Last post... there might be some brokers who will give you free data even without you placing trades, I am not sure of the exact requirements here. You can try contacting a few and see what they say, just tell them you will be on sim for a few months but need live data.
I assume you would be ok funding an account.
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As @Big Mike says IQFeed requires you confirm you have a funded account with a participating broker by allowing them to run an app periodically that chats with the broker client. You don't actually have to trade the account, just connect now and then (once a month).
Edited to add: As a matter of fact, while it doesn't apply to instruments with a centralized exchange (like stocks & futures), you probably don't want to trade spot Forex from a 3rd party feed because of the difference in prices quoted by the broker and the 3rd party feed.
Last edited by bnichols; January 29th, 2013 at 05:30 AM.
The cheapest solution would be to sign up for a demo account at AMP with an CQG data feed. Itīs free and the data feed quality is excellent. The demo is valid for 21 days but after that, renewable. You can check it out here:Ninja Trader | Amp Global Clearing Hope this helps.
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That is true. I have a live account with GlobalFutures.com and I have been using a Ninja demo with free data from CQG and GAIN for several months now. The demo only lasts 20 days so I just keep asking them for a new Ninja licence and for free data. I did not trade on the live futures account for a few months and that was fine.