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CQG for iPhone Update, Version 1.15

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 00:00
Updates Ability to view historical orders New iPad layout for quotes TouchID/FaceID improvements Added Japanese and Vietnamese language support   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 submit feature requests. CQG for Android: We are excited to launch CQG for Android later this spring. To receive updates, fill out this form. We love to hear from you! You help us make CQG... more

Notes From Underground: To Russia With Love (Or Blinken Blinked)

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 00:00
Ten days ago, we published a blog post titled, “Sanctions Are Sanctimonious.” And lo and behold, this past week the U.S. moved to remove sanctions on the completion of the NORDSTREAM 2 pipeline, allowing Russian gas to flow freely and readily into Germany without paying the massive transit fees to the Ukraine. This is the culmination of the project promoted by previous German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.This story is huge for it shows that the world is — as NOTES portrays it — far more dynamic than the static analysts would have us believe. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated... more

Market Summary: May 23, 2021

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices experienced their largest weekly drop since March, falling for the first week in four primarily due to the emerging view that Iranian supplies will increase amid reports of progress in diplomatic discussions in Vienna that may lead to the resumption of US participation in the JCPOA agreement of 2015. The threat of such supply increases when coupled with the recent rise in output from the OPEC+ agreement drove prices significantly lower on Wednesday and Thursday. Ongoing growth in coronavirus cases in Asia generally and India specifically as well as Brazil continue to temper... more

Displaying Fixed Income DOM Data in Excel

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 00:00
Fixed income traders may want to see fixed income futures prices for the book using a price format other than decimals or native. This article details the steps to converting decimal formatting to Solidus formatting (132.5078125 converted to 132-16’1/4). CQG has five price formatting settings for fixed income futures markets using Contract Data Label RTD functions: Compact: For example 132162 Decimal: For example 132.5078125 Fractions: For example 132-16’2 Fractions: For example 132’16.25 Solidus: For example 132-16’1/4 Below are four Excel RTD formulas using... more

What's New in CQG Desktop Version 6.4

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:00
General New scrolling ticker quoteboard Double-click on Bid/Ask in QSS will open the trading popup; buy on bid, sell on ask. Expanded timezone browser support in more locales to accommodate 24hr formats     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

Notes From Underground: Is the Fed In a War?

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:00
I pose this question as a challenge to all of those traders and investors, and a call to action. There is so much discussion about the onset of inflation but do the inflationists have the fortitude to attack the FED where it hurts: the long end of the yield curve? The primary focus of the FED has been on the part of the QE purchases has been the shorter end as 80% of the FED‘s balance sheet is five years or less. If the inflation concern is of the magnitude suggested by the mainstream media then market participants OUGHT to be selling the longer... more

Market Summary: May 16, 2021

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices increased for a third consecutive week. The Colonial Pipeline reopened after six days of closure due to a cyberattack from eastern European hackers that disrupted flows of refined product in all three PADD districts affected by trans-Atlantic trade. This disruption and overwhelming inflation throughout the US economy enabled the average price of Gasoline at the pump in the United States to reach its highest level in six years, exceeding $3.02 per gallon. Prices were further supported by an IEA report issued on Wednesday and an OPEC report released on Thursday stating that... more

What's New in CQG IC 2021: TFlow Aggregation by Bars Updated

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 00:00
The TFlow Chart type allows you to aggregate the TFlow bars by a user chosen number of bars. The limit for the number of bars has been expanded from 50 to now 5,000 bars.

The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Marc Faber and Yra Harris on the Economy, Geo Political Risks and Investing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial

The Roundtable Insight – Dr. Marc Faber and Yra Harris on the Economy, Geo Political Risks and Investing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
Presented by Finacial Repression Authority. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial

Notes From Underground: SIN or WIN, It’s a Generational Thing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 00:00
In 1976, when I was beginning my long march toward acquiring knowledge to analyze markets Gerald Ford was running for reelection. Inflation was gaining strength so the FORD campaign was bent on making America believe that he had the fortitude to break the inflation spiral threatening the Middle Class. Campaign buttons said W.I.N. (whip inflation now). Getting inflation under control was seen as the paramount issue. ‌‍‍‍‍ CQG Integrated Client Get a 2-week free trial When I was wandering through a flea market in New York in 2007, I found an original WIN button... more

