CQG - how it works, supported brokers and steps to start

Supported brokers

Many brokers and Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) use CQG as an option to power their trading.  Here’s a list of some FCMs brokers that use CQG, but it’s not very extensive.

In short, if your broker has a CQG option and you have a CQG-powered account with them, you are able to trade through TradingView.

Three easy steps

1. Log into your free or upgraded TradingView account.

2. If you have a CQG-powered trading account – open the Trading Panel on the chart. If you don’t, go get a demo account to start with.

3. Type in your account credentials, the ones you got from your broker (not the TradingView login!). Choose LIVE or DEMO depending on your account type.

4. Trade!

Real-time US Futures data

You need real-time data to trade. Pretty much each exchange charges per-user fees, which you are paying if you have a live account (some brokers pay them for you). So, to avoid paying twice, you need to validate through our interface that you have a live trading account. You can do this by simply logging into your CQG broker or through the account verification dialog on the Extra Market Data page.

How it works

After you login with your trading account, 5 tabs will appear at the bottom: Positions, Orders, History, Account Summary and Notifications log. The Orders tab has a filter for all possible order statuses for your convenience. A gray line from each column displays key values from the Account Summary.

An order can be placed through the chart’s or trading panel’s context menu, the Plus menu on the chart or through the floating Buy/Sell panel.

Under the hood

Brokers focus on building customer relationships and accounts and CQG is one of the solutions used to physically store and process orders. TradingView is an officially certified CQG tech partner. We use a specialized WebAPI to transfer your orders and we do not store your trading account credentials, so there is no reason for you to worry about the potential release of any of your sensitive information.

Important: Some brokers who use CQG are still getting on board with our systems. If you see an error message, i.e. “Account is disabled”, or something similar – reach out to your broker to solve it. Most of the time they need to enable TradingView on their end in order for you to get proper results.