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What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.4

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:33
Trading Bracket orders and trailing orders are enabled in preferences by default. Charts Heiken-Ashi charts now available. Study parameters and style have been combined into the same dialog. General Updates Session time-out is now available and will automatically log out of CQG Desktop after a period of inactivity. This functionality is available for brokers to control in CAST. More Details and How to Access the New Features Bracket orders and trailing orders are enabled in preferences by default Brackets and trailing orders no longer need to... more

Globex Grains and USDA Crop Progress Reports

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:41
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard has two parts: the top half pulls the forward curves for soybeans, corn, and wheat traded on the CME Globex platform and the bottom half pulls the USDA Crop Progress Reports by date. The USDA reports are issued at the start of April and end in November. The dashboard can pull in reports as far back as the year 2000. There is a drop-down menu just below and to the far of left the soybean chart. The menu lists the corn, soybeans, winter wheat, and spring wheat crops.  Next to the crop selection is a drop-down menu that allows you to pick a... more

Globex Equity Indices and Nasdaq-100 Stocks

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:06
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard presents two charts of the Nasdaq-100 futures contract and market data for the one hundred stocks that are constituents of the Nasdaq 100 Index. The chart in the top left corner displays the 10-day Map Chart of the E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index contract. The chart on the right is a 5-minute candlestick chart with a diffusion index study presented at the bottom of the chart. The table is the current members of the NASDAQ 100 Index with the day’s percent net change. The net change columns are heat-mapped. The next two columns indicate... more

Make Better Use of Screen Real Estate in Excel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:50
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 headers are hidden from view. This configuration gives you a less cluttered view of your spreadsheet. To turn off the formula bar and column/row headers, click on the View tab and uncheck both Formula Bar and Headings. To remove the ribbon, first locate the icon in the top right corner of the Excel spreadsheet showing a small arrow inside a... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.3

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:37
Trading Positions widget: new columns for OTE in reporting currency Orders widget: ability to see individual fills Comment field now shows in fill report Charts Crosshair mode: pan chart using two fingers General Updates Active widget indication OK/Close buttons in dialogs More Details and How to Access the New Features New columns for OTE in Positions widget Trading internationallly? Add columns to show OTE in your reporting currency. Go to the task menu in the top right of the Positions widget and to go "Manage Columns." ​​ See individual... more

CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10 (Updated)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:57
This is an updated post detailing new features in the original dashboards from a previous post. The three downloadable Microsoft Excel® dashboards present a unique view of four markets. Each overlay chart displays 5-minute percent net change lines from the previous day’s close for today and the previous nine days. Today’s price action is a white line, updated in real-time throughout the day. The other nine lines represent the individual 5-minute percent net change price action for each day by date. The legend displayed just above the time axis shows the color of the lines and the respective... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.2

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:56
General Updates Full screen button Network activity indicator and window Performance fix for users with many accounts Trading Server-side bracket orders Trailing limit and stop orders Iceberg orders Improved filled orders workflow Charts Cursor value box More Details and How to Access the New Features Full screen button To expand any widget to full screen, click the full screen button in the upper right. Click the button again to restore the widget to original size. ​ Server-side Bracket Orders After you enable bracket orders... more

NFX Crude Oil Forward Curves Dashboard

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 09:41
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in market data for NFX WTI Crude Oil Penultimate Financial (symbol: NTQ) and NFX Brent Crude (symbol: BFQ), both traded on the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX). The forward curves display today's data. If the last price is outside of the best bid and best ask, then the mid-point between the best bid and best ask is used in the forward curve charts. The red line in the forward curve charts is the previous settlement. In addition, quote boards display market data for the two markets and one-month calendar spreads. Download the Excel File ‌‍‍‍‍

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 3.1

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:41
Quotes Added right-click on a symbol Removed "Show details" view on quoteboards Charts Continuation charts Improved input with touch devices More Details and How to Access the New Features Symbol actions on right-click On the quoteboard, you can right-click on the symbol to access actions. ​ Show details view on Quoteboards We have removed the "Show details" option on quoteboards. ​Continuation charts This feature is available for an additional fee and is available through your broker. Once your broker gives you access, the... more

