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CQG USDA Crop Progress Dashboard

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 00:00
CQG has added the USDA Crop Progress weekly report to the USDA data offering. This weekly report is very important to traders and analysts in the agricultural markets. Published during the growing season (April to November) the report details planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states. This is published Monday’s at 4:00 PM Eastern and is available on the USDA web site. Crop progress and condition estimates are based on survey data collected each week from early April through the end of November. Crop progress and condition... more

A Precious July for Gold And Silver

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 00:00
July 2020 was a month where the prices of gold and silver posted significant gains. In what has been almost a perfect bullish storm for the two precious metals, a decline in the value of the US dollar against other world currencies and the unprecedented level of central bank and government stimulus pushed the prices significantly higher. In mid-March, during the height of the risk-off period in markets across all asset classes, silver traded below $12 per ounce, and gold retreated to the $1450 level. Four months later, the prices were substantially higher. As we head into August, the bull... more

Excel and Frequency Distributions

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:00
Imagine that today the 20 day correlation between the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract (symbol: EP) and the Crude Oil Contract (symbol: CLE) is 0.82. Now, is that a typical value or an unusual value? To gauge the reading you would look at a chart with the correlation study displayed and visually gain a sense of the current reading relative to the historical values. However, using Excel you can go one better and determine both where is the current value relative to the history and how many times the current value has occurred in the past using frequency distribution analysis, the topic of... more

Volume Candlesticks

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:00
CQG Has Added A Volume Dimension To Candlestick Charts Ever since Charles Dow started theorising on markets, volume has been seen to be an important confirming factor to the prevailing price action, providing additional colour to the two dimensional study of price and time. Candlestick charting also values the addition of volume when discerning levels of supply and demand. The problem for the market practitioner using candlesticks has always been in integrating volume effectively into their analysis. Candlestick charts are plotted independent of volume so the closest most have been able to... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.6

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:00
Quotes Marker prices column Trading Accounts widget, added account name column and ability to hide currency column Park and Activate functionality is now 'on' by default in preferences Chart Price scale labels for selected drawing tool Added bracket orders to the trading sidebar on chart Updated crosshair line color for better visibility on CQG Mobile OTC/HMS Added grouping by product to the View Bids & Offers widget Added search and multi-select to the location dropdown for custom price publishing widgets Hedge Account Balances:... more

What's new in CAST 2 v2.19

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:00
General Multi-factor authenitication support for CAST users Improved confirmation buttons Profiles and Logins Login: show status of a profile as inactive or scheduled for future cancellation   Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience. Send us feedback on features that you like or want via our CQG Forums site CAST2 Help site Previous release notes The CQG CAST Team

Q2 Report - Commodities

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:00
The raw material markets made a comeback in the second quarter of 2020 after the global pandemic caused a deflationary spiral taking the prices of most assets lower in Q1. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 17.77% lower in Q1 than the level at the end of the year that ended on December 31, 2019. In Q2, it recovered by 13.75% and was 10.63% lower over the first six months of this year. In 2019, the asset class gained 10.98%. In 2018 the asset class lost 6.82% of its value. The overall winner of the 29 for the first... more

CQG Seasonality and Correlation Page

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:00
CQG’s Integrated Client and QTrader Version 2020 offers a new study called the Seasonal Study. This study is very popular with analysts and traders in the agricultural markets because of the annual nature of plantings, growing and harvesting crops. The theory is that history may repeat itself under similar conditions. The Seasonal study applied to a chart will display the previous 10-years of daily trading activity by year as line charts. Now, you can compare the current trading activity for any similar historical activity. The study allows you to display just individual years and an... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.12

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:00
Updates Added the ability to trade from the chart Support for comment rows in the quoteboard Improved display for symbols with delayed data Improved display of order info for bracket orders More Details and How to Access the New Features Trade from the chart Tap the trading icon in the upper right of the chart Support for displaying comment rows on the quoteboard  If you have comment rows from CQG Desktop, they will show up properly on CQG Mobile.   Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers... more

CME Group Widgets on CQG Desktop

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 15:00
The CME Group Commentary and Research widgets in CQG Desktop offer articles, videos, podcasts, and daily trends. Stay ahead of the markets and check out what opportunities the CME Group insights can offer you! Access the CME site from within CQG Desktop in the App store group:   Please visit the CME webpage for more information.  Disclaimer: CQG does not endorse, support, or promote any specific trading advice, strategy or decisions including, but not limited to, the content promoted by CME.   Start your free trial of CQG Desktop... more

