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.

A Renko chart is a... more

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


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

Measuring Price Movements

Helmut Mueller
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

Helmut Mueller
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

Helmut Mueller
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

Use CQG Signal Evaluator to Analyze Your Trading Ideas

Oct 15, 2013


CQG Signal Evaluator (SigEval) allows you to quickly assess the validity of a trading signal before spending valuable time creating fully-fledged trading systems that may be based on invalid signals.

The... more

Auto Fibonacci Retracements, Part 2

Helmut Mueller
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