CQG QTrader

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CQG QTrader is a CQG product that offers trading tools and technical analysis features to trade and monitor the markets.

Electronic Trade Routing[edit]

Trading Tools[edit]

CQG’s order types include market, limit, stop, stop limit, iceberg, trailing, DOM-triggered, and algorithmic orders.

  • 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 and order management interface that minimizes use of screen real estate.
  • DOMTrader: Professional order-entry application that provides market transparency.
  • Order Desk: Comprehensive desk-trader tool that attaches to any application, such as a quote board or a chart.
  • SnapTrader: Innovative interface designed to provide one-click trading functionality and increase screen space.
  • Server-Side Aggregation: Automated and ultra-low-latency management of orders in aggregated markets.
  • Alert Trading: Notifications of when a specific price, time, study, or trend-line condition has been met.
  • Spread Matrix and Spread Pyramid: Powerful trading applications that allow traders to define and monitor both synthetic and exchange-traded spreads and trade exchange-traded spreads.

Orders and Positions[edit]

Traders can 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 to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or as an HTML file.

Charting and Analytics[edit]

Chart Types[edit]

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

Studies[edit]

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

Instrument Monitor[edit]

Traders can 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)[edit]

Users can deliver market data and other information to Excel using CQG QTrader's RTD feature. The feature allows them to calculate formulas based on cells that reference real-time data and to request market data, historical data, and current working orders and positions data, including synthetic spreads.