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Dumbbell charts have the name due to the look of the data displayed having the appearance of a dumbbell.

In other words, a circle at each end connected by a line. In the image above the top circle on the right is this week's current percentage net change for cocoa (symbol: CCE), and… more

This post offers solutions to parsing data in Excel using string functions. As an example, this RTD formula returns the long description of a Crude Oil calendar spread:

=RTD("cqg.rtd", ,"ContractData", "CLES12", "LongDescription",, "T")

Which returns:

Crude Light (Globex) Calendar… more

The CME Website has information resources for options traders in the form of downloadable Excel tables with important needed details such as:

Commodity CodeCME Globex CodeProduct NameProduct GroupProduct SubgroupExchangeRulebook ChapterStrike Price Listing RuleExercise StyleContrary… more

The CQG Rank Study ranks the individual chart points of a market over a specified number of previous trading periods. For example, if the current bar's close had a rank of 3, and the periods were ranked from highest to lowest and the user selected a ranking over 25 periods, that would indicate… more

The Klinger Volume Oscillator (KVO) was developed by Stephen Klinger. The study uses the difference between two exponential smoothed moving averages (EMA) of the "Volume Force" and includes a signal line.

This post offers a unique look at the KVO in that most published articles detailing… more

The Kalman Filter is a recursive algorithm invented in the 1960s to track a moving target from noisy measurements of its position and predict its future position. The Kalman filter is an optimal estimation algorithm and is a type of state observer, but it is designed for stochastic systems.


A popular form of market analysis is to maintain a real-time table of market performance based on an annualized basis. For example, the QSS 2.0 displayed below has a sorted column highlighted with the yellow font detailing the percent net change so far for the year by the stocks known as the… more

Markets tend to trend up, down, and sideways. Another name for trending sideways is congestion. A period of congestion is when the Open, High, Low, and Close price bars are overlapping. CQG IC and QTrader offer a study to identify periods when a market is in a congestion phase. Here is a link to… more

CQG One carries on the tradition of CQG product offerings with best-in-class market data visualization with the introduction in CQG One version 9.1.45025 the CQG Profile chart type and the CP study.

First, an introduction to Market Profile.

CQG Profile charts display price… more

This study goes by a number of other names, including the end point moving average, least squares moving average, moving linear regression, and time series forecast.

To explain this study Microsoft’s Excel LINEST function will be the basis. The LINEST function calculates the statistics for… more