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CQG Q3 Pilot Release

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:00
The Q3 pilot release for CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader is available and can be downloaded from our website. The release includes new features that benefit individual traders and brokerage customers:   Real-Time Study Integration with Microsoft Excel Use datasets in Microsoft Excel to create real-time studies for charting in CQG.  Studies are created in Excel and CQG's integration allows you to see them in real-time on CQG.   Broker External Orders Place orders into any account, including non-CQG accounts, to manage your full customer book on one... more

CQG and Matador Prime Team Up to Provide FX Liquidity on CQG Products

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, Nov. 13, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today that the firm has collaborated with Matador Prime, a market-leading, global institutional broker. Matador’s unique liquidity offering includes pricing and execution services for spot foreign exchange (FX) and contracts for difference (CFD) indices. Through the partnership, CQG’s customers can access Matador’s liquidity and trade directly with Matador Prime. In addition to providing liquidity, Matador also will offer CQG customers access... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.7

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 00:00
Spreadsheet Trader New Hit/Lift/Sweep columns for agressive orders Separate preference for liquidate vs cancel Full description of product in QSS and in autosuggest Open Interest no longer abbreviated Orders and positions grids Buy/sell coloring for buys and sells and up/down coloring for OTE, P&L, and balance information Column headers show totals for buys/sells in Orders and Positions widgets General New price formatting options for fractions and decimals Default order sizes per symbol, per account Options Added columns for best... more

Lessons from the Sugar and Coffee Futures Markets

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
There are many lessons that we can learn from the price action in commodities markets. Commodities tend to rise to prices where output increases, inventories build, and demand declines. At lofty levels, prices peak and reverse. The most recent example was in the wood market where the price of lumber futures rose to a new all-time high at $659 per 1,000 board feet in May 2018 on the back of new home construction and economic growth in the United States. As the long-term quarterly chart highlights, the futures found a high in May, and by the end of October, just five months later, the... more

CQG Desktop Selected by Nasdaq Fixed Income as Front-End

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, Oct. 15, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today a new partnership with Nasdaq Fixed Income (NFI). Under the agreement, NFI will provide the web-based CQG Desktop platform to NFI customers as the official front-end for trading NFI’s U.S. Treasury Benchmark products. CQG announced earlier this year a partnership with Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX), providing CQG Desktop to NFX as its front-end trading platform. CQG Chief of Staff Alli Brennan said: “Our partners at Nasdaq were... more

Commitment of Traders Dashboard with Z-Scores and CQG COT Studies

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 00:00
This is an update to the Commitment of Traders COT Dashboards. The CFTC release reports on Saturday 9/29/2018, not Friday 9/28/2018. This update fixes that issue and also includes a new tab of 1-year, 2-year and 3-year Z-Scores of the Large Non-Commercial holdings.   Z-Scores are last value minus the average value and that difference is divided by the standard deviation. The Z-Scores are automatically ranked from highest to lowest. These Microsoft Excel® dashboards pulls legacy Commitment of Traders data from the CFTC website. One dashboard is for the Chicago Board of Trade markets... more

CQG Partners with ErisX for Trading Technology

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, October 10, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today it has collaborated with ErisX, a new exchange for digital asset investors and traders.  Designed to bring a regulated, transparent and stable venue to the digital asset market, ErisX will usher in a new wave of participants.  The Exchange aims to fill gaps in security and compliance that exist in the current digital asset markets and has developed an enhanced offering to accommodate the execution and clearing needs of a broad... more

Q3 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q4

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index moved higher by 0.41% in the third quarter of 2018, and commodities prices moved lower, with all six major sectors posting losses. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the U.S. and U.K. gained 7.95% in 2017. In Q3, commodities lost 4.81% and are down 3.90% over the first nine months of 2018.   Soft commodities were the worst performing sector with base metals a close second During the period from July 1 through September 28, 2018, the soft commodities sector was the big loser in the commodities asset class, posting an 11.51% loss. Cocoa,... more

CME Globex Meats Dashboard

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs market data traded on CME Globex. The forward curves display today's data. If the last price is outside of the best bid and best ask, then the mid-point between the best bid and best ask is used in the forward curve charts. The red line in the forward curve charts is the previous settlement. In addition, a quote board displays market data for the three markets' one-month calendar spreads. Make sure to lower your Excel RealTimeData (RTD) throttle to 50 milliseconds. Learn how to do that here.... more

CQG Desktop offers a significant advantage over CQG Trader

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 00:00
Our customers like CQG Trader for its ease of use when placing orders, tracking orders and positions, and viewing market activity. CQG Desktop offers these features, and much more. During this webinar, we'll give you the highlights you need so you can sell the benefits of CQG Desktop to your customers. If they liked CQG Trader, they'll love CQG Desktop! Join us to learn about:  Easy order entry ticket  Market depth entry ticket (HOT)  Quoteboard and QSS styles  Multi-account management  Risk monitoring views  Charts  Lock pages... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.6

