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Tracking Volatility: Implied and Historical

Dec 09, 2022
CQG Product Specialist Stan Yabroff designed a CQG page for customers to track and analyze a market’s implied volatility and historical volatility. This post details the features and functionality of the CQG page. The benefit of this CQG page is you can quickly identify across a large portfolio of markets opportunities based on high and low implied and historical volatilities. First, let’s define historical volatility and implied volatility. Historical Volatility measures the market’s past volatility. It is defined as the standard deviation of a series of price changes measured at regular

Excel 3-D Bubble Chart

Dec 07, 2022
The Microsoft® Excel 3-D chart is different from the Excel Scatter Plot chart. The Scatter chart uses a fixed size for the chart data points. The 3-D chart accesses an additional column to set the width of the chart data points. In this post setting up a 3-D chart is detailed for monitoring the S&P 500 and the sectors using the Select Sector SPDR® Fund symbols. First, the downloadable Excel sample has this table of data in the top left-hand corner. Column A: Symbol Column B: Last Trade Column C: Net Change Column D: % Net Change Column E: Last Trade Column E repeats using the value of

Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 12.07.22

Dec 07, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

Thin Conditions Could Cause Lots of Volatility During the December Holidays

Nov 30, 2022
As markets head into the final month of 2022, market participants continue to face uncertainty as the war in Ukraine continues, the Fed is battling the highest inflation in decades, gridlock in the US government is on the horizon in 2023, and cryptocurrencies have melted down as the FTX bankruptcy has caused the crypto winter to turn arctic. Markets reflect the economic and geopolitical landscapes, which remain highly uncertain in December 2022, a prescription for volatility. Moreover, thin trading conditions with many market participants sitting on the sidelines only increase the potential

Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 11.30.22

Nov 30, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

FinanceFeeds Interview: Bear Market Is Best Time To Build Crypto Product

Nov 29, 2022
This year at FIA Expo in Chicago FinanceFeeds Editor-in-Chief Nikolai Isayev spoke with Ryan Moroney, Chief Executive Officer of CQG about the plan to launch crypto products. Read the full article here.

Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 11.23.22

Nov 23, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

What's New in CQG One & CQG Desktop Version 7.10

Nov 18, 2022
Trading Added custom filters and conditions for Orders widgets Ability to renew an expired or cancelled order Event Contracts widget update Ability to download Today's Purchase & Sales Ability to copy from algo order parameters in Order Info dialog and paste into Excel in correct format HMS/OTC Publish Bids & Offers: ability to publish several selected contracts at once Hedge Account Balances: tail management column now shows when account override is used   We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG One and CQG

Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 11.16.22

Nov 16, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

CQG 2022: New & recent exchange partnerships and data additions

Nov 11, 2022
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Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 11.09.22

Nov 09, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

The Fed Remains Hawkish - What About Gold?

Nov 02, 2022
On November 2, the US Fed did precisely what the market had expected and increased the Fed Funds Rate by 75 basis points for the fourth consecutive time. In March 2022, the Fed Funds Rate was at zero percent, and today it sits at 3.75% to 4.00%. The rapid rise has caused thirty-year conventional fixed-rate mortgage rates to rise from below 3% in December 2021 to over 7% in November 2022. A monthly payment on a $400,000 mortgage has increased by over $1,300, putting home ownership out of reach for many people. Rising interest rates have also pushed the US dollar to the highest level in two

Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 11.02.22

Nov 02, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

CQG One’s Spread Builder and User Defined Strategies

Nov 01, 2022
CQG One, the next generation flagship trading and data visualization product for the financial markets now offers the Spread Builder and User Defined Strategies (UDS). Watch this video to learn about using the Spread Builder: An easy-to-use interface for setting up strategies.   Key points in the video: 00:51 UDS Options Bull Call Spread 02:36 Adding to a quote board, creating an alias 03:00 Exchange Traded Futures Spread 04:00 Custom Options Spread All created UDS will be added to a dynamic list available in the Symbol dialog. When opening a list, look for the User-Defined

CQG XL Toolkit and Batch Orders

Oct 28, 2022
Here, we introduce placing Batch Orders using the CQG XL Toolkit. At the bottom of the post is a downloadable Excel sample. For more details there are two links to the CQG IC/QTrader Help files and the CQG One Help file. The CQG XL Toolkit has been upgraded to include functionality to place batch orders. A batch order is a list of orders that will include the accounts, symbols, action (buy or sell), qualifiers such as market, limit or stop orders and other important details. The XL Toolkit permits the user to place the orders as parked or sent directly to the CQG Gateway. In addition, Algo

CQG Algo Orders for CQG One

Oct 27, 2022
CQG One, the next generation flagship trading and data visualization product for the financial markets now offers access to CQG Algos. Watch this video to learn about using CQG Algos to optimize your execution using CQG One. Additional Resources Learn more about CQG One Learn more about CQG Algos Learn more from the CQG One Help file Request a CQG One demo

CQG, NUTS Finance Launch Optio Research to Develop Institutional Cryptocurrency Infrastructure and Trading Solutions

Oct 27, 2022
Joint Strategic Investment Funds New Web3-based Innovation Lab CHICAGO / SINGAPORE – Oct. 27, 2022 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for market makers, traders, brokers, commercial hedgers and exchanges, and NUTS Finance, a blockchain development lab, announced today that they have just launched “Optio Research,” a state-of-the-art Web3-based innovation lab focused on developing decentralized cryptocurrency infrastructure and trading solutions for institutional investors. The initiative is the product of a joint strategic investment by CQG and NUTS

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 10.26.22

Oct 26, 2022
Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD formulas. Below each chart are two tables. The first table is the highest correlation of the current market data to the seasonal year using a 20-day, 50-day, 100-day and the 200-day lookback periods. The second table is the previous week’s data. Seasonal analysis is about price direction or the trend.

CME Event Contracts Live on Desktop

Oct 26, 2022
CME Group launches event contracts that enable traders to express their view on whether the price of key futures markets will move up or down by the end of each day's trading session, including gold, silver, copper, crude oil, natural gas, E-mini S&P 500, E-mini Nasdaq-100, E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average, E-mini Russell 2000 and euro-U.S. dollar foreign exchange futures. Start trading today  Clicking on “Let’s go!” will open a window for further analysis of the specific market. Log on to CQG One  Log on to CQG Desktop

Notes From Underground: Hu’s Out First, Li’s Out Second, and Xi, I don’t Know

Oct 26, 2022
There is a great deal of political noise reverberating out of the Chinese political system as President Xi has asserted his Mao-like vice grip over China’s political, social and military reins of power. The rule of the DENG XIAO PING — HIDE AND BIDE — is officially closed. China, through XI, has revealed it will no longer HIDE its wealth/power or bide its time. The newest threat to the Bretton Woods HEGEMON has stepped to the fore to directly compete with the US Empire. The outcomes of Xi’s newest maneuvers will not be revealed for a time period but be assured that changes are afoot in the