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CQG offers a collection of conditions you can use to mark points on a chart when the condition is met. In addition, you can create your own custom conditions. You can easily bring conditions into Excel using RTD formulas. Excel displays a 1... more

Gateway version 5.7, release 2 is scheduled for the weekend of December 15, 2017.

This upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes.

Changes:

CAST: traders have to be associated with a customer MiFID Fix Event... more

As of December 11th, CFE will offer Bitcoin for trading. CME will do the same on December 18th. Both will be available for trading in CQG products (symbols XBT and BTC, respectively). In order to give you time to configure user accounts, CQG is... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for cocoa spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and at the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for coffee spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and at the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the... more

You can use LocalHour and LocalMinute functions in the RTD formula to pull in the open price for a market using a 5-minute bar at 12:00. This technique was detailed in a previous article here.

If... more

Charts The order display study now includes the average fill price Quotes When using net change mode on a mobile quote board, the last price displays last trade rather than last quote General A link to the new help website has been added to the... more
Rod Giffen Named President, CQG APAC; Ryan Moroney Appointed President, CQG Europe and the Americas

DENVER / CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2017 – CQG has had a focused effort to add China to its global network of data and execution. With the imminent launch... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans options on the E-mini S&P 500 futures market using the CQG RTD Toolkit for volume and displays strikes ranked by the volume traded for each listed expiry. The scan covers options traded 15 strikes above... more

Free Services

CQG Integrated Client customers have free access to the following services through the end of the year:

Market Scan Advanced Options

Sign-up is not necessary. We’ve turned these services on for all current CQG IC customers... more

There are numerous Excel samples that walk you through bringing various market data into Excel using RTD formulas. However, there is a lot to look through. One solution is to use the CQG Formula Builder. You can right-click a study, hover your... more

Gateway version 5.7 is scheduled for the weekend of October 20, 2017.

This upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes.

New functionality:

Preparatory changes for 2018 MiFID requirements.

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents different styles of viewing market and study information. The left-hand side is today's current market data. You can enter symbols and set the number of decimals. The HiLoAlert cell is a user-entered value... more

There is an RTD call for depth-of-market (DOM) data for futures markets. You call the DOM data by symbol and queue number. You can pull the bid or ask price, bid or ask volume, and the time of the last update.

The best ask... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has three tabs. The first tab displays today’s market quotes, volume, and open interest data. If the last price is matching the open price, then the open price is highlighted blue. If the last price is... more

Charts Added space between current bar and price scale Crosshairs for mobile mode Quotes New study column: Today's net change compared to the 20-day average true range Improved symbol list workflow Trading Market buttons always available on HOT... more

CQG Releases New Features

CHICAGO / DENVER, Sept. 27, 2017 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trade routing, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today a new release of its latest functionality... more

CQG charts have a setting called the BATS Charts Preferences. Here, you select what data to use to build the chart. You can use the default setting where the chart is built using trade and settlement data. You can uncheck Use default ... more

These two Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets present Globex crude oil market data and forward curves, both current and historical. Two dashboards are available: The first the data includes outrights and exchange-traded calendar spreads using these... more

Customers who use Microsoft Excel® when following the markets can easily populate their Excel spreadsheet with RTD formulas using CQG's Quote SpreadSheet (QSS) 2.0.

To open QSS 2.0, click the Quote button on the application toolbar, then... more

These two Microsoft Excel® dashboard display market quotes for tradable UDS for the crude oil contract and the E-mini S&P 500 traded on Globex. There is also a quote display with at-the-money (ATM) calls and puts with one strike... more

Welcome to CQG. Here is some important information to get you started. If you need help logging on, review these steps.

Main Window

Once you have logged on, you see the main window.

You may want to familiarize yourself with the... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard provides a drop-down menu where you can select the underlying market, such as E-mini S&P 500. The display will then show all front contract option symbols, including weekly and end-of-month options. The... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the VIX (CBOE) options market for volume and displays the strikes ranked by the volume traded for each expiry listed. The scan covers options traded 15 strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the front month contracts of the PowerShares® DB Commodity Index (symbol: DBC) holdings. The actual ETF holds deferred contracts. More information about ETF can be found here.

The PowerShares DB... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays the cash indices available from the Hang Seng Indexes Company.

