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CQG Custom Market Dashboard

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for eight user-inputted symbols. The symbols must be entered in uppercase format. The dashboard displays the following data: Long description Price with the largest traded volume for the current session Horizontal depth-of-market price and volume ladder Time of most recent update in minutes, seconds, and micro-seconds Today’s traded volume by price in the price ladder (requires MarketDelta enablement) Open, high, low, last, and net change Best bid highlighted red if the last trade matches Best ask highlighted... more

CME Globex US Treasuries Algo Orders Tracker Dashboards

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00
Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC), have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this indicator of trading activity detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) in the market. The study displays “executed volume - displayed volume” for buy and sell orders. Using RTD syntax, you can pull the study values from CQG IC into Microsoft Excel® in real time. These dashboards are available: 2-Year Treasuries (Symbol: TUA) 5-Year Treasuries (Symbol: FVA) 10-Year Treasuries (Symbol: TYA) 30-Year Treasuries (... more

Join us at the Argus Americas Crude Summit

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00
Visit the CQG booth at the 10th Argus Americas Crude Summit to learn more about the following: Fully integrated trading Standard and smart order types Real-time and historical data across multiple asset classes CQG APIs Register Now ‌‍‍‍‍ We look forward to seeing you there.

Jim Wyckoff's Markets Outlook

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:00
Join us again as we host Jim Wyckoff for a live webinar. Mr. Wyckoff will examine the technical aspect of short-term and long-term analytical charts for all major futures and forex markets, including support and resistance levels that are likely to impact price action in the near term.  Jim will also cover: Major market fundamentals  Trading tactics  Educational elements    Date: January 25, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register Presenter:  Jim Wyckoff is the proprietor of the "Jim Wyckoff on the Markets" analytical... more

RTD and Historical Implied Volatility

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:00
CQG offers an Implied Volatility (ImpVol) study that allows you to pull in historical implied volatility data onto a chart. ImpVol is not the implied volatility of one particular option. CQG uses the outright contract symbol from the chart and initially starts with a baseline of 3 at-the-money contracts for each month for calls and puts, then several filters are run to eliminate series which would distort the implied volatility calculation. More information about the Implied Volatility study can be found here. This study can be applied to both an outright contract or to an... more

Q4 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q1

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 1.14% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with five 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 Friday, December 29. The composite gained 4.88% in Q4 and finished 2017 with a 7.95% gain. While the dollar declined, higher interest rates are on the horizon in 2018. Optimism about the global economy caused rallies in many of the industrial commodities. A Winning Quarter - Animal Proteins Lead the Way During the period from October... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.19

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:00
Quotes Improved tooltips when hovering over symbols in QSS and in the heatmap style Added columns for contract month and month/year in QSS Trading Added the option to set order size defaults for individual commodities Native spread leg prices are now displayed correctly Sorting is saved for QSS and orders widgets General Updated styles: in dark theme, entry fields now have dark backgrounds Charts In a study dialog, when no study is selected, the bottom-right button can close the dialog More Details and How to Access the New... more

CQG Hosts Live AMA Event

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Event  CQG is hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Event. Ask our product specialists to build your custom studies in real time during this live video presentation and interactive chat session located in CQG Forums. What is an AMA? –During an Ask Me Anything session, there are no set rules or formats. Anyone can ask anything. Our product specialists are particularly interested in helping you with your own custom studies. Date: December 21, 2017  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Important Notes:  The link for the AMA event will be located in the... more

CQG's Q4 Pilot Release: MiFID II Compliance

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
MiFID II Compliance The Q4 pilot release for CQG Integrated Client, CQG QTrader, and CQG Trader is available and can be downloaded from our website. The release includes MiFID II compliance-related changes, which may be relevant for some customers immediately, particularly customers in the EU, participating on EU markets, or who use a MiFID II-regulated clearing firm and need at least one of the following: The ability to send orders and indicate a hedging position. CQG has implemented a hedge/spec setting for when Commodity Derivative Indicator = true, complying with... more

RTD and CQG Conditions

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
CQG offers a collection of conditions you can use to mark points on a chart when the condition is met. In addition, you can create your own custom conditions. You can easily bring conditions into Excel using RTD formulas. Excel displays a 1 if the condition is currently true or a 0 if the condition is currently false. In Figure 1, the cqg.ADXHigh condition is highlighted. Figure 1: CQG Formula Builder, Conditions tab Right above the description box is the title B.cqg.ADXHigh. This is what you enter for the symbol parameter in an RTD Study Data formula for 15-minute... more

Bitcoin Contracts Traded on CQG

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
The new Bitcoin contracts for CME and CFE will be available in CQG products. CQG’s symbol for the CFE Bitcoin is XBT, and it opens for trading on December 11. CQG’s symbol for the CME Bitcoin is BTC, and it opens for trading on December 18. For more information, contact us at support@cqg.com. 

