Rich and powerful
This is one muscular platform. It also happens to be loaded with features. When we built IQ, we made a wish list of everything a trader needs, plus some really cool extras. Then we proceeded to put a check-mark beside everything on the list. What this means is you can interact with a massive amount of market and account data, and the platform will respond lightning-fast to your every key (or mouse) command.
Toggle, link, float and pin. Trading as effortless as it sounds.
Simple, flexible, connected. This is what complete control over your brokerage account feels like. Link gadgets and windows, so a change you make in one area of the platform updates everywhere. Float a gadget or window by popping it out of a workspace. Pin a gadget anywhere you like, so no matter how many workspaces you have, the gadget always appears where you want it on your screen. With single sign-on, toggle between your IQ trading platform, myQuestrade, and the Exchange, our trading community.
See the big picture with more routes,
more data, and more depth.
You'll never miss a thing.
Market data is your view on the exchanges. With IQ, the view is amazing: all platforms feature free live U.S. streaming data. The data provides basic bid and ask* information, and is displayed in the level 1 quote area of the stock or option quote tab, watch list, and level 1 gadget.
You can also define your own data plan from basic up to epic. And by epic, we mean it: expanded routes, expanded market depth, more ECNs, and more ways to package it together into your own personal panorama (we call it a subscription or a data plan).
All U.S. market data is available as live streaming straight from the market to IQ. We offer a number of subscriptions to different exchanges. Depending on your trading activity levels, we will reduce the price on data or give it to you for free. And if epic is more action than you need, stick with free live streaming. The view is always great.
*Real-time data provided by NASDAQ basic
Enough studies, drawings, and charts to satisfy the most dedicated technical research enthusiast. And easy to use for the rest of us.
Technical analysis is at the heart of IQ (and many a trader). With a single click from anywhere in the platform, you can analyze the movement and performance of a symbol (or overlay another symbol for comparison). We’ve incorporated more classic studies – your favourite formulas plotted onto charts indicating patterns, volatility, momentum and support / resistance levels. There are more drawings so you can work the data how you want, from trendlines all the way up to Fibonacci arcs, fans, retracements and extensions. Construct your chart for any interval you like, and then set the display for candlesticks, lines, bars or mountains. Whatever your visual cues, the indications you watch to trigger a trade, we’ve polished and perfected them. Think of it as technical analysis, juiced.
Trading as it should be. Connect
directly to the markets with more
order types, enhanced account info,
and instant buying power updates.
The trading day begins. You’re in IQ, with a few watch list gadgets percolating in your sidebar. You see something you’ve been waiting for. It could be good. Really good. You right-click on the symbol and open the order entry; set your duration, then your order type, whether it’s a classic like limit, stop and market, or an advanced type like locked orders (floating), limit on open, limit on close, fill or kill, immediate or cancel, trailing stops by percentage, anonymous orders, minimum quantity, or iceberg. In the confirmation screen, review the effect of the order on your balances, then execute. IQ sends your order directly to the market. You’re in. It’s filled. Your buying power, cash, and maintenance excess are instantly updated. IQ is trading as it should be.
The Exchange, is a community for
traders to share ideas and get
There is a lot of power in collective intelligence. Amplify that in the Exchange. A community for traders to share opinions, strategies, ask questions, and get answers ― lots of answers. Experts happily rub shoulders with newbies. Buy-and-holders swap insights with swing traders. DRIPpers, options, value investors. Everyone has a place and a voice. We’ve also loaded up the community with help materials on IQ and on trading – help articles, FAQs, video tutorials, blogs, forums, and webinars. Join the exchange and let the conversation begin.