The quote displays are divided into four sections. The first section is the cash Hang Seng Indices. Net percent change is heat mapped.... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on futures for the H-shares Index (HHI) and ranks the traded volume for each expiry out to nine expirations. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-money option... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the constituents of the DJIA Index (symbol: DJIA).

Throughout the trading session, the thirty individual stocks are dynamically ranked and displayed in the histogram bar chart with their respective... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the Hang Seng Index market options on futures and ranks the traded volume for each expiry out to eleven expirations. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The top... more

In this article, we outline how to pull historical market data into Excel while excluding data from days when the market was in a holiday session.

Holiday sessions are trading dates, but not clearing dates. Holiday session data is... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the SPDR® S&P® Bank ETF (symbol: KBE).

Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom... more

Gateway version 5.6 is scheduled for the weekend of June 30, 2017.

This upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes.

RTD formulas for chart types and studies can include the same parameter settings used in your CQG continuation charts. In the RTD formula the continuation parameters are entered in the “time interval" field and the choice to equalize the... more

Some traders want to see their current open trade equity (OTE) and closed out trades (P&L) based on yesterday’s settlement, not the original price when the trade was opened. In DOMTrader's Trading Preferences, under Trading Display, you... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the BrokerTec US Treasury Yield Curve data and the ICAP Euro Bonds and Gilts markets.

The top-left quote display allows you to enter your own symbols. To the right is a portfolio view of the... more

Here is a summary of the new features in CQG Version 2.13.

Chart Tooltips show bar and study values on the chart (coming soon: crosshairs). Countdown timer is now available for intraday charts. Trading Park all and activate all... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the SPDR® S&P® Biotech ETF (symbol: XBI).

Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and bottom... more

CQG Integrated Client customers can set up custom sessions for their charts. For example, NYSE’s trading hours are from 8:30 to 15:00. The primary session for the E-mini S&P opens at 8:30, but closes 15-minutes later, at 15:15. If you want to... more

CQG QTrader demo requests are now automated. Customers can request a 2-week free trial using the sign-up form on CQG.com.

FCM and broker partners can embed this form into their websites to allow customers to request a trial directly from... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the Financial Select Sector SPDR® ETF (symbol: XLF).

Throughout the trading session, the individual stocks are dynamically ranked. The main display shows the top and... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (symbol: IWF). The iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF (symbol: IUSV). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-... more

Traders can use pre-built conditions or create their own conditions in CQG to mark bars when a particular condition is met. They can then pull this information into Excel using RTD formulas. The RTD formulas are similar to study RTD... more

Beginning with version 18, the DDE protocol cannot be used with CQG software. Instead, RTD should be used.

Microsoft stopped supporting DDE several years ago with the release of their Vista operating system. Now that a majority of our... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF (symbol: IUSG). The iShares Core S&P U.S. Growth ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-... more

Chicago, IL, April 11, 2017 – CQG, Inc., a leading provider of trading front-end software for the broker, dealer, and FCM industry, and BCause LLC, the leading applicant for CFTC approval to become the first US-regulated exchange... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet tracks the holdings of the Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Technology ETF (symbol: RYT). This ETF seeks to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the S&P 500® Equal Weight... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents Eurodollar market data​. The data includes ten years of quarterly contracts for outrights and exchange-traded three-month and six-month calendar spreads.

Quarterly contracts are color-... more

CQG customers who create their own custom studies can easily use RTD to pull custom study values into Excel.

There are only two unique requirements in the RTD formula for a custom study: first, include the “^” sign in the custom study... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents Globex crude oil market data and forward curves. The data includes outrights, exchange-traded calendar spreads, and butterfly spreads. The exchange-traded calendar spreads include the following... more

CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader version 2017 include Footprint® Charts and Studies, allowing customers to view the popular Delta Bar chart and related studies.

One study is the Footprint Bar Statistic applied to the Footprint chart.... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on soybeans, wheat, and corn (Globex) futures markets for volume. It displays strikes ranked by the volume traded for each expiry listed. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above... more

CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader version 2017 include the popular Footprint® Charts and Studies.

The primary focus of the chart type is to organize and display the volume traded at each price and provide an indication of its... more

Quotes Thermometer on QSS: Added the thermometer to the symbol column in the QSS style Color cells in all quote styles: You can now mark a quote with color Option to launch HOT or OT from the Buy/Sell buttons in the quotes toolbar Charts Tooltips... more

Gateway version 5.5, release 2 is scheduled for the weekend of April 28, 2017.

This upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes. No major CAST changes are involved.

CQG version 2017 includes updates to the volume study, available for various chart types. This overview of the RTD volume study formulas includes the new parameters that the MarketDelta Footprint® Studies use.

The Setup... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for grain spreads traded on the Globex platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If the... more

This CME Group news release announces the winners of the CQG-sponsored CME Group Trading Challenge. The 14th annual competition for college and university students attracted nearly 600 teams representing 35 countries. The competitors used CQG... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet is a combination of market quotes and dynamic ranking. There is a Symbols tab where you can enter the symbols and the parameter for decimal formatting, or you can enter B for bonds and fractions. You can set the... more

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls market data from CQG Integrated Client or CQG QTrader. There is a Symbols tab where you can enter the symbols, the parameter for decimal formatting, and the title for each group of quotes on the main... more

CQG M on Phones Heatmap view for quotes: Experience dynamic real-time data visualization. Chart Custom time intervals: Enter custom intraday time intervals on charts. Trading Improved drag & drop HOT order placement: Click and drag to... more
CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis tools, announced today that it will launch connectivity to the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) for futures trading. Through the new... more

This macro-enabled Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents a ten-by-ten correlation matrix, a scattergram chart of the correlations by row, and frequency distribution charts of the correlations. In addition, twenty versions using a different city... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays 90-day bank bills and exchange-traded spreads traded on ASX. The inside market for the front six contracts is detailed along the top. The open, high, low, and last, along with the net change, volume, and... more

Alli Brennan, CQG Director of Marketing and Product Management, recently authored an article for TabbFORUM titled Finnovation – The Hot Topic With Great Impact.

Brennan writes:

Companies are investing billions of dollars on R... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for crude oil spreads traded on the ICE platform using a matrix-style format. The outrights are along the top row and the start of each row. The best bid and best ask are also included. If... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays Delta Bars with a price ladder detailing the executed volume by price for the current Delta Bar. Also, an intraday bar chart is included with a price ladder showing the executed volume by price for the... more

CQG formulas include a crossover feature, and CQG can determine the number of completed bars back since a signal occurred. For example, using “Barssince(EP xabove Ma(EP,Sim,20),1,300)” as the symbol in a standard RTD formula for the close... more

Here is a special version of the Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP) study including standard deviation bands.

VWAP is the volume-weighted average price for a futures contract plotted as a line on the price chart. The calculation... more

Kase and Company, Inc. today announced a major update of its award-winning StatWare® indicators. These indicators are available in CQG Integrated Client through CQG’s Charting API.

The press release quotes CQG's Josh... more

Here are some of the exciting new features available in CQG M version 2.9.

CQG M on Phones Details page layout improvements. Trading buttons moved from the top of the details page to the chart. Position display improvements give quick access... more

Here are some of the exciting new features in CQG M version 2.8, available on demo and production now.

Go flat: Go flat for a single symbol is now available in the HOT widget. Order info: In the order pop-up and in the HOT grid, you can now... more

CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader customers can pull the time the high and low occurred during today’s session into a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet using these RTD formulas:

=RTD("CQG.RTD", ,"ContractData", "EP", "... more

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of December 2, 2016.

The upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes. No major CAST changes are involved.

Changes to be aware of:

CQG will accommodate the ICE Clear... more

We launched a new customer forum site earlier this year. CQG Forums is an online community for our customers to engage with our support teams, product specialists, and other customers to learn more about CQG products and services. Customers can... more

With the addition of the Footprint® Charts and Studies by MarketDelta to CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader, customers can pull volume data traded by price into Excel.

To pull in the data, we used the RTD formula:

=RTD("... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on the Eurodollar futures market for volume and ranks the traded volume for each expiry out to three years. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above and below the at-the money option. Then... more

This custom study produces seven horizontal lines on a chart: today's open, high, and low; yesterday’s high and low; and today’s high and low for the opening balance. We often receive requests for one or more of these lines, so we have... more

Pull historical CVB data into Microsoft Excel® using RTD formulas with this sample spreadsheet. It not only pulls open, high, low, and close values into Excel, but also a study, the Relative Strength Index.

To pull in the data, we... more

Pull historical spread data into Microsoft Excel® using RTD formulas with this sample spreadsheet. It not only pulls open, high, low, and close values into Excel, but also a study, the simple moving average of the spread.

