ATR Bands

Jan 12, 2023

Going all the way back until the famous turtle trading systems, ATR has always been an important measurement for volatility in the markets. ATR’s are still used for exits in trading systems and sometimes for pre trade risk assessment.

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8 Pack: Standardized Trading Systems for Download

Jul 05, 2022

After renewing the Super template in July 2022 I also created a set of trading systems based on very commonly used indicators. The exits are summarized at the end.

1. AMA trading system S22AMA

The AMA trading system is... more

Super Template 2022

Jun 30, 2022

It has been a while since I introduced the Super Template as a shortcut to build trading system inside CQG. In a nutshell, the Super Template is a trading system ready to run, that has a long and short entry, and many different exits that do not... more

Best of 2021 CQG Custom Indicators

Feb 10, 2022

As some kind of review for the last year, I would like to present a few indicators that were coded partly as customer requests or my own research. We had something similar a few years ago: more

Divergence 3

Aug 06, 2021

A long time ago, I wrote two articles about divergence for our CQG blog that are probably still worth reading. Especially in the second article, I was using peaks on the indicators to measure price behavior on these points. I.e. if the indicator... more

Hybrid Trading Systems for Auto Execution

Jan 19, 2021

When do I need a hybrid trading system for auto execution? Since we released CQG AutoTrader functionality and XLS Trader we have had some use cases were we wanted to combine the best of both worlds.

The CQG trade systems tool gives us the... more

2020 Update: 6 Trading Systems Based on the Super Template

Mar 10, 2020

This is an update to the 6 trading systems published about one year ago.

On customer request, we added the ability to set a start and end time as well as an exit based on time.

The idea is to have a few standard trading systems that... more

A Closer Look at Range and True Range

Jan 21, 2020

The Average True Range (ATR) study takes the moving average of the true range over the specified period.


True Range = True High - True Low True High = The greater of the current bar's high or the previous bar's close True... more

Volatility Stop and Volatility System

Jun 18, 2019

Here are two more trading systems based on the Super Template that were recently created on a customers demand.

The idea is to have a few standard trading systems that have many customizable exits already built in:

EOD - End Of Day... more

Ultimate Oscillator and Chaikin Oscillator plus Money Flow

Mar 07, 2019

For this post we are looking at Larry Williams Ultimate Oscillator and the Marc Chaikin Oscillator.

Developed by Larry Williams the Ultimate Oscillator is a momentum oscillator designed to capture momentum across three different timeframes... more