QST Charts
Futures | Options | Spreads

Consistent user interface with multiple methods of interaction, including icons, drop-down menus and keyboard shortcuts "Workspace" metaphor with multiple tabbed workspaces divided into one or more internal frames.

QST Charts
Quick Screen Trading offers revolutionary software applications for real-time streaming futures and options on futures quotes, highly reliable and accurate data, internet-based mobility for any time/anywhere access, professional, advanced tools, the best combination of sophistication, usability, performance, and price.
Simple Order Entry

Simple Order Entry

Efficient, intuitive and consistent order entry: left-click = buy, right-click = sell. Unlike other products that display useless eye candy, the order entry function is simple and concise. It is truly a "single action" operation.
Integrated Paper Trading

Integrated Paper Trading

Integrated paper trading allows users to learn to use the interface and practice trading strategies. With the click of a button, users can toggle between paper and live trading.
Pre-trade risk

Pre-trade risk

Pre-trade risk is set by your FCM, and trading accounts will be managed through their gateways risk server. Additional risk controls are available within the application and include fat finger controls, order type overrides, warnings and confirmations.
Mobile Desktop

Mobile Desktop

"Mobile Desktop" allows users to save a copy of their desktop and to log in from another location and retrieve the exact desktop that they saved. Work from home or the office using the same screen layouts and configuration.
Workspace Tabs

Workspace Tabs

"Workspace" metaphor with multiple tabbed workspaces divided into one or more internal frames. Frames can be pulled into external windows.
Quotes and Fills

Quotes and Fills

All quotes and fill/position pricing are displayed in a consistent format, with the correct decimal and minimum tick. Order management and entry are easy with One-click trading, this means the user typically doesn't type in the price.

Why choose QST Charts?

Quick Screen Trading offers revolutionary software applications for real-time streaming futures and options on futures quotes, highly reliable and accurate data, internet-based mobility for any time/anywhere access, professional, advanced tools, the best combination of sophistication, usability, performance, and price.
 
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Consistent user interface with multiple methods of interaction, including icons, drop-down menus and keyboard shortcuts "Workspace" metaphor with multiple tabbed workspaces divided into one or more internal frames. Frames can be pulled into external windows Multiple monitor support "Mobile Desktop" allows users to save a copy of their desktop and to log in from another location and retrieve the exact desktop that they saved. Work from home or the office using the same screen layouts and configuration Infinitely configurable colors, layouts, and font sizes "Themes" functionality allow the user to easily create a unified color scheme throughout all the screens of the application Templates for multiple frame workspaces, trading workspaces, and chart-link workspaces Context sensitive month selection. Type a contract, and the valid month/year pairs appear in a window. 

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Quote Board

"Thermometer" display shows which contracts are trading near their highs or lows at a glance.

Quotes Monitor
Charts
Fixed Quote Pages
Orders and Positions
Order Entry / Management
Price Ladder
Market Depth
Options Chain
Advances Options
News
Alarms
Spread Matrix

QST Charts Functionality

See cutting-edge functionality of QST Charts that made this terminal an official analytical platform of CME Group.
  • One application can consolidate order flow on Ion Trading's RANorder, or Trading Technologies, and CQG's FIX Adapter, and soon to be OAK. This gives you the flexibility to route your order flow through a single network, fully utilizing its firm-wide risk control.

  • The very same application gives you fully redundant access to market data replacing Futuresource, eSignal, ProphetX, DTN or any other quote terminal products.
  • QST is a revolutionary futures trading application that combines comprehensive, fast and flexible order entry/order management with world-class charting and analytics, real-time quotes and news.
  • Order entry is pervasive throughout QST. From virtually any screen, you can enter and manage orders and fills.
  • Integrated paper trading allows users to learn to use the interface and practice trading strategies. With the click of a button, users can toggle between paper and live trading.
  • PAll North American futures exchanges, including CME, CBOT, NYMEX/COMEX, NYBOT, KCBT, MGE, WCE.
  • Delayed-only U.S. Equities including NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX.
  • All other U.S. and international exchanges supported by Ion Trading and Trading Technologies, including CQG.
  • Integrated international futures and equities from a third-party.
  • All quotes and fill/position pricing are displayed in a consistent format, with the correct decimal and minimum tick. Order management and entry is easy with One-click trading, this means the user typically doesn't type in the price, but can easily modify it.

  • Options, as well as futures contracts, display the currency value of the instrument, not just the last trade. Positions can be monitored, offset or reversed via multiple means within the application.
  • Pre-trade risk is set by your FCM, and trading accounts will be managed through their gateways risk server. Additional risk controls are available within the application and include fat finger controls, order type overrides, warnings and confirmations. Invalid order requests within the application are stopped and the user is notified before the order is ever submitted to the exchange.

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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
 VIEW MARGINS    
 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*
 SEE PLATFORMS PRICING  
 *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

