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CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10 (Updated)

13 hours 3 min ago
This is an updated post detailing new features in the original dashboards from a previous post. The three downloadable Microsoft Excel® dashboards present a unique view of four markets. Each overlay chart displays 5-minute percent net change lines from the previous day’s close for today and the previous nine days. Today’s price action is a white line, updated in real-time throughout the day. The other nine lines represent the individual 5-minute percent net change price action for each day by date. The legend displayed just above the time axis shows the color of the lines and the respective... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.2

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:00
General Updates Full screen button Network activity indicator and window Performance fix for users with many accounts Trading Server-side bracket orders Trailing limit and stop orders Iceberg orders Improved filled orders workflow Charts Cursor value box More Details and How to Access the New Features Full screen button To expand any widget to full screen, click the full screen button in the upper right. Click the button again to restore the widget to original size. ​ Server-side Bracket Orders After you enable bracket orders... more

NFX Crude Oil Forward Curves Dashboard

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in market data for NFX WTI Crude Oil Penultimate Financial (symbol: NTQ) and NFX Brent Crude (symbol: BFQ), both traded on the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX). The forward curves display today's data. If the last price is outside of the best bid and best ask, then the mid-point between the best bid and best ask is used in the forward curve charts. The red line in the forward curve charts is the previous settlement. In addition, quote boards display market data for the two markets and one-month calendar spreads. Download the Excel File ‌‍‍‍‍

CQG Connects to Dalian Commodity Exchange to Offer International Market Participants First Access to DCE Iron Ore Futures

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:00
CQG Continues to Grow Presence in China as Markets Open to Overseas Traders CHICAGO / DENVER / DALIAN, China, May 4, 2018 – CQG, Inc. today announced its connectivity to the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) to offer global clients access to iron ore futures. The move marks the second Chinese market available on CQG, as the firm continues to expand business in China with offices, local staff, infrastructure, and exchange coverage.  China is opening markets with new approved mechanisms for foreign participation in products such as INE crude and DCE iron ore futures. CQG is leading the... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.1

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00
Quotes Added right-click on a symbol Removed "Show details" view on quoteboards Charts Continuation charts Improved input with touch devices More Details and How to Access the New Features Symbol actions on right-click On the quoteboard, you can right-click on the symbol to access actions. ​ Show details view on Quoteboards We have removed the "Show details" option on quoteboards. ​Continuation charts This feature is available for an additional fee and is available through your broker. Once your broker gives you access, the... more

Lots of Blue Sky in Crude Oil Above

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:00
It is always hard to buy a market at or close to its highs, but when it comes to crude oil these days, there are lots of signs that the rally that commenced in February 2016 at $26.05 per barrel may be heading even higher. The price of the energy commodity dropped like a stone from highs of $107.73 in June 2014 reaching the February 2016 low. Increasing production, slowing economic conditions around the world, and growing inventories created a potent bearish cocktail for the energy commodity. Since then, production cuts by the international oil cartel OPEC and global economic growth... more

CQG's new Excel-powered AutoTrader

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:00
NEW from CQG - CQG offers traders the sophistication of automated trading strategies, without the need for heavy coding and development. CQG utilizes the power of Microsoft Excel to create custom studies. You don't have to hire a quant to get an edge in the market, build what you need with our products.  Watch our live webinar as Jim Stavros, CQG Product Specialist, demonstrates the power of CQG, leveraging Microsoft Excel. Learn how to integrate Excel with CQG's AutoTrader, create dynamic order following studies, and more.  Jim also covers: Live trading ... more

Webinar: CQG's new Excel-powered AutoTrader

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 00:00
NEW from CQG - CQG offers traders the sophistication of automated trading strategies, without the need for heavy coding and development. CQG utilizes the power of Microsoft Excel to create custom studies. You don't have to hire a quant to get an edge in the market, build what you need with our products.  Be the first to see it in action - Join us for our live webinar as Jim Stavros, CQG Product Specialist, demonstrates the power of CQG, leveraging Microsoft Excel. Learn how to integrate Excel with CQG's AutoTrader, create dynamic order following studies, and more. ... more

CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:00
These two Microsoft Excel® dashboards present a unique view of the market. Each chart displays 5-minute percent net change lines from the previous day’s close for today and the previous nine days. Today’s price action is a white line and is updated throughout the day. The other nine lines represent the individual 5-minute percent net change for each day by date. The lines are colored based on the legend displayed just above the time axis. What each chart provides is a frame of reference - now you can compare today’s market action to the previous nine days of market action. A... more

What's New in CQG for iPhone: Server-side Bracket Orders!

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:00
Go mobile with Server-side Bracket Orders ...and Peace of Mind Trading can be a high-pressure endeavor. Bracket orders help mitigate the stress of a possible run-away loss, and allow you to automate your target profit and stop loss orders. Server-side bracket orders are now available in our first update to CQG for iPhone! You can place trades from the iPhone, and switch apps or put your phone in your pocket, knowing that your trade is protected. Bracket orders are baked right into the confirmation screen on the CQG for iOS app, on by default. Toggle the target... more

CQG for iPhone is Here!

