# Coding

#### Seasonal Analytics

###### Nov 15, 2013

This short article is not a huge programming exercise, it is mainly about a smart way to see seasonal behavior in an overlay chart. Here is the result we would like to have:

The blue line is the current soybeans contract and shows... more

###### Oct 15, 2013

Overview

CQG Signal Evaluator (SigEval) allows you to quickly assess the validity of a trading signal before spending valuable time creating fully-fledged trading systems that may be based on invalid signals.

The... more

#### Auto Fibonacci Retracements, Part 2

###### Sep 18, 2013

Editor's Note: In this article, Mueller expands on the Auto Fibonacci study concept covered in his August 27 article. Here he shows how to enhance the study by forcing the calculation to use the same scale as the chart.

Now that we... more

#### A Timer Helper and CQG's Set/Reset Function

###### Sep 03, 2013

We often receive questions on how to limit trading activity to certain times of day. One little extra line of code can accomplish this quite easily.

In CQG there is a very efficient way to create a variable inside a trading system... more

#### Auto Fibonacci Retracements, Part 1

###### Aug 27, 2013

Derived from contributions medieval mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci made to number theory, retracements measure the price areas where a market move is likely to pause or reverse a trend. Many traders rely on Fibonacci numbers to compute these... more

#### Smart Pyramiding

###### Aug 13, 2013

If we look more closely into trend-following trading systems, sometimes the percentage of winning trades is only slightly above 50%, but the trading system still creates some nice and profitable trades. With smart pyramiding, we can try to make... more

#### ATR-Based Quantity and Risk

###### Aug 05, 2013

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

Definitions:

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

#### Correlation and Relative Performance

###### Jul 29, 2013

The Correlation function in the CQG toolbox correlates the price movement of two symbols over a defined number of bars. For example, CORREL(CL,QO,10) will return the correlation between West Texas Crude on the NYMEX and North Sea Brent on the ICE... more

#### Using the Super Template

###### Jul 23, 2013

Some of the work traders do in building trading systems can be very creative and exciting, but unfortunately some of the work is not. In most cases, traders have a specific idea in mind that they want to test. They create an entry and the... more

#### Using Daily and Intraday Values of an Open Session

###### Jul 16, 2013

Here are some thoughts about extracting "daily" values inside an intraday market.

A common request is to calculate and plot a "daily close" value of a study based on an intraday time frame, such as five-minute bar data. With CQG this is... more