What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.9

Charts

  • Horizontal and vertical lines pointer tools.
  • Coming soon:
    • Cursor value display with vertical line tool.
    • More pointer tools.

General

  • Improved changing a symbol in Chart and HOT.
  • Added symbol description on single-symbol widget tabs.
  • Left navigation bar is now minimized by default.
  • Added Vietnamnese translation.

Quotes

  • Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol column.
  • Improved description display of exchange traded spreads.

Spreadsheet Trader

  • Added option to show large symbol description in the symbol column.
  • Improved description display of exchange traded spreads.
  • Added trading toolbar.
  • Added compression buttons for removing prices without working orders.
  • Added buttons for parking and cancelling orders.

More Details and How to Access the New Features

Chart: horizontal and vertical line pointer tools

Horizontal and vertical line pointer tools (cursors) have been added to the chart. This video will show you the various ways to add and interact with them.

Adding a line

  • A pointer tool toolbar has been added to the far right of the app. This is a global toolbar for all charts on the page.
  • Click on the line icon. 
  • Once the tool is highlighted, clicking on the chart will place a cursor.
  • When a cursor is selected, three white circles will appear on it.
  • Use these white circles to drag the line.

Change line properties

  • Whenever a cursor or a cursor button in the toolbar is selected, floating toolbar will appear.
  • You can drag this toolbar to wherever you'd like. There is one floating palette for the entire app.
  • Use the buttons on the toolbar to edit the properties of a selected cursor.

Editing and deleting lines

  • When a cursor is selected, three white circles will appear on it.
  • Use the price/time label or the white circles to drag the cursor to another location.
  • Delete a cursor by right-clicking on the price/time label or on one of the white circles.

Chart & HOT: Easily change the symbol

Easily change symbols in single-symbol widgets by simply typing when the widget you want to change is in focus (highlighted with blue tab). You no longer have to click in the symbol entry field to enter a symbol or to use autosuggest.

In addition, easily change chart interval by typing "," + interval abbreviation and enter any interval. For example, ",1" will change the selected chart to a 1 min chart, ",d" for daily, etc.

QSS and Spreadsheet Trader: Friendly name display

Symbol descriptions are available as a display style in the symbol column for QSS and Spreadsheet trader. Access this feature in the task menu for these widgets.

In addition, the display for legs of exchange traded spreads has been improved.

Spreadsheet Trader: Trading Toolbar

A trading toolbar has been added to the Spreadsheet Trader. Access this feature in the task menu.

  • Selecting a symbol in the Spreadsheet Trader will push the symbol to to the toolbar.
  • Price, size, and order parameters can then be easily edited in the toolbar. And an order can be initiated from the toolbar.
  • Clicking on a price in the spreadsheet will push the symbol and the price into the toobar.

Spreadsheet Trader: Scale compression

For less liquid markets, scale compression buttons have been added to the Spreadsheet Trader.

  • Expand a symbol to show the depth of market.
  • Clicking the left compression button will remove prices without any resting orders.
  • Clicking the expand button on the right will expand the scale to show all prices.


As always, we hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to better your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to provide feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site.

Happy Trading!
The CQG Desktop Team