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CQG Desktop Version 2.18

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Charts The order display study now includes the average fill price Quotes When using net change mode on a mobile quote board, the last price displays last trade rather than last quote General A link to the new help website has been added to the ? menu More Details and How to Access the New Features Average Fill Price and Position Line on Chart We added a new chart object that displays the average fill price and position size on a chart. Just like the line on HOT, it helps visualize where your position and fill price are relative to the market. It... more

CQG Announces Strategic Leadership Changes to Support CQG China Launch

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:00
Rod Giffen Named President, CQG APAC; Ryan Moroney Appointed President, CQG Europe and the Americas DENVER / CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2017 – CQG has had a focused effort to add China to its global network of data and execution. With the imminent launch of this initiative, the firm announced today that Rod Giffen, President, CQG, has relocated to China and will serve in the newly created position of President, CQG APAC. Ryan Moroney will return to CQG to assume the new role of President, CQG Europe and the Americas. Tim Mather, CEO of CQG, said: “We view China as an important addition to our... more

Crude Oil Heads for a Higher High in 2017

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:00
Crude oil is the energy commodity that continues to power the world. While many new and exciting energy products will likely take away some of oil’s market share in the years to come, the fact is that today oil remains essential for consumers around the world. We drive cars requiring gasoline, and in many cases heat homes and business with heating oil that are both oil products. We fly on planes and buy goods that come to market via trucks and other modes of transport powered by distillate products. While technology will continue to evolve and renewable energy sources will slowly replace oil’... more

Globex E-mini S&P 500 Most Active Options Dashboard

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on the E-mini S&P 500 futures market using the CQG RTD Toolkit for volume and displays the strikes ranked by the volume traded for each listed expiry. The scan covers options traded 15 strikes above and below the at-the-money option. The options are sorted by volume, not strikes. The options volume data is heat-mapped by group with the highest call volume levels in bright green and the highest put volume levels in bright red. A drop-down menu next to Symbol: allows you to choose the options series: E-mini S&P 500... more

Learn about Free Services Available for Current Customers

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:00
Join our live webinar to learn about the following services that CQG Integrated Client customers can access for free through the end of the year: Market Scan Advanced Options  Our product specialists will provide expert-level overviews that will help enhance your analysis and trading with CQG. Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT Register

CQG Announces Free Services through the End of the Year

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 00:00
Free Services CQG Integrated Client customers have free access to the following services through the end of the year: Market Scan Advanced Options Sign-up is not necessary. We’ve turned these services on for all current CQG IC customers to say thank you for your business! Informative Webinar Want to learn more about these services and how to use them to enhance your trading? Join us for a webinar on November 9th where CQG’s product specialists will show you how to use them for the best analysis and trading on CQG. Register Advanced Options and RTD With recent... more

Calling Custom and Standard Study Data into Excel

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:00
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 mouse over Send to, select Clipboard, and then paste the information onto your Notepad. The following is all of the information brought over for the cqg.RSI w/MA study. The information we need is highlighted in bold below. cqg.RSI w/MA: -- Overlaid = FALSE Parameters: RSIPeriod = 9 MAPeriod = 10 Curve 'RSI (Display String... more

Multi-Market Display Excel Dashboard

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents different styles of viewing market and study information. The left-hand side is today's current market data. You can enter symbols and set the number of decimals. The HiLoAlert cell is a user-entered value where if the Last price is within that amount of the high or the low, then the high price is highlighted red or the low price is highlighted green. For example, you enter 2 in the HiLoAlert cell and if the Last price is 98.50 with the current High being 100, then the Last is within 2 points of the High so the High price is colored red. The... more

Calling DOM Data Using RTD

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:00
There is an RTD call for depth-of-market (DOM) data for futures markets. You call the DOM data by symbol and queue number. You can pull the bid or ask price, bid or ask volume, and the time of the last update. The best ask price for the symbol EP (the E-mini S&P 500) is queue 1: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Price","1","T") For the amount of contracts offered at the best ask, use: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Volume","1","D") And for the time of the latest update, use: =RTD("cqg.rtd",,"DOMData","EP","Time","1","T") You must format the... more

Natural Gas Market, Spreads, and Strips Dashboard

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has three tabs. The first tab displays today’s market quotes, volume, and open interest data. If the last price is matching the open price, then the open price is highlighted blue. If the last price is within one tick or equal to the high, then the high is colored green. If the last price is within one tick or equal to the low, then the low is colored red. The second tab displays 1- through 6-month calendar spreads. The dashboard offers the ability to enter a date to compare where the same calendar spreads were trading. You can enter... more

