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What's New in CQG IC 2021: TFlow Aggregation by Bars Updated

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:00
The TFlow Chart type allows you to aggregate the TFlow bars by a user chosen number of bars. The limit for the number of bars has been expanded from 50 to now 5,000 bars.

The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Marc Faber and Yra Harris on the Economy, Geo Political Risks and Investing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
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The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Marc Faber and Yra Harris on the Economy, Geo Political Risks and Investing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial

Notes From Underground: SIN or WIN, It’s a Generational Thing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
In 1976, when I was beginning my long march toward acquiring knowledge to analyze markets Gerald Ford was running for reelection. Inflation was gaining strength so the FORD campaign was bent on making America believe that he had the fortitude to break the inflation spiral threatening the Middle Class. Campaign buttons said W.I.N. (whip inflation now). Getting inflation under control was seen as the paramount issue. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial When I was wandering through a flea market in New York in 2007, I found an original WIN button... more

Evaluate ETF Constituents Performance Using Excel

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 00:00
If you track the performance of ETFs you may be interested in evaluating the performance of the stocks that are held by the ETF, such as the Invesco QQQ ETF, which tracks the Nasdaq-100 Index. Two downloadable samples are provided at the bottom of this post, one is for QQQ and the second is ARKK. Why would this information be helpful? Hedge Fund manager Jonathan Hoenig in his book Price is Primary has this chart below detailing that losses require a substantial gain to get back to breakeven, such as a 50% loss requires a 100% gain. Chart courtesy of Price is Primary by Jonathan... more

Market Summary: May 9, 2021

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices increased for a second consecutive week as Brent neared $70 per barrel midweek. The largest weekly decline in US Crude inventories in over a year, a weakening dollar, strong economic data from China and easing summer travel restrictions in the EU provided price support. Overwhelming increases in Covid-19 cases in India served to restrain price growth. On the week, WTI prices gained 2.1%, Brent 2.3%, RBOB 2.4% and ULSD 4.6%. Total US commercial petroleum inventories fell by 5.6 MB on the week. Since its peak of last June, total Crude and refined products inventories in the... more

SPDR® Sector ETFs Analysis Dashboard

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 00:00
SPDR® Sector ETFs Analysis Dashboard This Microsoft® Excel dashboard provides analysis of S&P Sectors based on ETFs. The collection of ETFs are: Symbol Description XLC Communication Services Select Sector XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector XLE Energy Select Sector XLF Financial Select Sector XLV Health Care Select Sector XLI Industrial Select Sector XLB Materials Select Sector XLRE... more

Phillip Futures partners with CQG

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 00:00
Phillip Futures offers derivatives trading on Hanoi Stock Exchange via CQG platform. 6 May 2021, Singapore Phillip Futures, one of the region’s top brokerages, announced a new milestone in its partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges. Phillip Futures will now offer VN30 futures from the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) to its customers using the CQG platform. In addition, customers of Phillip Futures can also use CQG to trade futures contracts from Borsa Istanbul, Thailand Futures... more

Notes From Underground: Sanctions Are Sanctimonious

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:00
In today’s world of DOLLAR domination it is easy for the U.S. Treasury — under the guidance of the president — to place sanctions on many different global actors as they strive to use the conduit of SWIFT and other banking facilities to move money around the globe. The U.S. likes to beat its chest and proclaim that it is operating in a rules-based system and therefore sanctions are an appropriate tool in response to the malevolent actions of autocratic-oriented nationalistic actors. But whose rules? And the invocation of sanctions leads to those subject to the whims of U.S... more

Market Summary: May 2, 2021

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices reached six-week highs as total commercial petroleum inventories fell by 1.6 MB despite US refinery utilization rates reaching 13-month highs. Prices did ease slightly on Friday largely due to profit-taking linked to the US dollar. On the week, WTI gained 2.3%, Brent 1.7%, ULSD 2.5% and RBOB 3.7%. Overall increases in demand in the US as well as a number of other countries and strong general economic data overshadowed skyrocketing Covid-19 rates in India, ongoing increases in Iranian Crude output which has now reached 2.5 MBPD and maintenance of already established plans by... more

