Q3 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q4

Andy Hecht
Oct 01, 2018

The dollar index moved higher by 0.41% in the third quarter of 2018, and commodities prices moved lower, with all six major sectors posting losses. The composite of 29 raw material markets that trade in the U.S. and U.K. gained 7.95% in 2017. In... more

CQG Gateway Release Includes New Features

Sep 21, 2018

There is a gateway release on September 21, 2018. In addition to enhancements and maintenance, this release includes an exciting new feature:

Broker External Orders

Our broker customers have been asking for the ability to enter orders into... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.6

Marcus Kwan
Sep 12, 2018
Trading Added new Spreadsheet Trader. Drag and drop to modify orders in the HOT. Account widget has been split into separate widgets: ones that show a single account and ones that show several or all accounts. Added icebergs to the Order Ticket.... more

Commodities Follow the Dollar Like Obedient Puppies

Andy Hecht
Sep 04, 2018

The dollar index futures contract hit a high of 103.815 at the beginning of January 2017 after rising from lows of 78.93 in May 2015. The index broke out to the upside on a technical basis when it rose above the October 2005 high at 92.53, and... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.5

Marcus Kwan
Aug 16, 2018
Trading New  preference to display account name or number. Moved OCO preference to per symbol, per account settings with brackets. Added label for bracket control in HOT to show which offset is for target profit vs. stop loss. New widget: '... more

‘Market Limits’ Page Changes Video

Aug 08, 2018

Watch a quick video overview on changes to the ‘Market Limits’ page.


If you have any questions regarding CAST changes, please call (800) 525-1085 or email the FCM Desk.


‘Market Limits’ Page Update in CAST

Aug 06, 2018

We are updating the new ‘Market Limits’ page, making it easier to set per commodity limits. The update will be available in CAST after August 11th.

Some other improvements include:

A streamlined interface  Scroll and filter by... more

Two Reasons Why Crude Oil Is Bullish and One Why It Could Spike Higher

Andy Hecht
Aug 01, 2018

Crude oil is the most watched commodity that trades on futures exchanges. The Brent crude oil futures contract, a pricing benchmark for two-thirds of the world’s petroleum trades on the Intercontinental Exchange. West Texas Intermediate crude oil... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.4

Marcus Kwan
Jul 13, 2018
Trading Bracket orders and trailing orders are enabled in preferences by default. Charts Heiken-Ashi charts now available. Study parameters and style have been combined into the same dialog. General Updates Session time-out is now... more

Q2 2018 Losers and Winners in Commodities and a Look Ahead to Q3

Andy Hecht
Jul 03, 2018

The dollar index moved higher by 5.05% in the second quarter of 2018, but commodities prices managed to post gains with four of the six major sectors moving to the upside.

Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 15 posted gains and 14... more