Disclaimer: This third-party trading platform demo is designed as an introduction to the platform and its functionality. It is not intended to mimic trading results in a live trading environment. In an actual live trading environment, commissions and fees would be applied at the close of every business day, and an account statement would be generated. Daily statements and the associated fees are not applied within the demo environment and as such, those fees, which may have a material impact on your account, are not reflected in final profit and loss calculations within this demo. Other factors such as latency fill price and execution times may also differ from live trading results. It is not intended for this demo to be an accurate representation of actual profits or losses that may occur in a live trading environment. These 3rd party platforms generally supply the user with real-time market data, however that can change at any time and without notice. This data should not be considered an adequate approximation of the trading results or experience that may occur in a live-trading environment.
The CQG M desktop product is the next generation of CQG Trader. This product offers the basic features and functionality that CQG Trader customers are accustomed to with CQG's superior charts, analytics, and data visualization, now available in an HTML5, browser-based platform.
The goal for the CQG Trader has always been to provide customers with a high-performance market data and electronic trading platform. CQG has a next generation product that will take your trading to the next level.
The platform is streamlined for speed, eliminating charts and keeping the DOM, quote board, and order management systems prominent for the trader. It’s the perfect platform for someone who doesn’t need or is already working with charts, and keeps the most vital information in the forefront of the platform.
CQG delivers a high-speed consolidated market data feed covering multiple asset classes. Dedicated teams in five locations across the globe actively maintain real-time and historical data quality. CQG Trader handles ever-increasing market data volumes, so you don’t have to.
Powerful, flexible, and easy to use, CQG charts and studies combine with the best real-time and historical market data in the business to provide traders with critical insight into market activity.
Spread orders, orders into aggregated markets, and smart iceberg orders are managed on CQG servers collocated with exchange matching engines.
The Orders and Reports summary displays your: Account summary, Cancelled orders, Exceptions, Filled orders, Open positions, Parked orders, Purchases, Sales, and Working orders.
CQG Trader has your key to opening the world of business. Trading is a universal passion. Non-English speakers can take advantage of using trading applications in their languages.
Available Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Turkish.
CQG Trader / CQG M (Mobile) Included
Pricing $25 per month + $0.25 per filled contract, $395 cap
Before you begin trading it helps to know how to enter symbols and choose accounts. You should also familiarize yourself with order types, order sizes, and DOMTrader modes.
Traders working with units rather than lots will find details about configuring the xml conversion file and other information about units trading.
Account permissions and routing options determine whether your account is able to trade particular symbols.
On Quote Board and Quote Spreadsheet, symbols are entered directly in a field. Go to a cell, and type the symbol.
On DOMTrader and Order Ticket, the symbol entry field becomes visible only when you start typing a symbol:
|AP||SFE SPI 200 (S&P ASX 200) Index - ASX 24|
|CLE||Crude Oil - NYMEX|
|DA6||Australian Dollar - CME|
|DXE||Dollar Index - ICE US|
|EDA||Eurodollar - CME|
|ENQ||NASDAQ 100 Index - E-Mini - CME|
|EO3||Three Month EONIA Swap Index - ICE Europe|
|EON||EONIA (1 Month) - ICE Europe|
|EP||S&P 500 Index - E-Mini - CME|
|EU6||EuroFX - CME|
|FSR||OAO Sberbank Rossii - Moscow Exchange|
|GCE||Gold - COMEX|
|GLE||Live Cattle - CME|
|GSB||Soybeans - TOCOM|
|H||Medium Gilt - ICE Europe|
|HE||Lean Hogs - CME|
|JGB||Tokyo 10 Year JGB - OSE|
|JY6||Japanese Yen - CME|
|LED||3 Month Eurodollar - ICE Europe|
|LGS||Short Gilt - ICE Europe|
|M6A||E-Micro AUD/USD - CME|
|M6B||E-Micro GBP/USD - CME|
|M6E||E-Micro EUR/USD - CME|
|MJNK||Mini Nikkei 225 - OSE|
|QBA||Five Year Euro Swapnote - ICE Europe|
|QE||EURIBOR, 3 month - Pit - ICE Europe|
|QE2||EURIBOR Mid-Curve 2 year - ICE Europe|
|QEA||EURIBOR, 3 month - ICE Europe|
|QEO||EURIBOR Mid-Curve 1 year - ICE Europe|
|QFA||FTSE 100 Index - ICE Europe|
|QGA||Gilt Long - ICE Europe|
|QLA||Ten Year Euro Swapnote - ICE Europe|
|QNA||Euroswiss, 3 Month - ICE Europe|
|QS||Short Sterling, 3 Month - Pit - ICE Europe|
|QS2||Short Sterling Mid-Curve 2 year - ICE Europe|
|QSA||Short Sterling, 3 Month - ICE Europe|
|QSO||Short Sterling Mid-Curve 1 year - ICE Europe|
|RBE||RBOB Gasoline - NYMEX|
|SIE||Silver - COMEX|
|TFE||Russell 2000 Index Mini($100) - ICE US|
|TGD||Gold - TOCOM|
|TWS||Two Year Euro Swapnote - ICE Europe|
|TYA||U.S. 10 Year Treasury Note - CBOT|
|USA||U.S. 30 Year Treasury Bond - CBOT|
|WAW||Western Australia Wheat - ASX 24|
|XJO||Mini S&P/ASX 200 Index - ASX Trade|
|YM||Dow Jones - $5 Mini - CBOT|
|ZCE||Corn - CBOT|
|ZLE||Soybean Oil - CBOT|
|ZSE||Soybeans - CBOT|
|ZWA||Wheat - CBOT|
CQG Trader has two quote displays: Quote Board and Quote Spreadsheet. You choose which display you’d like to use (Setup > Preferences > Quote View).
