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  1. How to make spread display half-ticks in DOMTrader

    Entering a spread like APM7-2EPM7 into a DOMTrader window will show prices in increments of whole numbers (1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, etc). To change this to increments of 0.5 or other value you can do the following:
    1) In the DOMTrader window right-click on the tab at the top where you see APM7-2
    EPM7 and select "Create QFormula".
    2) Right click on that tab again and select “Edit QFormula”. This will open the Formula window.
    3) In the formula window, highlight the formula (which should show as SPREAD(APM7-2*EPM7).
    4) Click on "Setup" at the bottom of the window and…

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  2. Study based on two time scales

    Hi there - I have a study based on two time scales (e.g. 5 minute and daily). How can I access both types of bars ? Are there examples?

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  3. Horizontal line which starts at various time points

    To start, you will want to make use of the Hour(@) and Minute(@) functions to get the current time. You will multiply the Hour(@) by 60 and add it to the minute to get the current day's time integer. In a custom study, you will create four parameters for the example you propose, such as "hour1," "minute1," "hour2," and "minute2."

    Then you might code the formula as follows:
    a1:= Hour(@)60 + Minute(@);
    b1:= hour2
    60 + minute2;
    c1:= hour1*60 + minute1;
    d1:= (Close(@),D)[-1];
    e1:= a1 xabove b1;
    price:= IF(a1 >=b1, g1, f2);
    f1:= a1 xabove c1;
    f2:= IF(a1 >=…

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  4. Manipulating dates / Dates as parameters / Dating events

    From the discussion of the parameter values, here: http://news.cqg.com/blogs/coding/2014/04/parameters-inside-cqg-code, I am guessing that the unique date and time specified in parameters are the usual POSIX values most computers use. Is there a way to extract unique date/time values from an event, like a peak or a cross? And can you define a date/time range, and a date/time difference, in a way that lets you use such ranges or difference in a formula or study? I saw the discussion of the TIMER function, here: http://news.cqg.com/blogs/coding/2013/09/timer-helper-and-cqgs-setreset-function
    but I have not been able to figure out how to do similar things for…

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  5. Renko bricks

    I have identified several functions, most recently High Low First (HiLo1) , which do not work when trading on Renko bricks. When I say “don’t work” I do not mean that they give the wrong answer, but rather, that they do not give any answer at all. I have sometimes spent a lot of time trying to understand why something isn’t working before finally trying in on candles instead.

    I have not been able to identify any commonalty in these functions , functions that work on candles but not on Renkos. The High Low First function is a good example,…

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  6. How do I create a Q formula?

    To create QFormulas


    1. Click the Formula button to open Formula Builder.


    2. Click the QFormulas tab.


    3. Click the New button.


    4. Type the name of the formula.


    5. Click OK. The system automatically assigns the next available QNumber.


    6. Enter the formula in the Formula Editor. Type the formula or use the toolbox.


    7. Click Close when you’re finished.


    To copy a QFormula

    This option is helpful when you want to create a new formula from an existing formula.


    1. Select the formula you want to copy.


    2. Click the Copy button.


    3. Enter the name of the new formula.


    4. Click OK.


    5. Make the necessary changes in the…

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  7. What is the Gateway?

    The Gateway is an integrated trade routing system that provides clients with the necessary edge for successful trading in Futures, Options, and Fixed Income. The hardware, software, and network infrastructure are all managed by CQG. Combining the power of the CQG market analysis tools with the efficiency of direct connections to the exchanges, Gateway has been designed to be the fastest, most reliable, and lowest cost order execution platform on the market.

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  8. If I have to shut CQG down, will I lose all of my data?

    You won’t lose your data if you have to shut your CQG Integrated Client system down. The data is stored on the CQG servers.

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  9. Is there a way to look up symbols in the CQG software?

    Yes. Click the Symbols Button in the top right corner of the platform. Then click Symbol Search.

    For more information on the Symbol Search window, please reference the help file below:

    http://help.cqg.com/cqgic/19/#!Documents/symbolsearch.htm

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  10. How do I change the time frame on a chart?

    In the lower left corner of an active chart, you will see a blinking cursor. This is the command line. If you are on an Intraday chart and want to look at a Daily chart, type a comma ( , ) and the letter D (,D). Other entries for Historical timeframes are: Weekly (,W), Monthly (,M), Quarterly (,Q), and Annually (,Y). For Intraday timeframes of 1 minute to 60 minutes, just type the number (1, 10, 15, etc.).

    For more information, reference the help file below:

    http://help.cqg.com/cqgic/19/#!Documents/entryfieldenteringsymbolstypesandintervals.htm

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  11. How do I put a study on a chart?

    To put a study on a chart, left click on the ‘Study’ button on the left side of the CQG screen. The ‘Add Study’ window appears where columns of studies are displayed. Left click in the ‘Study’ column to highlight the study you want on your chart. In the lower left corner of the ‘Add Study’ window there is a box labeled ‘Overlay’. Check this box if you want the study to be overlaid on the chart. If there in no check, the study will be displayed in a separate window below the chart. At the bottom of the ‘Add…

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  12. Can I restore pages that have been lost?

