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CQG Q3 Pilot Release

Latest Articles - Nov 14, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Nov 12, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Nov 08, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Nov 01, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Oct 12, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Oct 12, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Oct 10, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Oct 01, 2018
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

Latest Articles - Sep 24, 2018
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