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 00:00
Trading Added icebergs to the Order Ticket. Charts Added overbought and oversold parameters to RSI study. Quotes Improved workflow for creating a new list when opening a quotes widget. General Updated preferences ordering and style. Added ability to customize abbreviations for pages. More Details and How to Access the New Features Iceberg orders are now available in the duration dropdown in the Order Ticket. Customize overbought/oversold parameters in the RSI study. ​​ Customize page abbreviations.  With the left bar... more

Commodities Follow the Dollar Like Obedient Puppies

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index futures contract hit a high of 103.815 at the beginning of January 2017 after rising from lows of 78.93 in May 2015. The index broke out to the upside on a technical basis when it rose above the October 2005 high at 92.53, and the January 2015 peak at 100.38. The target on the upside was at the 2001 apex at 121.29 level, but the dollar reversed and fell steadily throughout 2018 and into early 2018. In February 2018, the dollar index reached a low of 88.15, and since then it has been recovering. The dollar is the world’s reserve currency and the benchmark pricing mechanism... more

Microsoft Excel Dashboards for COT Reports

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 00:00
Learn about CQG's Microsoft Excel dashboards that display the individual CFTC Commitment of Traders Report (COT) and how the net positions data can be displayed on CQG Charts.  Learn more about:  COT open interest data available in the Excel COT dashboards How to update the dashboards  How to set up CQG's XLTS study for charting data Adding the COT study to a chart in CQG  Download the COT net positions data from CQG Date: September 6, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register Now Presenter:  Thom Hartle's career in the financial... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.5

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:00
Trading New  preference to display account name or number. Moved OCO preference to per symbol, per account settings with brackets. Added label for bracket control in HOT to show which offset is for target profit vs. stop loss. New widget: 'Hedge to Arrive' for commercial grain hedgers Charts Added ability to input bar interval time into entry field. Quotes New Quoteboard 2 style that shows close/settlement price and percent net change. Added more quoteboard styles to the launch bar. More Details and How to Access the New Features Target... more

Introducing the XL Time Series (XLTS) Study

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 00:00
Easily Bring Real-Time Series Data from Microsoft Excel® Into CQG Included with the CQG Trading enablement for Integrated Client and QTrader is the Xl Time Series Study. Customers can now build models in Excel and import the model outputs on a real-time basis to CQG for charting, auto trading, and more. This article details a simple Excel model for monitoring the performance of the stocks that are constituents of the NASDAQ 100 index. Excel does the analysis and CQG constantly pulls the output of the model into CQG, displaying the data as a study on a chart. Stock data is not available... more

CQG Midyear Release

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 00:00
We're pleased to announce that a new version of CQG is available now.  The latest pilot release contains exciting new features and enhancements. Contact your account representative for more information or download the CQG midyear release now. What is a Pilot Release? – In an effort to provide world-class service to our customers, we only force an upgrade to a new version once a year. However, we know that many of our customers want to make use of new functionality more frequently, so we release pilot versions to give you access to new features and functionality, as they are available... more

Market Timing with the DeMark Indicators on CQG

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:00
Learn how experienced institutional investors integrate the DeMark Indicators into their trading process to time and anticipate changing market trends.  Expert Steven Quimby will show DeMark studies that are available as part of the DeMark Service for CQG. Some examples include, TD Sequential and TD Combo, which can provide objective tools to identify critical price trends and potential inflection points to refine your trade timing.  Learn more about: How DeMark experts utilize core Indicators on CQG charts  The core ideas behind the DeMark Indicators The... more

Commitment of Traders Dashboard and CQG COT Studies

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard pulls legacy Commitment of Traders data from the CFTC website for the Chicago Board of Trade markets. The CME COT Reports dashboard is coming soon. After the latest report is published on Friday, the historical data tables in Excel can be updated from the Dates tab. Using CQG IC’s XLTS study you can display the historical Large Speculators, Commercials, and Small Speculators data on a chart in CQG. A CQG .pac file is available for download to add the CBOT COT studies to CQG IC. This dashboard must be running for CQG to access the data. In... more

CQG Connects to Fenics Exchange

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
We're pleased to add Fenics to our list of supported exchange partners, providing CQG customers around the globe with access to their listed US Treasury products. CQG is partnered with major fixed income exchanges and liquidity providers, and adding Fenics to our network was a logical next step in providing the most coverage to our customers.  Highly anticipated by our customers, Fenics offers the tightest tick size available in the US Treasury market, 1/16th of 1/32nd.    About Fenics Exchange: Fenics U.S. Treasuries  is a fully electronic U.S Government... more

Two Reasons Why Crude Oil Is Bullish and One Why It Could Spike Higher

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 00:00
Crude oil is the most watched commodity that trades on futures exchanges. The Brent crude oil futures contract, a pricing benchmark for two-thirds of the world’s petroleum trades on the Intercontinental Exchange. West Texas Intermediate crude oil, the other leading benchmark in the energy commodity trades on the New York Mercantile division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Crude oil powers the world. While environmental issues have caused an increase in the demand for alternative and renewable energy sources, crude oil remains the dominant energy raw material. With more than half... more