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CQG QTrader

Powerful Trading and Technical Analysis

Optimus Futures gives you access to the professional trader’s go-to platform, CQG QTrader with analytics, charts and multiple trade execution interfaces - all in one comprehensive solution.

Features 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

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CQG QTrader

 Electronic Trade Routing

Trading Tools

CQG’s order routing tools are easy to use and efficient, and they provide key market information. Order types include market, limit, stop, stop limit, iceberg, trailing, DOM-triggered, and algorithmic orders. CQG QTrader offers:

  • 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.
  • 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

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

Charting

Chart Types

  • 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

Studies Access a host of analytic tools, including the popular Bollinger Bands, Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD), and Average True Range (ATR) studies.

RealTimeData (RTD)

Real Time Data

Deliver market data and other information to Excel using CQG QTrader’s RTD feature. Drive calculation formulas based on cells that reference real-time data. Request market data, historical data, and current working orders and positions data.

Instrument Monitor

Instrument Monitor

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.