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Historical Futures Data

Historical Futures Data

Historical Futures Data, Forex Data, Continuous 1 minute bar. Data for CTA’s, Quants, Hedge Funds & Traders.

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Intraday Futures Data - Award 2015-2020We provide historical futures data from 1949. Order CQG Data Factory continuous data or individual files via PortaraCQG’s tailored service.

We sell historical futures tick data, individual contract, continuous 1 minute data and daily data via our unique custom service. Specifically designed for CTAs hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders, Portara will guide you through the many nuances and issues that surround the purchase of quality data sets.

Our historical futures tick data and 1 minute data packages include global commodities, forex, stock indices, cash contracts and ETFs. You may access CQG Data Factory historical intraday futures data for foreign exchange, energies, financials, meats, metals, currency, softs, exotics and indexes. If you are a quant, fund manager CTA or serious trader then this is the place to be.

We supply over 45 years of tick data, trades only and Level 1 quote, over 45 years of individual 1 minute bar data, and continuous intraday futures data, and up to 80 years of daily data for backtesting and trading.  Choose from zero adjusted, back adjusted and ratio adjusted roll methods for your historical futures continuous data purchases.

We provide all CQG Data Factory futures and forex data including Gold, emini S&P, emini Nasdaq, emini Dow, micro S&P, micro Nasdaq, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Cotton, Coffee, Copper, US Treasury Bonds and thousands more…

Portara is a hands-on, tailored, quality data service.  Whether you choose a direct data purchaseor a subscription, — which includes Portara’s Award willing software AND the data — we will guide you through the many nuances of purchasing intraday data and tickdata that professional traders require.

Our historical tickdata, 1 minute intraday data and historical daily data products are specially designed for traders who may also wish to account for data within a fixed session. These Customised sessions can be changed to any start and end timestamp to suit your particular timespan.

Purchase extensive historical tick data and intraday data from 1987 and historical daily data from 1949.  Alternatively, you may also subscribe to our daily tick and intraday update service using our award winning extraction roll and compression software. And of course, you will also receive the data too…

Historical Minute and Daily Data for thousands of Futures & Forex instruments.

Portara provides CQG Data Factory historical forex & futures daily and intraday data.

Please see our Sample Data for detailed information on timestamp formats and more…

Intraday & Daily Data Solution

All About Intraday Data

Learn how Portara can customise your data formats and roll your data into continuous files.

Customise your timestamps to exchange or local time, wherever you are in the world.

Use our proprietary ‘Dynamic Sessions’ filters that follow overseas exchanges respecting Local DST.

Intraday & Daily Data

Discover our highly competitive pricing options and more…

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Historical daily data back to 1949.

Daily Data Solution

All About Daily Data

Learn about our proprietary FIVE PRICE POINT DAILY DATABASE and how it will help you create diverse daily data bars based on Settle or reported Last Price.

Discover why standard daily data may not be the optimal way to conduct your testing and trading.

Find out the secret of opening prices in relation to 24 hour trading.

Portara Has Two Types Of Data Solution

Option 1: A Direct Purchase of CQG Data Factory ASCII TXT CSV Data

Portara has over 10,000 Futures, Forex, ETF’, Stock Indexes, Cash Contracts, Continuous intraday futures and forex data.

We also supply zero and back adjusted intraday data including data from all futures sectors such as Energy, Grains, Meats, Metals, Financials, Indexes, Softs and Currency foreign exchange markets.

We include all roll, compression timestamp choices and formatting work in our quotes.

Choose your symbols from our extensive database.


Pricing & Options…

Option 2: The Same Data as Option 1 PLUS The PORTARA CHARTS Powerhouse

Roll data into continuation form. Continuous, zero or back adjusted, using any compression, 1 min, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, hourly, daily.

Set dynamic open and closing session times across 35 years of intraday All Session Data. Cut away unwanted illiquid morning and evening sessions. Create overnight daily bars.

Randomize opens and closes — strategy and robustness testing tools — included as standard.

Automate updates, rolls and compressions, including command line and batch file processes.

What’s inside Portara?

Portara provides CQG Data Factory historical intraday futures data.

We include the award winning Portara — our data extraction powerhouse — our roll and compression management front-end.

Keep your data up-to-date
with our CQG data update service

Portara Tick Data Solutions

Are you looking for CQG Data Factory Tick Data ?

90 Second Demo of All Main Features

Watch How Portara Creates Back Adjusted Historical Intraday Futures Data & Daily Data

Do you need to alter the volatility of your historical intraday futures data sets, randomise the opens and closes for statistical robustness testing?

