Blogs

Trading Breakouts on Intraday Pivot Levels

Helmut Mueller
Jan 14, 2015

In this article we take a look at two examples where trades are placed on or around significant lines. The first idea is to change the classic daily pivot lines into intraday pivot lines and trade on them.

This is the classic pivot... more

A Look at the Copper Market

Andy Hecht
Jan 13, 2015

Today's Lows are Tomorrow's Highs

Copper fell 15.78% on COMEX and 14.59% on the London Metal Exchange in 2014. Copper has been making lower highs and lower lows since July 2014. The copper market has just moved into a new zone and the... more

Gold Coiling For a Breakout

Joseph Souhlakis
Jan 12, 2015

Over the past two months, February gold has been rotating within a 11469-to-12390 balance range. However, over the past four trading days, gold was confined to a relatively tight 12054-to-12233 balance range. When a volatile market such as gold... more

Order Book and Volume Analysis

Helmut Mueller
Jan 07, 2015

Recently, we had a request to show, in real time, how many contracts are available on the buy and sell side in the order book. This can be accomplished with a very simple study: DOM Ask Volume (DomAskVo) (and DomBidVo for Dom Bid Volume).

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Failure Breakout in Natural Gas Spread Could Lead Move in Opposite Direction

Joseph Souhlakis
Jan 05, 2015

Over the last thirty trading days, the February/April natural gas spread has come off sharply about 800 points, leaving several gaps along the way. A few weeks ago, after the spread fell about 500 points in ten days, the market came into a... more

New Year Reflections: Commodities Winners and Losers

Andy Hecht
Jan 05, 2015

The dollar is still the world's reserve currency and there is an inverse relationship between the greenback and commodity prices.

The Dollar and Commodities

In 2014, the dollar was a big winner and many commodities were losers.... more

Divergence Index

Helmut Mueller
Nov 06, 2014

In this article, we will review a CQG indicator that has been available for many years and is still very relevant. It is possible to find divergence using the CQG formula toolbox, but it usually results in quite complicated and longwinded studies... more

Following the Path of Least Resistance

Richard Weissman
Nov 03, 2014

This article will try to illuminate why most retail traders fail at speculative trading. I would argue that the simplest reason for failure is that they are fighting the path of least resistance. Looking at the chart below (Figure 1) of the spot... more

Parameters with a Focus on Boolean

Helmut Mueller
Oct 14, 2014

CQG's Formula Builder Toolbox gives you the ability to use parameters (variables) inside your CQG code in order to control studies, conditions, and trade systems externally without the need to edit the code anytime you want to change something.... more

Events That Set Up a Trade

Helmut Mueller
Jul 31, 2014

In this article we will look into different ways to use an event to set up a trading opportunity. We will review the differences between BarsSince, Happenedwithin, and Set/Reset.

The first example is very simple. We want to buy the... more