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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

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.4

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 00:00
Trading Bracket orders and trailing orders are enabled in preferences by default. Charts Heiken-Ashi charts now available. Study parameters and style have been combined into the same dialog. General Updates Session time-out is now available and will automatically log out of CQG Desktop after a period of inactivity. This functionality is available for brokers to control in CAST. More Details and How to Access the New Features Bracket orders and trailing orders are enabled in preferences by default Brackets and trailing orders no longer need to... more

Globex Grains and USDA Crop Progress Reports

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has two parts: the top half pulls the forward curves for soybeans, corn, and wheat traded on the CME Globex platform and the bottom half pulls the USDA Crop Progress Reports by date. The USDA reports are issued at the start of April and end in November. The dashboard can pull in reports as far back as the year 2000. There is a drop-down menu just below and to the far of left the soybean chart. The menu lists the corn, soybeans, winter wheat, and spring wheat crops.  Next to the crop selection is a drop-down menu that allows you to pick a... more

Q2 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q3

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:00
The dollar index moved higher by 5.05% in the second quarter of 2018, but commodities prices managed to post gains with four of the six major sectors moving to the upside. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 15 posted gains and 14 losses during the three-month period that ended last Friday, June 29. The composite gained 3.61% in Q2 and was 2.28% higher over the first six months of 2018. Last year, it moved 7.95% higher. There was lots of price action in the raw material futures markets as trade issues, and the OPEC meeting in late June dominated the news over recent weeks. Animal... more

Globex Equity Indices and Nasdaq-100 Stocks

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents two charts of the Nasdaq-100 futures contract and market data for the one hundred stocks that are constituents of the Nasdaq 100 Index. The chart in the top left corner displays the 10-day Map Chart of the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index contract. The chart on the right is a 5-minute candlestick chart with a diffusion index study presented at the bottom of the chart. The table is the current members of the NASDAQ 100 Index with the day’s percent net change. The net change columns are heat-mapped. The next two columns indicate... more

Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate in Excel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:00
You can easily hide things unnecessary items in Microsoft Excel® to open up more screen real estate. All of my published CQG-powered Excel dashboards show you an image. You may have also noticed that the Excel ribbon, formula bar, and column/row headers are hidden from view. This configuration gives you a less cluttered view of your spreadsheet. To turn off the formula bar and column/row headers, click on the View tab and uncheck both Formula Bar and Headings. To remove the ribbon, first locate the icon in the top right corner of the Excel spreadsheet showing a small arrow inside a... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.3

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:00
Trading Positions widget: new columns for OTE in reporting currency Orders widget: ability to see individual fills Comment field now shows in fill report Charts Crosshair mode: pan chart using two fingers General Updates Active widget indication OK/Close buttons in dialogs More Details and How to Access the New Features New columns for OTE in Positions widget Trading internationallly? Add columns to show OTE in your reporting currency. Go to the task menu in the top right of the Positions widget and to go "Manage Columns." ​​ See individual... more

Two Soft Commodities May Offer Value

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 00:00
The best opportunities in commodities markets often occur when they are at the top or bottom of their cycles when it comes to supply and demand. Soft commodities can be one of the most volatile at times, as weather and crop diseases can alter market fundamentals in the blink of an eye. Two agricultural commodities are starting to show some signs of life after prolonged periods of selling. These days, I am focusing lots of attention on sugar and coffee. Both of these markets offer the potential for price gains with an attractive balance between risk and reward when it comes to technical... more

Take Advantage of Zero Fees: Live Demo of NFX Markets

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 00:00
CQG and Nasdaq Futures (NFX) have partnered to offer any trader, new to CQG, the ability to trade all NFX Futures and Options products at no charge leveraging CQG Desktop.* Join us for a joint webinar on how to gain direct access to all products listed on NFX from the CQG desktop with zero-fees. Our live session will highlight the NFX white label offering while demoing live NFX markets. Learn more about: More powerful trading capabilities with CQG trading platforms, including the Aggregator Trading on NFX and accessing our improved, tighter electronic markets Taking advantage... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.3

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 00:00
Trading Better visibility of the best bid/ask on the HOT Volume of the last trade on the HOT General updates Crash fixes Ability to attach screenshots when sending feedback   Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers using a CQG charting or trading product. Online Help: Access online videos and view animations. CQG Forums: Share your feedback and submit feature requests. CQG for Android: We are excited to launch CQG for Android later this spring. To receive updates, fill out this form. We love to... more

CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10 (Updated)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
This is an updated post detailing new features in the original dashboards from a previous post. The three downloadable Microsoft Excel® dashboards present a unique view of four markets. Each overlay chart displays 5-minute percent net change lines from the previous day’s close for today and the previous nine days. Today’s price action is a white line, updated in real-time throughout the day. The other nine lines represent the individual 5-minute percent net change price action for each day by date. The legend displayed just above the time axis shows the color of the lines and the respective... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.2

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:00
General Updates Full screen button Network activity indicator and window Performance fix for users with many accounts Trading Server-side bracket orders Trailing limit and stop orders Iceberg orders Improved filled orders workflow Charts Cursor value box More Details and How to Access the New Features Full screen button To expand any widget to full screen, click the full screen button in the upper right. Click the button again to restore the widget to original size. ​ Server-side Bracket Orders After you enable bracket orders... more

NFX Crude Oil Forward Curves Dashboard

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in market data for NFX WTI Crude Oil Penultimate Financial (symbol: NTQ) and NFX Brent Crude (symbol: BFQ), both traded on the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX). 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, quote boards display market data for the two markets and one-month calendar spreads. Download the Excel File ‌‍‍‍‍

CQG Connects to Dalian Commodity Exchange to Offer International Market Participants First Access to DCE Iron Ore Futures

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:00
CQG Continues to Grow Presence in China as Markets Open to Overseas Traders CHICAGO / DENVER / DALIAN, China, May 4, 2018 – CQG, Inc. today announced its connectivity to the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) to offer global clients access to iron ore futures. The move marks the second Chinese market available on CQG, as the firm continues to expand business in China with offices, local staff, infrastructure, and exchange coverage.  China is opening markets with new approved mechanisms for foreign participation in products such as INE crude and DCE iron ore futures. CQG is leading the... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.1

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00
Quotes Added right-click on a symbol Removed "Show details" view on quoteboards Charts Continuation charts Improved input with touch devices More Details and How to Access the New Features Symbol actions on right-click On the quoteboard, you can right-click on the symbol to access actions. ​ Show details view on Quoteboards We have removed the "Show details" option on quoteboards. ​Continuation charts This feature is available for an additional fee and is available through your broker. Once your broker gives you access, the... more

Lots of Blue Sky in Crude Oil Above

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:00
It is always hard to buy a market at or close to its highs, but when it comes to crude oil these days, there are lots of signs that the rally that commenced in February 2016 at $26.05 per barrel may be heading even higher. The price of the energy commodity dropped like a stone from highs of $107.73 in June 2014 reaching the February 2016 low. Increasing production, slowing economic conditions around the world, and growing inventories created a potent bearish cocktail for the energy commodity. Since then, production cuts by the international oil cartel OPEC and global economic growth... more