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A Quarter To Forget In Markets

Sun, 04/05/2020 - 00:00
Optimism ran high at the start of 2020. The United States and China were about to sign the “phase one” trade deal that de-escalated the trade war that hung over markets in 2018 and 2019. The December 12 election in the United Kingdom paved the way for a Brexit with a deal removed another issue that had caused uncertainty in Europe and around the world. The US stock market was rising to new highs day after day. Unemployment was at the lowest level since the 1960s, and the US economy continued to grow at a moderate pace. Markets across all asset classes suffered a correction in Q4 2018. An... more

USDA and USDA-WASDE Data Now Available

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 00:00
CQG has added United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data and the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) data to the data feed. Look for the data under the Exchanges list in the CQG Symbol Finder. You can chart the data using CQG’s “Line” chart type. There are over 4,000 symbols between the two data sources and over ten years of history. Contact CQG and request the US Department of Agriculture and USDA-WASDE enablements. The USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System provides crop and livestock data. Published monthly by the United States... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.2

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 00:00
Quotes Time & Sales or a single symbol Charting Ability to show more decimal points for all studies New chart type: Volume Candle DMIwADX study: ADX curve can now share scale with DMIu, DMId, and FFID   More Details and How to Access the New Features Time & Sales: Single symbol Launch the single symbol T&S widget from the Quotes group, single symbol section. It will open using the last used symbol. Change the symbol using the symbol entry in the bottom bar, or use window linking. Like the Time & Sales: Portfolio widget, you can... more

Microsoft Excel®, RTD, and COT Data

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 00:00
CQG has added the CFTC Commitment of Traders data to the data feed. You can read about working with COT symbols here. If you are interested in pulling the latest COT updates and historical data using RTD formulas there are a couple of things to know. The data is published by the CFTC late Friday afternoon with a report date of the previous Tuesday (unless there is a holiday). Therefore, this data is weekly data. You cannot see it in a CQG Quote Spreadsheet as the Quote Spreadsheet displays only today and yesterday’s data. RTD formulas that pull data that we see in the Quote Spreadsheet... more

CFTC Commitment of Traders Reports

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 00:00
CQG has added the CFTC Commitment of Traders reports to the data feed. Under Exchanges in the CQG Symbol Finder you can find “CFTC Commitment of Traders.” An easy way to find the market you are interested in is to select CFTC Commitment of Traders under the Exchanges and then search for the electronically traded symbol. For example, if you searched for the symbol GCE (Gold) then this list is returned: Symbol Description X.US.GCECMLONG Gold Commercial Long X.US.GCECMDIFF Gold Commercial Long/Short Diff X.US.GCECMSHT... more

2020 Update: 6 Trading Systems Based on the Super Template

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 00:00
This is an update to the 6 trading systems published about one year ago. On customer request, we added the ability to set a start and end time as well as an exit based on time. 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... more

CAST 2 Help update

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 00:00
Help for CAST2 has been updated here: https://partners.cqg.com/fcm-desk/cast-2-resources Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience. Please send us feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site. The CQG CAST Team

Risk-Off In Most Commodities in Late February

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 00:00
Everything was humming along in the equities and commodities markets in mid-February. The S&P 500 made its latest record high on February 20. On the same day, the price of crude oil traded to a high of $54.66 per barrel on the nearby April futures contract after probing below the $50 level earlier in the month. Copper was still above $2.60 per pound after a recovery from under the $2.50 level. A host of other markets were firm, even though the fatalities and cases of Coronavirus in China were mounting. At the start of the last week of the month, markets tanked. The DJIA moved over 1,... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.10

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 00:00
Updates Order Info view Trailing and Iceberg orders Position matching preference: Intraday first More Details and How to Access the New Features Order Info Tap on an order to show an order action sheet Tap on Order Info to open the Order Info dialog Action buttons for Order actions and sharing Your browser does not support the video tag. Trailing orders Trailing orders are available in the confirm dialog Iceberg orders Access Iceberg orders in Trading preferences: Go to the More menu (...) > Settings > Trading Toggle "Allow... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.1

