CQG Qtrader
Powerful Trading Platform

The professional trader's go-to platform, CQG QTrader includes analytics, charts, and multiple trade execution interfaces in one comprehensive solution. CQG QTrader offers many of the same features available in CQG IC.

CQG QTRADER
CQG QTrader customers can add a mobile platform, CQG Mobile, for on-the-go access to quotes, analytics, and trading at no additional charge
Graphics and Analytics

Graphics and Analytics

CQG offers traders a number of chart types, all offering easy-to-use features. More than one hundred studies, as well as statistical functions.
Trade Execution Made Easy

Trade Execution Made Easy

Our goal is to enable customers to efficiently trade the markets through our products. Our trading applications offer features specific to the professional trader's needs.
Portfolio and Instrument Monitors

Portfolio and Instrument Monitors

The Portfolio Monitor offers trade routing tools with an expandable DOM view of the exchange order book and chart studies using different chart types and time intervals in a single view.

System Development Tools

System Development Tools

Test your ideas before you trade on them. CQG trade system package allows customers to analyze past trading activity and test strategies.
Options Analysis

Options Analysis

Experienced traders know that to make the most of the options markets, you need sophisticated options analytics to gain an edge. CQG has analytical modules at your fingertips for that very purpose.
Chart analysis

Chart analysis

Charting is one of the most important aspects of trading software. CQG lets you easily view charts of any length, limited only by the amount of memory in your computer.

CQG Qtrader Overview

For more than thirty years, we've developed new technologies, offering real-time and historical data integrated with graphics and technical analysis tools. CQG's innovations have become industry standards. We lead the industry in providing reliable market data, superior decision-making tools, and order execution software with customer support that understands the trader.

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CQG QTrader at a Glance
  • Industry-leading 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
  • 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 RTD
Why choose CQG?

CQG Qtrader Functionality

The professional trader's go-to platform, CQG QTrader includes analytics, charts, and multiple trade execution interfaces in one comprehensive solution. 

CQG has partnered with several brokers to integrate their popular algorithmic strategies into CQG IC and CQG QTrader: Wedbush, Quantitative Brokers, RCM-X, and BAML.

Leverage these strategies to enhance your trading without the need for custom development. Coupled with CQG’s Algo Analytics, including TCA reports, you can try various strategies and measure performance for better execution.

CQG’s MiFID II compliance-related updates provide our partners with solutions to meet their requirements, as interpreted from MiFID II regulation. MiFID II enhancements are specifically for customers in the EU, those participating in EU markets, and those who use a MiFID II-regulated clearing firm.

Hedge management has been made simple with care orders in CQG.

With centralized hedge management for brokers managing multiple customer accounts, care orders are a flexible way to manage customer trades within CQG:

  • Receive a customer order and hold as parked
  • Allocate portions of the order internally and report backfills
  • Assign fills from orders working at the exchange

Give your customers excellent service with better-centralized hedge management from a single provider.

CQG supports RFQ in CQG Integrated Client, CQG QTrader, and the Client APIs. RFQ functionality allows you to request a quote directly from participating exchanges to assess the market and manage risk prior to placing a trade.

API applications can benefit from decreased leg risk on potentially illiquid instruments and pursue the strategies prescribed by your model, unconstrained by the exchange-listed options markets.

In an effort to support our customers across all CQG products, we have added Batch Order Entry to CQG QTrader and CQG Integrated Client. Customers can create a list of orders in a plain text file and import the list to CQG to execute a large batch of orders all at once.

Easily modify your parked orders before activation without the need to cancel and replace them. Customers can modify the order quantity and price from the Parked tab on the Order Ticket or in the Orders and Positions window.

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The Price of the Platform and Cost of Trading.

Click the tabs below to view the platform's price of subscription or purchase, commissions rates that apply to most retail traders
and understand all the costs associated with trading different futures markets.

Our sliding commissions' rate starts at $1.00 / Side if you trade less than 20 contracts per day with Silver Self-Directed trading account. Clients who meet our daily trading volume thresholds qualify for even more savings with deeply discounted commissions as low as $0.10 / Side. After you Open your Account, you must contact us at [email protected] to ensure the appropriate commission tier.

Commissions
    Average Daily Contracts Commissions Per Side
    0 - 20 Contracts $1.00
    21 - 100 Contracts $0.50
    101 - 500 Contracts $0.40
    501 - 1000 Contracts $0.20
    Over 1000 Contracts $0.10

Commission Rates above are quoted on a per-site basis for new Silver self-directed accounts opened after January 1st, 2019, with a minimum account balance of $3,000. Commissions, Clearing, Exchange and NFA fees apply to all order types. Exchange fees and NFA fees are subject to change and can be confirmed on the exchange websites. Holding Overnight positions WILL subject you to higher rates. Trading Futures Options are subject to separate approval process and different commissions schedule. All commissions and fees are charged in the currency of the traded product. Please reference our Fee Schedule for additional fees that may apply to your account.