Grain Prices Continue To Defy Gravity

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 00:00
We are now in the heart of the planting season for the 2021 crop year. Last April, prices were languishing at lows. Nearby CBOT corn futures traded to a low of $3.0025 per bushel. Soybean futures bottomed at $8.0825, while CBOT wheat reached $4.6825 per bushel. What a difference a year has made. The rally in the grain and oilseed futures began in August and has barely looked back. As the seeds go into the ground in 2021, prices are at multi-year highs, and the trends remain bullish. In April 2021, instead of reaching lows, corn, soybean, and hard red winter wheat futures on the CME’s CBOT... more

The Excel Radar Chart

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:00
Microsoft® Excel offers the Radar Chart. This chart does not use the typical X-axis versus Y-axis. Instead, the radar chart is a graphic display of multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart. Viewing the radar chart shows which observations are most similar as clusters of observations can be identified as well as are there any outliers. To start, a comparison of a typical histogram chart displaying the constituents of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and their current readings of the relative strength index (RSI) study. You can scan along the chart looking for high and low... more

Market Summary: April 24, 2021

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices softened on the week, primarily driven by a surge in Covid-19 cases in India, Japan and Brazil that weighed heavily on expectations of near-term demand. Stronger economic and vaccination data from the United States and slight signs of economic improvement in Europe despite a surprisingly poor rollout of Covid vaccines there served to temper weakening prices. Geopolitical concerns eased on the week due largely to Russian troop withdrawals along the Ukrainian border as well as continuing Iranian nuclear discussions in Vienna. A force majeure of more than 300 KBPD of production... more

Market Summary: April 17, 2021

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices recovered significantly this week as positive economic data from China, increases in monthly demand forecasts by both OPEC and the Paris-based IEA, a series of diplomatic expulsions between the US and Russia linked to both the Ukrainian issue as well as Russian tampering with the US election, increases in Iranian-backed Houthi rebel attacks on Saudi Arabia and a 9.1 MB draw in total US commercial petroleum inventories provided price support. On the week, WTI gained 6.4%, Brent 6.1%, RBOB 4% and ULSD 4.9%. Continued increases in Covid-19 cases that have doubled in the last two... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 6.3

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 00:00
General Various bug fixes and enhancements Full CQG name added to CSPEC (F.US.XXM21) OTC/HMS Added preference to show lots vs units throughout the interface Publish Bids & Offers: Ability to multi-select and edit basis for multiple contracts at once Pulbish Bids & Offers: Added Visibility and HedgeFirst columns We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums site. And see past release notes on our... more

Market Summary: April 11, 2021

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices soften this week as the reality of pending increases in OPEC+ output coupled with increases in production from members not bound to the agreement, emerging signs of a slowing economic recovery linked to stubborn remnants of the Covid-19 virus limiting demand expectations and a significant de-escalation of geopolitical tensions as multinational talks regarding Iranian sanctions that were deemed constructive by all participants all weighed on markets. Total commercial petroleum inventories in the US increased by 2.308 MB. On the week, WTI prices fell by 3.5%, Brent by 2.9%,... more

Notes From Underground: The Arrogance of Janet Yellen

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:00
Since I last wrote, it has been a time for thought, contemplation and discussion. This week I recorded an FRA podcast with Richard Bonugli and Larry McDonald. It was the equivalent of the “Wide World of Sports” as we traveled around the world looking at profitable investment ideas. Enjoy the best 60 minutes in financial global macro analysis. Click here to listen to the podcast. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial But the world does not stop and there are some issues we must address. 1: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been center stage at the IMF/G... more

Excel Sparklines

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:00
Sparklines have been available beginning with Microsoft® Excel 2010. A Sparkline is a simple chart that is displayed within a cell or a group of merged cells. Sparklines are a nice addition to a quote display as the quote display shows current values, such as last price and net change, the Sparkline chart can show price action. While any time frame can be used, for this article the Sparkline will display a 5-minute close chart for today’s session. To plot these Sparklines in Excel the CQG Barix (Bar Index) function is used within the RTD formula. The Bar Index Function is a... more

The Roundtable Insight – Secular Change to Value Equities and Commodities

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00
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What's New in CQG IC 2021: AskCQG Toolbar Button

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00
The AskCQG toolbar button has been updated. Click the button and your browser will open to the CQG Support page and at the bottom right is a Zendesk chat window connecting you to CQG Support for any assistance you need.