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CQG Desktop Version 2.18

Nov 16, 2017
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

Nov 16, 2017
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

Nov 01, 2017
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

Oct 30, 2017
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans options on the E-mini S&P 500 futures market using the CQG RTD Toolkit for volume and displays 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 Options E-... more

Learn about Free Services Available for Current Customers

Oct 26, 2017
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

Oct 25, 2017
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

Oct 23, 2017
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

Oct 16, 2017
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

Oct 11, 2017
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

Oct 06, 2017
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

Oct 02, 2017
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 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 now... more

Q3 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q4

Oct 02, 2017
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

Sep 29, 2017
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

Sep 27, 2017
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

Calling Bid Ask Data using RTD

Sep 25, 2017
CQG charts have a setting called the BATS Charts Preferences. Here, you select what data to use to build the chart. You can use the default setting where the chart is built using trade and settlement data. You can uncheck Use default and elect to build the chart using best bid and best ask data. This is helpful when you are charting deferred contracts that do not trade very often but new bids and asks are being placed in the exchange’s order matching engine. For example, to see just the bids and asks for data, uncheck Use default and select Bid and Ask.... more