Blogs

Most Wanted 7 Studies Plus a Bonus Trading System

Helmut Mueller
Jan 04, 2019

This is a collection of frequently requested studies, which are not part of CQG’S standard offering. These studies are open source and detailed descriptions can be easily found on the internet. Your CQG Application Specialists have created these... more

Q4 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q1 2019

Andy Hecht
Jan 02, 2019

The dollar index moved higher by 1.05% in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the commodities asset class posted a loss over the final three months of the year that ended on December 31. Two of the six major sectors posted losses while four moved to... more

Natural Gas and Crude Oil Provide Lessons for Traders and Investors

Andy Hecht
Dec 03, 2018

In early October it looked like the price of crude oil was heading for triple-digit territory on the back of sanctions on Iran that were coming in early October. At the same time, the price of natural gas futures had been consistently failing on... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.8

Marcus Kwan
Nov 28, 2018
General Improved symbol entry autosuggest to include user defined lists Quotes Tabs now include quote style Price formatting improvements for fractions: Fixed income and decimal HOT Improved layout of order sidebar so order size is more visible... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.7

Marcus Kwan
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... more

Lessons from the Sugar and Coffee Futures Markets

Andy Hecht
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... more

Q3 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q4

Andy Hecht
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... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.6

Marcus Kwan
Sep 12, 2018
Trading Added new Spreadsheet Trader. Drag and drop to modify orders in the HOT. Account widget has been split into separate widgets: ones that show a single account and ones that show several or all accounts. Added icebergs to the Order Ticket.... more

Commodities Follow the Dollar Like Obedient Puppies

Andy Hecht
Sep 04, 2018

The dollar index futures contract hit a high of 103.815 at the beginning of January 2017 after rising from lows of 78.93 in May 2015. The index broke out to the upside on a technical basis when it rose above the October 2005 high at 92.53, and... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.5

Marcus Kwan
Aug 16, 2018
Trading New  preference to display account name or number. Moved OCO preference to per symbol, per account settings with brackets. Added label for bracket control in HOT to show which offset is for target profit vs. stop loss. New widget: '... more