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Pie charts are a popular visual presentation used by analysts for detailing a percentage of a whole, with a circle representing the whole and slices representing the categories that make up the whole.

This post details creating pie charts in Excel using as the first example the weekly CFTC… more

This post presents "how to" rank and sort market data using Excel's SORTBY, CHOOSECOLS, and TAKE functions. This method is a replacement for applying RANK and VLOOKUP functions for ranking and sorting market data.

This post "Dynamic Ranking in Excel," detailed the steps to ranking net %… more

CQG offers institutional pricing data across 430+ currency pairs of market data. Sourced directly from tier-1 banks and non-bank market makers worldwide, the feed provides up to 50 years of historical data across multiple timescales is available. The enablement is CQG Global FX.


Excel's SWITCH function is similar to Excel's IF and IFS functions and is the topic of this post. First, a review of the IF and IFS functions.

Users of Microsoft Excel may utilize the IF function to apply a logical test and if true return a result and if false return a different result.… more

This post details how to extract data from a large array, such as a correlation matrix, to make your workflow more efficient.

First, as the LAMBDA function is used, a brief overview is provided.

Excel 365 offers the LAMBDA function, which was detailed here.

The LAMBDA function… more

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