Feed aggregator

Precious Metals Start 2018 in Bullish Form

News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
It has been a bullish start to 2018 in the precious metals sector. Palladium began the year with a new record high, and the prices of gold, silver, and platinum have all appreciated after having reached lows in mid-December. Over the past three years, the precious sector of the commodities market has traded to lows during the final month of the year and then took off to the upside in the new year. The path of least resistance for the prices of gold, silver, and platinum have all reacted to the dollar and interest rates. A weaker dollar tends to support the metals, and higher real rates of... more

Edge Zones: Real-Time Support and Resistance

News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Everyone sets their lines in the sand before the market opens, but wouldn't you love to have some automatically update in real time? Edge Zones take the market's tempo and track when and where a price gets active. Join our live webinar, hosted by Anthony Drager, to examine: What Edge Zones are How to find them Why these zones are some of the best S/R levels you will see How to apply them to multiple markets What it means to show in real-time where the near-term S/R will be How to use them across multiple time frames Date: February 13, 2018  Time: 2:30... more

Pulling Historical Imoku Study Data

News - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in five Imoku studies along with open, high, low, and close bar values. You can change the symbol and the time frame. You can retrieve up to 300 daily bars and up to 3,000 intraday bar values. The spreadsheet also allows you to use either the primary session or a custom session. ​​ Here are the individual RTD formulas for each of the five Imoku studies using the EP symbol and the daily time frame: Imoku1: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData", "EP", "Imoku", "Period1=9", "Imoku1","D","0","ALL",,,"FALSE","T") Imoku2: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"... more

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Event

News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 00:00
Mark your calendar for our next AMA event! Date: January 30, 2018 Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Take advantage of the opportunity to ask our product specialists to build your custom studies in real time during this live video presentation and interactive chat session. What is an AMA event? During an Ask Me Anything session, there are no set rules or formats. Anyone can ask anything about CQG. Our product specialists are particularly interested in helping you with your own custom studies. How do I join? Click the Join the AMA Livestream button in the CQG Forums sidebar... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.20

News - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
Quotes Improved process for adding and editing symbols on quote boards Improved experience when managing lists Added VWAP column in QSS Charts Added ability to show/hide session breaks as vertical lines Added ability to show/hide study parameters and extra information on the chart Trading Added audio alerts for fills More Details and How to Access the New Features Adding Symbols in a Quote Board ​To add a symbol to a quote board, click the + button in the toolbar in the far left corner. A popup menu will appear where you can type a word or... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.20

CQG M - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
Quotes Improved process for adding and editing symbols on quote boards Improved experience when managing lists Added VWAP column in QSS Charts Added ability to show/hide session breaks as vertical lines Added ability to show/hide study parameters...

CQG Custom Market Dashboard

News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for eight user-inputted symbols. The symbols must be entered in uppercase format. The dashboard displays the following data: Long description Price with the largest traded volume for the current session Horizontal depth-of-market price and volume ladder Time of most recent update in minutes, seconds, and micro-seconds Today’s traded volume by price in the price ladder (requires MarketDelta enablement) Open, high, low, last, and net change Best bid highlighted red if the last trade matches Best ask highlighted... more

CME Globex US Treasuries Algo Orders Tracker Dashboards

News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00
Customers using our flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC), have access to a new study called Algo Orders. Using a proprietary algorithm, this indicator of trading activity detects and exposes hidden volume (iceberg orders) in the market. The study displays “executed volume - displayed volume” for buy and sell orders. Using RTD syntax, you can pull the study values from CQG IC into Microsoft Excel® in real time. These dashboards are available: 2-Year Treasuries (Symbol: TUA) 5-Year Treasuries (Symbol: FVA) 10-Year Treasuries (Symbol: TYA) 30-Year Treasuries (... more

Join us at the Argus Americas Crude Summit

News - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00
Visit the CQG booth at the 10th Argus Americas Crude Summit to learn more about the following: Fully integrated trading Standard and smart order types Real-time and historical data across multiple asset classes CQG APIs Register Now ‌‍‍‍‍ We look forward to seeing you there.

