CQG Trader

CQG Trader is a high-performance market data and electronic trading application for traders who do not require technical analysis tools.

For more than thirty years, CQG, Inc. has been the industry leader for fast, accurate, and reliable market data and unrivaled graphical analysis. Today, CQG Trader provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG Trader partners with more than seventy FCMs and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG Traders’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG Trader’s market data feed consolidates more than one hundred sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices.

CGQ Trader’s Professional Order Routing Tools: 

CQG Trader provides Order Ticket or DOMTrader®, Quote Board, Order Desk, and the Orders and Reports window. Many of CQG’s FCM partners offer CQG Trader as their order entry and account management front end. Traders can take advantage of this powerful application to view market activity, place orders, and track orders and positions. The Order Ticket is a DOMTrader® and order manager all in one. Its depth-of-market (DOM) view provides buy/sell buttons and a set of order management windows. Up to ten buttons are available, depending on your preferences.

 CQG’s DOMTrader, a depth-of-market order execution tool, provides DOM information that gives traders transparency beyond the best bid and offer. For those who trade more than one market, the DOMTrader includes four tabs at the top of the window. Traders can use the order entry and cancel buttons to better manage their trades. They can also customize the DOMTrader with eight different color themes.

The Quote Board displays open, high, low, last, and net change.

The Order Desk attaches to any CQG application, such as quote boards or chart.

The Orders and Reports window shows important account details including working orders, filled orders, account balance, open trade equity for futures, unrealized profit/loss for options on futures, collateral on deposit, and more.

CQG’s Orders and Reports summary displays:

Account summary 

Cancelled orders


Filled orders

Open positions

Parked orders



Working orders

CQG’s News – With news feeds in CQG Trader, customers can track market-moving events and monitor their trading decisions. News feeds include:

Dow Jones Newswires

The Hightower Report

Informa Global Markets

LaSalle Street News

Market News International

Need to Know News

This cutting-edge feature displays headlines with varying font sizes, highlighting the most current news releases. Keyword search allows traders to browse news releases based on their trading needs. Traders can adjust CQG News preferences to display the story pane, timeline, and recent headlines in scroll mode; to adjust color schemes; and to highlight keyword searches.

CQG Trader’s offers the following innovative products

with the speed and support traders have come to rely on:   

CQG Integrated Client combines electronic trading tools, global market data, and advanced analytics in one application.

CQG Spreader offers sophisticated order management and ultra-low-latency trade execution for trading multi-legged, intermarket, and intramarket spreads across accounts and asset classes.

CQG Trader is the perfect execution platform for traders who do not require technical analysis tools.

CQG Client APIs enable customers to power their systems with CQG’s reliable data, advanced analytics, and ultra-low-latency trading.

CQG Trader’s Additional Features

CQG Customers interested in FX can trade non-even amounts of currency and easily manage orders and positions using large quantity abbreviations.

CQG DOM ladder compression is available for thinly traded electronic markets.

Fills executed outside the CQG Hosted Exchange Gateways, such as pit trades, may be entered in the Orders and Positions window.

CQG shows net open trade equity for related futures and options positions can be displayed.

The Exchanges CQG  Trader has access too

CQG provides trade routing to ASX, BGC, BM&FBOVESPA, CBOE, CBOT, CCFE, CME, COMEX, DME, ELX, Eurex, ECX, EEX, FXall, GLOBEX, HKEX, ICAP BrokerTec, ICE Futures Canada, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., KCBT, KRX, LME, MGEX, MCeX, Montreal, Nord Pool, NYSE Euronext Liffe, OneChicago, OSE, RTS, SGX, TOCOM, TFX, and TSE with additional exchanges added regularly.


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