Blogs

Trades Based on a Different Trading System

Helmut Mueller
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.

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Trade System Optimizer

Helmut Mueller
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

Helmut Mueller
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.

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Close vs. Open in Trading Systems

Helmut Mueller
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

Helmut Mueller
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.

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High Frequency Traders and You

Apr 08, 2014

As a devoted CQG trader, investor, portfolio manager, hedger, etc., how does high frequency trading (HFT) affect the way you do business? Some might say that you can't get a good fill at your price, while others have just thrown their collective... more

Renko Charts

Helmut Mueller
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.

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Updating Your Microsoft Excel Dashboards in CQG with Microsoft Office 2013

Thom Hartle
Jan 27, 2014

If you use Windows® 7 and have upgraded to Office 2013, you may have noticed that price updates in your CQG-powered Excel dashboards now look like little slot machine quotes with prices rolling instead of just updating. The reason is that... more

Labels

Helmut Mueller
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

Introduction to Market Profile Charts and Studies

Thom Hartle
Jan 17, 2014

CQG's roots are in the world of market action data. The premise was that traders needed clear and informative market charts on various time frames and would use studies in conjunction with the charts in order to make trading decisions. When... more