Jim Wyckoff's Markets Outlook

News - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:00
Join us again as we host Jim Wyckoff for a live webinar. Mr. Wyckoff will examine the technical aspect of short-term and long-term analytical charts for all major futures and forex markets, including support and resistance levels that are likely to impact price action in the near term.  Jim will also cover: Major market fundamentals  Trading tactics  Educational elements    Date: January 25, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register Presenter:  Jim Wyckoff is the proprietor of the "Jim Wyckoff on the Markets" analytical... more

RTD and Historical Implied Volatility

News - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:00
CQG offers an Implied Volatility study. This study allows you to pull in historical implied volatility data on a chart. The IV study is not the implied volatility of one particular option. Rather, CQG uses the outright contract symbol from the chart and  initially starts with a baseline of the 3 at-the-money contacts for each month for calls and puts, then several filters are run to eliminate series which would distort the implied volatility calculation. Details about the implied volatility study can be found here. This study can be applied to both an outright contract or to an... more

Q4 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q1

News - Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 1.14% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with five of the six major sectors posting gains. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 16 posted gains during the three-month period that ended last Friday, December 29. The composite gained 4.88% in Q4 and finished 2017 with a 7.95% gain. While the dollar declined, higher interest rates are on the horizon in 2018. Optimism about the global economy caused rallies in many of the industrial commodities. A winning quarter - Animal proteins lead the way During the period from October... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.19

News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:00
Quotes Improved tooltips when hovering over symbols in QSS and in the heatmap style Added columns for contract month and month/year in QSS Trading Added the option to set order size defaults for individual commodities Native spread leg prices are now displayed correctly Sorting is saved for QSS and orders widgets General Updated styles: in dark theme, entry fields now have dark backgrounds Charts In a study dialog, when no study is selected, the bottom-right button can close the dialog More Details and How to Access the New... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.19

CQG M - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:00
Quotes Improved tooltips when hovering over symbols in QSS and in the heatmap style Added columns for contract month and month/year in QSS Trading Added the option to set order size defaults for individual commodities Native spread leg...

CQG's Q4 Pilot Release: MiFID II Compliance

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
MiFID II Compliance The Q4 pilot release for CQG Integrated Client, CQG QTrader, and CQG Trader is available and can be downloaded from our website. The release includes MiFID II compliance-related changes, which may be relevant for some customers immediately, particularly customers in the EU, participating on EU markets, or who use a MiFID II-regulated clearing firm and need at least one of the following: The ability to send orders and indicate a hedging position. CQG has implemented a hedge/spec setting for when Commodity Derivative Indicator = true, complying with... more

CQG Hosts Live AMA Event

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Event  CQG is hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Event. Ask our product specialists to build your custom studies in real time during this live video presentation and interactive chat session located in CQG Forums. What is an AMA? –During an Ask Me Anything session, there are no set rules or formats. Anyone can ask anything. Our product specialists are particularly interested in helping you with your own custom studies. Place: CQG Forums  Date: December 21, 2017  Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Important Notes:  Make sure you are... more

RTD and CQG Conditions

News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00
CQG offers a collection of conditions you can use to mark points on a chart when the condition is met. In addition, you can create your own custom conditions. You can easily bring conditions into Excel using RTD formulas. Excel displays a 1 if the condition is currently true or a 0 if the condition is currently false. In Figure 1, the cqg.ADXHigh condition is highlighted. Figure 1: CQG Formula Builder, Conditions tab Right above the description box is the title B.cqg.ADXHigh. This is what you enter for the symbol parameter in an RTD Study Data formula for 15-minute... more

Bitcoin Contracts Traded on CQG

News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 00:00
The new Bitcoin contracts for CME and CFE will be available in CQG products. CQG’s symbol for the CFE Bitcoin is XBT, and it opens for trading on December 11. CQG’s symbol for the CME Bitcoin is BTC, and it opens for trading on December 18. For more information, contact us at support@cqg.com. 

ICE Cocoa Spreads Monitor

News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for cocoa spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and at the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the latest quote is a new bid, then the bid price is highlighted green. If the latest quote is a new ask, then the ask price is highlighted red. Below the best bid row for each contract is today’s traded volume. Each volume row is heat-mapped using black for the lowest traded volume and increasing levels of intensity of blue for the higher levels of... more

What to Expect in the Final Month of 2017 in Commodities Markets

News - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
The year 2017 has been an up and down year for commodities, but when the dust settles the asset class will post an overall gain on the year. Even though inflation remains below the 2% target set by the Fed and ECB, the prices of commodities continue to rise from bottoms established in late 2015 and early 2016. Industrial commodity prices have been leaders throughout the year as economic growth in China and around the world continues to support demand for many raw materials. Nonferrous metals are among the best performing raw materials of the year. Precious metals have posted gains with... more