CQG and Ditto Trade Partner to Offer Equities Trading

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CQG customers can now trade equities directly from CQG platforms and APIs.

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“We are delighted to be working with Ditto Trade to expand our range of trading capabilities across asset classes for our customers,” said Mike Glista, CQG’s Director of Trade Routing.

CQG announced today the launch of a global equities partnership with Ditto Trade, a next generation robo-investing stock brokerage firm. The two companies have seamlessly integrated US equities trading capabilities on the same platforms that CQG global customers currently use to trade futures and FX. This technology integration also extends to all customers who access futures and FX markets through CQG APIs.

Continuum Connect, the flagship data and trading API of CQG’s Continuum enterprise division, powers the Ditto Trade application. Traders will be able to use any Continuum APIs to send equity orders into CQG’s infrastructure for equity trading. Clients can take advantage of superb pre-trade risk capabilities and connections to more than one hundred FCM partner environments.

“Providing CQG’s futures and FX customers seamless access to the equites markets builds on CQG’s history of offering innovative solutions in the financial industry,” said Jon Rosenberg, CEO of Ditto Trade. “By utilizing Ditto Trade’s technology and mobile platforms, users of CQG’s platforms have more alternatives with increased flexibility and control.”

In addition to quality execution, Ditto Trade’s proprietary technology enables investors to take part in the actual trades of a trusted trader (lead trader). Investors can decide whether to participate fully in the lead trader’s trades or to receive actionable mobile alerts for review. The Ditto platform also offers the ability to instantly sync to another trader’s portfolio on a percent-by-percent basis.

With a Ditto Trade account, CQG customers identify themselves as potential lead traders, allowing other investors to follow their trades or alerts from within the CQG platform. This provides a new way of trade monetization.

“We are delighted to be working with Ditto Trade to expand our range of trading capabilities across asset classes for our customers,” said Mike Glista, CQG’s Director of Trade Routing. “We are constantly striving to lead the industry with cutting-edge software and world-class customer support in everything we do.”

In addition to providing quality execution and best-in-class customer service, Ditto Trade is offering thirty days of commission-free trading for all CQG customers who open a new stock brokerage account.

About CQG:
CQG (http://www.cqg.com) provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than one hundred Futures Commission Merchant environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG's server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Prop Traders' ISV of the Year award from FOW and the Best Technical Analysis Platform award from The Technical Analyst. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices worldwide.

About Ditto Trade:
Ditto Trade (http://www.DittoTrade.com) is a next generation robo-investing firm and the only online broker to allow individuals to participate in the actual trades of experienced investors, advisers, and other trusted relationships. Since the Company’s launch in 2010, customers have Ditto’ed nearly one million trades of friends, family members, professional traders, Investment Advisors, alert/trading services and newsletters. Ditto Trade is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a licensed broker-dealer in all 50 states.
For more information, go to: http://www.dittotrade.com.

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