The Dollar and Commodities Prices

Andy Hecht
Jun 02, 2017

The US dollar is the reserve currency of the world, and it is also the benchmark pricing mechanism for most raw material prices. Typically, a weak dollar results in strong commodities prices and vice versa. However, the dollar has been... more

Gold - Three Charts Spell Confusion

Andy Hecht
May 01, 2017

Gold opened 2017 with a roar after hitting lows in December. The price of the yellow metal has made higher lows and higher highs so far with the most recent peak coming on April 17, when the active month June COMEX futures contract hit $1297... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 2.12 - Study Parameters

Marcus Kwan
Apr 25, 2017

We have exciting updates in this version! The long-awaited study parameters have been added to charts and trading now includes park and activate functionality. Here is a summary of the new features.

Quotes Orders and Positions columns are... more

Q1 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q2

Andy Hecht
Apr 03, 2017

The dollar index moved lower by 2.02% in the first quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with four of the six major sectors posting gains. Many raw materials made multiyear lows in late 2015 and early 2016 but have recovered in... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 2.11

Marcus Kwan
Mar 31, 2017
Quotes Thermometer on QSS: Added the thermometer to the symbol column in the QSS style Color cells in all quote styles: You can now mark a quote with color Option to launch HOT or OT from the Buy/Sell buttons in the quotes toolbar Charts Tooltips... more

Oil Goes to Sleep with Record Open Interest

Andy Hecht
Mar 01, 2017

The trading range in crude oil has been narrow since the middle of December 2016. From high to low since December 19, the price of active month NYMEX crude oil futures have traded in a range of only $4.53 per barrel. Considering that there were... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.10

Marcus Kwan
Feb 24, 2017
CQG M on Phones Heatmap view for quotes: Experience dynamic real-time data visualization. Chart Custom time intervals: Enter custom intraday time intervals on charts. Trading Improved drag & drop HOT order placement: Click and drag to... more

Gold and Silver Reassert

Andy Hecht
Feb 03, 2017

After Election Day in November, it looked like the rallies in gold and silver that took place over the course of 2016 were over and done. Nearby gold futures fell to lows of $1,123.90 and silver reached a low of $15.70 per ounce in December. Both... more

VWAP Study with Bands

Helmut Mueller
Jan 17, 2017

Here is a special version of the Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP) study including standard deviation bands.

VWAP is the volume-weighted average price for a futures contract plotted as a line on the price chart. The calculation... more

Q4 2016 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q1 2017

Andy Hecht
Jan 03, 2017

The dollar index exploded higher by 7.23% in Q4 2016, but most raw material prices ignored the greenback. The principal raw materials traded on US and UK futures exchanges rose by 3.75% in Q4. The dollar was up by 3.59% in 2016 and commodities... more