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Thom Hartle
Sep 22, 2022
Updated: Sep 22, 2022

This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet uses the CQG XL Toolkit to pull in market data based on the symbol entered by the user. The XL Toolkit requires the customer’s FCM enable it. The data is pulled in via CQG Web API. Once enabled, then download the... more

Thom Hartle
Jul 11, 2022
Updated: Jul 11, 2022

When using RTD functions in Excel to pull in market prices you have to manually format the prices. Excel does not know that the E-mini S&P 500 price has two decimals places (i.e. 3909.25) and the Euro FX has 5 decimals places (i.e. 1.06525).... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 14, 2022
Updated: Jun 15, 2022

This post details a custom CQG study for pulling a market’s all time high price and date and the market’s all time low price and date.

The custom study was built by CQG’s Product Specialist Jim Stavros and is available as a downloadable... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 06, 2022
Updated: Jun 07, 2022

The CQG RTD Toolkit is an Excel Add-in installed with CQG IC and QTrader. This post details how to pull contract information: specifically the First Notice Date and the Expiration Date for a list of contracts that automatically rolls.

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Thom Hartle
May 31, 2022
Updated: May 31, 2022

The CQG Data Quality Team has added the USDA Daily Ethanol Report found under USDA in the CQG Symbol Finder. Thirty-four new symbols are available. At the bottom of the post is a CQG PAC that installs an “Ethanol page” in CQG.

The page... more

Thom Hartle
May 17, 2022
Updated: May 17, 2022

The CQG Data Quality Team has added over 1,000 USDA Cattle Market reports. The symbols are found under the USDA-WASDE group in the CQG Symbol Finder when searching for Cattle.

In the title bar for the chart the entire description... more

Thom Hartle
May 16, 2022
Updated: Sep 21, 2022

The Excel AGGREGATE function returns an aggregate calculation such as AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, MAX, MIN, PRODUCT, etc., applied to a list of data while optionally ignoring hidden rows and errors. Nineteen operations are available. The choice is... more

Thom Hartle
May 09, 2022
Updated: May 11, 2022

Monitoring market data in Excel may be enhanced by including Forward Curve charts. However, there are issues with Excel charting and the purpose of this post is to offer solutions using Excel functions.

For example, if the “Last Trade” for... more

Thom Hartle
Apr 25, 2022
Updated: Apr 25, 2022

When designing Excel quote dashboards there should be a commitment to have it be a clean looking dashboard. However, sometimes an RTD call for market data can generate an error in Excel. For example, this is the RTD call for percent net change.... more

Thom Hartle
Apr 12, 2022
Updated: Apr 18, 2022

CQG offers the Seasonal Study for comparing the current market price action to the previous 10 individual years as line charts overlaid on the daily bar chart as shown below. In addition, the seasonal data lines can be pulled into Excel using RTD... more