Quotes

Adding Symbols & Lists to Multi-Symbol Widgets

CQG Desktop is preset with pages to minimize the need for configuration and setup. There are many preset symbol lists to reduce symbol entry.

Open a list

When adding a new quote widget to a page, the Add symbols dialog immediately appears. It's populated with lists of popular symbols. Type in the filter field for common commodities, words or symbols.

Click on the "New list..." button to start a new list and enter symbols you want. It will dismiss the list dialog and you can enter symbols in a couple of different ways.

Add symbols

In the empty quotes widget, clicking on the "Add symbols" button opens the symbol search dialog where you can:

  • Type a CQG symbol, exchange symbol, or even common words and the auto-suggest will return the most common symbols for what you've entered.
  • Click the symbol you want in the list to add it to your entry.
  • Enter multiple symbols using commas.

​​​​​Or, click on the "+" button in the toolbar. It will open a menu where you can:

  • Type a CQG symbol, exchange symbol, or even common words and the auto-suggest will return the most common symbols for what you've entered.
  • Click the symbol you want in the list to add it to your entry.
  • Enter multiple symbols using commas.

Linking Widgets

If widgets are linked, then every time you select a symbol in the quotes widget, it will push that symbol to single-symbol widgets like charts and HOT. Linking must be enabled in those widgets also.

Enable widget linking at any time. You can enable widget linking from the quotes widget in the Add symbol dialog. You can also enable it from the widget tab.

Managing symbol lists from the Quote Board Tabs

Click the tab of a quote board to see available options:

  • New... Creates a new list. Hides any existing contents. 
  • Open... Opens the dialog to enable you to open a predefined list or create a new one.
  • Rename... Opens a dialog to give a list a new name.
  • Make a copy... Duplicates the current list. Opens a dialog to give the duplicate list a new name.
  • Share... Opens a dialog to create a link that can be sent.

Features for all Quote Board Styles

Toolbar

  • Show/hide the toolbar from the task menu in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Select a symbol in the grid and type in the symbol entry field to edit.
  • View Orders and Positions display for selected symbol.
  • Launch trading interfaces as a popup using the buy/sell buttons.
     

Color Quote Cells

  • Select a quote cell.
  • In the toolbar, click the ink drop icon. It will open a color palette.
  • Select the desired color. In QSS, the background of the selected quote cell will become that color.
  • In other quote boards, the quote nugget will be outlined in the selected color.

 

Launch the HOT/OT Popup

  • When clicking the buy/sell buttons from the toolbar on a quote board, both HOT and Order Ticket widget are available via tabs.
  • Your preference will be remembered next time you launch the dialog.
  • The dialog will use the account selected in the quotes widget toolbar.

Orders & Positions Indicator

Colored bars to the left of the symbols in a quote board or blocks in the heat-map style indicate if you have a working order or position for that symbol. You will see blue/red for working orders according to your color choices set in preferences. A white block indicates you have a position on that symbol. This feature helps your quote board become more of a home widget. This is available in all quote boards for both desktop and mobile uses.

QSS

QSS and Spreadsheet Trader: Friendly name display

Symbol descriptions are available as a display style in the symbol column for QSS and Spreadsheet trader. Access this feature in the task menu for these widgets.

Thermometers are now in each symbol cell in QSS.

Features include:

  • ​​Color highlights on new highs/lows.
  • New column for day-over-day change.
  • Show/hide the symbol description in the task menu.

Drag and Drop Symbols to Reorder

Reorder symbols easily by dragging and dropping.

Sorting

Sort by any column by clicking the column header. Every column is a three-state toggle: ascending, descending, and use list order.

As seen in the video below:

  • When sorting by a data column, the rows of symbols will dynamically reorder based on market movement
  • Sorting %NC decending will match the sort of the heatmap style

Multi-Column Sorting

  • Click on the header for the column that you want to use for primary sorting.
  • Hold the shift key and then click on the header for the column that you want to use for secondary sorting.
  • A '2' will appear in the secondary sort column and a '1' will appear in the primary sort column.
  • To release and resort, simply click on any column you want to sort by.

 

Horizontal Scrolling

In your desktop version of CQG Desktop, when scrolling to see more columns in QSS, the symbol column is now a frozen pane so that it always stays within view.

Manage Columns in QSS, Orders, Positions, Accounts

Manage Columns in QSS, Orders, Positions, Accounts

  • Go to the task menu for any of these views --> Manage Columns.
  • The 'Manage Columns' dialog will appear with 2 tabs: "In Window" and "+Column".
  • Reorder and remove columns in "In Window"
  • Add columns in "+Column" by selecting columns and hit the "Add" button.

Filter by any column in QSS

  • Click on the filter icon in the toolbar in the upper right of the QSS window. It will reveal a filter bar below the column headers.
  • Click on the filter icon in the column you want to filter, then select a condition from the dropdown.

Special QSS Columns

When looking at a quoteboard (QSS) across a portfolio of symbols, it maybe helpful to use net change in percentage or some of our new study columns to easily identify if a symbol is having a significant move.

Volume Comparison: Today's volume compared to the 20-day moving average of volume

Today's volume compared to the 20-day moving average of volume helps you see whether a surge in volume is significant compared to the last 20 days.

Orders & Positions Columns

Beginning in CQG Desktop version 2.12, orders and positions columns are available in QSS.

  • Buys
  • Sells
  • Working Above Market: includes sell limits, buy stop orders
  • Working Below Market: includes buy limits, sell stop orders
  • Open Positions
  • OTE/UPL
  • OTE/UPL + PL

Data Visualization Columns

  • In a QSS-style quotes widget, go to the task menu in the upper right-hand corner and select Manage Columns.
  • In the Manage Columns dialog, search for Histogram to see available histogram columns.
  • Click to add and then drag and drop to rearrange the columns.

Changing Quote Board Styles

You can switch between quote board styles using the task menu in the upper right-hand corner of the quotes widget.

Quote Board Styles

Quote Board

The traditional quote board style consistent with CQG Integrated Client shows open, high, low, last, and net change. The header cell is colored by net change for the session.

You can drag and drop symbols to reorder.

 

Market Watch

Market Watch is an ultra compact, real-estate-saving quote view that's very popular with CQG Integrated Client customers. It is similar to CQG Desktop's mobile mode quote board.

You can drag and drop symbols to reorder.

Heatmap Style

We've added another visualization feature to the quote boards. It takes all the symbols in your quote board or symbol list and colors and sizes them according to percent net change. You select the heatmap from the task menu just like other quote board styles.

Since the symbols are sorted dynamically by percent net change, there is no ability to reorder the symbols here.

Heatmap 2

We've added a second heatmap style to the quote board. With this style, the quote nuggets are all sized equally and sorted by net change.

Since the symbols are sorted dynamically by percent net change, there is no ability to reorder the symbols here.

 

Time and Sales

CQG Desktop has a multi-symbol Time and Sales widget.

  • Currently, a list must be selected to display symbols in this widget.
  • To add symbols to a list:
    • Open the list in a quoteboard and add symbols OR
    • Go the left bar > Utilities > Symbol lists and add symbols to a list from there
  • A single symbol widget will be added in the future.

To control what is displayed in the widget, click on the gear icon in the toolbar to bring up the Filter dialog.

  • Bids and offers and trades can be displayed and colored separately.
  • Symbols and volume levels can be filtered.