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What's New in CQG QTrader: Batch Order Entry

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:00
Batch Order Entry is a commonly used order method in CQG Trader. In an effort to support our customers across all CQG products, we have added Batch Order Entry to CQG QTrader and CQG Integrated Client. Customers can create a list of orders in a plain text file and import the list to CQG to execute a large batch of orders all at once.

What's New in CQG QTrader: Enhancements for Fixed Income and Spread Trading

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:00
We have added the KCG Acknowledge exchange-listed spread symbols to the tradable products on CQG. For more information on KCG-listed instruments, visit https://www.virtu.com/market-making/customliq/vfi/.

CME Options Symbols Finder

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard provides a drop-down menu where you can select the underlying market, such as E-Mini S&P 500. The display will then show all front contract option symbols, including weekly and end-of-month options. The symbols are sorted by days to expiration. The current at-the-money strike, days to expiration, expiration date, and the total open interest for each symbol are also displayed. Requires CQG Integrated Client or CQG QTrader, data enablement for CME Globex, and Excel 2010 or higher. Download the Excel File ‌‍‍‍‍

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Most Active Options Dashboard

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the VIX (CBOE) options market for volume and displays the strikes ranked by the volume traded for each expiry listed. 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. Requires CQG Integrated Client, CQG's Excel RTD add-in, data enablement for CBOE, and Excel 2010 or higher. Dashboard Downloads... more

What's New in CQG IC: Additional Functionality in Open API

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
MarketDelta, Renko, and Range Bars have been added to the Open API. Customers using the Open API can leverage these studies to enhance their trading.

What's New in CQG IC: Enhancements for Fixed Income and Spread Trading

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
For fixed income traders who are trading spreads in yield based on gross basis and the conversion factor, we have added the ConvFactor2 function to our list of functions in QFormulas. ConvFactor2 used in a spread formula will compute an accurate yield value for the spread. Additionally, we have added the KCG Acknowledge exchange-listed spread symbols to the tradable products on CQG. For more information on KCG-listed instruments, visit https://www.virtu.com/market-making/customliq/vfi/.

What's New in CQG IC: Modification of Parked Orders Prior to Activation

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
Easily modify your parked orders before activation without the need to cancel and replace them. Customers can modify the order quantity and price from the Parked tab on the Order Ticket or in the Orders and Positions window.

What's New in CQG IC: Enhanced Sorting and Filtering

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
CQG makes it easier to manage orders and positions for multiple accounts by customer account number or sales series. Use our Microsoft Excel® style filtering to search for an order number or portion of an order number using our smart search filter. Sort positions by account or filter by account/sales series to easily monitor your customers' positions. For more information, view this quick video ‌‍‍‍‍

What's New in CQG IC: Batch Order Entry

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
Batch Order Entry is a commonly used order method in CQG Trader. In an effort to support our customers across all CQG products, we have added Batch Order Entry to CQG QTrader and CQG Integrated Client. Customers can create a list of orders in a plain text file and import the list to CQG to execute a large batch of orders all at once.

What's New in CQG IC: Net Change Chart

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
CQG's new Net Change chart offers analysis of daily volatility. With the chart, you can: Combine multiple Net Change charts using Chart Analog Overlay to visualize movement Change the price scale settings to the same scale for a comparison of like contracts Adjust the color for each instrument for better visualization Example: This chart shows how Net Change can be used to analyze one Treasury contract out-pacing another. This type of net change analysis may provide insight into buying or selling opportunities. In this example, there is a clear sell-off occurring in... more

What's New in CQG IC: RFQ

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
CQG supports RFQ in CQG Integrated Client, CQG QTrader, and the Client APIs. RFQ functionality allows you to request a quote directly from participating exchanges to assess the market and manage risk prior to placing a trade. API applications can benefit from decreased leg risk on potentially illiquid instruments and pursue the strategies prescribed by your model, unconstrained by the exchange-listed options markets. ​

