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 29, 2022
Updated: Sep 22, 2022

The UDS functionality in CQG Version 2022 has been significantly updated with many more strategies, as well as the available strategies are now grouped by exchanges. This post introduces UDS functionality and includes a walkthrough by CQG Product... 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

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
Feb 22, 2022
Updated: Feb 25, 2022

This post walks you through using Microsoft® Excel’s Indirect function and other Excel features to make usable Quote Dashboards. The provided sample Excel spreadsheet is unlocked.

Consider that you may have multiple tabs for different... more

Thom Hartle
Jan 26, 2022
Updated: Apr 20, 2022

This Microsoft® Excel Dashboard pulls percent net change for the current session for twelve different markets.

Next to “Symbol:” you can enter in your favorite symbol. Be sure and use all capital letters.

This dashboard is... more

Thom Hartle
Jan 12, 2022
Updated: Jan 12, 2022

The XL Toolkit provides market and orders & positions data via CQG’s Web API. This Excel Add-in is an FCM enablement. Excel has to be installed locally, not in the Cloud.

When you log-in to the XL Toolkit you are prompted to always... more

Thom Hartle
Dec 15, 2021
Updated: Sep 22, 2022

CQG Version 22.12.8002 introduces CQG’s Net Change Curve Chart.

This chart type enables you to compare the current session’s performance of a collection of markets. The above image is displaying the session price net change for... more