Helmut Mueller

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

Heikin-Ashi Charts

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.

Heikin-... more

Renko 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

Labels

Jan 21, 2014

CQG's market data information breaks down into two types of data: One is study data that can be seen on a chart, such as the high of a market from last week. The other is a label data, which is seen in quote displays, such as the open, high, low... more

Measuring Price Movements

Jan 15, 2014

In this article, we measure the price action between a significant high and a significant low identified by CQG's ZigZag study. The ZigZag study is a useful graphical tool that connects significant turning points together. The study draws a line... more

Protecting Your Formulas and Including an Expiration Date

Dec 02, 2013

Occasionally we receive requests from traders asking how to protect their own formulas from being viewed and modified by someone else. Here is a short guide detailing the steps.

The quick way is to select the Hide Formula when 'Deny Copy'... more

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

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