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iShares Russell 1000® Growth ETF Dashboard

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:00
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (symbol: IWF). The iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit growth characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the display is divided... more

iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF Dashboard

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 00:00
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF (symbol: IUSV). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit value characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the display is... more

FOW Trading Chicago 2017

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00
We will be at FOW Trading Chicago on June 28, 2017! Stop by our booth to view our latest features: Exciting additions to CQG M Innovations in charting, quotes, studies, and trading tools Expanded multi-broker functionality UDS and options analytics improvements Topics discussed at the event include: Derivatives markets in an age of populism Current US options market structure Customizable technology The future of data Location: Swissotel Chicago                  323 E. Upper Wacker Dr.      ... more

Calling Conditions in Excel Using RTD

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:00
Traders can use pre-built conditions or create their own conditions in CQG to mark bars when a particular condition is met. They can then pull this information into Excel using RTD formulas. The RTD formulas are similar to study RTD formulas. The difference is that the letter B and a period are required (“B.”) in the symbol. For example, here is the RTD formula to call for the CQG ADX High condition applied to a five-minute chart using the symbol EP: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData", "B.cqg.ADXHigh(EP,Period:=10,Threshold:=25)", "Bar",, "Close",5,0, "all", "", "","True") When... more

CQG to Stop Supporting DDE

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:00
Beginning with version 18, the DDE protocol cannot be used with CQG software. Instead, RTD should be used. Microsoft stopped supporting DDE several years ago with the release of their Vista operating system. Now that a majority of our customers have moved to RTD, CQG is doing the same. To assist you with this transition, CQG provides a DDE-to-RTD converter. If you should encounter any issues with the converter, please contact CQG customer support. We also encourage you to view our video tutorial with our in-house RTD expert, Thom Hartle. We appreciate the effort involved in making... more

iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF Dashboard

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 00:00
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF (symbol: IUSG). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit growth characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the... more

Exchange Partnership to Broaden the Reach and Appeal of Bitcoin

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 00:00
Chicago, IL, April 11, 2017 – CQG, Inc., a leading provider of trading front-end software for the broker, dealer, and FCM industry, and BCause LLC, the leading applicant for CFTC approval to become the first US-regulated exchange for trading of crypto-currency derivatives, announce their partnership to provide a market at the intersection of the crypto-currency and traditional derivatives trading spaces. Michael Adolphi, CEO of BCause, said, “This means that on day one of trading, our products will be available on over 150,000 desktops at FCMs across the country. This... more

S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology Dashboard

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:00
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Technology ETF (symbol: RYT). This ETF seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the S&P 500® Equal Weight Information Technology Index. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes display portion is divided into three sections: The first... more

Gold - Three Charts Spell Confusion

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 00:00
Gold opened 2017 with a roar after hitting lows in December. The price of the yellow metal has made higher lows and higher highs so far with the most recent peak coming on April 17, when the active month June COMEX futures contract hit $1297.50 per ounce. The geopolitical landscape had been highly supportive of gains in the price of the yellow metal. The new President of the United States has faced many issues around the globe during his first 100 days in office. In the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Trump bombed a Syrian airbase causing relations with the... more

Eurodollar Exchange-Traded Spreads

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents Eurodollar market data​. The data includes ten years of quarterly contracts for outrights and exchange-traded three-month and six-month calendar spreads. Quarterly contracts are color-coded by their pack colors. Best bid and ask, queue volume size, last, net change, and traded volume are displayed. The traded volume columns are heat-mapped. Contract symbols will automatically roll each quarter. We recommended that this Excel spreadsheet be closed each night to avoid Excel memory issues. Make sure to lower your Excel... more

Take Control of Your Trading with Qcaid

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 00:00
Qcaid is an innovative platform that allows you to automate, backtest, optimize, and run your trading strategies without any programming skills. With the integration of Qcaid and CQG, you now have direct market access to execute your strategies. Qbitia complements CQG's suite of products in such that it allows traders to visually design their own strategies using the Qcaid trading platform. Qcaid allows traders to create trading models by dragging and dropping any of the relative strategy components onto the canvas. Various functions, indicators, and operators can... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.12 - Study Parameters

