Symbols

Adding or Changing a Symbol to a Single Symbol Widget

When adding a new chart or HOT widget, the last seelected symbol will be used to populate the chart or HOT.

Changing a Symbol

Once you have a widget on the page, you can change the symbol using the entry field in the toolbar. You can search for an exchange symbol, a name of a commodity, or a CQG symbol in the entry field. Use the arrow keys or click one of the results in the list.

Easily change a symbol when a widget is in focus

Easily change symbols in single-symbol widgets by simply typing when the widget you want to change is in focus (highlighted with blue tab). You no longer have to click in the symbol entry field to enter a symbol or to use autosuggest.

In addition, easily change chart interval by typing "," + interval abbreviation and enter any interval. For example, ",1" will change the selected chart to a 1 min chart, ",d" for daily, etc.

Linking Windows

If linking is on in any other widgets, you will see the link group color show up in the list. If you already have a quote board with linking turned on, and you're planning on pushing symbols to this widget, you can select the link color instead of entering a symbol. You can enable linking at any time in the tabs.

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.