CQG M Version 2.17

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
Charts Added space between current bar and price scale Crosshairs for mobile mode Quotes New study column: Today's net change compared to the 20-day average true range Improved symbol list workflow Trading Market buttons always available on HOT Comments column added to the Download fill report More Details and How to Access the New Features Chart Crosshairs in Mobile Mode Tap the crosshairs icon in the upper left of the chart. The icon will turn to a blue color, indicating that crosshairs mode is on. Moving your finger on the chart body area will... more

Q3 2017 Winners and Losers and a Look Ahead to Q4

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00
The dollar index moved lower by 2.66% in the third quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with four of the six major sectors posting gains. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 20 posted gains during the three-month period that ended last Friday, September 29. Commodities watched as the dollar declined, but the prospects for higher interest rates likely kept the market in check. A weak dollar tends to be bullish for raw material prices, but higher real interest rates increase the cost of carrying inventories of commodities. A Winning Quarter During the period from July... more

CQG’s Thom Hartle to Present at The Global Macro Edge Series on November 2 in Las Vegas

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:00
Thom Hartle, Director of Application Services at CQG, will be presenting at The Global Macro Edge Series on Thursday, November 2, at The Las Vegas Traders Expo. The Global Macro Edge Series is a one-day event bringing together the contributors of the book, The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk. John Netto, the author of the book, is a long-time CQG client. The Global Macro Edge features CQG, as well as Netto’s collaboration with Thom Hartle throughout the book. Thom Hartle used his expertise of Excel and CQG  real-time data to customize a number of dashboards that... more

CQG Releases New Functionality and Features, Including Care Orders for Hedge Management

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:00
CQG Releases New Features CHICAGO / DENVER, Sept. 27, 2017 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trade routing, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today a new release of its latest functionality enhancements. This also marks the beginning of a new quarterly release schedule, in addition to CQG’s annual upgrade. CQG’s Chief Technology Officer John Arvanites said: “CQG is continually improving our product suite of superior data, analytics, and trading tools to offer more of the features market participants need and want. This latest release, featuring... more

Calling Bid Ask Data using RTD

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:00
CQG charts have a setting called the BATS Charts Preferences. Here, you select what data to use to build the chart. You can use the default setting where the chart is built using trade and settlement data. You can uncheck Use default and elect to build the chart using best bid and best ask data. This is helpful when you are charting deferred contracts that do not trade very often but new bids and asks are being placed in the exchange’s order matching engine. For example, to see just the bids and asks for data, uncheck Use default and select Bid and Ask.... more

Globex Crude Oil Forward Curves with Historical Data

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet presents Globex crude oil market data and forward curves, both current and historical. The data includes outrights and exchange-traded calendar spreads using these months: one, three, six, nine, and twelve. You enter in the month, day, and year​ at the top of the dashboard. You can pull in historical closes as far back as 300 trading days. The historical forward curves use wildcard symbols and the standard rollover-at-expiration continuation setting. The closes are not equalized. The red lines on the forward curve charts are the historical closes... more

Join Us at the FIA Expo

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
    Visit CQG at the 33rd Annual FIA Futures & Options Expo in Chicago.  Stop by booth 326 to see the latest from CQG, including: What's new in CQG products CQG tools for Excel  CQG goes mobile   Register  

RTD: The Fastest Way to Find Market Data Labels

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00
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 click QSS 2.0. A QSS 2.0 prepopulated with quote columns opens. If you do not see the market data column you wish to copy to Excel, you can add a column using the steps outlined in our online help. Once you have added the column you want, you simply right-click the cell and click Copy to Excel. The RTD formula is now on the... more

What's New in CQG M Version 2.16

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00
Charts New studies: Pivot points for showing support and resistance levels Volume-Weighted Average Price (VWAP) Quotes New QSS column: Today's volume compared to the 20-day moving average of volume Split QB: New style, Quote + DOM, default column sizing for orders and positions Trading Download today's fill report More Details and How to Access the New Features New Studies The new Pivot Points and VWAP studies can be accessed from the +Study dialog. New Volume Comparison Column in QSS Today's volume compared to the 20-day... more

User-Defined Strategies (UDS) Spreads Dashboard

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market quotes for tradable UDS for the crude oil contract traded on Globex. There is also a quote display with at-the-money (ATM) calls and puts with one strike below the ATM and three strikes above the ATM. Finally, there are two histogram charts displaying frequency distribution for symbols CLECIV and CLEPIV (implied volatility). The current implied volatility is highlighted as a green bar for calls and a red bar for puts. The colored bars indicate where the current implied volatility is relative to the closing implied volatility values... more