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 LDog 
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Update: I tried it on different machines - no dice doesnít work with 2 different IDs from 2 different FCMs

Sorry if this is an overly obvious question, but have you tried paying for a second login to one of the CQG accounts (I think $10 a month) and seeing if that works?

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I have not since itís 10+ 15 Cme Svc to amp. Also CQG support said this is possible with 2 different logins which is what I have...in fact from 2 different FCMs...just trying to see if anyone had the same situation


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Both CQG IDs were tied to same Qtrader instance. Fixing this resolved the issue.. CQG support is pretty good

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I think CQG just upped its QTrader fees to 75 with 35 off on per contract fees


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They are in the process of doing that. Basically the same cost if you are doing 140+ lots per month. Under that an increase depending on how active you are.

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I am trying to link a Portfolio monitor/Quote spreadsheet to a chart - straightforward
So when i click through symbols, the chart changes.. great
BUT
I have multiple tabs on the chart with different timeframes (so daily, weekly etc)

I want to have both tabs change to same symbol when i change the symbol in my quote (either portfolio monitor or quote spreadsheet) - any thoughts? (could not find any info)

2) I want to import symbols from excel into Portfolio monitor automatically
I can do this manually by Ctrl C/Ctrl V but is there anyway of automating it?
I would like to have multiple lists from excel show up on different tabs in the Portfolio monitor

***** So why am i trying to control the lists in excel? - since i want to build the symbol dynamically i.e. maybe a spread based on specific months or flys based on specific contracts.. no way to build this dynamically into the symbol column in Portfolio monitor

Any and all thoughts appreciated

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I am trying to link a Portfolio monitor/Quote spreadsheet to a chart

1) Don't think that is currently possible unfortunately.

2) Not exactly sure what you are trying to achieve. My understanding is data can be pulled but not sent back. Can you pull data and work entirely from excel? I.e. Setup structures on a sheet either using the Symbol Eg. First Oil Fly - (CLE?1-CLE?2)-(CLE?2-CLE?3) or pull data for each individual contract, then work on another sheet to create your srtuctures or pull other information based on that? Basically using excel as your portfolio manager?

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you are after.

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Thanks for the above response. Shame that 2 tabs on the chart cannot be synched to another window

regarding point 2) Yes, i do export data into Excel and perform analysis.. but reason to bring them back to CQG is to chart them.. think of this scenario
Assume several combinations of spreads across different months out in the curve .. and after some basic analysis in Excel (like a scanner), I would like to confirm by looking at the chart..
Now do i copy each of those selected items by hand back to CQG to chart and view them

and these lists can keep changing depending on the scan (and/or) change because the month expired


Was looking at some automated way to do this

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I think CQG just upped its QTrader fees to 75 with 35 off on per contract fees


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They are in the process of doing that. Basically the same cost if you are doing 140+ lots per month. Under that an increase depending on how active you are.

Thanks both for this. How did you guys find out?

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Thanks both for this. How did you guys find out?

From other traders

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2) Yes, i do export data into Excel and perform analysis.. but reason to bring them back to CQG is to chart them.. think of this scenario
Assume several combinations of spreads across different months out in the curve .. and after some basic analysis in Excel (like a scanner), I would like to confirm by looking at the chart..
Now do i copy each of those selected items by hand back to CQG to chart and view them

and these lists can keep changing depending on the scan (and/or) change because the month expired


Was looking at some automated way to do this


I don't think what you'd like to achieve is exactly possible. But there are probably work-arounds depending on the structures you are trading. Are you always trading 2 leg spreads?

As you are probably aware if you use ?1 you can pull the front month. Ie EP?1 .. and the same goes backwards.
So if you are trying to chart front month vs 3rd contract NGA.. symbol = NGA?1-NGA?3

It can be a pain as it will just show NGA-NGA in your charts title bar.

However if you can rely on ? to reference contracts in a curve and your spreads are relatively simple, you could setup QFormula's to reference spreads. You could use a code for the Q Number Ie. Q12 For 1vs2, Q26 for 2vs6 etc whatever convention that works. Then you're simply punching the short QFormula into a chart and not the full symbol.




If you are trading flys and other structures that becomes more complicated..
I'm sure there's a way to make things a little simpler for you anyway.

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Today I've got some annoying issues
  • Delta volume is completely skewed.
  • Some issues with closing trades via limit orders too.
  • Certain DOM updates about traded volume are misaligned from where the best bid/ask is.
    (See pic, the green and red numbers should be where the inside bid/ask is, and should not be that large)







Frustrated with CQG support.


Anyone having similar issues today?

Update: so, as it turns out, the London servers (or server, the unhelpful support rep wasn't clear), are the ones having issues.

Whether that translated into the problems I was having CQG wouldn't want to say, but magically I was moved to a Sydney server and the issues disappeared...

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Update: so, as it turns out, the London servers (or server, the unhelpful support rep wasn't clear), are the ones having issues.

Whether that translated into the problems I was having CQG wouldn't want to say, but magically I was moved to a Sydney server and the issues disappeared...

When you log on to the platform it will automatically select the best data server for your location. (So restarts can help) There is a short list on the CQG side though so if you are constantly having issues you can ask them to check to see if your server setup matches your location.

I'm in Sydney and kept getting pushed to a London server for a while. If Sydney is bad I'd rather get pushed to Singapore which is now how it's setup. Haven't really had issues since and that was 18 months + ago.

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This is problematic when you trade multiple symbols and/or a combination of futures and options etc. I do not want to have to close my VIX spreads and my ES calls when I close my NQ position. Why should I? Every other platform ON EARTH has this function. A flatten button, sometimes called CLOSE simply closes the current position on that one symbol and cancels all open orders. Simple. Yet CQG and it seems, others on this thread are startlingly confused about the function of it.

As of yet, CQG has not implemented a flatten button on anything other than CQG M, now renamed something else, and on that, it is not located on the dom, so very inconvenient as well. Just clarifying what is actually going on, since there seems to be confusion and misinformation around. Cheers - J

I've recently upgraded to v. 19.12.x and looks like they finally added the Flat button.



It does what it says on the tin, i.e. closes position of the current product being displayed on the DOM while the positions in the other products remain unaffected.

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I've recently upgraded to v. 19.12.x and looks like they finally added the Flat button.



It does what it says on the tin, i.e. closes position of the current product being displayed on the DOM while the positions in the other products remain unaffected.

Does it also close all open orders when it closes the position? This is the important function for a flatten button, imo

Thanks for your reply, also

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Does it also close all open orders when it closes the position? This is the important function for a flatten button, imo

Thanks for your reply, also

If by 'open orders' you mean working orders, i.e. limit orders that haven't yet been filled, then yes, it cancels those as well, in the same product.

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Very frustrated with CQG now, they just called to inform that that the will NOT be implementing a flatten button on Qtrader anytime soon.

They are literally the only platform that I have ever seen without a flatten/close button on their DOM. There are a few clunky work arounds but none very pleasant to use. Do I actually have to switch back to CTS now that I cannot manage risk and close positions the way every single platform in the universe does? jeez...

Would a functionality like that help you? Close either ALL positions or choose the negative or positive?

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