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Eurodollar Forward Curves Dashboard

News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard pulls in the Eurodollar market data traded on the CME Globex platform. There are three forward curve charts. The first one displays the quarterly contracts forward curves, the second display is the one-year calendar spreads forward curves, and the third chart displays the three-month calendar spreads forward curves. Each chart displays today’s forward curve, yesterday’s forward curve, the forward curve 5-days ago, and the forward curve twenty days ago. In addition, there is difference histogram chart showing each forward curves difference from today... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.0

News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
Charts New drawing tools: Trend lines and channels Added Ichimoku study Added Directional Movement (DMI) Study Right-click menus Added ability to pan chart into the future Trading Scale compression in HOT & Spreadsheet Trader View only accounts hide trading Net liquidity value (NLV) of cabinet options Updated liquidate icon Exchange added as a column in Orders widgets Fees column added to popup FIll Report, Download Fill Report, and Orders widgets Decreased font size in HOT Drag and drop to modify orders General Added display of balances... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.0

CQG Desktop - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
Charts New drawing tools: Trend lines and channels Added Ichimoku study Added Directional Movement (DMI) Study Right-click menus Trading Scale compression in HOT & Spreadsheet Trader View only accounts hide trading Net liquidity value (NLV)...

PanXchange and CQG Announce Market Data Partnership

News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
DENVER March 13, 2019 — PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price discovery platform, today announced a partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management. Through this new partnership, CQG’s global clients gain access to PanXchange’s cutting-edge frac sand pricing data. As PanXchange is the first and only company to issue an official benchmark in frac sand, this unique and indicative data will give traders in the energy space a distinct advantage. CQG users... more

CQG Partners with the Small Exchange, Enhancing Futures Accessibility for Market Participants Worldwide

News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
CHICAGO and DENVER – March 13, 2019 – The Small Exchange, a new futures exchange (pending regulatory approval) backed by award-winning innovators focused on retail customers, announced partnering with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management. Through CQG’s platform, market participants will have global Direct Market Access to The Small Exchange and its future suite of products. Created to become the world’s largest customer-centric futures exchange, the Small Exchange aims to bridge the... more

San Juan Mercantile Exchange Announces Strategic Partnerships that Provide Unprecedented Access to Dark Pool Trading in the Digital Asset Market

News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:00
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 13, 2019 – The San Juan Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (SJMX) and its affiliate, the San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International Corp. (SJMBT), today announced three key strategic partnerships that pave the way for the initial launch of SJMX’s integrated digital assets exchange and banking solution. These partnerships are with leaders in the financial technology industry, and include: CQG, one of the world’s pre-eminent electronic trading interface providers Elysium Technology Group, an innovator in middle- and back-office software design Mercury Digital... more

CQG and San Juan Mercantile Exchange Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:00
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 12, 2019 – CQG, Inc., a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management, today announced a new strategic partnership with the San Juan Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (SJMX).   When launched, SJMX – integrated with its banking entity affiliate, the San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International Corp. – will provide a familiar, efficient, and secure way for institutional traders to buy and sell digital assets.  SJMX is endeavoring to bring the infrastructure of institutional... more

CQG Mobile is now available on the Play Store and App Store!

News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
Download CQG Mobile for iOS or Android today   CQG Mobile is now available in the Google Play store and Apple App Store! The CQG app has what you've been waiting for: Fast biometric log on Great offline experience Push notifications  Server-side bracket orders How to log on CQG customers If you already use another CQG product, simply log on using the same CQG trading username and password you use. Most brokers have already authorized CQG customers to use CQG Mobile. If you get an error message, contact your broker and tell them you... more

Ultimate Oscillator and Chaikin Oscillator plus Money Flow

News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00
For this post we are looking at Larry Williams Ultimate Oscillator and the Marc Chaikin Oscillator. Developed by Larry Williams the Ultimate Oscillator is a momentum oscillator designed to capture momentum across three different timeframes. The multiple timeframe objective seeks to avoid the pitfalls of other oscillators. The Ultimate Oscillator attempts to correct this fault by incorporating longer timeframes into the basic formula. Williams identified a buy signal a based on a bullish divergence and a sell signal based on a bearish divergence. The formula looks like this: BP:=... more

A February to Remember For Copper And Gold

News - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 00:00
February 2019 was an excellent month for the prices of two high-profile metals that trade on the futures exchanges. Gold is a metal that has many roles. The yellow metal is a go-to favorite when it comes to jewelry, and its resistance to heat and ability to conduct electricity provide for its many industrial applications. However, gold is also the oldest form of money in the world. Central banks all over the globe hold gold as part of the foreign currency reserves. Gold is a symbol of wealth, a store of value, and a barometer of inflation, fear, and uncertainty in markets. The gold futures... more

