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CME Group Trading Challenge

CQG is a proud sponsor of the CME Group Trading Challenge. The CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC) trading platform will be used in the electronic trading team competition to execute trades on CME Globex.

CQG Integrated Client combines innovative electronic trading tools, global market data, and advanced analytics in one application for the professional trader.

Following are the resources CQG is offering the trading teams in order to prepare for the competition.

To learn more about the CME Group Trading Challenge, visit the CME Group web page

Training Resources

Upcoming Webinars

January 22, 2018 
Janunary 25, 2018

Recorded Webinars

January 16, 2018 
January 18, 2018

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CQG has provided a series of training videos to help you get started with CQG IC:

For more training videos, visit the CQG Training Library ‌‍‍‍‍.


Technical Analysis 101:

  • Part 1 - Technical Analysis Basics: Time frames, auctions, chart types, trends, trading ranges, and support and resistance.
  • Part 2 - Trending Indicators: Parabolic, moving averages, Ichimokukinkouhyou clouds, Elliott Waves, Bollinger Bands®, and Average Directional Movement Index.
  • Part 3 - Mean Reversion Indicators: Relative Strength Index, Moving Average Convergence/Divergence, Slow Stochastics, Fast Stochastics, Bollinger Bands with Bollinger Difference, and Directional Movement Index with Average Directional Movement Index.
  • Part 4 - Classical chart pattern, classic chart interpretation, and interpreting trend lines and trend channels.
  • Part 5 - Formula Box Functions: Creating conditions and Signal Evaluator.
  • Part 6 - Rules for Trading and Discipline: The key to trading.

Dow Jones Overview ‌‍‍‍‍

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The tutorial pages are live, read-only pages within your CQG IC that can be saved to your active page list to help you create your own modifiable pages. To access:

  1. Start CQG.
  2. Click the Page button.
  3. Select Tutorial.
  4. Highlight the section best suited for your needs.
  5. Click the desired page.

Visit CQG Workspaces to access samples, component pacs, add-ons, and more.


How to Move from Trading Demo to Trading Simulator - A file decompressor, such as WinZip® , is required to open the demo.

More Information on Moving from Demo to Simulator:

With a trading interface open and active (either the Order Ticket or the DOMTrader®), click the Setup button and click Trading Preferences. On the left side, click Risk. Under Risk management for all symbols, there are fields for Maximum order size and Maximum position size. Both are set to a default of 0 or 1. If you attempt to place an order of more than one lot, it will display a warning. This protects you from accidentally changing the order size. The suggested sizes are 25 for the Maximum order size and 50 for the Maximum position size. Your actual position limits are controlled by the equity in your account and the CME Group margin requirements. The image below highlights the areas which need to be updated to prevent the warnings.


Preparing Your System for Live Trading - A tutorial on how get your system ready for live trading.


For questions, contact the CQG support team:

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