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"I was on the phone with a friend who uses CQG and right after the Fed announcement, CQG was as much as 30 seconds behind DTN.IQ. Some quotes were off by as much as 15-18 cents. Your feed never missed a beat." - Comment from Roger
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"For anyone considering using DTN.IQ for a data feed, my experience with the quality of data and the tech support has been very positive." - Comment from Public Forum
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"Boy, probably spent a thousand hours trying to get ******* API to work right. And now two hours to have something running with IQFeed. Hmmm, guess I was pretty stupid to fight rather than switch all this time. And have gotten more customer service from you guys already than total from them… in five years." - Comment from Jim
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"I cannot believe what a difference it makes trading with ProphetX!" - Comment from Bruce in Los Angeles
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"Just a quick one to say I'm very impressed so far :) The documentation for developers is excellent and I've quickly managed to get an app written to do historical downloads. The system is very robust and pretty quick considering the extent of data that's available. The support guys have been very helpful too, in combination with the forums it's been plain sailing so far!" - Comment from Adam
"I just wanted to say how happy I am with your service. I was able to download the API docs last week and I was able to replicate Interactive Brokers historical bar queries and realtime bar queries over the weekend. That was about one of the fastest integrations that I've ever done and it works perfectly!!!!" - Comment from Jason via Email
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"Interactive Brokers tick data was inconsistent, so I have switched to using DTN exclusively. It is great to no longer have to worry about my datafeed all day long." - Comment from Philippe
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"I use IQ Feed, Great stuff as far as data analysis information, storage and retrieval is concerned." - Comment from Public Forum
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"Thanks for the great product and support. During this week of high volume trading, my QuoteTracker + IQ Feed setup never missed a beat. Also, thanks for your swiftness in responding to data issues. I was on ******* for a few years before I made the switch over early this year, and wish I had done it a long time ago." - Comment from Ken
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"Thank God for your Data Feed as the only Zippers I see are on my pants (LOL), and no more 200 pip spikes to mess up charts." - Comment from Spiro via Email
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"I ran your IQFeed DDE vs. my broker vs. a level II window for some slow-moving options. I would see the level II quote change, then your feed update instantaneously. My broker's DDE, however, would take as much as 30 seconds to update. I am not chasing milliseconds, but half a minute is unacceptable." - Comment from Rob
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"Version 126.96.36.199 has been working well for me and I appreciate that it is now a much tighter client to work with. I feel I can go to press with my own application and rely on a stable platform" - Comment from David in IA.
SUPPORT: Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Data Do You Have Available?
Also available as paid services...
- IQFeed provides real-time data on all US and Canadian Equities, Equity Options, US and International Futures, Futures Options, Indices, Market Statistics, Forex and more!
- IQFeed provides real-time news from industry leading sources such as Dow Jones, DTN, RTT News, CBS Marketwatch, Flyonethewall.com, Business Wire, PR news and more!
- IQFeed provides historical "backfill" data on all symbols.
- IQFeed provides data lookups such as symbol searches, option and futures chains lookups and more!
- Level II/Market Depth data
- Real time Futures & Futures Options
- Real time Equity Options
- Additional News Sources
- Additional Symbols
What Software Programs Support Your Data Feed?
Most of the industry leading software on the market supports IQFeed. For a list of compatible software, please visit our compatible software page.
If you don't have a compatible software package, you can also use Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.org's Free Calc software. Or, you can subscribe to DTN.IQ instead and receive the software and datafeed in a single subscription. Plus, a DTN.IQ subscription also allows you to use any of IQFeed's 3rd party compatible software.
How Much Does Your Data Feed Cost?
The basic retail price is $78/mo with a $50 start up fee. However, the price may vary depending upon the software you choose to use with IQFeed. Please visit your 3rd party software's website for information about any specials that may be offered to their customers. You can also use our pricing calculator to determine your cost based upon your needs.
Do you have other products that don't have a symbol limit?
Yes! Our NxCore service will blow you away if you need a full market service with no symbol limits. Pricing starts at $500 per month. Please visit The NxCore website for more information.
How Much Historical Data Is Available?
How Reliable Is Your Feed?
- 180 calendar days of tick (every trade)
- 8-10 years of 1 minute historical bars
- 15+ years of daily historical bars
Fact: We are one of the most reliable services on the Internet. Most of our customers have come from other services because they weren't happy with the reliability or quality they were receiving.
Do I Have To Pay Any Exchange Fees?
The exchanges require we collect what are, in effect, "royalty" fees for data access. The rates vary depending on the exchange and the subscriber's professional status. We do support the CME's non-pro fee structure for qualified software and customers which can reduce exchange fees to as low as $1.
Do You Have Developers Who Can Help Me Integrate Your Feed Into My Software?
Yes, this is available to registered developers only. Please visit our developer area for more information.
* Exchange Fees Extra for Real-Time Data
* Historical data is limited during trial