Evaluate ETF Constituents Performance Using Excel

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 00:00
If you track the performance of ETFs you may be interested in evaluating the performance of the stocks that are held by the ETF, such as the Invesco QQQ ETF, which tracks the Nasdaq-100 Index. Two downloadable samples are provided at the bottom of this post, one is for QQQ and the second is ARKK. Why would this information be helpful? Hedge Fund manager Jonathan Hoenig in his book Price is Primary has this chart below detailing that losses require a substantial gain to get back to breakeven, such as a 50% loss requires a 100% gain. Chart courtesy of Price is Primary by Jonathan... more

Market Summary: May 9, 2021

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices increased for a second consecutive week as Brent neared $70 per barrel midweek. The largest weekly decline in US Crude inventories in over a year, a weakening dollar, strong economic data from China and easing summer travel restrictions in the EU provided price support. Overwhelming increases in Covid-19 cases in India served to restrain price growth. On the week, WTI prices gained 2.1%, Brent 2.3%, RBOB 2.4% and ULSD 4.6%. Total US commercial petroleum inventories fell by 5.6 MB on the week. Since its peak of last June, total Crude and refined products inventories in the... more

SPDR® Sector ETFs Analysis Dashboard

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 00:00
SPDR® Sector ETFs Analysis Dashboard This Microsoft® Excel dashboard provides analysis of S&P Sectors based on ETFs. The collection of ETFs are: Symbol Description XLC Communication Services Select Sector XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector XLE Energy Select Sector XLF Financial Select Sector XLV Health Care Select Sector XLI Industrial Select Sector XLB Materials Select Sector XLRE... more

Phillip Futures partners with CQG

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 00:00
Phillip Futures offers derivatives trading on Hanoi Stock Exchange via CQG platform. 6 May 2021, Singapore Phillip Futures, one of the region’s top brokerages, announced a new milestone in its partnership with CQG, a leading global provider of high-performance technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers, and exchanges. Phillip Futures will now offer VN30 futures from the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) to its customers using the CQG platform. In addition, customers of Phillip Futures can also use CQG to trade futures contracts from Borsa Istanbul, Thailand Futures... more

Notes From Underground: Sanctions Are Sanctimonious

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:00
In today’s world of DOLLAR domination it is easy for the U.S. Treasury — under the guidance of the president — to place sanctions on many different global actors as they strive to use the conduit of SWIFT and other banking facilities to move money around the globe. The U.S. likes to beat its chest and proclaim that it is operating in a rules-based system and therefore sanctions are an appropriate tool in response to the malevolent actions of autocratic-oriented nationalistic actors. But whose rules? And the invocation of sanctions leads to those subject to the whims of U.S... more

Market Summary: May 2, 2021

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices reached six-week highs as total commercial petroleum inventories fell by 1.6 MB despite US refinery utilization rates reaching 13-month highs. Prices did ease slightly on Friday largely due to profit-taking linked to the US dollar. On the week, WTI gained 2.3%, Brent 1.7%, ULSD 2.5% and RBOB 3.7%. Overall increases in demand in the US as well as a number of other countries and strong general economic data overshadowed skyrocketing Covid-19 rates in India, ongoing increases in Iranian Crude output which has now reached 2.5 MBPD and maintenance of already established plans by... more

Grain Prices Continue To Defy Gravity

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 00:00
We are now in the heart of the planting season for the 2021 crop year. Last April, prices were languishing at lows. Nearby CBOT corn futures traded to a low of $3.0025 per bushel. Soybean futures bottomed at $8.0825, while CBOT wheat reached $4.6825 per bushel. What a difference a year has made. The rally in the grain and oilseed futures began in August and has barely looked back. As the seeds go into the ground in 2021, prices are at multi-year highs, and the trends remain bullish. In April 2021, instead of reaching lows, corn, soybean, and hard red winter wheat futures on the CME’s CBOT... more

The Excel Radar Chart

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:00
Microsoft® Excel offers the Radar Chart. This chart does not use the typical X-axis versus Y-axis. Instead, the radar chart is a graphic display of multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart. Viewing the radar chart shows which observations are most similar as clusters of observations can be identified as well as are there any outliers. To start, a comparison of a typical histogram chart displaying the constituents of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and their current readings of the relative strength index (RSI) study. You can scan along the chart looking for high and low... more

Market Summary: April 24, 2021

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:00
Petroleum prices softened on the week, primarily driven by a surge in Covid-19 cases in India, Japan and Brazil that weighed heavily on expectations of near-term demand. Stronger economic and vaccination data from the United States and slight signs of economic improvement in Europe despite a surprisingly poor rollout of Covid vaccines there served to temper weakening prices. Geopolitical concerns eased on the week due largely to Russian troop withdrawals along the Ukrainian border as well as continuing Iranian nuclear discussions in Vienna. A force majeure of more than 300 KBPD of production... more