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What's New in CQG Desktop Version 6.3

Apr 13, 2021
General Various bug fixes and enhancements Full CQG name added to CSPEC (F.US.XXM21) OTC/HMS Added preference to show lots vs units throughout the interface Publish Bids & Offers: Ability to multi-select and edit basis for multiple contracts at once Pulbish Bids & Offers: Added Visibility and HedgeFirst columns 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... more

Market Summary: April 11, 2021

Apr 12, 2021
Petroleum prices soften this week as the reality of pending increases in OPEC+ output coupled with increases in production from members not bound to the agreement, emerging signs of a slowing economic recovery linked to stubborn remnants of the Covid-19 virus limiting demand expectations and a significant de-escalation of geopolitical tensions as multinational talks regarding Iranian sanctions that were deemed constructive by all participants all weighed on markets. Total commercial petroleum inventories in the US increased by 2.308 MB. On the week, WTI prices fell by 3.5%, Brent by 2.9%,... more

Notes From Underground: The Arrogance of Janet Yellen

Apr 09, 2021
Since I last wrote, it has been a time for thought, contemplation and discussion. This week I recorded an FRA podcast with Richard Bonugli and Larry McDonald. It was the equivalent of the “Wide World of Sports” as we traveled around the world looking at profitable investment ideas. Enjoy the best 60 minutes in financial global macro analysis. Click here to listen to the podcast. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial But the world does not stop and there are some issues we must address. 1: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been center stage at the IMF/G... more

Excel Sparklines

Apr 09, 2021
Sparklines have been available beginning with Microsoft® Excel 2010. A Sparkline is a simple chart that is displayed within a cell or a group of merged cells. Sparklines are a nice addition to a quote display as the quote display shows current values, such as last price and net change, the Sparkline chart can show price action. While any time frame can be used, for this article the Sparkline will display a 5-minute close chart for today’s session. To plot these Sparklines in Excel the CQG Barix (Bar Index) function is used within the RTD formula. The Bar Index Function is a... more

The Roundtable Insight – Secular Change to Value Equities and Commodities

Apr 07, 2021
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial

What's New in CQG IC 2021: AskCQG Toolbar Button

Apr 07, 2021
The AskCQG toolbar button has been updated. Click the button and your browser will open to the CQG Support page and at the bottom right is a Zendesk chat window connecting you to CQG Support for any assistance you need.

The First Quarter Of 2021 Is In The Books: Commodities Continue To Post Gains

Apr 05, 2021
The raw material markets asset class moved higher in the first quarter of 2021 after a volatile 2020 when the pandemic caused a massive selloff early and a huge turnaround that pushed some prices to all-time or multi-year highs. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 8.30% higher in Q1 than the level at the end of the year that ended on December 31, 2020. In 2020, the asset class moved 9.89% higher. In 2019 it gained 10.98%, but in 2018 the asset class lost 6.82% of its value. The overall winner of the 29 for the first... more

Market Summary: April 4, 2021

Apr 05, 2021
Petroleum prices increased in a holiday shortened week as key influences were somewhat mixed. A surge in refinery utilization to a one year high as Gasoline demand exceeds that of last year at this time now by more than 10% was an exceptionally positive price influence. Increasing geopolitical tensions between Russia and the Ukraine with the potential to disrupt already low European Natural Gas supplies were generally supportive of prices as well. The agreed to meeting on April 6th of US representatives with other countries party to the Iranian nuclear agreement of 2015 in an attempt to... more

Market Summary: March 28, 2021

Mar 29, 2021
Petroleum prices ended the week mixed, settling near unchanged despite exceptional volatility with broad outright price swings throughout the week. WTI fell 0.7%, Brent gained 0.1% while RBOB gained 1.3% and ULSD lost 0.7%. Total US commercial petroleum inventories gained 4.8 MB on the week. The unexpected blockage of the Suez Canal by a container ship that ran aground which could render this essential route closed to waterborne trade for an indefinite period, the diminishment of increasing demand expectations particularly in Europe due to the stubborn resilience of the Covid-19 virus,... more

The Roundtable Insight – Judd Hirschberg Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

Mar 26, 2021
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority.

