New version of CQG Desktop adds horizontal and vertical line pointer tools to charts

Maria Nikolova

The latest version of the platform also adds a trading toolbar to the Spreadsheet Trader.

Provider of high-performance trading, market data, and technical analysis tools CQG has rolled out a new version of CQG Desktop, with enhancements ranging from new pointer tools to easier ways to change a symbol in Chart and HOT.

CQG Desktop version 3.9 sees the addition of horizontal and vertical line pointer tools (cursors) to charts.

  • Adding a line

A pointer tool toolbar has been added to the far right of the app. This is a global toolbar for all charts on the page.

Click on the line icon.

Once the tool is highlighted, clicking on the chart will place a cursor.

When a cursor is selected, three white circles will appear on it.

Use these white circles to drag the line.

  • Change line properties

Whenever a cursor or a cursor button in the toolbar is selected, floating toolbar will appear.

You can drag this toolbar to wherever you’d like. There is one floating palette for the entire app.

Use the buttons on the toolbar to edit the properties of a selected cursor.

  • Editing and deleting lines

When a cursor is selected, three white circles will appear on it.

Use the price/time label or the white circles to drag the cursor to another location.

Delete a cursor by right-clicking on the price/time label or on one of the white circles.

Furthermore, a trading toolbar has been added to the Spreadsheet Trader. This feature can be accessed in the task menu.

Selecting a symbol in the Spreadsheet Trader will push the symbol to to the toolbar. Price, size, and order parameters can then be easily edited in the toolbar. And an order can be initiated from the toolbar. Clicking on a price in the spreadsheet will push the symbol and the price into the toolbar.

Traders can also easily change symbols in single-symbol widgets by simply typing when the widget they want to change is in focus. This means that traders will no longer have to click in the symbol entry field to enter a symbol or to use autosuggest.

In addition, traders can 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.

The new version of CQG Desktop is released just a couple of months after the preceding version (3.8) became available. That version of the platform was equipped with enhancements ranging from the ability to duplicate and delete formulas to the addition of quick filtering options in Accounts, Orders and Positions widgets. For instance, it allows traders to use the “Type to filter” field in the toolbars of Accounts, Orders and Positions widgets, so that they can narrow the table of data by symbol, status, duration, or any numeric field.

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