Thom Hartle

Tricks to Building Excel Spreadsheets from CQG

Jun 30, 2011

When designing Excel® spreadsheets like the example below, there are a few shortcuts you can use to make the process easier. Here, we will use the CQG Symbol Search and Quote SpreadSheet to add RealTimeData (RTD) formulas for displaying market... more

Better Visualize Your Data in Microsoft Excel

Jun 08, 2011

RTD allows you to build elaborate quote displays that go beyond straight market quotes such as spread quotes between two markets. However, with more distant delivery months, there may be instances where one market is being quoted, but another... more

Merging Market Data with Text in Excel

May 27, 2011

When designing spreadsheets to visualize the markets, it is tempting to title rows and columns, but then you have to scan top to bottom and left to right to identify exactly what you are viewing. This isn't a problem when the quote display is... more

Conditional Formatting in Excel using CQG's RTD Bate Function

May 23, 2011

One valuable feature in Excel® is conditional formatting. There is a wide array of rules available in the Conditional Formatting group after you select the Home tab in Excel. Here, we will use a simple color the cell condition if the last quote... more

Formatting Price Data using RTD and Excel

May 05, 2011

When writing formulas for calling market prices into Microsoft Excel® using RTD, you can choose between four different formats for the values returned. Here, I will review those formats and offer a custom view of fixed income market data that... more

Adjusting the RTD Interval Throttle in Microsoft Excel

Apr 28, 2011

CQG Integrated Client version 8.4 supports RealTimeData for sending data and other market information to Microsoft Excel®. This feature opens up many opportunities for creating custom displays and other ways to better manage your workflow. One... more

CQG Displays and Microsoft Excel

Mar 17, 2011

I recently received a question regarding one of my images illustrating how I use Microsoft Excel® with CQG. In the image below, there is an Excel spreadsheet detailing current market activity along with CQG News and a CQG chart. It appears that... more

Heat Maps in Microsoft Excel

Mar 03, 2011

Today's traders and analysts simultaneously track many different markets within the same or different asset classes, looking for markets that may be at extreme price levels relative to other markets. Those markets that are at extremes may be... more