Quote Board organizes data in rows and symbols in stacked columns:
Quote Spreadsheet organizes symbols in rows and data in columns:
You select the data to display.
When you switch between displays, column settings are not changed. For example, if you have Settlement on Quote Spreadsheet and switch to Quote Board, Settlement is displayed only if it is selected in Quote Board preferences.
Both quote displays have tabbed windows. Changing the display for one tab changes them all, that is, you cannot mix Quote Board tabs and Quote Spreadsheet tabs.
Green text indicates positive net change, while red text indicates negative net change. Black text indicates a net change of zero or unavailable data. Black text can also indicate that the instrument is not enabled for real-time data.
A green underline indicates a new high, while a red underline indicates a new low.
Market transparency is vital for trading on the electronically-traded futures markets. DOMTrader provides that market transparency as well as the order routing functionality traders need.
DOMTrader is comprised of a depth-of-market ladder that displays a range of bid and offer prices; the best bid and offer with size; and trading tools, including order type selectors, buy and sell buttons, quantity buttons, and cancel buttons.
In Order Placement preferences, you choose whether to display DOMTrader or Order Ticket.
Up to three instances of DOMTrader can be added to the CQG Trader window. To add a DOMTrader, click View, then click Add DOMTrader view.
The column to the immediate right of the price column is the Depth of Market column.
The data in this column is continuously updated while the market is active.
This column is optional. To display it, go to Setup > Preferences > Order Placement and select the Order Book for each price check box.
The center column on DOMTrader ladder is the price column. This column is always displayed.
The best bid and best ask are indicated by green and red highlighting. Notice the black rectangle around those prices; it highlights the spread between the best bid and best offer. This highlighting is helpful when the best bid and ask are separated by several prices.
Recent trade sequence is represented by circles of varying size indicating the prices that have been active most recently. The larger the circle, the most recently that price was traded. Recent trade sequence is optional. To add recent trade sequence to the display, go to Setup > Preferences > Order Placement and select the Recent Trade Sequence check box.
The last trade indicator shows whether the last trade was higher (up arrow) or lower (down arrow) than the previous trade.
Pre-open indicative volume and price are represented like this:
The ladder also displays an open position indicator that corresponds to the average open position price (green for long position, red for short position):
The columns to the far left and the far right of the ladder are the order columns. These columns are always displayed.
Watermarks, seen here as STP and LMT, are optional. Other options include order quantity and buy/sell. To display watermarks, go to Setup > Preferences > Order Placement and select the Show watermark check box.
When you drag a price to either column, a visual representation of your order is displayed.
The Orders and Reports pane allows you to cancel and modify orders as well as view comprehensive order and position data.
There are three components to Orders and Reports: the Working Orders window at the top and the Orders and Reports windows at the bottom. Use the tabs to move between Orders and Reports windows.
If you would like to display only the trading window and the quote display, you can hide Orders and Reports: Click View, then click View Orders & Reports to clear the checkmark. You can also click the close button in the upper-right corner of the Orders and Reports pane.
These settings allows to you choose whether to use DOMTrader or Order Ticket for order placement, which columns and buttons to display on the trading applications, and which order placement methods should be enabled. You can also choose the price scale behavior for DOMTrader and font size for Order Ticket.
Click the button for either DOMTrader or Order Ticket to choose which is displayed in CQG Trader.
Select or unselect the check boxes to choose the columns that are included on DOMTrader or Order Ticket.
This image is from DOMTrader preferences. Order Ticket has only one additional feature: split market tool.
These features are on by default.
To remove the Split Market tool from the display, unselect the check box. Learn more about the Split Market tool
To remove the net change or cumulative volume from the top-right corner of the window, unselect the relevant check box.
If Confirm orders before submission is selected, then confirmation messages are displayed when any order is placed, modified, canceled, or activated. This setting is on by default. If this setting is on and disabled, your FCM does not allow you to skip confirmations.
You have the option of showing confirmations only when multiple orders are impacted by the action or only for bracket orders.
If Enable order comments is selected, an order comment field is added to the confirmation window. In order to add comments, confirmations must be enabled.
For a dynamic price scale, select the Dynamic Price Scale button. The current price stays centered on DOMTrader window.
Select Small, Medium, or Large font size.
Select the check boxes to choose the buttons to include on DOMTrader or Order Ticket.