaue ("NAV") of Client's account is less than 80%* of the Initial Margin. The amount of Additional Margin shall be an amount that would sufficiently restore the NAV to full amount of Initial Margin as required by our company. Failure of the client, for whatever reason, to deposit full amount of addition margins before the prescribed time or the NAV of Client's account is less than 50%* of the Initial Margin, would result in strict settlement of the client's position(s) in whole or in part by our company at any market price(s) at our absolute discretion without prior notice to client.
    * Our company has the right to change at any time as deemed necessary.
  5. If you have forgotten your login password to the trading platform, please send the duly completed and signed “ Change of Particulars Form” to us. We will reset your password as soon as possible and send it to you by post or e-mail.
  6. Here are the order types:

    Normal Order
    Normal Order is a limit order with specified price and quantity. If the order is not immediately matched, it will stay as a queued order until the market closes for the day.

    Fill-AND-Kill Order(Not applicable in AHFT session)
    "Fill and Kill" order is a limit order that will be immediately matched with as many contracts available in the market as possible and the remaining unmatched quantity will be cancelled.

    cFill-OR-Kill Order(Not applicable in AHFT session)
    "Fill or Kill" order is a limit order that has to immediately and exactly match the specified price and quantity; otherwise the order will be cancelled.

    Auction Order
    An order where a bid or offer price is not specified and is entered into the Hong Kong Automated Trading System (HKATS) during the pre-market opening period for execution at the *Calculated Opening Price (COP).
    When investors enter an auction order, they are prepared to buy or sell at the COP. Depending on market conditions, not all auction orders may be matched on market opening. As a result, unmatched auction orders will be converted to limit orders at *COP, or the best bid price or the best ask price after the market reopens.

    Good-till-cancel (GTC)**
    “Good-till-cancel” is a limit order with specified price and quantity. It will remain effective until the order is matched or the contract is expired.

    Date**
    “Date” is a limit order with specified price, quantity and expiry date. It will remain effective until the order is matched, the order is expired or the contract is expired (which ever earlier).

    Note

    *A COP (Calculated Opening Price) is calculated during the pre-market opening period and serves as the market opening price for the corresponding product. A COP will be calculated only if the highest bid price of the Limit Orders entered into HKATS is greater than or equal to the lowest ask price of the Limit Orders. For more information, please visit HKEx website

    **This order type may not be matched successfully when the opening price deviated from the last close price or when the market fluctuates.

  7. Day trade definition:
    A day trade is establishment and closure of a futures or options position within the same T session or within the same T+1 Session.

Hong Kong Futures - After Hours Futures Trading

  1. AHFT (T+1 Session)
    Time: 17:00-23:45
    Products: Hang Seng Index Future (HSI)
    H-shares Index Futures (HHI)
    Mini-Hang Seng Index Futures(MHI)
    Mini-H-shares (MCH)
    Holidays & Typhoons/Rainstorms: No T+1 Session trading if:
    • A Hong Kong public holiday; or
    • A half-day trading in the HKEx securities market; or
    • A bank holiday in both the UK and US
    • If a Typhoon Signal 8 or above or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect after 12 noon on a Business Day
  2. AHFT Trading


    Order Placing Procedure:

    If Client wish to place an order for both normal trading hours (T Session) and After Hour Futures Trading Session (T +1 Session) through telephone, the Client should notify the relevant Account Executive at the time of order placing, otherwise such order will be deemed to be valid for T Session only. If Client places such order through the trading system, the Client should check the [T +1] option when Client placing the order.

    Prices may fluctuate regardless of whether Client trades in T +1 Session. Client’s failure to maintain the level of margin prescribed (and as amended from time to time) by the Company at any time (including T Session and T +1 Session) may result in the Company’s forced liquidation without prior notice to the Client and the Client has to bear the associated risks and losses. Client should maintain sufficient margin and pay attention to the associated risks. Client should refer to the Company’s website for the Company’s Futures Margin Call Policy.

    The daily cut-off time for client deposits will remain the same. Client deposits made during T +1 Session will be processed under the current deposit handling procedures. The Client should note that client deposits made in T +1 Session may not be processed immediately. Therefore, even if the Client has made deposit timely during T +1 Session, the deposit may not be counted in level of margin set by the Company, and the Company may still force liquidate Client’s positions and/or refuse Client’s buy or sell orders in accordance with the Company's Futures Margin Call Policy.