What's New in CQG IC: Hedge Management Using Care Orders

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:00
Hedge management has been made simple with care orders in CQG. With centralized hedge management for brokers managing multiple customer accounts, care orders are a flexible way to manage customer trades within CQG: Receive a customer order and hold as parked Allocate portions of the order internally and report back fills Assign fills from orders working at the exchange Give your customers excellent service with better centralized hedge management from a single provider. To learn more about care orders, attend our webinar ‌‍‍‍‍

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Dashboard

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the front month contracts of the PowerShares® DB Commodity Index (symbol: DBC) holdings. The actual ETF holds deferred contracts. More information about ETF can be found here. The PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF tracks an index that includes 14 of the most heavily traded and liquid physical commodities: WTI Crude Brent Crude Gasoline NY Harbor ULSD Natural Gas Gold Silver Copper Zinc Aluminum Wheat Corn Soybeans Sugar Three of the markets (copper, aluminum, and zinc) require the LME... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.15

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:00
Charts Added crosshair mode New studies available: ADX and Fast Stochastics Quotes New data visualization histogram columns for net change and percent net change columns in QSS General When opening new HOT or chart widgets, they will default to the last used symbol instead of opening the Edit symbols dialog Linking has been added to the symbol entry field in HOT and charts to make linking even easier Default column sizing for orders and positions Trading Highlight box added around best bid/ask in HOT Options High and low columns now... more

Hang Seng Indices Dashboard

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays the cash indices available from the Hang Seng Indexes Company. The quote displays are divided into four sections. The first section is the cash Hang Seng Indices. Net percent change is heat mapped. The second section has the Hang Seng short and leverage indices. The third section is the HIS Volatility Index. The fourth section is the futures markets. This last section allows you to enter your own symbols. This dashboard offers a high/low color alert. If the last prices is within two ticks of the high, then the high price and description... more

CQG Care Orders: A Flexible Way to Manage Customer Trades

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:00
Join our live webinar to see how care orders can simplify your hedge management. CQG Trade Routing Director Troy Wood will show you how to use care orders to hedge your customers' orders in CQG. You will learn how to: Manage orders for a central order desk Cross fill orders internally With centralized hedge management for brokers managing multiple customer accounts, care orders are a flexible way to manage customer trades within CQG. Care orders can also provide European investment firms with additional controls helpful for managing client access to trading venues. Join us to... more

H-Shares Index Options by Volume

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on futures for the H-shares Index (HHI) and ranks the traded volume for each expiry out to nine expirations. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The top ten strikes by traded volume are then presented on the main display. The options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The volume data is heat-mapped, with the highest volume levels highlighted bright green. The markets data display in the bottom right-hand corner allows you to enter in your own symbols. The dashboard includes a bar... more

Crude Oil Returns to Its Sweet Spot

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:00
In the world of commodities futures, crude oil is the most closely watched and heavily traded market. We are all oil consumers in some form as we drive cars, heat our homes during the cold season, buy products that travel in trucks powered by diesel fuel, fly on airplanes, and directly or indirectly utilize oil to power our daily lives. On July 31, 2017, the price of nearby NYMEX crude oil futures settled at $50.17 per barrel, which is a sweet spot for the energy commodity. The $50 Pivot Point In June 2014, the price of active month NYMEX futures peaked at over $107 per barrel. In mid-... more

Dow Jones Industrial Average® Performance Dashboard

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the constituents of the DJIA Index (symbol: DJIA). Throughout the trading session, the thirty individual stocks are dynamically ranked and displayed in the histogram bar chart with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. In addition, this dashboard offers a high/low color alert. If the last prices is within two cents of the high, then the high price is highlighted with a green background. If the last prices is within two cents of the low, then the low price is highlighted with a red background. The percent net... more

Hang Seng Index Options by Volume

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the Hang Seng Index market options on futures and ranks the traded volume for each expiry out to eleven expirations. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The top ten strikes by traded volume are then presented on the main display. The options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The volume data is heat-mapped, with the highest volume levels highlighted bright green. The markets data display in the bottom right-hand corner allows you to enter your own symbols. In addition, you can adjust the clock in the top... more