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What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.3

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:00
Quotes Added a quick filter on QSS and Spreadsheet Trader General Improved tab overflow Improved font rendering on non-retina displays Updated some widget names and icons As always, we hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to provide feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.2

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:00
Charts Added parabolic study Improved pinch and zoom interaction on CQG Mobile Added trend and ray pointer tools General Added another fractional price format: solidus As always, we hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to provide feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team

Three Reasons Why Volatility May Return to the Oil Market

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:00
Crude oil is the energy commodity that powers the world. Over the past six months, the international oil market provided a rollercoaster of volatility for market participants. A ride to the downside from October through December last year led to a price recovery that has taken the price of nearby NYMEX futures to the $65 level and pushed the price of the Brent benchmark crude oil futures to over $72 per barrel. While the oil market is still in recovery mode, there are signs that two-way volatility could return to the energy commodity over the coming weeks. The path of least... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.1

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 00:00
Charts Cursor value box now shows data for last bar in view General Reduced width of the left navigation bar Trading Added last trade price column to Positions widget Quotes Added exchange column in QSS and Spreadsheet Trader Added ability to remove settlement prices from Time and Sales Added coloring for aggressor in Time and Sales As always, we hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to provide feedback on features that you like or want via... more

Q1 2019 Winners and Losers in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q2 2019

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:00
The dollar index moved higher by 1.16% in the first quarter of 2019, but the commodities asset class posted a gain over the first three months of the quarter that ended on March 29. Two of the six major sectors posted losses while four moved to the upside. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the US and the UK fell down 6.82% in 2018, but in the first quarter, it moved 6.72% higher.   Gasoline led the way higher in Q1 The energy sector was the best performing commodity in Q1 as the composite appreciated by 19.5%. Gasoline made the most significant gain in the... more

Enhance Your Trading on CQG With Quantitative Brokers’ Algorithms

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:00
During our live webinar, learn how to improve your execution and lower your trading costs in Futures and U.S. Cash Treasury markets with Quantitative Brokers’ Algorithms. Attendees will learn about: What Quantitative Brokers (QB) provides  Advanced Algorithm Execution Strategies  Transaction Cost Analysis  How to access QB's Algorithms on CQG Date: April 11, 2019  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register

Enhance Your Trading on CQG With Quantitative Brokers’ Algorithms

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 00:00
During our live webinar, learn how to improve your execution and lower your trading costs in Futures and U.S. Cash Treasury markets with Quantitative Brokers’ Algorithms. Attendees will learn about: What Quantitative Brokers (QB) provides  Advanced Algorithm Execution Strategies  Transaction Cost Analysis  How to access QB's Algorithms on CQG Date: April 11, 2019  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register

CQG QTrader Pilot Release

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:00
The Pilot Release for CQG QTrader is avalable anbd can be downloaded from our website. New features and enhancements include: Free End of Day Data: The industry leader in data and analytics now offers free End-of-Day data to our customers.  Early adopters say they like seeing end of day data for exchanges they were not enabled to see before because it helps them look for correlation between similar markets and identify new trade opportunities. CQG offers traders an edge with our powerful data and analytics. Learn more about which Exchanges are included.  Server Side Bracket... more

Euribor Forward Curves Dashboard

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard pulls in the Euribor market data traded on the ICE platform. There are three forward curve charts. The first one displays the quarterly contracts forward curves, the second display is the one-year calendar spreads forward curves, and the third chart displays the three-month calendar spreads forward curves. Each chart displays today’s forward curve, yesterday’s forward curve, the forward curve five days ago and the forward curve twenty days ago. In addition, there is difference histogram chart showing each forward curves difference from today’s... more

Eurodollar Forward Curves Dashboard

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard pulls in the Eurodollar market data traded on the CME Globex platform. There are three forward curve charts. The first one displays the quarterly contracts forward curves, the second display is the one-year calendar spreads forward curves, and the third chart displays the three-month calendar spreads forward curves. Each chart displays today’s forward curve, yesterday’s forward curve, the forward curve 5-days ago, and the forward curve twenty days ago. In addition, there is difference histogram chart showing each forward curves difference from today... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.0

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
Charts New drawing tools: Trend lines and channels Added Ichimoku study Added Directional Movement (DMI) Study Right-click menus Trading Scale compression in HOT & Spreadsheet Trader View only accounts hide trading Net liquidity value (NLV) of cabinet options Updated liquidate icon Exchange added as a column in Orders widgets Fees column added to popup FIll Report, Download Fill Report, and Orders widgets Decreased font size in HOT Drag and drop to modify orders General Added display of balances to header bar Improved usability in finding... more