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.14

Mar 25, 2021
Updates Chart widget updated New studies New color options for the Volume study Context menu for Orders & Positions Bracket orders support improvements Improved control over push notifications Defect fixes and other minor improvements   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 submit feature requests. CQG for Android: We are excited to launch CQG for Android later... more

CME Globex Forex Dashboard

Mar 22, 2021
This Microsoft® Excel dashboard presents a range of market data using CME Forex Symbols. However, you can enter in your own symbols. Always use upper case for symbols. Enter into the Symbol Box the symbol. The top row is the previous session’s open, high, low, and close. You can see the session time for the high and the low. Next to the HiLoAlert is a value that if the difference between the high or low and the last price is that amount or less then the high or low is backlighted red or green. If the last price matches the open then the open price is highlighted in blue. The PX... more

Market Summary: March 21, 2021

Mar 22, 2021
Petroleum prices suffered their largest weekly loss since October, falling for six consecutive trading days before recovering slightly on Friday. Driven by a significant recovery in the dollar, Thursday saw the largest single day loss in 11 months. Vaccine issues in Europe leading to renewed lockdowns, 9 MBPD of global spare production capacity, an alarming increase in Iranian exports specifically to China, profit-taking and a simple case of oversupply in a number of key cash markets globally all weighed on prices. On the week, WTI lost 6.4%, Brent 6.8%, RBOB 9.6% and ULSD 7.4%. Total... more

Notes From Underground: How To Deal With Transitory Data

Mar 19, 2021
First, thank you to all  who filled in for me as I spent nine full days packing up my life in Chicago. Raising four children and being the repository for many of my loved ones “stuff” resulted in a drowning in memories as well as material possessions that raised questions about what the HELL was that for and why? Our last post was March 1 but I am proud to point out that there were about 74 comments on that entry, all but mine being extremely valuable. Thank you to all for the way you raised the bar for discourse even higher. On Thursday, I had the pleasure sitting with... more

The Roundtable Insight - Yield Curve Control, Inflation and the Markets

Mar 19, 2021
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority. Daniel Lacalle, PhD, economist and fund manager, is the author of the bestselling books Freedom or Equality (2020), Escape from the Central Bank Trap (2017), The Energy World Is Flat (2015), and Life in the Financial Markets (2014). Yra Harris is a highly respected global macro analyst and trader for four decades---knowledgeable in Foreign Exchange, Global Bonds, Commodities and Equities. His work is subscribed to by thousands and is highly valued by professional global macro discretionary traders. Read the NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND archives... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 6.2

Mar 16, 2021
General Various bug fixes and enhancements   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

Market Summary: March 14, 2021

Mar 15, 2021
Crude prices eased at week’s end after reaching their highest levels since January 2020 on Wednesday. This was the first week in three that Crude prices fell. Refined product prices continue to increase, particularly Gasoline, as the market is still recovering from the aftereffects of the Texas freeze. On the week, WTI fell 0.7% and Brent 0.2% while Gasoline gained 4.1% and ULSD 1.2%. Crude stocks grew and refined product stocks fell, both substantially. An increase in refinery utilization this week of 13%, the largest weekly gain ever, is expected to continue over the next few weeks until... more

Market Summary: March 7, 2021

Mar 09, 2021
Petroleum prices rose more than 7% on the week, approaching two-year highs on the surprise OPEC+ decision to maintain output at current levels, dashing expectations of a small production increase amid evidence of global market demand emerging from the yearlong Covid-19 pandemic. On the week, WTI gained 7.5%, Brent 7.7%, RBOB 5.9% and ULSD 5.5%. Three major investment banks now see a $70-$80 price range for Crude in the third quarter and possibly sooner. The US-based IEA now sees OECD commercial inventories back to their pre-pandemic five year average. The lion’s share of statistics related to... more

SPDR S&P Kensho Smart Mobility ETF Dashboard

Mar 09, 2021
Traders and investors have a multitude of opportunities for theme investing. That is, ETFs are structured to invest in companies that are part of an industry, such as Biotech, Internet, Aerospace, etc. One such example is the SPDR® S&P Kensho Smart Mobility ETF. According to the State Street Global Advisors’ website, this ETF “seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the S&P Kensho Smart Transportation Index (the “Index”).” “Seeks to track an index that is designed to capture companies whose... more

Using the CQG BarInt Function

Mar 04, 2021
The BarInt function can be useful when creating Custom Studies or Conditions which can be applied to different timeframe but where a point of reference may be different whether you are looking at an intraday chart or a Historical chart (Daily Weekly and above). When applied to an intraday chart, the BarInt function will return the timeframe of that chart in numeral terms (the value “5” for a 5 minute chart). For Historical timeframes, the function returns the following values: Chart Interval BarInt Value 5 min 5... more