... more

The component pac at the end of this article contains holdings or components of eleven SPDR ETF portfolios. You can use a portfolio to create a quote page with a link to a chart.

You can also ... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard uses RTD formulas to pull in market data based on a new CQG chart type called Delta Bar. Delta Bar is similar to the Constant Volume chart type except instead of a user-set amount of executed volume to... more

Mark B. Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Clearing Corp, discussed his chart and study during a joint webinar with CQG. This article further explains the study and chart type, available in CQG, as well as Mark Fisher’s trading bands... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: ThyssenKrupp plans to sell a Brazilian... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard offers four charts displaying seventy-five open, high, low, and close bars of a spread. The spread symbols are entered into Excel on the symbols tab and the time frame is set for the charts. The RTD formulas... more

CQG Director of FCM Channel Product Management, Alli Brennan, was recently interviewed for Nasdaq’s Technology Innovation Series.

At CQG we are constantly asking the questions: where do we think the industry will be... more

Available in CQG M, the on-the-go global market data, analytics, news, and electronic trading system.

Chicago and Denver, October 18, 2016 – CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Exxon faces probes over how it values its... more

CQG has integrated Footprint Charts and Studies into CQG, allowing customers to view the popular Footprint chart and a variety of other chart types and studies within CQG QTrader.

*Ask your sales representative about... more

CQG's Open API now supports 64-bit technology. With no changes to the user interface, customers should find the switch from 32-bit technology to be straight forward. Applications simply need to be rebuilt with a 64-bit target platform.

... more

Split Quote Board is a new view for quotes that offers a user-friendly snapshot of the quotes you want to monitor. Quotes have never been bolder! Not only can you easily set up and monitor quotes, you can also trade directly from Split Quote... more

​UDS and options analytics continue to get more robust with CQG. We're constantly working to include more of what you need to support your trading. We've enhanced UDS to include both time and sales and real-time data for UDS expressions.

*... more

With Gateway 5.0, our next generation, low-latency order routing system, we've added microsecond routing to our ever-expanding list of counterparties.

Learn more ‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍​

See the latest features in CQG QTrader ‌‍‍‍‍

Split Quote Board is a new view for quotes that offers a user-friendly snapshot of the quotes you want to monitor. Quotes have never been bolder! Not only can you easily set up and monitor quotes, you can also trade directly from Split Quote... more

Hybrid Order Ticket is our newest order-entry method that incorporates components of other order-entry screens, including DOMTrader and Order Ticket. You can keep the display clean or add more functions to maximize your trading style.​

... more

​UDS and options analytics continue to get more robust with CQG. We're constantly working to include more of what you need to support your trading. We've enhanced UDS to include both time and sales and real-time data for UDS expressions.

*... more

Split Quote Board is a new view for quotes that offers a user-friendly snapshot of the quotes you want to monitor. Quotes have never been bolder! Not only can you easily set up and monitor quotes, you can also trade directly from Split Quote... more

We offer a wide range of proven smart order types. Now you can also leverage our API to construct your own custom smart or algo order types and use them natively in CQG Integrated Client. Take advantage of our sample code base to create your own... more

With Gateway 5.0, our next generation, low-latency order routing system, we've added microsecond routing to our ever-expanding list of counterparties.

Learn more ‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‍​

See the latest features in CQG IC ‌‍‍‍‍

CQG has integrated Footprint Charts and Studies into CQG, allowing customers to view the popular Footprint chart and a variety of other chart types and studies within CQG Integrated Client.

*Ask your sales representative... more

Tap into alternative data sources to leverage CQG Integrated Client's premier analysis and charting capabilities without paying twice for data.

*Included with your CQG subscription

Learn more ​‌‍‍‍‍​

See the latest... more

Mark B. Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Clearing Corp, is one of the industry's leading traders and technical analysts.

CQG is excited to offer, in conjunction with Mark Fisher, the MBF Chart. MBF Charts incorporate Renko-style bricks on a... more

Hybrid Order Ticket is our newest order-entry method that incorporates components of other order-entry screens, including DOMTrader and Order Ticket. You can keep the display clean or add more functions to maximize your trading style.​

... more

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of September 23, 2016.

The upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes. No major CAST changes are involved.