S&P 500® Index Members Performance Dashboard

News - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the 506 stocks in the S&P 500 index using CQG’s Level function. The Level function plots two lines, which identify the highest and lowest price levels attained over a defined period. The chart below shows the Level function applied to a chart using the default of 20 bars. You can see the two lines denote the highest and lowest prices for the past 20 bars. The RTD formulas for high level and the low level using a lookback of 20 bars on a 5-minute chart are: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData","HiLevel(EP,Period1:=20,AllowGaps:=0,InputChoice1:=High,... more

JB Prime Partners with CQG to Offer Multi-Asset Platform to Customers

News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:00
Denver/Sydney, Feb. 13, 2019 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance solutions for trading, market data, technical analysis, and risk and account management, announced today a new partnership with JB Prime, an Australian financial services company offering access to securities and derivatives for wholesale and retail customers.  Through the newly formed partnership, customers of JB Prime gain access to CQG’s multi-asset offering, including global equities, contracts for difference (CFDs), Foreign Exchange (FX), Commodities, and more, all on one platform. With offices in... more

Live Webinar: Full Service Hedge Management

News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00
Join our live webinar to learn more about CQG's new Hedge Management System. CQG’s hedge management tools optimize your brokerage operation with an end-to-end solution for transparency, risk and order management, and execution.  Mike Glista, Senior Vice President, CQG will demonstrate the benefits of a full services hedge management system in this 30-minute webinar.  Date: February 19, 2019 Time: 2:30 p.m. CT Register

Monitoring Options Deltas in Excel

News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:00
If you set up a Microsoft Excel® dashboard to monitor options prices and their respective deltas you may see the delta values disappear occasionally in the dashboard. In other words, the value for the options deltas, especially far out of the money options, will be temporarily blank. This has nothing to do with Excel. It is due to the settings used in your CQG Options Windows that are for the calculations. Two settings in the Options Preferences will insure the deltas are calculated and displayed continuously: Volatility and Price filter. Open the Options Window, Right-click on the... more

NASDAQ-100 Index Members Performance

News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the 104 stocks in the Nasdaq-100 index using CQG’s Level function. The Level function plots two lines, which identify the highest and lowest price levels attained over a defined period. The chart below shows the Level function applied to a chart using the 20 bar default. You can see the two lines denote the highest and lowest prices for the past 20 bars. The RTD formulas for high level and the low level using a lookback of 20 bars on a 5-minute chart are: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData","HiLevel(EP,Period1:=20,AllowGaps:=0,InputChoice1:=High,... more

Gold and Silver Send Signs on Their Weekly Charts

News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00
Gold fell to a low at $1161.70 in mid-August, but silver waited until mid-November to find its bottom at $13.86 per ounce. Since the lows, the precious metals have been making higher lows and higher highs. During the week of January 22, both silver and gold put in technical formations on their weekly charts that proved to be a bullish sign of things to come for the metals. The precious metals are climbing in 2019, and at the first Fed meeting of 2019, the central bank injected even more support for the gold and silver markets. A bullish reversal in gold Gold told markets that the Fed... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.9

News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00
Charts Horizontal and vertical lines pointer tools. Coming soon: Cursor value display with vertical line tool. More pointer tools. General Improved changing a symbol in Chart and HOT. Added symbol description on single-symbol widget tabs. Left navigation bar is now minimized by default. Added Vietnamnese translation. Quotes Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol column. Improved description display of exchange traded spreads. Spreadsheet Trader Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.9

CQG Desktop - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 00:00
Charts Horizontal and vertical lines pointer tools. Coming soon: Cursor value display with vertical line tool. More pointer tools. General Improved changing a symbol in Chart and HOT. Added symbol description on single-symbol widget tabs. Left...

Preopening Excel® RTD Calls

News - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:00
After the current trading session ends, many exchanges clear out today’s market data to set up for the preopening posting of orders to the exchange's order book. This includes today’s open, high, low, and close. In effect, the exchange moved today’s data to be yesterday’s data. Consequently, if you are using Excel and RTD calls to displays today’s open, high, low, and close, and the market moves into the preopening state, you will see blank values in Excel until the evening session opens. In Excel, using a simple “If Then” with RTD formulas to check for a price versus a blank cell will... more

6 Trading Systems Based on the Super Template

News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:00
Related: Using the Super Template The idea is to have a few standard trading systems that have many customizable exits already built in: EOD - End Of Day will exit any position at the last bar of the day when checked. MMstop - Money Management is a simple stop loss. You just need to specify the amount. MM - Money Management Stop is on if checked. BEFloor - Break Even Exit will close the position when it returns to its entry price. It needs to reach a certain amount of profit (Floor) before it is activated. BE - Break Even Exit is on if checked. DRTstop - Dollar Risk... more