Blogs

Order Book and Volume Analysis

Helmut Mueller
Jan 07, 2015

Recently, we had a request to show, in real time, how many contracts are available on the buy and sell side in the order book. This can be accomplished with a very simple study: DOM Ask Volume (DomAskVo) (and DomBidVo for Dom Bid Volume).

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Failure Breakout in Natural Gas Spread Could Lead Move in Opposite Direction

Joseph Souhlakis
Jan 05, 2015

Over the last thirty trading days, the February/April natural gas spread has come off sharply about 800 points, leaving several gaps along the way. A few weeks ago, after the spread fell about 500 points in ten days, the market came into a... more

New Year Reflections: Commodities Winners and Losers

Andy Hecht
Jan 05, 2015

The dollar is still the world's reserve currency and there is an inverse relationship between the greenback and commodity prices.

The Dollar and Commodities

In 2014, the dollar was a big winner and many commodities were losers.... more

Divergence Index

Helmut Mueller
Nov 06, 2014

In this article, we will review a CQG indicator that has been available for many years and is still very relevant. It is possible to find divergence using the CQG formula toolbox, but it usually results in quite complicated and longwinded studies... more

Following the Path of Least Resistance

Richard Weissman
Nov 03, 2014

This article will try to illuminate why most retail traders fail at speculative trading. I would argue that the simplest reason for failure is that they are fighting the path of least resistance. Looking at the chart below (Figure 1) of the spot... more

Parameters with a Focus on Boolean

Helmut Mueller
Oct 14, 2014

CQG's Formula Builder Toolbox gives you the ability to use parameters (variables) inside your CQG code in order to control studies, conditions, and trade systems externally without the need to edit the code anytime you want to change something.... more

Events That Set Up a Trade

Helmut Mueller
Jul 31, 2014

In this article we will look into different ways to use an event to set up a trading opportunity. We will review the differences between BarsSince, Happenedwithin, and Set/Reset.

The first example is very simple. We want to buy the... more

Early-Onset Trend Indicator

Jul 07, 2014

For this month's Traders' Tips, we provide CQG code for the Early-Onset Trend Indicator, described in the August 2014 Stocks and Commodities Magazine article, The Quotient Transformation by John F. Ehlers.

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Optimizing Time

Helmut Mueller
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

Helmut Mueller
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