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: Praxair and Linde consider a merger that... more

CQG Integrated Client and CQG QTrader customers have complimentary access to Dow Jones Calendar of Events from August 29th through October 28th.

What is it?

Calendar of Events, part of our Dow Jones news and events package, is an elegant... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard offers a two-window view for tracking market performance. The top half displays market data using symbols such as indices, stocks and futures that the user enters on the symbols tab. The bottom half has... more

CQG provides the ability to separate volume into trades executed at the best bid price and trades executed at the best ask price. This feature gives you more insight into market action because you can see whether sellers are aggressive or buyers... more

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) 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

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

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

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

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

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard offers a two-window view for tracking market performance (You have to enable macros when this dashboard is first opened.) The top half displays market data using whatever symbols (such as indices, stocks, and... more

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

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

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of July 15, 2016.

The upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes. No major CAST changes are involved.

The Guppy Multiple Moving Average 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.

In a recent article, Helmut Mueller... more

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

Sometimes it is not necessary to write a complex trading system when you want to accomplish something minor in the trading environment. For example, CQG provides built-in trailing stop orders that may be placed a defined number of ticks... more

In an effort to improve the real estate usage at the top of the app for desktops and tablets, the next release (2.4) will have a change that will optimize some vertical space.

Page navigation, widget launching, and access to... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Libya’s oil production saw a jump, Japan’s... more

Supports low-latency order routing and market data connectivity

Hong Kong and Denver, June 28, 2016 – CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis, has relocated its... more

Request: Is there a way to display a large, real-time screen clock in CQG?

Solution: Yes. When you install CQG IC or CQG QTrader, the TheWeb toolbar button appears in the top row. If it is not there then it will be listed under the... more

In my last blog post we turned the Super Template AMA trading system into a new trading system using MACD with a few steps. At first glance it seemed to be a losing system, but after we applied a simple $2,000 stop loss, it performed a little bit... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Grain traders were planning to reject... more

This is a quick-start guide to building your own trading system based on the Super Template. The Super Template comes pre-installed with CQG Integrated Client. As a basic example, we will create a trading system using classical MACD as the main... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: Halliburton and Baker Hughes discuss... more

In our release last month of version 2.1, we focused on improvements to CQG M on the phone. This month, these exciting features for desktops are ready in version 2.2, available on mdemo.cqg.com today:

Options widget Heatmap style for... more

CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis, received The Technical Analyst’s Award for Best Automated Trading Product: Execution.

At the awards ceremony in London last... more

Denver, April 26, 2016 – CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis, announced today that it has expanded its connection with Moscow Exchange (MOEX), the leading exchange in... more

Request: What is the easiest way to get chart and study data from a chart into an Excel spreadsheet?

Solution: Simply right-click the chart area that has the market data and, at the bottom of the menu, click “Export to Excel... more

Denver, April 18, 2016 – CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis, has launched its next-generation, low-latency order routing system, Gateway 5.0. This version significantly... more

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of April 15, 2016.

The upgrade includes backend improvements and bug fixes. No major CAST changes are involved.

Thank you all for your feedback and support for CQG M. 

Since our CQG M update just over a month ago, our usage numbers have been stronger than ever and we have received great feedback. We are happy to announce... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: TransCanada in takeover with talks with... more

Denver, April 4, 2016 – Continuum, CQG's enterprise API division, today announced that it has partnered with OANDA, a leading global provider of online foreign exchange (FX) and over-the-counter commodities and indices trading services, to... more

Request: I want to plot a historical daily chart of a spread: December Wheat versus December Corn. I want the chart to be a continuation chart and to always use December contracts for the two markets.

Solution: Enter this symbol for the... more

Request: How can I get the symbols I see in the All Contracts Window into Excel? I cannot select the columns and copy and paste.

Solution: CQG offers an Excel RTD Add-in. There is a 64-bit Excel version and a 32-bit Excel version. Please... more

Denver, March 14, 2016 – CQG, a global provider of high-performance trade routing, reliable market data, and advanced technical analysis, has added Portara® to its main product suite. This award-winning historical data extraction and research... more

This CME Group news release announces the winners of the CQG-sponsored CME Group Trading Challenge. The 13th annual competition for college and university students attracted nearly 500 teams representing 30 countries. The competitors used CQG... more

CQG will modify CFE Calendar spreads (including, but not limited to VXW1) to futures industry standard format on the Close of Business February 26th, 2016. Rather than displaying CFE native debit and credit prices, the debit side will be modified... more

Request: How can I make the Net Change in the DOMTrader® be easier to read for the Japanese Yen contract?