ICE Cocoa Spreads Monitor

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for cocoa spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and at the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the latest quote is a new bid, then the bid price is highlighted green. If the latest quote is a new ask, then the ask price is highlighted red. Below the best bid row for each contract is today’s traded volume. Each volume row is heat-mapped using black for the lowest traded volume and increasing levels of intensity of blue for the higher levels of... more

What to Expect in the Final Month of 2017 in Commodities Markets

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
The year 2017 has been an up and down year for commodities, but when the dust settles the asset class will post an overall gain on the year. Even though inflation remains below the 2% target set by the Fed and ECB, the prices of commodities continue to rise from bottoms established in late 2015 and early 2016. Industrial commodity prices have been leaders throughout the year as economic growth in China and around the world continues to support demand for many raw materials. Nonferrous metals are among the best performing raw materials of the year. Precious metals have posted gains with... more

ICE Coffee Spreads Monitor

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for coffee spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and at the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the latest quote is a new bid, then the bid price is highlighted green. If the latest quote is a new ask, then the ask price is highlighted red. Below the best bid row for each contract is today’s traded volume. Each volume row is heat-mapped using black for the lowest traded volume and increasing levels of intensity of blue for the higher levels... more

Pulling Market Data by Time Using Bar Index Function

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
You can use LocalHour and LocalMinute functions in the RTD formula to pull in the open price for a market using a 5-minute bar at 12:00. This technique was detailed in a previous article here. If you are pulling in a large amount of data using the above functions, then it can create a heavy load on CQG and Excel. A better way is to use the Bar Index function. There is a study you can add to a chart called Bar Index (BarIdx). This study simply counts the number of bars based on one of the following choices: Start of Day = number of bars since the... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.18

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Charts The order display study now includes the average fill price Quotes When using net change mode on a mobile quote board, the last price displays last trade rather than last quote General A link to the new help website has been added to the ? menu More Details and How to Access the New Features Average Fill Price and Position Line on Chart We added a new chart object that displays the average fill price and position size on a chart. Just like the line on HOT, it helps visualize where your position and fill price are relative to the market. It... more

CQG Announces Strategic Leadership Changes to Support CQG China Launch

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Rod Giffen Named President, CQG APAC; Ryan Moroney Appointed President, CQG Europe and the Americas DENVER / CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2017 – CQG has had a focused effort to add China to its global network of data and execution. With the imminent launch of this initiative, the firm announced today that Rod Giffen, President, CQG, has relocated to China and will serve in the newly created position of President, CQG APAC. Ryan Moroney will return to CQG to assume the new role of President, CQG Europe and the Americas. Tim Mather, CEO of CQG, said: “We view China as an important addition to our... more

Crude Oil Heads for a Higher High in 2017

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Crude oil is the energy commodity that continues to power the world. While many new and exciting energy products will likely take away some of oil’s market share in the years to come, the fact is that today oil remains essential for consumers around the world. We drive cars requiring gasoline, and in many cases heat homes and business with heating oil that are both oil products. We fly on planes and buy goods that come to market via trucks and other modes of transport powered by distillate products. While technology will continue to evolve and renewable energy sources will slowly replace oil’... more

Globex E-mini S&P 500 Most Active Options Dashboard

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on the E-mini S&P 500 futures market using the CQG RTD Toolkit for volume and displays the strikes ranked by the volume traded for each listed expiry. The scan covers options traded 15 strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The options volume data is heat-mapped by group with the highest call volume levels in bright green and the highest put volume levels in bright red. A drop-down menu next to Symbol: allows you to choose the options series: E-mini S&P 500... more

Learn about Free Services Available for Current Customers

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Join our live webinar to learn about the following services that CQG Integrated Client customers can access for free through the end of the year: Market Scan Advanced Options  Our product specialists will provide expert-level overviews that will help enhance your analysis and trading with CQG. Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register