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Overview

Overview

IQ Essential

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Trading with Questrade

Intuitive. All-in-one. Trading.
When you log into Questrade, you’ll enter a secure all-in-one environment. This is your Questrade, your place for trading, managing your account, checking your performance, or researching a new stock. It’s more than just a platform, it’s a trading experience.

  • Trade from anywhere: wherever inspiration strikes, your trading platform will be ready. It automatically adjusts to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Integrated with your account: access and manage your account then quickly return to trading.
  • No-fuss environment: web-based and optimized for you. It requires no downloads or version updates.
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In addition to our fully integrated trading environment, we offer specialized standalone platforms, each with their own unique features.

IQ Edge

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IQ Edge

Advanced trading for everyone
Questrade IQ Edge is made for active and pro traders … and anyone who wants be one. This downloadable, desktop platform is off-the-chart smart.

  • Available for everyone: we believe anyone who wants advanced trading tools should be able to access them, absolutely free.
  • Custom trading environment: customization tools put you in control. Stick, float and pop out platform windows to keep an eye on the market and execute your orders faster.
  • Advanced trading orders: trade bracket orders, conditional orders, as well as all our multi-leg option strategies.
  • Get started with options quickly using our pre-installed option trading layouts.
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IQ Mobile

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IQ Mobile

Swipe. Tap. Trade.
Wherever you are, so are the markets. Never miss a trading opportunity again with our super simple and super powerful mobile trading platforms.

  • Universal trading: downloadable native apps for iOS and Android
  • Research tools: use Intraday Trader1 to build your strategy with technical analysis, and Market Intelligence to build on fundamental data
  • Speed and power: multiple order types, studies and drawings, and super-fast trade executions with direct access to the markets
  • Synced with your account: trade, get alerts and look over your custom watch lists, these are synced with your online trading account.
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¹ Intraday Trader is included with an upgraded data plan, available at an additional cost

IQ Web

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IQ Web

A powerful (and genius) web platform. It’s sleek, efficient and built for speed. Best of all, it’s free.

  • Whenever, wherever: forget about tying yourself to a desk. Access IQ Web from any computer with an internet connection, so where you trade is up to you
  • Personalize your platform: build your own workspace with your favourite gadgets (like research tools, watch lists, snap quotes, data on gainers and losers) plugged into your sidebars. An order entry window sits at the bottom of every window
  • Plus the features in all platforms: exclusive market research package, including Intraday Trader ¹, Market Intelligence, and the definitive support library in the Exchange, our community for online traders
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¹ Intraday Trader is included with an upgraded data plan, available at an additional cost

Features

Features

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.

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.

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: 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 often reduce the price on data.

Enough studies, drawings, and charts to satisfy the most dedicated technical research enthusiast. And easy to use for the rest of us.

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.

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 answers fast.

The Exchange, is a community for traders to share ideas and get answers fast.

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.

Research tools

Research tools

Intelligent research

Intelligent research

Build your trading universe with comprehensive charts, watch lists, quotes and a new market research centre. We’ve also built Market Intelligence’s most popular tools and data directly into IQ. Because it pays to be a know-it-all.

Our market research centre is loaded with reports, earnings, filters and screeners.

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Enter a security or symbol in the research section and scan results by financials, valuation, filings and other key metrics for North American securities.

Search for news in specific securities or market, and filter the results by symbol, sector or industry. Use screeners to overlay criteria such as growth, market, and valuation on a company or sector including ETFs. If it's fundamental, it's here. Market Intelligence is powered by Morningstar.

A personal algorithmic add-on to your platform, Intraday Trader is activated with every subscription to an enhanced or advanced streaming market data package, and is available right in IQ.

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As the market data streams through your platform, Intraday Trader scans the markets, identifies technical patterns, and instantly cross-references with your custom or pre-set watch lists. If your target trade is triggered, Intraday Trader will send you notification with annotated charts and a description of what is happening and why.

Intraday Trader is available with a streaming data plan and with the Questrade Advantage, the active trader program for everyone, featuring stock commissions starting at 95¢ and options for $6.95 + 75¢ per contract.

Comparison

Comparison

Which platform is right for you?

No matter how you trade, we’ve got you covered. Whether you trade at home, work, or on the move, there’s an IQ platform for every investor.