Solution: You can limit the length of the net change by turning off decimals:

Click the Support button in the upper right corner... more

With our 2.0 release on mdemo.cqg.com, we've also added a volume comparison widget. You can access it by swiping on the chart that's attached to a quote board.

What is it and why is it helpful? 
Dual-axis volume comparison

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We've launched a new mobile mode on mdemo.cqg.com and on m.cqg.com.

We're excited about this release because we have been getting a lot of positive feedback from early users, and we think it really improves the CQG M experience on phones... more

Request:

My Imoku study is not lining up over the bars and using the same scale as the price. How do I correct this?

Solution:

Right-click the study, select Modify Study. Select Display. Change “ShareScale” to On. This will... more

Request:

I would like to see in a quote display the same open, high, low, and close prices I see on a chart with a custom session.

Solution: Enter the symbol, then a comma followed by the time frame, and the name of the custom... more

Request:

The 12m DEC16DEC17 Eurodollar and the 12m DEC16DEC17 Sterling spread should be around 2, but I see 34. Why is this?

Solution:

In CQG the EDA spread is quoted as whole numbers and QSA is quoted as a decimal.... more

Request:

I want to chart the DDH6-EPH6*5 spread using a Heikin-Ashi chart. On a bar chart, I just see a closing line chart and it will not work in a Heikin-Ashi chart.

Solution:

Use the Spread function:

Spread(DDH6-EPH6... more

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for the weekend of February 5, 2016. Along with several improvements and bug fixes, it will include these CAST changes:

Changes to Order Handler logins, ability to set position limits and liquidation... more

After supporting auto trading for one year now, it seems to be that understanding the difference between backtesting and real-time trading might be the biggest struggle. If your backtesting results do not match your real trading results, using... more

CQG Integrated Client version 2015 offers sophisticated auto execution based on the CQG backtesting environment. Basically, all of your trading systems can be set to auto execution with only a few mouse clicks. Keep in mind that your trading... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive News: TransCanada looks to suspend its Keystone XL... more

Denver, CO, November 9, 2015 – CQG today announced several new features to CQG M, its cloud-based multi-asset, multi-broker mobile application that provides traders with market data and trade execution capabilities on the go. These additions... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news on PetroRabigh Tenders, Nord Stream 2 and... more

Our next gateway upgrade is scheduled for this weekend, starting October 2, 2015. Along with several improvements and bug fixes, it will include CAST changes for these sections:

Private label enablements Market data enablements

View our... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Technology, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Apple speeds up electric-car effort, Cisco... more

Powers social trading platform with FX and futures market data and trade execution

Denver, September 23, 2015 - Continuum, CQG's enterprise API division, today announced its partnership with TradeSocio, a provider of marketing software for... more

Nissan Century Securities Co., Ltd., one of the top derivatives brokers in Japan, is now offering Tokyo Financial Exchange's (TFX - www.tfx.co.jp/en) listed foreign exchange (FX) and Equity Index Margin contracts CFDs under "Click 365" (major... more

View this webinar to learn about the new CQG Toolkit for Excel. Backed by CQG's WebAPI, this add-in allows you to pull real-time market information and your orders and positions data via the Internet into Excel.

Director of Product... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news on on new EPA rules, Brazilian coffee crop... more

Provides ultra-low latency access to Australian futures and options markets

Sydney, August 24, 2015 - CQG today announced direct market access to ASX 24 ITCH™, the Australian Securities Exchange's (ASX's) premium ultra-low latency protocol... more

In partnership with Capital Markets Research (CMR), CQG has expanded our suite of CMR’s ATM studies. These studies are used to analyze potential entries and exits, assess price and time risk, and expose early market... more

CQG has extended its monitors offering to include options.

View calls and puts on the same window for more efficient analysis and trading. Customize the data displayed to suit your specific needs. More readily analyze data using... more

Expanded User-Defined Strategies functionality includes:

A UDS function. Real-time data for UDS expressions on Instrument Monitor, Portfolio Monitor, Spreadsheet Trader, and QSS 2.0. (Historical data is not available.) Place and cancel... more

Mark B. Fisher, founder and CEO of MBF Clearing Corp, is one of the industry’s leading traders and technical analysts.

