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Is it possible to gain access to a CQG platform without setting up a brokerage account?


I want to use CQG Q Trader as a platform, but I have not opened a brokerage account yet.

How do I access this platform with live futures data? Can I place trades within CQG Q Trader without a brokerage account?

Please let me know if possible.

Thank you

Hello @Roka,

Welcome to the community and thank you for the question!

We actually get this question quite often, the short answer is no.
All demos have an expiration period due to the CME regulation of data dissemination.

If you’d like, you’re more than welcome to sign up for a CQG Q Trader demo account here:

You can also read a bit more about CQG data here:

Once you are comfortable with the use of the platform and you’d like to open a live trading account with real funds, you can proceed to open an account using the following link:

Let us know if you have any further questions regarding this topic!
Thanks for the post,
Optimus Futures Support :optimus_logo_no_backroug: