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Q2 Winners and Losers in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q3

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 1.22% in the second quarter of 2019, but the commodities asset class posted a loss in Q2. Two of the six major sectors posted gains while four moved to the downside. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the US and the UK rose 6.72% in the first quarter; it moved 1.17% lower for the three months that ended on June 28. Corn leads the way in Q3 The grains sector was the best performing commodity group in Q2 as the composite appreciated by 8.08%. Corn made the most significant contribution to the sector as it rallied by 17.88% compared to... more

Pulling into Excel® Historical Delta Bars (DBars) Study Values

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 00:00
Delta Bars or DBars is a MarketDelta study which is used with the MarketDelta Footprint chart. Delta is the difference between buys and sells. Delta Bars, displayed as candles, are colored based on bids and asks. Using default colors, the candle is green when there are more asks and red when there are more bids. The Delta Bars RTD formula uses the FootPrint Operator for the chart type. Here are the RTD formulas for the open, high, low and close for symbol EP and 5-minute bars: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData","DBarsOpen( FootPrintOP(EP,0))", "Bar", "", "Close","5","0","All",,,"False... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.4

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:00
Quotes Added the ability to filter by any column in QSS  Added exchange as a column in QSS and SpreadSheet Trader Added ISIN number to CSPEC Trading Child orders in a bracket can now have separate duration from the parent order Charting Improved chart zoom using the mouse wheel When trading sidebar is open, placing a horizontal line will change price selection for trading Added ability to to change fractional study parameters Parameters dialog for pointer tools More Details and How to Access the New Features Filter by any column in QSS... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.7

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:00
General Updates Full screen chart when phone is horizontal Trading Improved workflow when tapping on a position in the Positions tab to get to details view Added a setting so OTE and P/L can now be displayed in reporting currency Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers using a CQG charting or trading product. Online Help: Access online videos and view animations. CQG Forums: Share your feedback and submit feature requests. CQG for Android: We are excited to launch CQG for Android later this spring. To receive... more

What's new in CAST 2 version 2.15

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 00:00
Improved layout of the Home Page Action buttons now turn color when content is changed Improved search performance Improved layout for smaller screen sizes Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience. Please send us feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site. The CQG CAST Team

Volatility Stop and Volatility System

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:00
Here are two more trading systems based on the Super Template that were recently created on a customers demand. The idea is to have a few standard trading systems that have many customizable exits already built in: EOD - End Of Day will exit any position at the last bar of the day when checked. MMstop - Money Management is a simple stop loss. You just need to specify the amount. MM - Money Management Stop is on if checked. BEFloor - Break Even Exit will close the position when it returns to its entry price. It needs to reach a certain amount of profit (Floor) before it is... more

Improve Efficiency with Electronic OTC Transactions on CQG

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:00
Reduce manual process and drive efficiency across your organization. During this webinar, CQG will cover all you need to know about CQG's OTC tools, how to gain access and use them, and how you can work smarter. View Now  

Euribor Algo Orders Tracker Dashboard

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC) or QTrader, have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this trading activity indicator detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) on the market. This study displays “executed volume minus 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. The spreadsheet displays four market data groups with each group having four columns. The market data groups are: one-second sub-minute bars five... more

Eurodollar Algo Orders Tracker Dashboard

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC) or QTrader, have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this trading activity indicator detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) on the market. This study displays “executed volume minus 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. The spreadsheet displays four market data groups with each group having four columns. The market data groups are: one-second sub-minute bars five... more

Short Sterling Algo Orders Tracker Dashboard

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC) or QTrader, have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this trading activity indicator detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) on the market. This study displays “executed volume minus 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. The spreadsheet displays four market data groups with each group having four columns. The market data groups are: one-second sub-minute bars five... more

Short Sterling Forward Curves Dashboard

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard pulls in the Short Sterling market data traded on the ICE platform. There are three forward curve charts. The first chart displays the quarterly contracts forward curves, the second chart displays 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 a histogram chart showing each forward curve's difference from today’s... more

CQG Version of the Year is here

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:00
CQG Version of the Year is available for download on the CQG website.    Here is a list of just some of the new features available in CQG Version of the Year. 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... more

Commodities Will Be Watching Three Events in June

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 00:00
Commodities are global assets. Raw material production is a local affair as minerals, ores, metals, and energy output comes from parts of the world where the earth's crust is rich in resources. When it comes to agricultural commodities, soil, the weather, climate, and water availability determine where crops can flourish. Therefore, supplies are concentrated. On the other side of the fundamental equation, demand is ubiquitous as people all over the world require food, shelter, and energy to power their daily lives. We are all consumers of raw materials on both an individual and... more

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