Features
IQ Essential
Trading with
Questrade
Free
IQ Edge
IQ Edge
Free
IQ Web
IQ Web
Free
IQ Mobile
IQ Mobile
Free
General
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Multi-account support



Browser accessible 1



Tablet friendly



Installation required 1



Mac compatible



Silverlight required



Default layouts



Customize
Layouts



Workspaces



Displays



Float/pin a window



Trade
All North American stock & options markets



Multi-leg option orders



Bracket orders 3 Modify or cancel only

Modify or cancel only
Pre- and post-market trading



Multiple order entry windows



Order types: market, limit, stop, stop limit, trailing stops (by price and %), trailing stop limits, floating limits, limit on open (LOO), limit on close (LOC)



Durations: day, good till cancelled (GTC), good till day (GTD), good through extended markets (GTEM), immediate or cancel (IOC), fill or kill (FOK)



Special instructions: all-or-none, anonymous, iceberg, minimum quantity



Saved orders



Account & order management
Real-time equity, buying power, profit & loss, and order status updates


Updates upon refresh
Market data
Index, stock, ETF, and option



Streaming index 2



Streaming stock, option, and ETF 2



Streaming stock, option, and ETF, time and sales data 2



Real-time option greeks 2


Snap quotes for single options
Research
Stocks
Stock screener



Heat map



News



Top gainers, losers & most active



Top gainers, losers & most active by market



Analyst reports



Analyst ratings



Analyst buy/sell prices



Wall street estimates



Dividend data



Income statements, balance sheets, cash flows



Quarterly and annual reports



Key ratios



Valuation data



Historical performance



Industry comparisons



Insider activity



ETFs
ETF screener



Heat map



News



Top gainers, losers & most active



Top gainers, losers & most active by market



Analyst ratings



Comparisons vs similar funds



Fillings (prospectus, annual reports, fact sheets)



Fund facts (style, allocation, sectors, holdings, regions, history)



Historical performance



Mutual funds
Mutual fund screener



News



Analyst ratings



Comparisons vs similar funds



Fund facts (style, allocation, sectors, holdings, regions, history)



Historical performance



Top gainers, losers, and largest funds



North American market/index data
Market barometer



Heat map



Market news



Market calendar



Commodity prices



Bonds, term deposits, GICs
Bonds bulletin Available by: RSS feed, email or PDF Available by: RSS feed, email or PDF Available by: RSS feed, email or PDF Available by: RSS feed, email or PDF
Technical analysis
Stocks
Daily Ticker: technical analysis newsletter Free email subscription Free email subscription Free email subscription Free email subscription
Stocks and ETFs
Intraday Trader: customizable technical pattern searches 2
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Stocks, ETFs, options, and indexes
Charts – price history



Interactive charting with technical studies and drawings



Alerts
Executed, cancelled, and rejected order alerts by email or text, or when logged into the platform: pop-up window, sound alert



Price, volume, 52-week customizable alerts by email or text, or when logged into the platform: pop-up window, sound alert



Pre-defined smart alerts on holdings and watch lists by email, or when logged into the platform: pop-up window, sound alert



  1. IQ Mobile is available as a downloadable app for Android and iOS devices, and as a smartphone-optimized web app for BlackBerry, Windows, Android and iOS devices.
  2. Available through a data plan.
  3. You can modify the price or cancel a single leg of existing bracket orders with Questrade and IQ Mobile.
System requirements

System requirements

High speed internet connection recommended

Questrade

Windows

Operating systems Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Web browser Chrome (two most recent versions), Firefox (two most recent versions), Internet Explorer (most recent version), Microsoft Edge

Mac

Operating system Mac OS X (two most recent versions)
Web browser Safari (two most recent versions), Firefox (two most recent versions), Chrome (two most recent versions)

Linux

Operating system Linux (latest version)
Web browser Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Tablets

Supported tablets iPad (iOS 7+), Android (OS 4.3+)
Web browser Default tablet browser

Mobile devices

Supported devices iPhone or iPod touch (iOS 7.0+), Android (OS 4.3+), BlackBerry (BlackBerry OS 10+), Windows (Windows 8.1+)

In addition to our fully-integrated trading environment, we offer specialized stand-alone platforms, each with their own unique features.

IQ Edge

Windows


Computer and processor: Minimum single core 2-GHZ processor; dual-core processor or higher recommended
Memory: Minimum 2 GB of RAM; 4GB of RAM recommended
Operating system: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Hard disk space: Minimum 30.1MB

IQ Mobile

Smartphone/device

OS

iPhone 3Gs+ iOS 6.0+
iPod touch iOS 6.0+
Android OS 4.1+

IQ Web

Windows


Operating system: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Web browser: Firefox (two most recent versions), Internet Explorer (most recent version), Microsoft Edge

Mac


Operating system: Mac OS X (two most recent versions)
Web browser: Safari (two most recent versions), Firefox (two most recent versions)
Web browser plug-in Silverlight (latest version)