Jul 03, 2014
After we looked into some time frame considerations in my last article, the next logical question is to ask if CQG can "optimize time." CQG Trade System Optimizer (TSO) does not allow us to optimize a trade system by answering the question on... more
Time Frame Considerations
Jun 13, 2014
What is the right time frame for your trading?
Any data we analyze is more representative if we have a bigger number of samples. Asking ten people how the next elections will turn out will most likely give you a less accurate picture than... more
Number of Trades Per Day and "X" Events
May 28, 2014
One of my first backtesting tips featured a piece of code to limit a trading system only to one trade per day.
My colleague Doug came up with a smarter way to do this and even added the possibility to define how many trades he would allow... more
Trades Based on a Different Trading System
May 14, 2014
One of the questions we received recently was if it is possible to trigger a trade in a certain market based on another trading system trading a different market. The answer is yes. Here is how to do it and some traps to watch out for.
Trade System Optimizer
May 06, 2014
In my previous article, Backtesting Tip: Parameters inside CQG Code, I discussed the different parameter types and how to use them. This is important for all backtesting users because only values created as a parameter (Parms) can be optimized... more
Parameters inside CQG Code
Apr 30, 2014
We are getting a lot of questions about CQG parameters (Parms). In CQG, parameters are used for everything that needs to be controlled from the user interface and only Parms can be optimized.
The window above shows an example of a... more
Close vs. Open in Trading Systems
Apr 17, 2014
The Peak-Ahead Problem
For most people the quick and dirty method of building trading systems using the signal bar closing price is good enough to judge a trading system. (CQG's formula toolbox gives you the close as the... more
Apr 14, 2014
In CQG 2014 we will introduce three new chart types plus sub-minute bars, such as ten-second bar charts. In the next few articles we will have a short look into each one of them, starting with Heikin-Ashi charts.
Apr 07, 2014
In CQG Integrated Client version of the year, CQG 2014, we have introduced four new chart types: Heikin-Ashi, sub-minute bar, range bar, and Renko. In this article, we will look at Renko charts.
A Renko chart is a... more