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RTD and CQG Conditions

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

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

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

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

ICE Coffee Spreads Monitor

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for coffee 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... more

Pulling Market Data by Time Using Bar Index Function

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:00
You can use LocalHour and LocalMinute functions in the RTD formula to pull in the open price for a market using a 5-minute bar at 12:00. This technique was detailed in a previous article here. If you are pulling in a large amount of data using the above functions, then it can create a heavy load on CQG and Excel. A better way is to use the Bar Index function. There is a study you can add to a chart called Bar Index (BarIdx). This study simply counts the number of bars based on one of the following choices: Start of Day = number of bars since the... more

CQG Desktop Version 2.18

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Charts The order display study now includes the average fill price Quotes When using net change mode on a mobile quote board, the last price displays last trade rather than last quote General A link to the new help website has been added to the ? menu More Details and How to Access the New Features Average Fill Price and Position Line on Chart We added a new chart object that displays the average fill price and position size on a chart. Just like the line on HOT, it helps visualize where your position and fill price are relative to the market. It... more

CQG Announces Strategic Leadership Changes to Support CQG China Launch

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Rod Giffen Named President, CQG APAC; Ryan Moroney Appointed President, CQG Europe and the Americas DENVER / CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2017 – CQG has had a focused effort to add China to its global network of data and execution. With the imminent launch of this initiative, the firm announced today that Rod Giffen, President, CQG, has relocated to China and will serve in the newly created position of President, CQG APAC. Ryan Moroney will return to CQG to assume the new role of President, CQG Europe and the Americas. Tim Mather, CEO of CQG, said: “We view China as an important addition to our... more

Crude Oil Heads for a Higher High in 2017

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Crude oil is the energy commodity that continues to power the world. While many new and exciting energy products will likely take away some of oil’s market share in the years to come, the fact is that today oil remains essential for consumers around the world. We drive cars requiring gasoline, and in many cases heat homes and business with heating oil that are both oil products. We fly on planes and buy goods that come to market via trucks and other modes of transport powered by distillate products. While technology will continue to evolve and renewable energy sources will slowly replace oil’... more

Globex E-mini S&P 500 Most Active Options Dashboard

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on the E-mini S&P 500 futures market using the CQG RTD Toolkit for volume and displays the strikes ranked by the volume traded for each listed expiry. The scan covers options traded 15 strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The options volume data is heat-mapped by group with the highest call volume levels in bright green and the highest put volume levels in bright red. A drop-down menu next to Symbol: allows you to choose the options series: E-mini S&P 500... more

Learn about Free Services Available for Current Customers

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Join our live webinar to learn about the following services that CQG Integrated Client customers can access for free through the end of the year: Market Scan Advanced Options  Our product specialists will provide expert-level overviews that will help enhance your analysis and trading with CQG. Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register

CQG Announces Free Services through the End of the Year

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 00:00
Free Services CQG Integrated Client customers have free access to the following services through the end of the year: Market Scan Advanced Options Sign-up is not necessary. We’ve turned these services on for all current CQG IC customers to say thank you for your business! Informative Webinar Want to learn more about these services and how to use them to enhance your trading? Join us for a webinar on November 9th where CQG’s product specialists will show you how to use them for the best analysis and trading on CQG. Register Advanced Options and RTD With recent... more

Calling Custom and Standard Study Data into Excel

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
There are numerous Excel samples that walk you through bringing various market data into Excel using RTD formulas. However, there is a lot to look through. One solution is to use the CQG Formula Builder. You can right-click a study, hover your mouse over Send to, select Clipboard, and then paste the information onto your Notepad. The following is all of the information brought over for the cqg.RSI w/MA study. The information we need is highlighted in bold below. cqg.RSI w/MA: -- Overlaid = FALSE Parameters: RSIPeriod = 9 MAPeriod = 10 Curve 'RSI (Display String... more

Multi-Market Display Excel Dashboard

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents different styles of viewing market and study information. The left-hand side is today's current market data. You can enter symbols and set the number of decimals. The HiLoAlert cell is a user-entered value where if the Last price is within that amount of the high or the low, then the high price is highlighted red or the low price is highlighted green. For example, you enter 2 in the HiLoAlert cell and if the Last price is 98.50 with the current High being 100, then the Last is within 2 points of the High so the High price is colored red. The... more

Calling DOM Data Using RTD

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
There is an RTD call for depth-of-market (DOM) data for futures markets. You call the DOM data by symbol and queue number. You can pull the bid or ask price, bid or ask volume, and the time of the last update. The best ask price for the symbol EP (the E-mini S&P 500) is queue 1: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Price","1","T") For the amount of contracts offered at the best ask, use: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Volume","1","D") And for the time of the latest update, use: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Time","1","T") You must format the... more

Natural Gas Market, Spreads, and Strips Dashboard

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has three tabs. The first tab displays today’s market quotes, volume, and open interest data. If the last price is matching the open price, then the open price is highlighted blue. If the last price is within one tick or equal to the high, then the high is colored green. If the last price is within one tick or equal to the low, then the low is colored red. The second tab displays 1- through 6-month calendar spreads. The dashboard offers the ability to enter a date to compare where the same calendar spreads were trading. You can enter... more

CQG M Version 2.17

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
Charts Added space between current bar and price scale Crosshairs for mobile mode Quotes New study column: Today's net change compared to the 20-day average true range Improved symbol list workflow Trading Market buttons always available on HOT Comments column added to the Download fill report More Details and How to Access the New Features Chart Crosshairs in Mobile Mode Tap the crosshairs icon in the upper left of the chart. The icon will turn to a blue color, indicating that crosshairs mode is on. Moving your finger on the chart body area will... more

Q3 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q4

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 2.66% in the third quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with four of the six major sectors posting gains. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 20 posted gains during the three-month period that ended last Friday, September 29. Commodities watched as the dollar declined, but the prospects for higher interest rates likely kept the market in check. A weak dollar tends to be bullish for raw material prices, but higher real interest rates increase the cost of carrying inventories of commodities. A Winning Quarter During the period from July... more

CQG’s Thom Hartle to Present at The Global Macro Edge Series on November 2 in Las Vegas

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00
Thom Hartle, Director of Application Services at CQG, will be presenting at The Global Macro Edge Series on Thursday, November 2, at The Las Vegas Traders Expo. The Global Macro Edge Series is a one-day event bringing together the contributors of the book, The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk. John Netto, the author of the book, is a long-time CQG client. The Global Macro Edge features CQG, as well as Netto’s collaboration with Thom Hartle throughout the book. Thom Hartle used his expertise of Excel and CQG  real-time data to customize a number of dashboards that... more

CQG Releases New Functionality and Features, Including Care Orders for Hedge Management

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:00
CQG Releases New Features CHICAGO / DENVER, Sept. 27, 2017 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trade routing, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today a new release of its latest functionality enhancements. This also marks the beginning of a new quarterly release schedule, in addition to CQG’s annual upgrade. CQG’s Chief Technology Officer John Arvanites said: “CQG is continually improving our product suite of superior data, analytics, and trading tools to offer more of the features market participants need and want. This latest release, featuring... more