# Blogs

#### Suspend Trading after a Loss Limit Using Real-Time P&L

###### Aug 09, 2016

CQG's backtesting does not have the ability to feed P&L information back into the trading system itself. The autotrading environment, however, has a solution for that: the P&L Study.

Profit & Loss (P&L) Study... more#### Chande's Variable Index Dynamic Average (VIDYA)

###### Aug 09, 2016

Chande's Variable Index Dynamic Average (VIDYA) is similar to the Exponential Moving Average (EMA), but automatically adjusts the smoothing weight based on price volatility.

VIDYA was developed by Tushar Chande and presented in Technical... more

#### Chande Momentum Oscillator

###### Aug 09, 2016

A technical momentum indicator invented by the analyst Tushar Chande.

The Chande Momentum Oscillator is created by calculating the difference between the sum of all recent gains and the sum of all recent losses and then dividing the result... more

#### VWAP Bands

###### Aug 08, 2016

Volume-Weighted Average Price with Bands

VWAP is the volume-weighted average price for a futures contract plotted as a line on the price chart. The calculation is the sum of traded volume, multiplied by the price, divided by the sum of the... more

#### Fluid Indicator

###### Aug 08, 2016

Flexible Period Moving Average

The Fluid indicator is only used for intraday charts. The idea is to have a moving average with a length that corresponds to the number of bars elapsed since the start of the day. On the first bar... more

#### Guppy Multiple Moving Average

###### Aug 08, 2016

The Guppy is an indicator used in technical analysis to identify changing trends. The technique is based on combining two groups of moving averages with differing time periods.

One set of moving averages in the Guppy multiple moving... more

#### The KDJ Indicator

###### Aug 05, 2016

The SSK indicator using a divergence line

The KDJ indicator is actually a derived form of the Slow Stochastic with the only difference being an extra line called the J line. The J line represents the divergence of the %D value from the %K... more

#### The Fed Sets the Path for Higher Commodity Prices

###### Aug 01, 2016

Last week we heard from the US Federal Reserve and for the seventh straight month, the central bank left interest rates unchanged. In December 2015, the Fed hiked the short-term Fed Funds rate for the first time in nine years. At that point, they... more

#### Another Secret Revealed: Using an Embedded Condition

###### Jul 25, 2016

In my last article I showed a little workaround to feed a calculation into a Study Parameter. We can use a very similar trick for all functions that require a separate condition for a reset. There are a few benefits of avoiding the separate... more

#### Secret Revealed: Feeding a Calculation into a Study Parameter

###### Jul 21, 2016

If you build your own indicators, you may have been stuck feeding your own calculation back into a study parameter. The CQG front-end does not allow this directly, but we have a smart workaround to make it work. Thanks to Jim Stavros for... more