Do you need a way to correctly timestamp your historical intraday data?

Do you wish to have global markets timestamped by exchange time, or by your local time?

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DST & Equinox Dual DST Provision

If you are concerned about DST differences on your intraday futures data and are savvy enough to recognise the need to account for dual DST equinox differentials with your ASCII TXT and CSV extractions —then watch this video…

Portara | Awards

HFM Awards 2015


Portara wins an award at the HFM Awards November 2015. Also Portara was voted with the highest commendation for ‘Best Data Provider’.

HFM Awards 2016


Portara wins a highly commended award at the European HFM Awards November 2016. Portara was ‘highly commended in the ‘Best Data Provider’ class.

HFM Awards 2018


Portara wins the BEST MARKET DATA PROVIDER AWARD at the HFM European Technology Awards 2018.  The shortlisted applicants for this award were Thompson Reuters | Quanthouse | Options and Portara!

HFM Awards 2019


Now, Portara wins the BEST ALTERNATIVE MARKET DATA PROVIDER AWARD at the HFM European Technology Awards 2019.

Portara | The Big Data Powerhouse

Historical Intraday Futures Data Extraction Software

Portara | A Summary – Historical Intraday Futures Data

Portara Extraction Software

Portara® is CQG Data Factory’s extraction software. It allows you to create actual data (tenors) and continuous back-adjusted streams from CQG historical intraday, daily futures, cash, ETF and forex data.


Local Database

Intraday and daily databases are local to your machine extracting ASCII TXT CSV to any time frame and format guaranteed for all backtesting platforms.


Integrated Solution for Futures & FOREX Traders

Portara is a completely integrated historical intraday data solution for hedge fund and portfolio managers, quants and traders.


Auto Updates from CQG

Portara includes session time extraction and cross-pit/cross-electronic coupling. It includes an intraday/daily updating service immediately after the US market closes for timely decision-making prior to next open.


Create Regular Trading Hour RTH Data

It can create Regular Trading Hour (RTH) daily bars and limitless combinations of historical intraday data modelling.


NO Prerequisites or Exchange Fees

A subscription to CQG Integrated Client or CQG API is not necessary. Data updates are exchange fee exempt.


Portara Research | CTA Intelligence Magazine

Where Has the Open Gone? (Is legacy daily data dead?)

Has 24h trading destroyed the significance of the open as a precursor to initiate a trade? Read the editorial article written by Arthur Maddock for CTA Intelligence magazine.

Arthur talks about 'Volatility Off The Open' style systems. This is a major paradigm shift that should make you pause for thought. The significance of this phenomenon may have profound effects upon your backtested results or worse. If you are a CTA or Quant testing for trade verification strategies in this area then this article is worth reading. There is a video about the article's conclusions in the video section.

Portara | Simple Mechanics - Regular Trading Hours Data With CQG Data Factory Database

Portara wraps itself around CQG Data Factory Data allowing you to create continuous and actual historical intraday data in any format you need for backtesting your systems.
Portara is platform-neutral and can be used to create ASCII TXT and CSV data exactly the way you need them.
You can create historical intraday data down to 1 minute resolution by rolling the actual CQG data contracts and then compressing them to your chosen format.
Portara gives you full flexibility and control over your roll settings.  You can even read roll dates into Portara from a text file and roll based upon these external dates.

Regular Trading Hours data under normal circumstances is very difficult to create. Portara allows you to customise your session times so that you are in full control of your historical RTH data.
You can chop away the morning, evening and night sessions and create custom daily data. The daily OHLC bars are now based upon the intraday database.
You can change the open and close session times to whatever you want. You can also create overnight daily bars, or intraday. Have a daily open in the prior day session and a close in today’s, with highs and lows in-between. Test for trading edges where no one else does, the possibilities are compelling.

So, how cool is that?


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Historical Intraday Data Guarantee

Genuine CQG Data Factory 1 minute and daily historical intraday data 100%
Includes Timely Update Service from CQG to keep intraday databases current 100%
Data From Inception 1949 - Today across 238 Global Exchanges 100%
International Award Winning Product 100%
Futures | FOREX | Cash | ETF — Asset Classes 100%

“Out of all comments ever made to me about Portara the most inspiring was this one by a small CTA fund manager from Boston. This is what he said:”

“RTH data, this is pioneering stuff… traders just don’t know they need it yet”

We are now featured at CQG within CQG Data Factory Features And Markets and also here on the main site at CQG


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