Discounted commissions are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All commissions are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the volume requirements listed above.

Non-Professional Subscriber Fees. Please click here for Important CME Market Data Changes as of March 1, 2014.

 

The trading commissions you pay also depends on your margin requirements - the amount required to enter into a position per contract on an intraday basis. ITG Futures provides margins based on a percentage of the initial margin or a nominal amount. Intraday margin (day trading margins) are determined by our clearing firms and based on many factors including market volatility, open interest, customer credit profile and the level of funding in the specific customer's account.

Margins
    Day Trading Margins Clearing Firm Commissions Per Side
    50% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.00
    25% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.20
    20% of Initial Margin All of FCM’s $1.50
    $400 Margins All of FCM’s Please Contact Us
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 ITG Futures and/or our Clearing FCMs maintain the right to liquidate any position at any time if a margin call and/or deficit occurs. The customer would be responsible for any deficit that occurs as a result of liquidations. We will make our best efforts to contact customers to address margin call depending on the severity of the call. Accounts that are subject to margin calls may experience higher commissions due to increased risk. Specific day trading margins from select FCMs that are well below average rates may subject you to much higher fees than provided above. Contracts with relatively low liquidity may subject you to additional fees
Commissions rates based on average daily volume and Intraday Trading Margin set by the FCM. Discounted commissions are not automatically applied to any account and do not automatically adjust based on monthly volume. You must contact us to request any rate changes. No rebates will be issued for past activity. All commissions are subject to ongoing review and may be increased if clients fail to meet the volume requirements listed above.

For individual market margin rates please see our margins here. Although it is believed that the information provided is accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.

For current margin rates, please visit the exchanges’ Websites listed on our Exchange Access Page. The margins listed on this page are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time without notice. Day Trading Margins may differ according to your clearing firm. Please consult your broker to confirm the current margins for your account.

Order Routing Fees. Order routing is the process of routing the order to/from exchanges to your trading platform. Order routing fees also referred to as execution costs, are charged by the data feed provider and is assessed on a per transaction basis.

Routing
    Datafeed Order Routing Fee
    Rithmic $0.25 per side
    CQG $0.10 - $0.25 per side*
    CTS $0.20 - $0.50 per side*
    TT $0.00 - $0.30 per side*
    eSignal $0.00 per side: NO FEE*
    QST $0.00 per side: NO FEE*
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 *Varies according to FCM and trading platform  

A data fee is a flat fee charged by the exchange for streaming real-time market data to the trader. Data fees are charged on a periodic basis and varies depending on the type of exchange and type of trader. For example, data fees for the CME Globex are $85 monthly per-market for professional traders and $20 monthly per-market for non-professional traders.

Market Data
    Exchange Group Description Monthly Fee
    CME Market Data Bundle - All CME Markets $20.00 (non-pro)
  CME/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  CBOT/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  NYMEX/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
  COMEX/Globex $5.00 (non-pro)
    ICE Market Data ICE - US Exchange - TF, DX $117.00
  ICE - UK Exchange - Energies $117.00
  ICE-LIFFE Exchange - FTSE, Gilt, Short Sterling $117.00
     
    CFE/CBOE Data CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) $13.00 (non-pro)
    Foreign Exchange       (Non-US) EUREX | non-pro 18.00 EUR
  Osaka - Japan (JPX) 29.00 USD
  Singapore (SGX) 80.00 USD
  Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) 67.00 USD
  Euronext Equities & Index Derivative - CAC - 40  
    Cash Index Data $SP500 90.00 USD
  $DOW, ^TICK, ^TRIN, ^ADV, ^DECL, NYSE Internals, Dow Jones Indexes 6.00 USD
  NASDAQ Indexes 8.00 USD
    Misc Additional User | Multiple users/logins 10.00 USD











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Tech Specs

To ensure the best experience, CQG Qtrader recommends the following setup:
System Requirements
 
 
Minimum
 
Recommended
 
CPU Dual Core
(2.5 GHz or higher)
Quad Core
(3 GHz or higher)
 
RAM 4 GB 8 GB  
Free space 2 GB 4 GB  
Monitor Resolution of 1280 x 1024 or higher UHD resolution 
of 3840x2160
 
 
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