What's New in CQG Desktop Version 4.0

Charts

  • New drawing tools: Trend lines and channels
  • Added Ichimoku study
  • Added Directional Movement (DMI) Study
  • Right-click menus
  • Added ability to pan chart into the future

Trading

  • Scale compression in HOT & Spreadsheet Trader
  • View only accounts hide trading
  • Net liquidity value (NLV) of cabinet options
  • Updated liquidate icon
  • Exchange added as a column in Orders widgets
  • Fees column added to popup FIll Report, Download Fill Report, and Orders widgets
  • Decreased font size in HOT
  • Drag and drop to modify orders

General

  • Added display of balances to header bar
  • Improved usability in finding columns and objects
  • Improved tab display

More Details and How to Access the New Features

Chart: Trend Lines

Trend line and channel tools have been added to the chart. The video below will show you the various ways to add and interact with them.

Adding a trend 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, click on the chart to place the first point, then click again to place the second point to create a line.

Adding a trend channel

  • 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, click on the chart to place the first point, then click again to place the second point to create a line.
  • The channel line will appear immediately after placing the second point. Move your mouse to create the channel. Click to place the channel.

Change line properties

  • Whenever a drawing or a drawing tool button in the toolbar is selected, a 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 drawing is selected, three white circles will appear on it.
  • Use the white circles to drag the drawing to another location.
  • Delete a drawing by right-clicking on one of the white circles.

Compressing and expanding the scale on HOT

Two new buttons have been added to the HOT button bar.

  • Click the left button to compress the scale. The first click will eliminate prices between the best bid and ask. A second click will eliminate prices between resting orders in the DOM book.
  • Click the right button to expand the scale. 

 


As always, we hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve 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