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CQG or Sierra Charts?

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Hi all,

I've been on a quest for a long time now searching for the perfect platform, only to discover, as Im sure you're all aware, no such platform exists. Or you find one that comes close, but your chosen broker doesn't offer that particular one with that preferred data feed. The struggle is real! ✊🏽

My platform requirements are; multi chart (ideally multi monitor), Daily Pivot Points, market and volume profile (TPO as letters), VWAP.

Now I know what you are thinking; no brainer, Sierra offers all that... but, I love CQG products, and in an ideal world CQG IC would be my platform hands down. But at $595 p/m? No thanks... maybe one day, but not today!

I have traded successfully without many of those tools mentioned, but there comes a time in the trading journey when you need to progress. CQGM (desktop) has multi charts but in one browser window, and QTrader can have multiple ladders (DOMs), but no market and volume profiles...

So before I start on this steep learning curve that is the adventure/headache into Sierra Charts I was just wanting some opinions of your experiences/preferences with CQG or Sierra Chart products. Secretly hoping someone can pursued me to choose CQG... although I dont see how.

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I use motivewave. What you are asking for will only cost around $40 to $50 per month, on that platform. I just recently got into futures, I was forced into the platform because I was trading on a Mac computer, but ended up liking the experiences. They offer free trial so you can try and see for youself.

But there are only numbers of brokers available, if you want one of the major ones, mine is IB (with their atrocious backfills), you should be in luck. On the other hand, you can also connect to a data provider and trade on your broker if you want.

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