    AHFT – Order placing
    Client should select “T+1”option when placing orders in order to make the orders to be valid in T+1 session.

    (“T+1”option is only available on SP Trader Version R8.492 or later version, please visit Emperor Capital Group website or press Here to download the latest SP trader) Details :
    Current SessionOrder Type"T+1" boxT SessionT+1 SessionNext Day T Session
    T Session
    T Session
    9:15am - 4:15pm
    Day Order Unticked Enabled Cancelled -
    GTC/GTD Unticked Enabled inactiviated Enabled
    Day Order Ticked Enabled Enabled Cancelled
    GTC/GTD Ticked Enabled Enabled Enabled
    T+1 Session
    5:00pm - 11:45pm
    Day Order Unticked - Cancelled -
    GTC/GTD Unticked - Cancelled -
    Day Order Ticked - Enabled Cancelled
    GTC/GTD Ticked - Enabled Enabled
  3. Trade Registration and Clearing and Settlement
    Trades will be registered as AHFT trades and cleared and settled on the following trading day.
  4. Daily and Monthly Statements
    Trades transacted in the T+1 Session will be reported as T+1 trades in daily and monthly statements.
  5. Price Limit Up/Down Mechanism
    Trading (for all contract months) will be allowed only within the price limit range during T+1 Session. Sell orders with a price below 95 per cent of the last traded price for the spot month contract in the regular trading session (9:15 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4:15 pm) and buy orders with a price above 105 per cent will not be allowed.

    Example:
    Buy Limit --------------- 21,000
    Last Traded Price --------------- 20,000
    Sell Limit --------------- 19,000

    Note: Spot Month on Last Trading Day
    - Next Month Futures contract will be the reference

Global Futures - Trading Rule

  1. Trading Times: Depends on different products. (Please refer to Oversea futures Factsheets for details)
  2. Client can contact our Overseas Futures Dealing Room via phone (852) 2106 3729 or place order via online trading platform. Once an order is placed on the trading platform, client can contact our Overseas Futures Dealing Room to amend or cancel that unexecuted order instruction. Any transaction concluded via Overseas Futures Dealing Room will be charged a commission according to company's standard rates. Any order instructions placed via Overseas Futures Dealing Room will be reflected on the trading platform in real time, you can amend or cancel that order in the same way before the transaction is executed. The client acknowledge that it may not be possible to amend or cancel his instructions or orders once given.
  3. The commission, levy, and trading fee would not be deducted from your cash balance in trading account, until the next trading day and before 9:00am.
  4. Please be reminded to place enough margin deposit for Initial Margin Requirement* before placing orders. Our Company would apply the margin requirements according to the relevant exchanges, please check the latest margin requirements from their websites. Our company reserves the rights to change the margin requirements without prior notice. Margin call(s) will be issued when the Net Asset Vaue ("NAV") of the account is less than the Maintenance Margin*. The amount of Additional Margin shall be an amount that would sufficiently restore the NAV to full amount of Initial Margin* as required by us. Failure of the client, for whatever reason, to deposit full amount of addition margins before the prescribed time or the NAV of Client's account is less than Liquidation Level*, would result in strict settlement of the client's position(s) in whole or in part by our Company at any market price(s) at our absolute discretion without prior notice to client.
    * Our Company reserves right to change at any time as deemed necessary. For details please refer to our Margin Call Policy.
  5. If you have forgotten your login password to the trading platform, please send the duly completed and signed "Change of Particulars Form ” to us. We will reset your password as soon as possible and send it to you by post or e-mail.
  6. Here are the order types:

    Normal Order
    Normal Order is a limit order with specified price and quantity. If the order is not immediately matched, it will stay as a queued order until the market closes for the day.

    Good-till-cancel (GTC)*
    “Good-till-cancel” is a limit order with specified price and quantity. It will remain effective until the order is matched or the contract is expired.

    Date*
    “Date” is a limit order with specified price, quantity and expiry date. It will remain effective until the order is matched, the order is expired or the contract is expired (which ever earlier).

    Note

    *This order type may not be matched successfully when the opening price deviated from the last close price or when the market fluctuates.

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