CQG on Campus

CME Group Trading Challenge

CQG is a proud sponsor of the CME Group Trading Challenge. Students use CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC) in the electronic trading team competition to access live data, superior charting tools, professional trading functionality, news feeds provided by Dow Jones, market analysis from The Hightower Report, and extra market analysis by Jim Wykoff.

In addition to the flagship platform, CQG provides students with access to CME Group Desktop, a cloud-based trading and data visualization application, and a trading-challenge-focused version of CQG Mobile for iOS.

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

CQG offers the following resources for the trading teams to prepare for the competition.



CQG Integrated Client Download ‌‍‍‍‍ Online Help ‌‍‍‍‍
CQG Mobile for iPhone Download ‌‍‍‍‍ Online Help ‌‍‍‍‍
CQG Demo for Android Download ‌‍‍‍‍ Online Help ‌‍‍‍‍
CQG One Access CQG One from your browser ‌‍‍‍‍ Online Help ‌‍‍‍‍

CQG IC .pac download ‌‍‍‍‍


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, Ichimokukinkohyo 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.


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.


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.

Moving from demo to simulator