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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

Live Webinar: Full Service Hedge Management

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00
Join our live webinar to learn more about CQG's new Hedge Management System. CQG’s hedge management tools optimize your brokerage operation with an end-to-end solution for transparency, risk and order management, and execution.  Mike Glista, Senior Vice President, CQG will demonstrate the benefits of a full services hedge management system in this 30-minute webinar.  Date: February 19, 2019 Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register

Monitoring Options Deltas in Excel

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:00
If you set up a Microsoft Excel® dashboard to monitor options prices and their respective deltas you may see the delta values disappear occasionally in the dashboard. In other words, the value for the options deltas, especially far out of the money options, will be temporarily blank. This has nothing to do with Excel. It is due to the settings used in your CQG Options Windows that are for the calculations. Two settings in the Options Preferences will insure the deltas are calculated and displayed continuously: Volatility and Price filter. Open the Options Window, Right-click on the... more

NASDAQ-100 Index Members Performance

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the 104 stocks in the Nasdaq-100 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 20 bar default. 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

Gold and Silver Send Signs on Their Weekly Charts

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
Gold fell to a low at $1161.70 in mid-August, but silver waited until mid-November to find its bottom at $13.86 per ounce. Since the lows, the precious metals have been making higher lows and higher highs. During the week of January 22, both silver and gold put in technical formations on their weekly charts that proved to be a bullish sign of things to come for the metals. The precious metals are climbing in 2019, and at the first Fed meeting of 2019, the central bank injected even more support for the gold and silver markets. A bullish reversal in gold Gold told markets that the Fed... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.9

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00
Charts Horizontal and vertical lines pointer tools. Coming soon: Cursor value display with vertical line tool. More pointer tools. General Improved changing a symbol in Chart and HOT. Added symbol description on single-symbol widget tabs. Left navigation bar is now minimized by default. Added Vietnamnese translation. Quotes Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol column. Improved description display of exchange traded spreads. Spreadsheet Trader Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol... more

Preopening Excel® RTD Calls

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:00
After the current trading session ends, many exchanges clear out today’s market data to set up for the preopening posting of orders to the exchange's order book. This includes today’s open, high, low, and close. In effect, the exchange moved today’s data to be yesterday’s data. Consequently, if you are using Excel and RTD calls to displays today’s open, high, low, and close, and the market moves into the preopening state, you will see blank values in Excel until the evening session opens. In Excel, using a simple “If Then” with RTD formulas to check for a price versus a blank cell will... more

6 Trading Systems Based on the Super Template

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:00
Related: Using the Super Template 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 activated. BE - Break Even Exit is on if checked. DRTstop - Dollar Risk... more

Most Wanted 7 Studies Plus a Bonus Trading System

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:00
This is a collection of frequently requested studies, which are not part of CQG’S standard offering. These studies are open source and detailed descriptions can be easily found on the internet. Your CQG Application Specialists have created these studies inside our formula toolbox for you to use or re-engineering purposes. Dynamic Momentum Index Chande Momentum Oscillator Guppy and Guppy2 (exp) McClellan Oscillator Money Flow Index – MFI Relative Momentum Index (RMI) Relative Vigor Index - RVI Bonus: Parabolics Trading System* Dynamic Momentum Index The dynamic... more

OTC Block Trades for NFX Products

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:00
NASDAQ Futures Exchange and CQG have teamed up to provide a block trade system for NFX customers. The NEW block trade system provides over-the-counter trade capability; which separates block trade quotes from Central Limit Order Book orders, but allows for the full dissemination of order quotes for these trades. Join us to learn about how to post and respond to RFQs with block orders. Attendees will learn:  How to post and respond to RFQs Monitoring RFQs How to gain access And More! View Now

Live Webinar: OTC Block Trades for NFX Products

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:00
NASDAQ Futures Exchange and CQG have teamed up to provide a block trade system for NFX customers. The NEW block trade system provides over-the-counter trade capability; which separates block trade quotes from Central Limit Order Book orders, but allows for the full dissemination of order quotes for these trades. Join us to learn about how to post and respond to RFQs with block orders. Attendees will learn:  How to post and respond to RFQs Monitoring RFQs How to gain access And More! Date: January 14, 2019  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register Speakers... more

Q4 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q1 2019

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 00:00
The dollar index moved higher by 1.05% in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the commodities asset class posted a loss over the final three months of the year that ended on December 31. Two of the six major sectors posted losses while four moved to the upside. However, the extent of losses was more significant than gains in the world of commodities. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the U.S. and U.K. gained 7.95% in 2017. In Q4, commodities lost 2.85% and were down 6.82% in 2018.   Energy led the way on the downside in Q4 During the period from October 1... more

Natural Gas and Crude Oil Provide Lessons for Traders and Investors

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00
In early October it looked like the price of crude oil was heading for triple-digit territory on the back of sanctions on Iran that were coming in early October. At the same time, the price of natural gas futures had been consistently failing on each attempt to climb above the $3 per MMBtu level on the nearby NYMEX futures contracts. Over the past 60 days, the fortunes of both energy commodities changed dramatically. An overabundance of longs on the oil futures market and shorts in the natural gas futures arena were reminded that expecting the unexpected in these markets and protecting... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.8

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00
General Improved symbol entry autosuggest to include user defined lists Quotes Tabs now include quote style Price formatting improvements for fractions: Fixed income and decimal HOT Improved layout of order sidebar so order size is more visible Added tooltips for order properties dropdowns Orders and positions grids Added Go Market command for working orders Added functionality to modify parked orders If fills are modified by FCM, they now update correctly in CQG Desktop Improved OTE/NLV calcuation when bid/ask mode is selected Spreadsheet... more

CQG Q3 Pilot Release

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:00
The Q3 pilot release for CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader is available and can be downloaded from our website. The release includes new features that benefit individual traders and brokerage customers:   Real-Time Study Integration with Microsoft Excel Use datasets in Microsoft Excel to create real-time studies for charting in CQG.  Studies are created in Excel and CQG's integration allows you to see them in real-time on CQG.   Broker External Orders Place orders into any account, including non-CQG accounts, to manage your full customer book on one... more

CQG and Matador Prime Team Up to Provide FX Liquidity on CQG Products

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, Nov. 13, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today that the firm has collaborated with Matador Prime, a market-leading, global institutional broker. Matador’s unique liquidity offering includes pricing and execution services for spot foreign exchange (FX) and contracts for difference (CFD) indices. Through the partnership, CQG’s customers can access Matador’s liquidity and trade directly with Matador Prime. In addition to providing liquidity, Matador also will offer CQG customers access... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.7

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00
Spreadsheet Trader New Hit/Lift/Sweep columns for agressive orders Separate preference for liquidate vs cancel Full description of product in QSS and in autosuggest Open Interest no longer abbreviated Orders and positions grids Buy/sell coloring for buys and sells and up/down coloring for OTE, P&L, and balance information Column headers show totals for buys/sells in Orders and Positions widgets General New price formatting options for fractions and decimals Default order sizes per symbol, per account Options Added columns for best... more

Lessons from the Sugar and Coffee Futures Markets

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
There are many lessons that we can learn from the price action in commodities markets. Commodities tend to rise to prices where output increases, inventories build, and demand declines. At lofty levels, prices peak and reverse. The most recent example was in the wood market where the price of lumber futures rose to a new all-time high at $659 per 1,000 board feet in May 2018 on the back of new home construction and economic growth in the United States. As the long-term quarterly chart highlights, the futures found a high in May, and by the end of October, just five months later, the... more