Blogs

Only One Trade per Day

Helmut Mueller
Jul 11, 2013

When it comes to coding your trading systems, allowing only one trade per day is by far the most frequent request.

In the example above, the session starts at 8:00 local time (see cursor) and the trading system produces three long... more

How Frequency Distribution Analysis Can Improve Your Decisions

Thom Hartle
Mar 05, 2013

Frequency distribution is simply how often a value appears within a group of values. For example, a group of values is a range from 1 to 5. The collection of numbers is 1, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, and 4. In this series, we see that the integer 1 occurs... more

Interview with Tom Alexander

Feb 14, 2013

This interview is part of a series of interviews with traders who use CQG Integrated Client. The goal of these interviews is to illustrate why traders who begin using CQG tend to continue using CQG. This interview is with Tom Alexander, who has... more

Two Volatility Indicators Are Better Than One

Richard Weissman
Aug 06, 2012

Although most mathematical technical indicators focus on capitalizing on either trending behavior by using tools like moving averages (see Trend Following Kept Simple: The 200-Day Simple Moving Average) or on counter-trending action through... more

Identifying Trend Changes Using the Guppy Multiple Moving Average

Richard Weissman
Jun 04, 2012

Daryl Guppy developed a trend-following technique using twelve exponentially-weighted moving averages. The twelve periods featured in his books are 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 18, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 60. The 3-, 5-, 8-, 10-, 12-, and 18-period... more

Trend Following Kept Simple: The 200-Day Simple Moving Average

Richard Weissman
Apr 30, 2012

Many technicians use complex technical indicators such as Average True Range, but experienced ones use them in conjunction with basic indicators such as volume and long-term simple moving averages. Arguably the most important of trend-following... more

ICE May 2012 Cotton Futures Analysis

Richard Weissman
Apr 02, 2012

ICE May Cotton futures are setting up well as a low-risk, high-reward mean reversion trade. One of our preferred set-ups is countertrend trades in the direction of the longer-term trend. In the following image, May Cotton closed below its two-... more

Getting Started Using CQG, RTD, and Excel®

Thom Hartle
Mar 02, 2012

CQG supports the Microsoft Excel RealTimeData (RTD) function in CQG Integrated Client version 8.4 and greater for delivering market data and other information to Excel. Through the combination of CQG and Excel, you can create highly-customized... more

Moving Linear Regression Lines

Shaun Downey
Nov 11, 2011

Moving Linear Regression lines are my preferred method for tracking a trend, especially on low time frame charts such as Constant Volume Bars or TFlow®. Regression lines have specific properties that allow them to track the trend however shallow... more

TFlow and DOMTracker, Part 3: Redefining Data

Shaun Downey
Jul 21, 2011

A key advantage of TFlow® charts is their ability to build data based on activity. This allows for sensitivity without lag. It also allows for traditional analysis, such as trend lines, to be utilised in a unique way that is not visible... more