given that I work for CQG I will not be going into details as to why we're better than most other feed and charting products out there (dont want to be blames for blatant advertisement). I do agree with you, however - take a demo drive and see what you think. Given your charting style I'd recommend you to play with Constant Volume Bar charts, and do make sure to understand all of the parameters associated with it. In case of any question call CQg support, they'll be glad to help.
Continuum is division of CQG that is focusing on partnering with other firms and providers that neeed parts of CQG system, for instance - Ninja Trader that has integrated with our Ticker Plant and Trade Routing network, ProphetX is offerring CQG Trading front End as part of their charting product, etc. We're open to these partnerships and will be happy to help those who need data feed, historical data or access to various exchanges world wide.
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Ah... ok, I understand! I was asking concerning the technically background. Since CQG is quite expensive I wanted to know which technololgy they use to compare the different data feeds and to get a better unerstanding.
expensive is a very relative word when it comes to CQG... if their execution is the difference between you making $20K/month vs. $10K/month... then they are well worth the $2K per month IMO... please keep in mind that many that use CQG and trade professionally, make that amount or more daily... so $2K is just the cost of doing business, a drop on the bucket when you can trade professionally and your account size requires the level of execution and reliability.
as long as your FCM supports CQG, you can trade with any IB that works with the FCM that supports CQG... i will make it more interesting... you can even have more than one FCM(separate ones) and use one CQG IC... I have not done it, but when I asked I was told that it would be possible.
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3 people maybe hard. I know CQG offers discounts at a level of 5 screens. But then - try calling your broker, if you do decent level of business some brokers are covering cost of CQG IC for their traders.
I dont think they negotiate .... it is just like having a bloomberg terminal, everyone pays the same regardless of who you are (large or small as long as you can afford it) ... but I can ask the rep that I have dealt with...
personally, I still like MD for charting.. and I prefer their CQG Trader with Advanced features.. I get the execution, just no the charting.. but mostly because I could not get the hang of the IC piece for charting during the 2 week trial.. just not enough time to work with the platform overall.
as an FYI, crossland is the only FCM that I came across that would allow the advanced features on CQG Trader to be activated, and that would also rebate the transaction fees after the $395 for the trader is hit in fees.. everyone else just keep charging one for transaction fees that dont really exist after certain amount.
but at the same time I like tradevec a lot, specially now that is beginning to mature... I am waiting for their latest upgrade to see the major changes coming, but that is another story...