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Can certain products NOT be traded on SIM?

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Can certain products NOT be traded on SIM?

I don't know whether this question is CQG-specific or not.

I use a CQG trading platform, where I have the option of either trading live or using one of their built-in demo accounts to trade on SIM.

However, when trading on SIM, not all products can be traded.

For example, I can trade the 10-year US Treasuries but I can't trade the Ultra-bond, or I can trade the FDAX and the FESX but I can't trade FGBL.

The ones that can't be traded have a "not tradable" sign when logged on with the SIM account.

Enquiring with CQG support, the answer I got was that certain products are not tradable on SIM because "That is due to exchange compliance." They went on to say "The exchanges are limiting what is available so as not to be taken advantage of", which I found odd.

So my question to you is, does that argument sound legitimate?

Why would the exchanges exclude certain products from SIM trading?

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