CQG is excited to offer, in conjunction with Fisher, the MBF study. A combination of bricks and... more

This new study, added to the suite of Order Book Analytics, detects hidden volume (iceberg orders) on the market. Algo Orders uses a proprietary algorithm to calculate order count and volume outputs.

TradeShare - First Robo-Advising App to Connect Investors across Futures & FX Industry

Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 2015 - SoVesTech, a leading developer of social investment technology, today announced the launch of the broker-agnostic... more

Connection offers Direct Market Access to a new suite of futures based on key energy benchmarks

CQG will introduce day-one connectivity to Nasdaq Futures (NFX) at launch tomorrow, July 24. NFX is the exchange group's US-based designated... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Technology, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news on Dish Networks' talks about funding a... more

CQG customers can now trade equities directly from CQG platforms and APIs Chicago

CQG announced today the launch of a global equities partnership with Ditto Trade, a next generation robo-investing stock brokerage firm. The two companies... more

CQG will give CRYEX market participants an order-routing, risk management and data analysis solution

9 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden. CRYEX, the new digital currency trading and clearing platform, is partnering with CQG,... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news on India's sugar tax, Goldman Sachs coal... more

This Microsoft Excel® dashboard offers an automatic performance ranking of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that is focused on equity performance by country. This dashboard requires the NYSE enablement.

The top symbol row automatically... more

New York, April 27, 2015 - INTL FCStone Inc., a diversified financial services organization delivering financial products, advisory and execution services to commercial customers around the world, today announced that its subsidiary, INTL... more

We're excited to launch some important features in this version of CQG M. The new version is live on stage (https://mdemo.cqg.com) and will be moving to production (https://m.cqg.com) in the next week or so.

Hybrid Order Ticket

... more

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Central Banks, and coverage highlights include: 

Exclusive news on the foreign-exchange market,... more
More Studies on Charts

In a previous version, we launched the charting feature and the first few studies. In this version, we added Volume, RSI, MACD & Stochastics studies.

You can choose one overlay study... more

Direct Market Access to Nasdaq Futures Platform Offers Global Trading Access to New Suite of Futures based on Key Energy Benchmarks

New York, April 21, 2015 - CQG, Inc., a global provider of trade routing, market data, and advanced... more

CQG M v1.9 with charting and studies is on production today at http://m.cqg.com.
This version has already been on stage for the past week at http://mdemo.cqg.com.

Three basic studies: MA (Simple, 21), Max (Simple, 21, 50, 200), and... more

Chicago, IL, March 24, 2015 - Continuum, CQG's enterprise API division, today announced its partnership with Money.Net, an online platform for market monitoring and analysis, to provide Money.Net's customers with access to futures market data and... more

One of the questions that comes up every now and then is about measuring the performance between two markets. So far since January 2015, DAX and EURO STOXX futures have rallied very strong, but which one is stronger?

Unfortunately... more

If you have a list of symbols in CQG Integrated Client or CQG QTrader that you want to get into CQG M, here’s the best way to do it. You can easily paste a comma delimited list into CQG M.

From QSS 2.0, select the symbols you want Click the... more

In this article I want to show how misleading a peak-ahead failure can be on a trading system.

I was working on a countertrend system and the backtesting results showed that it picked up some nice trades, but when the trend was getting too... more

This CME Group news release announces the winners of the CQG-sponsored CME Group Trading Challenge. The 12th annual competition for college and university students attracted over 500 teams representing 37 countries. The competitors used CQG... more

Boca Raton, FL, March 10, 2015 - At FIA Boca, CQG, Inc. announced live connectivity to Eris Exchange, a U.S.-based futures exchange offering swap futures as a capital-efficient alternative to OTC swaps. The new connection provides CQG customers... more

Quite some while ago I showed, in a very simple way, how to overlay 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 data in one chart. I created two very simple code snippets to accomplish that.

This time, I want to create a moving average that is also a... more

A couple of months ago we looked into CQG's built-in Divergence Index and how to use it.

Following up on this topic, I want to show a much simpler approach using the Formula Toolbox.

A divergence is when an indicator (here... more

One of the theories behind Market Profile®* is the opening trading range. This is the high and the low from the first hour of trading. We want to create a trading system around that and use the Super Template to save a lot of time.

