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Q3 Report - Commodities

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 00:00
The raw material markets continued to make a comeback in the third 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 in Q3 it rose by another 12.04%. The asset class was 1.08% lower over the first nine months of this year. In 2019, the asset class gained 10.98%. In 2018 the asset class lost 6.82%... more

CME Group Options on Micro Futures in Desktop

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 00:00
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. Here are tables of the underlying symbols and option symbols: Description Symbol Micro E-mini S&P 500 ($5) F.US.MES Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ($2) F.US.MNQ... more

CME Group Water Contract Commentary

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 00:00
CME Group is launching a water contract based on the NASDAQ Veles Water Indexes in December. Here is a presentation by Kevin L. Patrick, a preeminent authority on water law and water issues, presented by WhiteWave Trading Strategies, an independent research firm.   Watch the presentation...     

CME Group Options on Micro Futures

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 00:00
The CME Group has added Options on Micro Futures to their product offerings. These contracts are 1/10 the size of the E-mini futures on the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 indices. The benefit for you is the ability to participate in these markets with only having to have 10% of the margin in your account compared to the full size contracts. Here are tables of the underlying symbols and option symbols: Description Symbol Micro E-mini S&P 500 ($5) F.US.MES Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ($2) F.US.MNQ... more

CQG Percent Change Dashboard

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 00:00
This Microsoft Excel® dashboard uses ranked by percent net change for two sets of 30 symbols. The dashboard is preloaded with the stocks comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average® and 30 futures symbols. This dashboard will give you an easy to read view of the performance of the markets on multiple time frames. You can enter in your own symbols. The long description is next to the symbol so you know the symbol is accurate. Then, there are four panes displaying the ranked performance for each symbol group. You can enter in the time frames for the symbol group. The default is 15 (minutes... more

CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.13

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 00:00
Updates Improved visiblity for working orders on HOT Icons in main navigation now display the number of working orders and positions Tapping on fill notification will now navigate to the filled orders screen Parking and activating orders Added iceberg settings to order info screen Improved adding a comment row or header to the quotes list   Helpful Links CQG in the App Store: CQG for iOS is available to all customers using a CQG charting or trading product. Online Help: Access online videos and view animations. CQG Forums: Share your feedback and... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 5.8

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 00:00
Trading Center mouse button will recenter the HOT price scale in Chrome Added preference to center the HOT price scale after x seconds OTC/HMS Ability to create both bid and offer side HTA pricing type Add time columns to hedge account balances We hope that these updates help improve your trading workflow. We continually strive to improve your CQG Desktop experience. We invite you to vote for or enter features you want via our CQG Forums site. And see past release notes on our website. Happy Trading! The CQG Desktop Team Log on to CQG Desktop

Grain Prices Move Higher As The 2020 Harvest Season Arrives - Follow Crop Progress On CQG

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 00:00
The end of the summer is the start of the harvest season in the grain markets. The United States is the world’s leading producer and exporter of corn and soybeans, and a leading producer of wheat. The grains and oilseed are the agricultural products that feed the world. The last time the grain markets experienced a significant weather event that caused supply shortages was back in 2012. That year, drought conditions sent corn and bean futures prices to all-time highs and wheat to its highest price since 2008, when dry conditions pushed the primary ingredient in bread to its record peak.... more