CQG QTrader

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CQG QTrader cleverly bridges the gap between the CQG Trader and CQG Integrated Client platform by offering charts and increased functionality without making the price too prohibitive to the average trader. CQG’s order routing tools are easy to use and efficient and provide key market information. Order types include Market, Limit, Stop, Stop Limit, Iceberg, Trading, DOM-Triggered, and Algorithmic orders.

CQG QTrader provides powerful trading tools and technical analysis features to trade and monitor the markets. It combines advanced analytics, charts, and multiple trade execution interfaces in one comprehensive solution for professional traders. CQG QTrader offers many of the same features available in CQG’s flagship product, CQG Integrated Client.

CQG Platform Fee

  • CQG QTrader – $40/Month

Data Technology Fee

  • CQG – $0/Month + $0.25/Contract

  • CQG Fee Cap – $395/Month

Why CQG QTrader?

  • Quality market data

  • State-of-the-art charting and analytics

  • Numerous chart styles, including the CQG-exclusive TFlow

  • Portfolio and Instrument Monitors offering the broadest technical view of the markets

  • Efficient and easy-to-use order routing tools, including trading right from the chart

  • Spreadsheet Trader, which offers the ability to track and trade a wide collection of markets

  • All popular order types, including market, limit, stop, stop limit, iceberg, trailing, DOM-triggered, and algorithmic orders

  • Orders that will automatically follow the study values on a chart

  • Ability to pull real-time market and study values into Excel using the RTD syntax


  • Spreadsheet Trader: Customizable spreadsheet-based trading application that allows traders to track the state of a wide collection of markets using their favorite studies, conditions, and alerts

  • Order Ticket: Integrated depth-of-market (DOM) and order management interface that minimized use of screen real estate

  • DOMTrader: Professional order-entry application that provides market transparency

  • Snap Trader: Innovative interface designed to provide one-lick trading functionality and increase screen space

  • Server-Side Aggregation: Automated and ultra-low latency management of orders in aggregated markets

  • Alert Trading: Notification of when a specific price, time, study, or trend-line condition has been met

  • Spread Matrix and Spread Pyramid: Powerful trading application that allow traders to define and monitor both synthetic and exchange-traded spreads and trade exchange-traded spreads

  • Monitor and manage futures accounts using real-time prices with Orders and Positions. The Trading Summary shows all daily trading activity by account or across all accounts. Account information can be exported into Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or as an HTML file

Charting and Analytics

Chart Types

  • Bar charts display classic open, high, low, and close values.

  • Candlestick is a price pattern recognition technique based on one-, two-, or three-line patterns.

  • Line: Line charts connect closing prices.

  • TFlow and Time-Based TFlow: TFlow bars are color-coded to show percentage of executed volume at the best bid and best ask prices. Time-Based TFlow charts use features similar to CQG’s TFlow bars except the bars are based on time.


Access a host of analytic tools, including the popular Bollinger Bands, Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD), and Average True Range (ATR) studies.

Instrument Monitor

Monitor the state of multiple conditions and study values for multiple chart types and intervals. The Instrument Monitor makes it possible to view real-time market data and study values and view the status of conditions for an instrument in a single, comprehensive view. It enables a technical view of the markets using multiple time frames and chart types for a single instrument.

RealTimeData (RTD)

Deliver market data and other information to Excel using CQG QTrader’s RTD feature. Drive calculation formulas based on cells that reference real-time data. Request market data, historical data, and current working orders and positions data, including synthetic spreads.

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