PanXchange and CQG Announce Market Data Partnership

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
DENVER March 13, 2019 — PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price discovery platform, today announced a partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management. Through this new partnership, CQG’s global clients gain access to PanXchange’s cutting-edge frac sand pricing data. As PanXchange is the first and only company to issue an official benchmark in frac sand, this unique and indicative data will give traders in the energy space a distinct advantage. CQG users... more

CQG Partners with the Small Exchange, Enhancing Futures Accessibility for Market Participants Worldwide

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
CHICAGO and DENVER – March 13, 2019 – The Small Exchange, a new futures exchange (pending regulatory approval) backed by award-winning innovators focused on retail customers, announced partnering with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management. Through CQG’s platform, market participants will have global Direct Market Access to The Small Exchange and its future suite of products. Created to become the world’s largest customer-centric futures exchange, the Small Exchange aims to bridge the... more

San Juan Mercantile Exchange Announces Strategic Partnerships that Provide Unprecedented Access to Dark Pool Trading in the Digital Asset Market

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 13, 2019 – The San Juan Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (SJMX) and its affiliate, the San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International Corp. (SJMBT), today announced three key strategic partnerships that pave the way for the initial launch of SJMX’s integrated digital assets exchange and banking solution. These partnerships are with leaders in the financial technology industry, and include: CQG, one of the world’s pre-eminent electronic trading interface providers Elysium Technology Group, an innovator in middle- and back-office software design Mercury Digital... more

CQG and San Juan Mercantile Exchange Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:00
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 12, 2019 – CQG, Inc., a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management, today announced a new strategic partnership with the San Juan Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (SJMX).   When launched, SJMX – integrated with its banking entity affiliate, the San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International Corp. – will provide a familiar, efficient, and secure way for institutional traders to buy and sell digital assets.  SJMX is endeavoring to bring the infrastructure of institutional... more

CQG Mobile is now available on the Play Store and App Store!

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Download CQG Mobile for iOS or Android today   CQG Mobile is now available in the Google Play store and Apple App Store! The CQG app has what you've been waiting for: Fast biometric log on Great offline experience Push notifications  Server-side bracket orders How to log on CQG customers If you already use another CQG product, simply log on using the same CQG trading username and password you use. Most brokers have already authorized CQG customers to use CQG Mobile. If you get an error message, contact your broker and tell them you... more

Ultimate Oscillator and Chaikin Oscillator plus Money Flow

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
For this post we are looking at Larry Williams Ultimate Oscillator and the Marc Chaikin Oscillator. Developed by Larry Williams the Ultimate Oscillator is a momentum oscillator designed to capture momentum across three different timeframes. The multiple timeframe objective seeks to avoid the pitfalls of other oscillators. The Ultimate Oscillator attempts to correct this fault by incorporating longer timeframes into the basic formula. Williams identified a buy signal a based on a bullish divergence and a sell signal based on a bearish divergence. The formula looks like this: BP:=... more

A February to Remember For Copper And Gold

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00
February 2019 was an excellent month for the prices of two high-profile metals that trade on the futures exchanges. Gold is a metal that has many roles. The yellow metal is a go-to favorite when it comes to jewelry, and its resistance to heat and ability to conduct electricity provide for its many industrial applications. However, gold is also the oldest form of money in the world. Central banks all over the globe hold gold as part of the foreign currency reserves. Gold is a symbol of wealth, a store of value, and a barometer of inflation, fear, and uncertainty in markets. The gold futures... more

S&P 500® Index Members Performance Dashboard

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the 506 stocks in the S&P 500 index using CQG’s Level function. The Level function plots two lines, which identify the highest and lowest price levels attained over a defined period. The chart below shows the Level function applied to a chart using the default of 20 bars. You can see the two lines denote the highest and lowest prices for the past 20 bars. The RTD formulas for high level and the low level using a lookback of 20 bars on a 5-minute chart are: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData","HiLevel(EP,Period1:=20,AllowGaps:=0,InputChoice1:=High,... more

JB Prime Partners with CQG to Offer Multi-Asset Platform to Customers

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:00
Denver/Sydney, Feb. 13, 2019 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management, announced today a new partnership with JB Prime, an Australian financial services company offering access to securities and derivatives for wholesale and retail customers.  Through the newly formed partnership, customers of JB Prime gain access to CQG’s multi-asset offering, including global equities, contracts for difference (CFDs), Foreign Exchange (FX), Commodities, and more, all on one platform. With offices in... more