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Excel 365 offers the LARGE and XLOOKUP functions. This post details using both for tracking market performance.

The image below is a table from Excel where the data presented are percent net… more

The RTD function displayed in the title of the post includes the "@" sign. If you use the CQG RTD Toolkit installed on the Excel Ribbon when either CQG IC or QTrader are installed to pull in "… more

Heat mapping is a data visualization technique that highlights market performance using colors. Typically, bright green for the top performers and bright red for the weakest performers and… more

This post introduces using Excel's Quick Analysis Tool. First, a walkthrough of a typical application of one of Excel's data visualization features (heatmapping). In the image below heatmapping… more

This post offers two topics: An introduction to the website FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and CQG's XData functionality, which is the… more

Pie charts are a popular visual presentation used by analysts for detailing a percentage of a whole, with a circle representing the whole and slices representing the categories that make up the… more

This post presents "how to" rank and sort market data using Excel's SORTBY, CHOOSECOLS, and TAKE functions. This method is a replacement for applying RANK and VLOOKUP functions for ranking and… more

Excel's SWITCH function is similar to Excel's IF and IFS functions and is the topic of this post. First, a review of the IF and IFS functions.

Users of Microsoft Excel may utilize the IF… more

This post details how to extract data from a large array, such as a correlation matrix, to make your workflow more efficient.

First, as the LAMBDA function is used, a brief overview is… more

Dumbbell charts have the name due to the look of the data displayed having the appearance of a dumbbell.

In other words, a circle at each end connected by a line. In the image above… more