# Blogs

#### Using the Super Template

###### Jul 23, 2013

Some of the work traders do in building trading systems can be very creative and exciting, but unfortunately some of the work is not. In most cases, traders have a specific idea in mind that they want to test. They create an entry and the... more

#### Using Daily and Intraday Values of an Open Session

###### Jul 16, 2013

Here are some thoughts about extracting "daily" values inside an intraday market.

A common request is to calculate and plot a "daily close" value of a study based on an intraday time frame, such as five-minute bar data. With CQG this is... more

#### Only One Trade per Day

###### Jul 11, 2013

When it comes to coding your trading systems, allowing only one trade per day is by far the most frequent request.

In the example above, the session starts at 8:00 local time (see cursor) and the trading system produces three long... more

#### How Frequency Distribution Analysis Can Improve Your Decisions

###### Mar 05, 2013

Frequency distribution is simply how often a value appears within a group of values. For example, a group of values is a range from 1 to 5. The collection of numbers is 1, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, and 4. In this series, we see that the integer 1 occurs... more

#### Interview with Tom Alexander

###### Feb 14, 2013

This interview is part of a series of interviews with traders who use CQG Integrated Client. The goal of these interviews is to illustrate why traders who begin using CQG tend to continue using CQG. This interview is with Tom Alexander, who has... more

#### Two Volatility Indicators Are Better Than One

###### Aug 06, 2012

Although most mathematical technical indicators focus on capitalizing on either trending behavior by using tools like moving averages (see Trend Following Kept Simple: The 200-Day Simple Moving Average) or on counter-trending action through... more

#### Identifying Trend Changes Using the Guppy Multiple Moving Average

###### Jun 04, 2012

Daryl Guppy developed a trend-following technique using twelve exponentially-weighted moving averages. The twelve periods featured in his books are 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 18, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 60. The 3-, 5-, 8-, 10-, 12-, and 18-period... more

#### Trend Following Kept Simple: The 200-Day Simple Moving Average

###### Apr 30, 2012

Many technicians use complex technical indicators such as Average True Range, but experienced ones use them in conjunction with basic indicators such as volume and long-term simple moving averages. Arguably the most important of trend-following... more

#### ICE May 2012 Cotton Futures Analysis

###### Apr 02, 2012

ICE May Cotton futures are setting up well as a low-risk, high-reward mean reversion trade. One of our preferred set-ups is countertrend trades in the direction of the longer-term trend. In the following image, May Cotton closed below its two-... more

#### Getting Started Using CQG, RTD, and Excel®

###### Mar 02, 2012

CQG supports the Microsoft Excel RealTimeData (RTD) function in CQG Integrated Client version 8.4 and greater for delivering market data and other information to Excel. Through the combination of CQG and Excel, you can create highly-customized... more