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:00
CQG for iPhone is available now on the App Store! In addition to charts, trade execution, order management, and the best market data in the industry, the app has everything you would expect from a iPhone app done right: Fast login with TouchID/FaceID  Great offline experience Push notifications  Server-side bracket orders   CQG for iPhone is compatible with any CQG trading product and will be available to all customers using a CQG charting or trading product How to get access Not yet a customer? If you're not yet a CQG customer,... more

Dynamic Ranking in Excel

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:00
This article walks through the details of using three Microsoft Excel® functions: RANK, COUNTIF, and VLOOUP. These functions are used to build an Excel dashboard that automatically ranks a collection of markets based on percent net change and then displays the market symbols ranked from first to last in a column. A downloadable Excel sample is provided. The advantage of dynamically ranking a group of markets by percent net change is it allows the trader to simply see what is strong and what is weak without having to compare values from cell to cell. Excel offers the Rank function... more

Quantitative Brokers Forms Partnership with CQG

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 00:00
Quantitative Brokers (QB), an independent provider of advanced algorithms and data-driven analytics to clients in the Futures and US Cash Treasury markets, today announced a partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and advanced technical analysis tools, to offer QB’s suite of premium execution algorithms on CQG’s platform. QB’s algorithms are specifically engineered for futures markets and helping traders achieve best execution. The addition of QB algorithms to the CQG platform will further enhance CQG’s offerings. “CQG is excited to... more

Judy Ganes' Mid-Year Outlooks

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:00
Listen to our recorded webinar as Founder and President of J. Ganes Consulting, Judy Ganes, shares a preview of her mid-year outlooks for soft commodities. Judy covers: What factors influence the soft markets in the second half of the year What common elements they share Where they differ What upcoming seasonal factors and reports to watch for View Now   About the Presenter:  Judith Ganes, founder and president of J. Ganes Consulting, LLC, is a world-renowned soft commodities and futures analyst with over 35 years of experience in the food and... more

Q1 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q2

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 2.19% in the first quarter of 2018, and commodities prices edged lower with three of the six major sectors posting gains. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 16 posted gains during the three-month period that ended last Thursday, March 29. The composite gained 7.95% in 2017. While the dollar declined, higher interest rates and increased volatility in the stock and bond markets caused some risk-off behavior in markets across all asset classes. Animal Proteins Were the Worst Performing Sector During the period from January 1, 2017 through March 29,... more

CQG Announces Release of its 2018 Version of the Year

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:00
New Benefits Include Algorithmic Strategies and Analytics, Fixed Income Enhancements, and MiFID II Compliance Updates CHICAGO / DENVER, March 27, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today the release of its Version of the Year software upgrade.  The Version of the Year marks the firm’s annual required upgrade and offers the benefits of many new features to CQG’s entire customer base. CQG Director of Product Management and Marketing Alli Brennan said: “CQG strives to offer solutions to complex... more

Working with Time and RTD

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:00
This article introduces a collection of RTD formulas that returns time values instead of market or study values. CQG provides the time of the highest high and the time of the lowest low from the current session via RTD: =RTD("cqg.rtd", ,"ContractData", "EP", "HIghTime",, "T") =RTD("cqg.rtd", ,"ContractData", "EP", "LOwTime",, "T") In addition, you can pull in the current time, referred to as Line Time, which is Chicago time: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"SystemInfo","Linetime") All of the above can be formatted in Excel to display the time as hh:mm:ss or hh:mm:ss AM/PM. If you... more

CQG Partners with Nasdaq Futures (NFX) to Offer Trading Platform for NFX Products

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, March 15, 2018 – CQG, Inc., a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, today announced a new partnership with Nasdaq Futures (NFX), a leading futures exchange, to provide a trading solution for clients trading NFX products.  NFX, leveraging CQG Desktop for its trading system, now makes that offering available with zero fees, providing direct trading access of NFX listed products to its clients. NFX traders can now take advantage of the lower execution rates - often 50 percent less than incumbent energy exchanges... more

CQG Connects to INE, New Energy Exchange in Shanghai

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:00
Gives Market Participants Outside China Opportunity to Trade Highly Anticipated INE Markets; Enables Chinese Buyers to Lock in Oil Prices in Local Currency BOCA RATON, Fl. / SHANGHAI / CHICAGO / DENVER, March 13, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today that the soon-to-be-launched, highly anticipated Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), a unit of the Shanghai Futures Exchange, will be the first Chinese market available on CQG. The company made the announcement at the annual FIA International... more

Custom Market Algo Order Dashboard

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for a user-selected symbol. The standard market data includes the CQG Algo Orders study, which is only available in CQG’s flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC). This study monitors executed iceberg orders. The study displays “executed volume - displayed volume” for buy and sell orders. Using RTD syntax, you can pull the study values from CQG IC to Excel in real time. When entering the symbol you'd like the dashboard to display, you must enter it in uppercase format. In CQG IC, the study is applied to a chart. In Excel,... more