CQG is marketed as a professional trading terminal developed for online trading mainly in the options and futures markets. The platform comes in different versions, ranging from a free and basic web-based platform, to more advanced professional trading platforms that can be used for an extra monthly charge.
The CQG platform is to a much lesser extent than its competitors aimed at the retail market, with only options and futures trading via several leading international exchanges currently supported. Some brokers also require a significant minimum deposit amount to use the platform, which effectively limits the use of it by most retail traders.
Potential users of the CQG platform should also take note that they will likely need a separate charting platform on the side, as CQG is strictly a trade execution platform. However, professionals who require the best in trade execution may find that CQG is well worth their money.