CQG Excel Custom Dashboards for Windows 10

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:41
These two Microsoft Excel® dashboards present a unique view of the market. Each chart displays 5-minute percent net change lines from the previous day’s close for today and the previous nine days. Today’s price action is a white line and is updated throughout the day. The other nine lines represent the individual 5-minute percent net change for each day by date. The lines are colored based on the legend displayed just above the time axis. What each chart provides is a frame of reference - now you can compare today’s market action to the previous nine days of market action. A... more

Dynamic Ranking in Excel

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:41
This article walks through the details of using three Microsoft Excel® functions: RANK, COUNTIF, and VLOOUP. These functions are used to build an Excel dashboard that automatically ranks a collection of markets based on percent net change and then displays the market symbols ranked from first to last in a column. A downloadable Excel sample is provided. The advantage of dynamically ranking a group of markets by percent net change is it allows the trader to simply see what is strong and what is weak without having to compare values from cell to cell. Excel offers the Rank function... more

Quantitative Brokers Forms Partnership with CQG

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:41
Quantitative Brokers (QB), an independent provider of advanced algorithms and data-driven analytics to clients in the Futures and US Cash Treasury markets, today announced a partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and advanced technical analysis tools, to offer QB’s suite of premium execution algorithms on CQG’s platform. QB’s algorithms are specifically engineered for futures markets and helping traders achieve best execution. The addition of QB algorithms to the CQG platform will further enhance CQG’s offerings. “CQG is excited to... more

CQG Announces Release of its 2018 Version of the Year

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:41
New Benefits Include Algorithmic Strategies and Analytics, Fixed Income Enhancements, and MiFID II Compliance Updates CHICAGO / DENVER, March 27, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today the release of its Version of the Year software upgrade.  The Version of the Year marks the firm’s annual required upgrade and offers the benefits of many new features to CQG’s entire customer base. CQG Director of Product Management and Marketing Alli Brennan said: “CQG strives to offer solutions to complex... more

CQG Partners with Nasdaq Futures (NFX) to Offer Trading Platform for NFX Products

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:41
CHICAGO / DENVER, March 15, 2018 – CQG, Inc., a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, today announced a new partnership with Nasdaq Futures (NFX), a leading futures exchange, to provide a trading solution for clients trading NFX products.  NFX, leveraging CQG Desktop for its trading system, now makes that offering available with zero fees, providing direct trading access of NFX listed products to its clients. NFX traders can now take advantage of the lower execution rates - often 50 percent less than incumbent energy exchanges... more

CQG Connects to INE, New Energy Exchange in Shanghai

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:41
Gives Market Participants Outside China Opportunity to Trade Highly Anticipated INE Markets; Enables Chinese Buyers to Lock in Oil Prices in Local Currency BOCA RATON, Fl. / SHANGHAI / CHICAGO / DENVER, March 13, 2018 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools, announced today that the soon-to-be-launched, highly anticipated Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), a unit of the Shanghai Futures Exchange, will be the first Chinese market available on CQG. The company made the announcement at the annual FIA International... more

Custom Market Algo Order Dashboard

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:41
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard displays market data for a user-selected symbol. The standard market data includes the CQG Algo Orders study, which is only available in CQG’s flagship product, CQG Integrated Client (CQG IC). This study monitors executed iceberg orders. The study displays “executed volume - displayed volume” for buy and sell orders. Using RTD syntax, you can pull the study values from CQG IC to Excel in real time. When entering the symbol you'd like the dashboard to display, you must enter it in uppercase format. In CQG IC, the study is applied to a chart. In Excel,... more

Pulling Historical Imoku Study Data

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:41
This Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet pulls in five Imoku studies along with open, high, low, and close bar values. You can change the symbol and the time frame. You can retrieve up to 300 daily bars and up to 3,000 intraday bar values. The spreadsheet also allows you to use either the primary session or a custom session. ​​ Here are the individual RTD formulas for each of the five Imoku studies using the EP symbol and the daily time frame: Imoku1: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"StudyData", "EP", "Imoku", "Period1=9", "Imoku1","D","0","ALL",,,"FALSE","T") Imoku2: = RTD("cqg.rtd",,"... more