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RTD OTE and P&L Using Yesterday’s Settlement

Jun 14, 2017
Some traders want to see their current open trade equity (OTE) and closed out trades (P&L) based on yesterday’s settlement, not the original price when the trade was opened. In DOMTrader's Trading Preferences, under Trading Display, you can set the OTE and P&L calculation to use the previous settlement (here highlighted with a red box). The RTD calls in Excel pull OTE and P&L using yesterday’s settlement: =RTD("cqg.rtd", ,"OrderData","Symbol", "", "OpenTradeEquity","AccountNumber") =RTD("cqg.rtd", ,"OrderData","Symbol", "", "ProfitLoss","AccountNumber")... more

US Treasury and Europe Sovereign Yield Dashboard

Jun 12, 2017
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the BrokerTec US Treasury Yield Curve data and the ICAP Euro Bonds and Gilts markets. The top-left quote display allows you to enter your own symbols. To the right is a portfolio view of the daily percent net change as histogram bars using the symbols entered at the top of the chart. Below the top quote display is another quote display detailing the BrokerTec treasury yields and the futures prices for the fixed income products traded on CME Globex. The bottom-left chart is the US Treasury yield curve compared to Germany's and the United... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.13

Jun 08, 2017
Here is a summary of the new features in CQG Version 2.13. Chart Tooltips show bar and study values on the chart (coming soon: crosshairs). Countdown timer is now available for intraday charts. Trading Park all and activate all are now available in the trading widgets. Quotes & Orders Grids Multi-column sort. General Faster searching in preferences and widget dialogs. Trading buttons in the Options widget removed. Turkish translation now available. More Details and How to Access the New Features Tooltips on Chart In... more

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF Dashboard

Jun 08, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the SPDR® S&P® Biotech ETF (symbol: XBI). Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the display is divided into three sections: The first section allows you to enter your own symbols. The second section displays the top fifteen performers. The third section displays the bottom fifteen performers... more

Custom Sessions and RTD

Jun 05, 2017
CQG Integrated Client customers can set up custom sessions for their charts. For example, NYSE’s trading hours are from 8:30 to 15:00. The primary session for the E-mini S&P opens at 8:30, but closes 15-minutes later, at 15:15. If you want to see E-mini S&P market data and studies based on a close of 15:00, you can create a custom session to open at 8:30 and close at 15:00 and apply that to the E-mini S&P chart. The maximum number of minutes you can use is the range of the custom session. In this case, that would be 390 minutes. You cannot apply a custom session to a daily bar... more

The Dollar and Commodities Prices

Jun 02, 2017
The US dollar is the reserve currency of the world, and it is also the benchmark pricing mechanism for most raw material prices. Typically, a weak dollar results in strong commodities prices and vice versa. However, the dollar has been moving lower since January 2017 when the dollar index futures contract traded to the highest level since 2002 at 103.815. Since then, it has been nothing but lower highs and lower lows for the US currency. The Dollar is Sitting Near Lows The dollar index has declined by over 6.5% since the January highs, which is a significant move for a... more

Learn How to Trade with Oscillators

May 31, 2017
In this webinar, hosted by industry veteran Bill Glenn, you will learn how to trade various types of Oscillators. Gain insight into different trading methodologies while using Oscillators such as RSI, MACD, Stochastics, CCI, ADX, and more. Mr. Glenn explained: Oscillators and when to use them What each Oscillator tells us How to execute them in CQG  View Now This example shows the ADX Signals Oscillator in CQG Integrated Client.   Presenter: Bill Glenn began his career in 1997 as a member of the analyst... more

Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF Dashboard

May 31, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the Financial Select Sector SPDR® ETF (symbol: XLF). Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes display portion is divided into three sections: The first section allows you to enter your own symbols. The second section displays the top fifteen performers. The third section displays the bottom fifteen performers... more

iShares Russell 1000® Growth ETF Dashboard

May 24, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (symbol: IWF). The iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit growth characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the display is divided... more

iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF Dashboard

May 18, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF (symbol: IUSV). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit value characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the display is... more

FOW Trading Chicago 2017

May 17, 2017
We will be at FOW Trading Chicago on June 28, 2017! Stop by our booth to view our latest features: Exciting additions to CQG M Innovations in charting, quotes, studies, and trading tools Expanded multi-broker functionality UDS and options analytics improvements Topics discussed at the event include: Derivatives markets in an age of populism Current US options market structure Customizable technology The future of data Location: Swissotel Chicago                  323 E. Upper Wacker Dr.      ... more

Calling Conditions in Excel Using RTD

May 15, 2017
Traders can use pre-built conditions or create their own conditions in CQG to mark bars when a particular condition is met. They can then pull this information into Excel using RTD formulas. The RTD formulas are similar to study RTD formulas. The difference is that the letter B and a period are required (“B.”) in the symbol. For example, here is the RTD formula to call for the CQG ADX High condition applied to a five-minute chart using the symbol EP: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData", "B.cqg.ADXHigh(EP,Period:=10,Threshold:=25)", "Bar",, "Close",5,0, "all", "", "","True") When... more

CQG to Stop Supporting DDE

May 12, 2017
Beginning with version 18, the DDE protocol cannot be used with CQG software. Instead, RTD should be used. Microsoft stopped supporting DDE several years ago with the release of their Vista operating system. Now that a majority of our customers have moved to RTD, CQG is doing the same. To assist you with this transition, CQG provides a DDE-to-RTD converter. If you should encounter any issues with the converter, please contact CQG customer support. We also encourage you to view our video tutorial with our in-house RTD expert, Thom Hartle. We appreciate the effort involved in making... more

iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF Dashboard

May 08, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF (symbol: IUSG). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. equities that exhibit growth characteristics. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes portion of the... more

Exchange Partnership to Broaden the Reach and Appeal of Bitcoin

May 05, 2017
Chicago, IL, April 11, 2017 – CQG, Inc., a leading provider of trading front-end software for the broker, dealer, and FCM industry, and BCause LLC, the leading applicant for CFTC approval to become the first US-regulated exchange for trading of crypto-currency derivatives, announce their partnership to provide a market at the intersection of the crypto-currency and traditional derivatives trading spaces. Michael Adolphi, CEO of BCause, said, “This means that on day one of trading, our products will be available on over 150,000 desktops at FCMs across the country. This... more

S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology Dashboard

May 03, 2017
This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Technology ETF (symbol: RYT). This ETF seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the S&P 500® Equal Weight Information Technology Index. Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom fifteen performers as histogram bar charts, along with their respective net percent change for today’s trading session. The quotes display portion is divided into three sections: The first... more

Gold - Three Charts Spell Confusion

May 01, 2017
Gold opened 2017 with a roar after hitting lows in December. The price of the yellow metal has made higher lows and higher highs so far with the most recent peak coming on April 17, when the active month June COMEX futures contract hit $1297.50 per ounce. The geopolitical landscape had been highly supportive of gains in the price of the yellow metal. The new President of the United States has faced many issues around the globe during his first 100 days in office. In the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Trump bombed a Syrian airbase causing relations with the... more