Thom Hartle
Dec 08, 2021
Updated: Dec 08, 2021

Fixed Income US Treasury traders may require the settlement date for calculating yields in Excel. Unfortunately, there is not an RTD function for pulling in the settlement date from CQG. However, there is a function in Excel that is perfect for... more

Thom Hartle
Oct 13, 2021
Updated: Oct 13, 2021

This Microsoft® Excel dashboard has a number of features. The primary feature is the 10-Day Pattern Chart. This chart displays the percent net change on a 5-minute basis for today (the white line) and the previous nine sessions’ percent net... more

Thom Hartle
Sep 27, 2021
Updated: Sep 22, 2022

This post details using the Microsoft® Excel “Scatter Plot” Chart to track market performance. In this example, RTD formulas are used to pull in the percent net change of the 30 stocks that are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from CQG. Two... more

Thom Hartle
Sep 07, 2021
Updated: Sep 20, 2021

This article walks you through using Microsoft® Excel’s LINEST function to determine the three coefficients and y-intercept of a 3rd order polynomial function over the past 20 bars of closing price data. In addition to the downloadable sample... more

Thom Hartle
Aug 19, 2021
Updated: Aug 20, 2021

This post builds upon CQG Product Specialist Helmut Mueller's post titled “Most Wanted Seven Studies Plus a Bonus Trading System.” His post provides a PAC with the following studies:

Chande Momentum Oscillator Dynamic Momentum Index Guppy... more
Thom Hartle
Jul 27, 2021
Updated: Jul 27, 2021

This Microsoft® Excel Dashboard comes frontloaded with 30 Sector and Industry symbols. However, you can enter in whatever symbols you like using the Symbols tab. The long description of the symbol is displayed on the Symbols tab. Be sure to use “... more

Thom Hartle
Jul 06, 2021
Updated: Jul 06, 2021

Microsoft® Excel 2016 and higher offers the Waterfall Chart. The Waterfall Chart is also known as a bridge chart or a cascade chart. Typically, this kind of chart is used to see how positive or negative values in a data series contribute to the... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 28, 2021
Updated: Jun 30, 2021

CQG comes with 74 functions such as Absolute Value (Abs), Accumulation (Accum), and Bars Since (BarsSince) to name a few. Functions are found in the Formula Toolbox for creating custom studies.

Here is a link to the CQG Help file... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 25, 2021
Updated: Sep 22, 2022

The Supplemental report is published for Futures-and-Options-Combined in selected agricultural markets and, in addition to showing all the information in the short format, shows positions of Index Traders.

To find the CIT symbols... more

Thom Hartle
Jun 14, 2021
Updated: Jun 14, 2021

John Ehlers’, President of MESA Software (, goal is to bring the science of engineering and Digital Signal Processing to the art of trading. One such endeavor is his publishing of the Fisher Transform as a technical study for... more