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CFTC Disaggregated and Traders in Financial Futures Reports

Oct 16, 2020
CQG has added more data to the Disaggregated group in the CQG Symbol Finder. Now, both the futures only and the combined futures and options data are available.The Disaggregated reports are broken down by agriculture, petroleum and products, natural gas and products, electricity and metals and other physical contracts. The Disaggregated reports break down the reportable open interest positions into four classifications: Producer/Merchant/Processor/User Swap Dealers Managed Money Other Reportables The Traders in Financial Futures (TFF) report is also included in the... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.9

Oct 13, 2020
Trading New trading interface tailored for equities for more order size options by cash amount and account percentage Solidus price formatting now left justified on HOT OTC/HMS Ability to create multiple bids and offers at once Support for GTD order duration in HMS We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums site. And see past release notes on our website. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team Log on... more

Nikkei Commentary

Oct 12, 2020
  Here is a presentation by Yra Harris, presented by WhiteWave Trading Strategies, an independent research firm, about Japan, the Nikkei Index, and how markets align.   Watch the presentation...     

CQG Singapore Derivatives (SGX) Dashboard

Oct 08, 2020
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard tracks the futures contracts traded on SGX. The symbol choices are hard coded and are the most popular by volume and open interest. This dashboard pulls in a large amount of volume data and may take up to five minutes to fully load. Once the volume data is loaded then the dashboard prices will update normally. By preloading the historical volume data the volume charts will update immediately. There is one required adjustment to CQG and that is to increase the “Extra Bars for Study Calculation.” Go to “Setup/System Preferences/Limits and increase the... more

CME Group Options on Micro Futures in CQG Desktop

Oct 07, 2020
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. CQG Product Specialist Matt Murray built a page for Desktop as a starting point for trading Micro Futures and Options.

CME Group Options on Micro Futures

Oct 07, 2020
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. CQG Product Specialist Matt Murray built a page, available as a downloadable PAC, as a starting point for trading Micro Futures and Options.

What's new in CAST 2 v2.20

Oct 06, 2020
General Margin by product FCMs can now set the Risk Parameters/Margin Subsystem/Margin Multiplier as either Limited or Inherited from CAST 1 FCMs can now set the Market Limits/All Commodities/Margin Multiplier by the commodity. If the commodity is part of a group then setting the Margin Multiplier for one commodity will be set for all commodities in the group.   Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience. Send us feedback on... more

Q3 Report - Commodities

Oct 05, 2020
The raw material markets continued to make a comeback in the third quarter of 2020 after the global pandemic caused a deflationary spiral taking the prices of most assets lower in Q1. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 17.77% lower in Q1 than the level at the end of the year that ended on December 31, 2019. In Q2, it recovered by 13.75% and in Q3 it rose by another 12.04%. The asset class was 1.08% lower over the first nine months of this year. In 2019, the asset class gained 10.98%. In 2018 the asset class lost 6.82%... more

CME Group Options on Micro Futures in CQG Desktop

Sep 29, 2020
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. Here are tables of the underlying symbols and option symbols: Description Symbol Micro E-mini S&P 500 ($5) F.US.MES Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ($2) F.US.MNQ... more

Water Futures Discussion

Sep 29, 2020
CME Group is launching a water futures contract based on the NASDAQ Veles Water Indexes in December. Here is a presentation by Kevin L. Patrick, a preeminent authority on water law and water issues, featuring CQG's Stan Yabroff, and presented by WhiteWave Trading Strategies, an independent research firm. Watch the presentation...     

CME Group Options on Micro Futures in Desktop

Sep 29, 2020
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. Here is a list of the underlying symbols: Description Symbol Micro E-mini S&P 500 ($5) F.US.MES Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ($2) F.US.MNQ Micro E-... more

CME Group Water Contract Commentary

Sep 29, 2020
CME Group is launching a water contract based on the NASDAQ Veles Water Indexes in December. Here is a presentation by Kevin L. Patrick, a preeminent authority on water law and water issues, presented by Whitewater Trading Strategies, an independent research firm.   Watch the presentation...     

CME Group Options on Micro Futures

Sep 28, 2020
The CME Group has added to their product offerings and Options on Micro Futures. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. In addition, here is a list of the underlying symbols: Description Symbol Micro E-mini S&P 500 ($5) F.US.MES Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ($2) F.US.MNQ... more

CQG Percent Change Dashboard

Sep 21, 2020
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard uses ranked by percent net change for two sets of 30 symbols. The dashboard is preloaded with the stocks comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average® and 30 futures symbols. This dashboard will give you an easy to read view of the performance of the markets on multiple time frames. You can enter in your own symbols. The long description is next to the symbol so you know the symbol is accurate. Then, there are four panes displaying the ranked performance for each symbol group. You can enter in the time frames for the symbol group. The default is 15 (minutes... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.13

Sep 17, 2020
Updates Improved visiblity for working orders on HOT Icons in main navigation now display the number of working orders and positions Tapping on fill notification will now navigate to the filled orders screen Parking and activating orders Added iceberg settings to order info screen Improved adding a comment row or header to the quotes list   Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers using a CQG charting or trading product. Online Help: Access online videos and view animations. CQG Forums: Share your feedback and... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.8

Sep 09, 2020
Trading Center mouse button will recenter the HOT price scale in Chrome Added preference to center the HOT price scale after x seconds OTC/HMS Ability to create both bid and offer side HTA pricing type Add time columns to hedge account balances We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums site. And see past release notes on our website. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team Log on to CQG Desktop

Grain Prices Move Higher As The 2020 Harvest Season Arrives - Follow Crop Progress On CQG

Aug 31, 2020
The end of the summer is the start of the harvest season in the grain markets. The United States is the world’s leading producer and exporter of corn and soybeans, and a leading producer of wheat. The grains and oilseed are the agricultural products that feed the world. The last time the grain markets experienced a significant weather event that caused supply shortages was back in 2012. That year, drought conditions sent corn and bean futures prices to all-time highs and wheat to its highest price since 2008, when dry conditions pushed the primary ingredient in bread to its record peak.... more