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 00:00
Trading Volume profile on HOT Ability to modify iceberg visibility of working orders Column filters for accounts widgets Parked orders widget Quotes Yesterday's open, high, and low columns in QSS/SST Heatmap font style refinements Charting Added Williams %R, Hull and Keltner channel studies More Details and How to Access the New Features Volume profile on HOT In the HOT widget, go to the task menu and select "Show Volume Profile (session)". In CQG IC, this setting is called Total Volume Column with additional settings for day or session.... more

CQG Partners with DVeX to Offer Front-End Platforms to New Cryptocurrency Exchange

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:00
CHICAGO / DENVER, Feb. 4, 2020 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges, today announced the establishment of a partnership with DVeX, a new cryptocurrency exchange built by and for institutional traders.  The firms have collaborated to offer CQG front-end platforms to DVeX clients for cutting-edge trading tools and analytics, effective immediately. Created by the founders of DV Trading, DVeX was designed to deliver a world-class institutional cryptocurrency trading platform to meet the demands of... more

Coronavirus Causes Risk-Off In Commodities

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 00:00
In 2008, the global financial crisis caused by a housing meltdown in the US and sovereign debt issues in Europe caused a risk-off period that sent the prices of all assets appreciably lower. Crude oil, copper, precious metals, and a host of other commodities prices fell dramatically. Central banks around the world led by the US Fed stepped in, cut interest rates, and dug deep into their monetary policy toolboxes to stabilize the global economy. Since then, markets have experienced speedbumps, but nothing like the conditions seen in 2008. In 2011, many commodity prices reached new highs as the... more

ETF-Based Equity Portfolios

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 00:00
The pac files available below for download represent equity sectors. ;Each sector is composed of specific Exchange Traded Funds (ETF). Each EFT contains a portfolio of the individual equities that are currently held as part of that specific ETF. If you download a specific sector there will be a separate portfolio for each of the ETFs containing specific stock symbols. Downloads

A Closer Look at Range and True Range

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:00
The Average True Range (ATR) study takes the moving average of the true range over the specified period. Definitions: True Range = True High - True Low True High = The greater of the current bar's high or the previous bar's close True Low = The lesser of the current bar's low or the previous bar's close The famous turtles initially used the function, but there is a lot we can do with it today. True Range Risk Study - TRrisk A very common approach to money management is that the range (or true range) of a bar defines an implied risk in entering a technically driven... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.10

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:00
Trading Buttons on HOT are now smaller Positions by Commodity View Ability to center all HOTs on page Ability to export historical orders to Excel Quotes First notice, last trading day, and contract expiration columns in QSS Session times for symbols now available in CSPEC Create a blank row or text row to group symbols in QSS/SST More Details and How to Access the New Features Recenter all HOTs quickly Whenever you have more than one HOT on a page, a button will appear in the left bar to center all of the HOTs on the page. Additionally, CTRL + click on... more

Fourth Quarter 2019 Overview and the Outlook For Q1 2020

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 00:00
A weaker dollar and de-escalation in the trade war between the US and China lifted commodity prices in the final quarter of 2019. In Q4, a composite of 27 commodities prices that trade on the futures exchange in the US and forward exchange in the UK appreciated by 6.47%. In 2019, the asset class posted a 10.98% gain as of the close of business on December 31. At the same time, the stock market moved appreciably higher in 2019, after the price carnage during the final quarter of 2018. The DJIA was up better than 22% for the year, with the S&P 500 gaining almost 29%. The tech-heavy... more

What's New in CQG QTrader 2020: Detailed DOM Tool

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 00:00
Detailed DOM Tool (Show Place in Queue) gives you full transparency of the order book by price and includes your order’s placement in the queue. This feature requires the CQG Trading enablement.  Learn more