... more

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

Gift will support Department of Finance students studying derivative markets

Montreal, January 12, 2015 -- A major gift from data analytics and trading technology provider CQG will further advance business programs at Concordia's John... more

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).

... more

As of January 1, Russell Cash Indexes became a separately billed enablement. ICE Futures US no longer includes these cash indexes, although it will continue to include Russell Index futures.

Please let CQG know by the end of this month... more

In his TraderPlanet article, Build Smart Performance Tables in Excel® Using RTD, CQG Director of Product Training Thom Hartle shows how to build a custom dashboard showing market performance over a user-defined period of time with CQG, RTD, and... more

The Volume Profile study includes new features to give you better insight into what market participants are doing. With the addition of analytics data, you now have the ability to analyze volume distribution by volume traded at each side of the... more

We now support trading User-Defined Strategies (UDS), which are tradable synthetic options spread strategies. This makes trading options spreads a more seamless task.

Formula Builder has been redesigned to better match a trader's workflow with a more modern look. Some functionality has been relocated in the main display and a new preferences feature has been added.

CQG AutoTrader provides automated execution of trading systems developed in CQG Integrated Client. Trade strategy development and backtesting are our core functionalities. With CQG AutoTrader, we closed the loop by enabling customers to execute... more

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

Tokyo, November 5, 2014 - The Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc., (TOCOM), Japan's largest commodity futures exchange and one of the most prominent in Asia, announced today that it will provide its market data through futures order execution and... more

Denver, CO and Chicago, IL, Nov. 4, 2014 - CQG, Inc. today announced the launch of CQG AutoTrader at the FIA Chicago Expo. CQG AutoTrader is a proprietary trading execution engine that allows customers to execute numerous trading strategies... more

This Markets Media article highlights CQG's forthcoming connectivity to Eris Exchange. The article quotes Mike Glista, CQG's Director of Order Routing:

We are excited to offer our customers a gateway into the innovative... more

Denver, CO, October 21, 2014 - CQG, Inc. today announced its planned connectivity to Eris Exchange, a US-based futures exchange offering capital efficient interest rate swap futures. The new offering will provide CQG customers with access to Eris... more

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

CQG was honored as the Prop Traders' ISV of the Year at FOW's 2014 Awards for Asia. CQG achieved the award as a result of nominations and votes from proprietary traders who are active in the region and have experience using CQG.

FOW's... more

Part of a series of interviews with traders who use CQG Integrated Client, this interview is with Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFP, CMT , M.S., who has been trading since 1981. She is author of The Options Doctor: Strategies for Every Kind of Market... more

CQG's market data information breaks down into two types of data: One is study data that can be seen on a chart, such as the high of a market from last week. The other is a label data, which is seen in quote displays, such as the open, high, low... more

In this article, we measure the price action between a significant high and a significant low identified by CQG's ZigZag study. The ZigZag study is a useful graphical tool that connects significant turning points together. The study draws a line... more

Occasionally we receive requests from traders asking how to protect their own formulas from being viewed and modified by someone else. Here is a short guide detailing the steps.

The quick way is to select the Hide Formula when 'Deny Copy'... more

Editor's Note: In this article, Mueller expands on the Auto Fibonacci study concept covered in his August 27 article. Here he shows how to enhance the study by forcing the calculation to use the same scale as the chart.

Now that we... more

We often receive questions on how to limit trading activity to certain times of day. One little extra line of code can accomplish this quite easily.

In CQG there is a very efficient way to create a variable inside a trading system... more

Derived from contributions medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci made to number theory, retracements measure the price areas where a market move is likely to pause or reverse a trend. Many traders rely on Fibonacci numbers to compute these... more

If we look more closely into trend-following trading systems, sometimes the percentage of winning trades is only slightly above 50%, but the trading system still creates some nice and profitable trades. With smart pyramiding, we can try to make... more

To access the RTD feature in CQG Trader, please contact your FCM.

This spreadsheet displays the current last, best bid, and best ask prices for Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat traded on Globex as well as the front month exchange-traded spreads.... more

This spreadsheet provides a list of RTD formulas for historical bars and charting, requesting study data and study-related curves, calling a set of historical bars of all supported types, and requesting a set of historical study values created in... more

Our Trading in 2 video series features easy tips and tricks for trading in just two minutes. Tune in to Trading in 2 to learn how to enhance your own trading strategies.

In this video, CQG Director of Product Training Thom Hartle walks you... more