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CQG USDA Crop Progress Dashboard

Aug 06, 2020
CQG has added the USDA Crop Progress weekly report to the USDA data offering. This weekly report is very important to traders and analysts in the agricultural markets. Published during the growing season (April to November) the report details planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. This is published Monday’s at 4:00 PM Eastern and is available on the USDA web site. Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey data collected each week from early April through the end of November. Crop progress and condition... more

A Precious July for Gold And Silver

Aug 06, 2020
July 2020 was a month where the prices of gold and silver posted significant gains. In what has been almost a perfect bullish storm for the two precious metals, a decline in the value of the US dollar against other world currencies and the unprecedented level of central bank and government stimulus pushed the prices significantly higher. In mid-March, during the height of the risk-off period in markets across all asset classes, silver traded below $12 per ounce, and gold retreated to the $1450 level. Four months later, the prices were substantially higher. As we head into August, the bull... more

Excel and Frequency Distributions

Jul 28, 2020
Imagine that today the 20 day correlation between the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract (symbol: EP) and the Crude Oil Contract (symbol: CLE) is 0.82. Now, is that a typical value or an unusual value? To gauge the reading you would look at a chart with the correlation study displayed and visually gain a sense of the current reading relative to the historical values. However, using Excel you can go one better and determine both where is the current value relative to the history and how many times the current value has occurred in the past using frequency distribution analysis, the topic of... more

Volume Candlesticks

Jul 28, 2020
CQG Has Added A Volume Dimension To Candlestick Charts Ever since Charles Dow started theorising on markets, volume has been seen to be an important confirming factor to the prevailing price action, providing additional colour to the two dimensional study of price and time. Candlestick charting also values the addition of volume when discerning levels of supply and demand. The problem for the market practitioner using candlesticks has always been in integrating volume effectively into their analysis. Candlestick charts are plotted independent of volume so the closest most have been able to... more

What's new in CAST 2 v2.19

Jul 10, 2020
General Multi-factor authenitication support for CAST users Improved confirmation buttons Profiles and Logins Login: show status of a profile as inactive or scheduled for future cancellation   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 features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site CAST2 Help site Previous release notes The CQG CAST Team

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.6

Jul 10, 2020
General Added a tooltip to the QSS column filters Market prices column Trading Detailed DOM Accounts widget, added account name column and ability to hide currency column Park and Activate functionality is now 'on' by default in preferences Chart Price scale labels for selected drawing tool Added bracket orders to the trading sidebar on chart Updated crosshair line color for better visibility on CQG Mobile OTC/HMS Added grouping by product to the View Bids & Offers widget Added search and multi-select to the location dropdown for... more

Q2 Report - Commodities

Jul 07, 2020
The raw material markets made a comeback in the second 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 was 10.63% lower over the first six months of this year. In 2019, the asset class gained 10.98%. In 2018 the asset class lost 6.82% of its value. The overall winner of the 29 for the first... more

CQG Seasonality and Correlation Page

Jul 06, 2020
CQG’s Integrated Client and QTrader Version 2020 offers a new study called the Seasonal Study. This study is very popular with analysts and traders in the agricultural markets because of the annual nature of plantings, growing and harvesting crops. The theory is that history may repeat itself under similar conditions. The Seasonal study applied to a chart will display the previous 10-years of daily trading activity by year as line charts. Now, you can compare the current trading activity for any similar historical activity. The study allows you to display just individual years and an... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.12

Jun 23, 2020
Updates Added the ability to trade from the chart Support for comment rows in the quoteboard Improved display for symbols with delayed data Improved display of order info for bracket orders More Details and How to Access the New Features Trade from the chart Tap the trading icon in the upper right of the chart Support for displaying comment rows on the quoteboard  If you have comment rows from CQG Desktop, they will show up properly on CQG Mobile.   Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers... more

CME Group Widgets on CQG Desktop

Jun 18, 2020
The CME Group Commentary and Research widgets in CQG Desktop offer articles, videos, podcasts, and daily trends. Stay ahead of the markets and check out what opportunities the CME Group insights can offer you! Access the CME site from within CQG Desktop in the App store group:   Please visit the CME webpage for more information.  Disclaimer: CQG does not endorse, support, or promote any specific trading advice, strategy or decisions including, but not limited to, the content promoted by CME.   Start your free trial of CQG Desktop... more