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Globex Equity Indices and Nasdaq-100 Stocks

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents two charts of the Nasdaq-100 futures contract and market data for the one hundred stocks that are constituents of the Nasdaq 100 Index. The chart in the top left corner displays the 10-day Map Chart of the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index contract. The chart on the right is a 5-minute candlestick chart with a diffusion index study presented at the bottom of the chart. The table is the current members of the NASDAQ 100 Index with the day’s percent net change. The net change columns are heat-mapped. The next two columns indicate... more

Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate in Excel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:00
You can easily hide things unnecessary items in Microsoft Excel® to open up more screen real estate. All of my published CQG-powered Excel dashboards show you an image. You may have also noticed that the Excel ribbon, formula bar, and column/row headers are hidden from view. This configuration gives you a less cluttered view of your spreadsheet. To turn off the formula bar and column/row headers, click on the View tab and uncheck both Formula Bar and Headings. To remove the ribbon, first locate the icon in the top right corner of the Excel spreadsheet showing a small arrow inside a... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.3

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:00
Trading Positions widget: new columns for OTE in reporting currency Orders widget: ability to see individual fills Comment field now shows in fill report Charts Crosshair mode: pan chart using two fingers General Updates Active widget indication OK/Close buttons in dialogs More Details and How to Access the New Features New columns for OTE in Positions widget Trading internationallly? Add columns to show OTE in your reporting currency. Go to the task menu in the top right of the Positions widget and to go "Manage Columns." ​​ See individual... more

Two Soft Commodities May Offer Value

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:00
The best opportunities in commodities markets often occur when they are at the top or bottom of their cycles when it comes to supply and demand. Soft commodities can be one of the most volatile at times, as weather and crop diseases can alter market fundamentals in the blink of an eye. Two agricultural commodities are starting to show some signs of life after prolonged periods of selling. These days, I am focusing lots of attention on sugar and coffee. Both of these markets offer the potential for price gains with an attractive balance between risk and reward when it comes to technical... more

Take Advantage of Zero Fees: Live Demo of NFX Markets

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 00:00
CQG and Nasdaq Futures (NFX) have partnered to offer any trader, new to CQG, the ability to trade all NFX Futures and Options products at no charge leveraging CQG Desktop.* Join us for a joint webinar on how to gain direct access to all products listed on NFX from the CQG desktop with zero-fees. Our live session will highlight the NFX white label offering while demoing live NFX markets. Learn more about: More powerful trading capabilities with CQG trading platforms, including the Aggregator Trading on NFX and accessing our improved, tighter electronic markets Taking advantage... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.3

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:00
Trading Better visibility of the best bid/ask on the HOT Volume of the last trade on the HOT General updates Crash fixes Ability to attach screenshots when sending feedback   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 updates, fill out this form. We love to... more

CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10 (Updated)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
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