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:00
We have exciting updates in this version! The long-awaited study parameters have been added to charts and trading now includes park and activate functionality. Here is a summary of the new features. Quotes Orders and Positions columns are now available in the QSS style of the Quotes widget. Click on the column headers to sort by any column in QSS. Charts Edit study parameters for any study and easily configure parameters and visual styles. Easily add a study to all charts on a page. Link studies to enable changing parameters on multiple charts at once. Added new... more

Custom Study Values in Excel Using RTD

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:00
CQG customers who create their own custom studies can easily use RTD to pull custom study values into Excel. There are only two unique requirements in the RTD formula for a custom study: first, include the “^” sign in the custom study name and second, include the curve name. For example, in the chart below the custom study is the Slow Stochastic applied to a 14-period RSI. The name of the study is SRSI^ and there are two curves: c1 and c2. The RTD formulas for the two curves, using symbol CLE and a 5-minute bar time frame, are: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData","... more

Globex Crude Oil Forward Curves

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents Globex crude oil market data and forward curves. The data includes outrights, exchange-traded calendar spreads, and butterfly spreads. The exchange-traded calendar spreads include the following months: One Three Six Nine Twelve ​ The net-change and volume columns are heat-mapped. The forward curves use the last trade unless they are outside of the current best bid and ask. In that case, the midpoint of the best bid and best ask is displayed on the charts. Requires CQG Integrated Client or CQG QTrader, data enablements... more

Footprint Statistic Studies

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 00:00
CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader version 2017 include Footprint® Charts and Studies, allowing customers to view the popular Delta Bar chart and related studies. One study is the Footprint Bar Statistic applied to the Footprint chart. While we cannot pull in the bar data for the Footprint chart into Excel using RTD, we can pull in the collection of eight individual studies that are referred to as the Footprint Bar Statistic, which is displayed as a table at the bottom of the Footprint chart in CQG. The Footprint Bar Statistic includes the following studies: Volume = Total... more

Globex Grains Most Active Options Dashboard

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on soybeans, wheat, and corn (Globex) futures markets for volume. It displays strikes ranked by the volume traded for each expiry listed. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-money option. Then the top five strikes by traded volume are presented on the main display for calls and puts. The dashboard is divided into three groups: the first group is the soybean market, the second is the wheat market, and the third is the corn market. Again, the options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The... more

Q1 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q2

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 2.02% in the first quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with four of the six major sectors posting gains. Many raw materials made multiyear lows in late 2015 and early 2016 but have recovered in dramatic fashion, and industrial commodities and precious metals added to gains over the first three months of 2017. The dollar rallied to the highest level since 2002 in early January, but when the Fed hiked rates in March, the greenback corrected to the downside despite widening interest rate differentials with other currencies around the world... more

Delta Bar Study

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader version 2017 include the popular Footprint® Charts and Studies. The primary focus of the chart type is to organize and display the volume traded at each price and provide an indication of its impact on price. One setting in the Footprint chart allows you to see the delta at each price. Delta is the difference between the buy volume and sell volume at each price. Also available is the Delta Bars (DBars) study that is applied to the Footprint chart, providing the following volume details for each open, high, low, and close bar in... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.11

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00
Quotes Thermometer on QSS: Added the thermometer to the symbol column in the QSS style Color cells in all quote styles: You can now mark a quote with color Option to launch HOT or OT from the Buy/Sell buttons in the quotes toolbar Charts Tooltips on session markers Coming soon: Study parameters HOT Bid/Ask columns are now separate by default Show Cancel/Go Flat buttons for single-click access We welcome your feedback and input on what will continue to make CQG M an essential part of your trading workflow. How to Access the New Features... more

Volume Study

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:00
CQG version 2017 includes updates to the volume study, available for various chart types. This overview of the RTD volume study formulas includes the new parameters that the MarketDelta Footprint® Studies use. The Setup Study Parameters window shown below details the available highlight choices. You can choose to view total trades or trades separated into trades at the bid and trades at the ask. In addition, Delta volume, Delta Momentum volume and Delta Day volume can be displayed. The three Delta volume studies require the Footprint® Charts and Studies enablement... more