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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
Mar 16, 2022
Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets have functionality to format cells based on conditions. This feature is also referred to as data visualization. This post details two types of data visualizations available in Excel: heat mapping and data bars.

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Thom Hartle
Jan 23, 2019
Updated: Jan 23, 2019

After the current trading session ends, many exchanges clear out today’s market data to set up for the preopening posting of orders to the exchange's order book. This includes today’s open, high, low, and close. In effect, the exchange moved... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 07, 2018
Updated: Jun 07, 2018

You can easily hide things unnecessary items in Microsoft Excel® to open up more screen real estate. All of my published CQG-powered Excel dashboards show you an image. You may have also noticed that the Excel ribbon, formula bar, and column/row... more

Thom Hartle
Oct 23, 2017
Updated: Jul 17, 2020

There are numerous Excel samples that walk you through bringing various market data into Excel using RTD formulas. However, there is a lot to look through. One solution is to use the CQG Formula Builder. You can right-click a study, hover your... more

Thom Hartle
Sep 08, 2017
Updated: Sep 08, 2017

Customers who use Microsoft Excel® when following the markets can easily populate their Excel spreadsheet with RTD formulas using CQG's Quote SpreadSheet (QSS) 2.0.

To open QSS 2.0, click the Quote button on the application toolbar, then... more

Thom Hartle
Jul 20, 2017
Updated: Sep 14, 2018

In this article, we outline how to pull historical market data into Excel while excluding data from days when the market was in a holiday session.

Holiday sessions are trading dates, but not clearing dates. Holiday session data is... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 28, 2017
Updated: Jun 28, 2017

RTD formulas for chart types and studies can include the same parameter settings used in your CQG continuation charts. In the RTD formula the continuation parameters are entered in the “time interval" field and the choice to equalize the... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 14, 2017
Updated: Sep 14, 2018

Some traders want to see their current open trade equity (OTE) and closed out trades (P&L) based on yesterday’s settlement, not the original price when the trade was opened. In DOMTrader's Trading Preferences, under Trading Display, you... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 05, 2017
Updated: Jun 05, 2017

CQG Integrated Client customers can set up custom sessions for their charts. For example, NYSE’s trading hours are from 8:30 to 15:00. The primary session for the E-mini S&P opens at 8:30, but closes 15-minutes later, at 15:15. If you want to... more