CQG’s Portfolio Time & Sales Monitor

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:00
CQG’s Portfolio T&S Monitor displays trades using a time & sales format for a portfolio of instruments. The standard T&S display shows you trading activity for just one instrument. With the Portfolio T&S Monitor you can monitor the trading activity of multiple instruments and gain insight into who are the aggressors: buyers or sellers. The genesis of this article is CQG Product Specialist Stan Yabroff who uses the Portfolio T&S Monitor in his work. For example, you can monitor a collection of options on a contract using a range of strikes as shown below. The window... more

What's new in CAST 2 v2.18

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 15:00
General Task menu is now a standard menu control for improved visibility Consistent display of time format Create profile, login, account wizard improvements Profiles and Logins Added ability to create a sales series Added ability to search logins by type State/province dropdowns support keyboard navigation Added account name and number in change history for a trade routing login Ability to skip creating a customer profile  Ability to choose whether login credentials are included in welcome mails Accounts Added ability to add/remove service... more

CQG Licenses Software Assets from Blue Trading Systems (BTS) to Deploy Exclusive, Robust Suite of Custom Algorithms, Low-Latency Spreader Environment

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 15:00
Kevin Darby, BTS Co-Founder and Managing Partner, to Lead Integration, Implementation as CQG Product Manager CHICAGO / DENVER, June 11, 2020 – CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges, today announced that it has just completed a transaction to license certain software assets from Blue Trading Systems (BTS). The move will give CQG an exclusive, comprehensive suite of custom algorithmic strategies to offer clients, along with new low-latency spread routing for spread traders. The new, cutting-edge... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.5

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 15:00
General CME Group Commentary and CME Group Research widgets now available Trading Volume of the last trade on HOT OTC/HMS Publish Bids & Offers Widget: added the ability to link and display underlying symbol on a chart New Hedge Balance Details widget   More Details and How to Access the New Features Volume of the last trade on HOT Volume of the last trade is now an option on the HOT. Go to the widget task menu and click the checkbox to show the last traded volume.   We hope that these updates help improve your trading... more

Monthly Seasonal Dashboard

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 15:00
This Excel® dashboard pulls monthly data and provides analysis of user selected markets from 2000 to 2019. The dashboard offers insights such as which months a market has been the most historically consistent in terms of closing the month above the month’s opening. The user can enter two symbols (always use capital letters) for a market by market comparisons. For example, if during the review period of twenty years the market closed on a monthly basis fifteen times in December then that is a reading of 75%. The next table the data is ranked and sorted by highest to lowest providing... more

USDA-WASDE World, US and Foreign Supply

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:00
United States Department of Agriculture-World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates reports are a critical component to gaining insight into both the international and domestic demand and supply balance for major crops. CQG is offering the monthly data on the CQG Data Feed. Users include agricultural commodity traders, researchers interested in global agricultural markets, agricultural producers, processors, retailers and consumers, input suppliers, livestock and dairy feeders. CQG Product Specialist Jim Stavros has created a downloadable CQG PAC that installs a new custom study... more

The Small Exchange Announces Access to New Markets via CQG

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:00
CQG Provides Front-End to New Exchange, Facilitating Trading of Products Worldwide Chicago and Denver – June 1, 2020 – The Small Exchange, a new futures exchange offering smaller, simpler products aimed toward retail customers, today announced that its products are now available for trading through CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges. Through CQG’s platform, market participants around the world have access to the Small Exchange and its suite of products.  The Small Exchange opens to... more

Volatility in the Silver-Gold Ratio

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:00
The silver-gold ratio measures the price relationship between the two precious metals. Silver and gold are hybrid commodities as both have long histories as both metals with a myriad of applications and as financial instruments. Long before there was dollar, euros, pounds, or any of the other currencies in circulation around the globe today, silver and gold were means of exchange. Five thousand years ago, in around 3000 BC, the first Egyptian Pharaoh, Menes, stated that two and one-half parts silver equal one-part gold. The declaration was the first that linked the value of silver and gold... more

Ticker Tocker: Demo

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:00
Ticker Tocker offers a social marketplace of trading leaders with real-time trade ideas, automated stategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more.  Access the Ticker Tocker site from within CQG Desktop in the App store group: Start your Free Trial with Ticker Tocker today: https://app.tickertocker.com/ Disclaimer: CQG does not endorse, support, or promote any specific trading advice, strategy or decisions including, but not limited to, the content promoted by Ticker Tocker. See what else is available in CQG Desktop: ... more

CQG XL Toolkit: Sorting Orders by Date and Time

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:00
The CQG XL Toolkit Add-In for Microsoft Excel® pulls today's market data, orders data and open positions data into Excel via the Internet. Historical data is not available. CQG products do not need to be running. However, you cannot simultaneously pull market data from the XL Toolkit and a CQG product, such as IC or QTrader. The exchange requires separate fees. The Add-In does require you to have an account with a CQG FCM partner, as this is an FCM enablement. Please contact your FCM. One of the more popular features is the ability to pull in the current session’s orders data, such as... more