Package Matrix

  
Features/Package Mobile - $60.00  Silver - $49.99 Broker - $75.00 Gold - $199.99 Platinum - $299.99 
Use CQG for Quotes/Order 
Use RAN for Order Entry
Mobile Edition Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spread Quotes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real-time Market Data  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Updates of O&P Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limit of OE accounts No
Desktop Platform No Yes Yes Yes Yes
DOM level for strategies No 5 Levels 5 Levels 5 Levels Unlimited
DOM level for options No 5 Levels 5 Levels 5 Levels 1 Levels
DOM level for futures No 5 Levels 5 Levels 5 Levels Unlimited
Paper Trading Order Entry No
Use TT for Order Entry No 2
Transactions Billable No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Options Chain Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charts Quick Toggle Pad No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Request For Quotes Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Place Request For Quotes Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Suite Tab No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hi/Lo Price, Time Alarms No Yes Yes Yes Yes
QST Weather No Yes Yes Yes Yes
News Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real-time Snapshots |RAN No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Ladder Frames No 3 Frames 3 Frames 4 Frames Unlimited
Streaming Updates of Orders No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Options Chain Frames No 1 Frames 1 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Quote Pages Frames No 1 Frames 1 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Depth of Market Frames No 0 Frames 0 Frames 0 Frames Unlimited
Real-time snapshots allowed No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contingent Orders No Yes Yes Yes Yes
RAN Streaming Quotes Backup No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Ladder Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delayed quotes Quote Pages No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Order Ticket No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Account Access Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Live Trading for DOM No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Trading for Order Entry No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Trading for Snapshot  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
One-click trading Fixed Quote  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Historical Time & Sales Data No 0 Days 0 Days 15 Days Unlimited
Historical Tick Data No 1 Days 1 Days 15 Days Unlimited
Historical Intraday Data No 7 Days 7 Days 15 Days Unlimited
Historical Data - Monthly No 3650 Days 3650 Days Unlimited Unlimited
Historical Data - Weekly No 1825 Days 1825 Days Unlimited Unlimited
Historical Data - Daily No 365 Days 365 Days Unlimited Unlimited
Quotes per Quote Monitor No 50 Contracts 25 Contracts Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Quote Monitors No 1 Frames 1 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Number of P&F Charts No 0 Frames 0 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Spread Charts No 0 Frames 0 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Charts No 1 Frames 0 Frames Unlimited Unlimited
Charts - Ticks No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charts - Intraday No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charts - Monthly No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charts - Weekly No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charts - Daily No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hide the Ad/Upgrade  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
One-click trading for DOM No Yes Yes Yes Yes
††One-click trading for last, bid & ask No Yes Yes Yes Yes
††Order Entry from Charts No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hi/Lo Price Alarms No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bid/Ask Size No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quote Pages Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Snapshot Quote Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Account Information Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orders & Positions Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Order Entry Ticket Screen No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Updates of Account  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Updates of Position Monitor No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Streaming Updates of Order Monitor No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group Views No No Yes Yes Yes
eINFOline Audio Quote Screen No Yes No Yes Yes
Use QOR for Order Entry No No No
Tabular Data No No No Yes Yes
Window Linked Template No No No Yes Yes
Quote Board Screen No No No Yes Yes
Delayed quotes Equities Quotes No No No Yes Yes
Export Prices to Excel File No No No Yes Yes
Advanced Options Screen  No No No Yes Yes
Options Screen including Greeks No No No Yes Yes
Time & Sales Screen No No No Yes Yes
Customizable Ticker Screen No No No Yes Yes
††Position Monitor Screen No No No Yes Yes
††Working Order Monitor Screen No No No Yes Yes
Delayed quotes FX Quotes No No No No Yes
Enable Conditional Orders No No No No Yes
Enable Cross Orders No No No No Yes
Forward Curve Screen No No No No Yes
Charts Volume and Trades No No No No Yes
Spread Matrix Screen No No No No Yes
RFQ Market Maker Screen No No No No Yes
Block Trades Screen No No No No 1
Charts Continuation No No No No Yes
Constant Tick Charts No No No No Yes
Volume Charts No No No No Yes
Snap Chart Lines No No No No Yes
Import Charts No No No No Yes
Price Range Charts No No No No Yes
Workstation Edition Access No No No No Yes
All Contracts Screen No No No No Yes
All Months Options Screen No No No No Yes
Broker Workstation Screen No No No No Yes
Advanced Contingent Orders No No No No Yes
External Workspaces No No No No Yes
Spread Legger No No No No Yes
User-defined Option Volatilities No No No No Yes
Advanced Filtering No No No No Yes
Three Level Sorting No No No No Yes
Export Orders to Excel File No No No No Yes
Export Positions to Excel File No No No No Yes
Group Accounts No No No No Yes
Group Orders No No No No Yes
TT Streaming Quotes Backup No No No No Yes
Indicator Builder No No No No Yes
Indicator Price Alarms No No No No Yes
Live Link to Excel No No No No Yes
Depth of Market Screen No No No No Yes
Drawing Tools Mobile  Silver  Broker  Gold  Platinum 
Pointer Drawing Tool  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Label Drawing Tool No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trendline Drawing Tool  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fibonacci Retracement  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Channel Drawing Tool  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Line Drawing Tool No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ellipse Drawing Tool  No No No Yes Yes
Rectangle Drawing  No No No Yes Yes
PL Calculator  No No No No Yes
Fibonacci Extensions No No No No Yes
Drawing Cyclic Arc Primitive No No No No Yes
Ray Drawing Tool  No No No No Yes
Speed Resistance Arc  No No No No Yes
Speed Resistance Fan Drawing Tool  No No No No Yes
Gann Fann Drawing Tool  No No No No Yes
Fibonacci Arc Drawing Tool  No No No No Yes
Fibonacci Fan Drawing Tool  No No No No Yes
Andrew`s Pitchfork Drawing  No No No No Yes
           


 † Indicates exchange fees apply
 †† Indicates Paper Trading Only, unless Live Trading for Advanced Order Entry is enabled
 * Indicates optional items
 ** Indicates upgradeable items
  An item displayed like this (italic) indicates a feature that is not yet available in the current release. It will be available in the future.

Have a question about QST Charts?

If you have any questions about QST Charts please visit our help forum, where you can find additional information, videos and user instructions for all trading terminals offered by ITG Futures. If you can't find an answer to your question on our site, you can contact us or post a question to our help forum.

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Tech Specs

Before you start using QST Charts, make sure your PC meets the following system requirements:
Windows, Mac, Linux
 
 
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
 
 
QST Charts works on Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS Mojave, and Linux Red Hat
 

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