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1 Your data has more to tell you. A Look at CQG XData Charting and Analytics

2 XData Overview Creating a Proprietary Data File Importing Proprietary Data into CQG Charting Proprietary Data Exporting CQG Data into a Microsoft Excel® Spreadsheet CQG XData

3 XData Overview Access real-time data on any CQG Chart within milliseconds. XData allows you to import your proprietary data into the CQG Integrated Client. Once imported, the data can be updated as frequently as every second. You can formulate studies specific to your trading needs. XData offers a variety of standard and custom studies and indicators so you can expose behavior across markets. Proprietary data joins CQG data seamlessly, enabling you to use one application for data analysis without relinquishing control of your data and who can access it. XData requires only a one-time setup. Once a data path has been established, CQG retains that path.

4 Creating a Proprietary Data File Format your data to be used in CQG. The data file should be represented in this column order: Date, Time, Open, High, Low, Close. Save your Excel spreadsheet as either tab delimited (.txt) or space delimited (.prn) format. While saving the file, the system may display additional messages. Respond accordingly. You must close the spreadsheet in order to view the data in CQG. Once the file is saved, you can then import the data into CQG using the XData function.

5 Importing Proprietary Data into CQG Add depth to your charting and analytical capabilities. 1.Click the QFormulas tab on the Define User Formulas window. 2.Click the New button. 3.Click OK. The new QFormula will be displayed in the list with the next QNumber in the series assigned to it. Click the drop-down arrow to change the QNumber or type a new number. 4.Type the QFormula without using spaces or special characters. Continued on next slide To create an XData QFormula:

6 Importing Proprietary Data into CQG (cont’d) Add depth to your charting and analytical capabilities. 5.Once you have created a new QFormula, click the XData button. 6.Enter a CQG symbol in the Issue field. The symbol will reflect the same holiday schedule, session information, and price format as your proprietary data. 7.On the Data Source field, click Browse to locate the data file to use in the formula. 8. Select the date format you used in the data file. 9. Click OK. Tip: If you are using numerous QFormulas, create a naming convention for the descriptions. Keep the names short and use the format Q.XXXX when placing the data into a CQG Chart.

7 Charting Proprietary Data Analyze your data with CQG’s analytic tools. Open a chart and specify the time to match the time frame used in your data file spreadsheet. The image on the right is an example of a daily chart. You can add the XData curve to the chart using the QNumber or QFormula description. Once the data has been imported, you can analyze it using CQG’s library of over 200 analytic tools, including: - Bollinger Bands - Relative Strength Index (RSI) - Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) In CQG IC version 7.9, you can analyze your external data with these studies: - Bar External Data - CVB External Data - TradeFlow™ External Data

8 Exporting CQG Data into an Excel Spreadsheet Create a data file from a CQG Chart. If you do not have your own data file, you can create one using CQG data: 1.Open a chart in CQG. 2.Right-click the Print button. 3.Select Tabular Display. 4.Highlight all the data in the table, and then press CTRL + C to copy the data into the clipboard. 5.Open a spreadsheet. 6.Press CTRL + V to paste the data into the spreadsheet. 7.Format the date in column A by using MM/DD/YY. The data can be ascending or descending. CQG will automatically assign OHLC to four columns of data, HLC for three columns, HL for two columns of data, and C for one column of data.

9 Contact Us CQG, Inc. is the industry’s highest-performing solution to integrate market data, technical analysis, and trade routing. CQG’s data coverage includes futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities exchanges worldwide as well as debt securities, reports, and indices. Founded in 1980, CQG is headquartered in Denver with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, visit Customer Support: US: UK: +44 (0) Australia: +61 (0) France: +33 (0) Germany: +49 (0) Japan: +81 (0) Russia: Singapore:

10 Disclaimer Trading and investment carry a high level of risk, and CQG, Inc. does not make any recommendations for buying or selling any financial instruments. We offer educational information on ways to use our sophisticated CQG trading tools, but it is up to our customers and other readers to make their own trading and investment decisions or to consult with a registered investment advisor. © 2009 CQG, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. CQG, DOMTrader, SnapTrader, TFOBV, TFOBVO, and TFVOL are registered trademarks of CQG, Inc.


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