    Yes. Left click on the ‘System’ button at the top of the CQG screen. Click on ‘Auto Backup User Settings’. In the Auto Backup window, click on the ‘Restore from Archive’ tab. A scrollable window is displayed. Click on the date of the most recent file that will have your lost pages and then click on the ‘Restore Now’ button. Be aware that restoring files from an archive will replace your current settings, so you will lose any recent work.

    For more information, reference the help file below:

    http://help.cqg.com/cqgic/19/#!Documents/backingupandrestoringyoursystem.htm

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  13. Can I overlay one chart on top of another?

    CQG provides the Chart Analog Overlay Study. With a chart as the active window, left click on the ‘Study’ button. In the alphabetical listing of studies, click on ‘Chart Analog Overlay’. Click on the ‘Add’ button at the bottom of the ‘Add Study’ window, and then click on the ‘Close’ button. The title bar of the active chart will now display the symbol twice (GCZ4-Gold-Pit, Dec 04, Daily | GCZ4-Gold-Pit, Dec 04, Daily). In the command line, enter a second symbol (e.g. SIZ4). The symbol in the chart title bar will now be SIZ4-Silver-Pit, Dec 04, Daily | GCZ4-Gold-Pit, Dec…

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  14. How do I transfer component pacs to CQG?

    Follow these steps to transfer component pacs from one CQG system to another CQG system:


    1. On the system of origin, left click on the System button and left click on 'Import/Export Pages & Components'.

    2. In the Import/Export Pages & Components window, left click on 'Export' and left click on 'Component Pac'.

    3. Click the OK button to display the Export Pac Wizard which will walk you through the export.

    4. Save the file to the Desktop for easy access.

    5. Transfer the newly created file to the receiving system's Desktop.

    6. Follow the previous procedures using 'Import'.

    7. To download the Component Pacs available on…
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  15. How to link multiple master windows to one (or multiple) child window(s)

    1) Left click on CQG icon in top left corner of one of your intended master windows and select Link Windows Mode from the menu.

    2) With the Windows Linking icon attached to your mouse, left click in all the other windows you would like as part of that group.

    3) Right click to get out of Linking Mode

    4) Left click on the small colored circle of one of the windows you'd like to convert to a master window and select Change to a Master from the menu.

    5) Repeat step 4 with any other window you would like…

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  16. Portara - What is it in a Nutshell?

    Portara is an award winning historical extraction technology that wraps itself around CQG Datafactory and allows you to extract data to suit your trading and research needs.
    It includes a Datafactory LOCAL historical database for Futures Forex and Cash contracts from inception to today 1985 (1 min bar)/ (1965 Daily Bar)
    Updates are from CQG several times per day to keep your local database current and complete
    You may extract CONTINUOUS back adjusted data for import into any back-testing application worldwide ASCII/CSV/txt.
    You may extract ACTUAL data files (known as Tenors) as part of an integrated technology.
    Sessions are all…

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  17. Portara - Dual DST Differences for Funds and CTA's

    Depending on the location of your trading operation(s) Dual-DST differences are a primary headache to intraday data creation for many funds. CQG Datafactory and Portara raw databases are all timestamped in Chicago time REGARDLESS of the exchange in which the data derived from. This is a potential nightmare for Funds residing in the US, for instance who wish their overseas markets to display exchange timestamps. See how Portara resolves these differences for all global exchanges regardless of your funds location. There's more here than meets the eye... Direct

    Video can be viewed here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXkontm2qmc#action=share

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  18. Portara - Where is the best place to Roll A Futures Contract

    I am often asked where the best place is to roll a futures contract even from seasoned traders. There are many variants but in the end it boils down to a date and an underlying reason why. If you don't know the nuances of the various sectors and markets that have developed over the years and why for instance you need to choose long periods in the metals before expiry date compared to only a day or so in the indexes then you face problems. This presentation demonstrates a few very simple methods of how to determine an optimal place;…

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  19. Portara - How to Create RTH Daily Data with CQG Datafactory

    Watch this short presentation to discover how to create RTH Daily data from CQG Datafactory INTRADAY database. There is no way to do this with standard daily bars. An intraday database is essential to be able to have dynamic session for Daily OHLC Data.

    Video can be viewed here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y3BKUlU1W0#action=share

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  20. Portara - Robustness Testing & Strategy Optimisation Using Data

    Traders often try to use their backtester — personal code or software application — to create ways in which to test system models for robustness. However, perhaps there is a much easier solution? Perhaps manipulating the data itself, rather than the code, is a far easier way in which to draw result comparisons. In this simple video you will see the creation of alternative data sets based on:


    1. Increasing and decreasing the volatility across a commodity or portfolio of commodities

    2. Cropping intraday bars from the beginning and end of your daily session

    3. Randomising the opens and closes of the daily…
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