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January 22, 2010. CQG 8.2 New Features Traders, brokers, and analysts have new features available to them to improve workflow, monitor more market information.

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1 January 22, 2010

2 CQG 8.2 New Features Traders, brokers, and analysts have new features available to them to improve workflow, monitor more market information in a single screen, trade spreads more effectively, and more.

3 8.2 Improvements Instrument and Portfolio Monitors Enhancements to the CQG Spreader Improved Charting Features Pointer Tool Upgrades Expanded Volume Studies Formula Editor Updates Additional Order Types New features mean better trading

4 Instrument Monitor Features: –View study values and the status of multiple conditions for numerous time frames and chart types in a single display. –Create the Instrument Monitor directly from a chart with studies and conditions, or build your own. –Easily add more studies, conditions, and chart types. –Plot a chart from the Instrument Monitor, and all studies and conditions are included in the chart. Track the market’s current status

5 Portfolio Monitor Features: –Track the state of multiple conditions and study values over different time frames and chart types in a single display. –Import a portfolio from your current portfolio groups. –Display by time frame or studies. –Plot a chart from the Portfolio Monitor, and all studies and conditions are included in the chart. Get a technical view of multiple symbols

6 Spreader Preferences Features: –Get better order placement in the queues by simultaneously working price levels away from the best bid and ask. –Set when to work legs for ratio orders. –Choose which side of the market to follow for trailing limits to complete the spread. Manage stacked orders, ratio orders, and If Incomplete strategies

7 Spread Cash and Futures Spread against the following exchanges: –BGCantor for the cash benchmark treasuries –ELX for treasury futures –BrokerTec for the cash benchmark treasuries –Globex for the CBOT treasury futures Spread the cash benchmark treasury market to treasury futures markets

8 Net Change Trading –Many spread traders trade the relationship between the 10- year and 30-year treasuries (NOB spread) on a net change basis. –Order duration is limited to day orders, but all order types are supported. Symbology examples: –By instrument: NC(TYA) –By QFormula: NC(Q1) –By spread: NC(TYA-USA), which equals NC(TYA)- NC(USA) –By leg: NC(EP)-ENQ Trade instruments and spreads based on net change

9 Aggressive Volume Study –Use the Aggressive parameter on Constant Volume Bar, CVBXData, Tick, and Tick Smoothing charts. –By turning on the Aggressive parameter, the volume study plots the number of orders being executed. Example: –The standard volume indicator may show that the volume in the current bar is 100 contracts traded. You don’t know if it was twenty orders or just two orders (large traders). The Aggressive parameter reveals this information. Monitor large trade activity

10 Volume Threshold –The parameter ranges from 0 – 1000000, all trades with volumes greater than this value are treated as large. –The volume is displayed as a histogram at the bottom of the chart. –Colors highlight the amount of volume greater than the threshold. –The volume values are displayed in the cursor value box. Easily filter volume

11 Chart Improvements Right-clicking the chart title bar reveals a restructured menu: –Key chart types are available with a subset found under the more menu. –Chart intervals can be specified. –Continuation parameters can be selected. –Yield and Forward Curves can be opened. Improved trader experience

12 Chart Improvements (continued) –Add Study is a resizable window that displays study names with abbreviations, which are included in the search. –Parameters are displayed in parentheses. –If the cursor is in the Study Name field, the down arrow allows for movement through the list. –The Remove Study window lists the studies and pointer tools on the chart, including the main display color and associated parameters in parentheses. –You can select more than one study or tool at a time by pressing CTRL while selecting. Improved Add Study and Remove Study dialog displays

13 Chart Improvements (continued) Updated Specify (MarkIt) Conditions window Embedded error messages Warning messages removed Most recently used symbols Auto scaling without studies Chart right-click menu Chart bar right-click menu Price scale right-click menu Time scale right-click menu Vertical line label right-click menu Horizontal line label right-click menu Study and study price scale right-click menus Condition right-click menu SnapTrader Enhancements and streamlined right-click menus

14 Added Shortcut Keys \study:Adds a study to the chart. Replace “study” with an actual study. Enter \ followed by the study abbreviation, e.g. \RSI. Ctrl+Alt+D:Opens the Add a Study window. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D:Opens the Remove a Study window. Ctrl+Alt+G:Opens the Specify Conditions window (on base curve). Ctrl+Alt+M:Opens the Modify All Study Parameters window. F10:Hides the Daily Value Box, Cursor Value Box, SnapTrader, and Order Book, if displayed. Press F10 again to show the tools. ESC:Removes all pointer tools and changes pointer tool selection to None. Double-click chart:Automatically scales the chart according to the current auto scale selection (with or without studies) and centers price scale. Equivalent of ENTER in the entry field. Improved efficiency

15 Added Shortcut Keys (continued) The chart type has been added to allow symbol entry on the chart. Actions in the Entry field are: Improved efficiency Enter:Rescales chart and centers price scale. Ctrl+Enter:Enter a symbol in the entry field, and then press CTRL+ENTER. The symbol is applied to all charts on the current page. Press CTRL+ENTER without a symbol, and all charts are rescaled. \bar:Opens a bar chart. \cvb:Opens a CVB chart. \cndl:Opens a candlestick chart.

16 Profile Area Pointer Tool –The Profile Area Pointer Tool draws a Market Profile volume area and Market Profile point of control for the selected bar range. –It uses the same algorithm as the MPVA study to calculate these values. –The high, low, and POC values are displayed in the cursor value box. See the market profile lines on a bar chart

17 Trend Pointer Tool Angles –With the updated Trend tool, you can draw trend lines at any angle. –In Trend parameters, the Use field allows you to select an angle or points on the chart. Select the exact angle of ascent or descent for your trend lines

18 Updated Point & Figure Chart –The Point & Figure Chart is now configured as a grid with major and minor divisions and graph-paper- like lines. –Each box remains a perfect square when the chart is scaled. –Reversals are constructed according to The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure, by Jeremy du Plessis. Easier to use charting

19 Formula Editing Updates –Create, rename, delete, and modify contents of folders in one place. –Set up parameters for synthetic spreads with BAT Filter and Rollover parameters. –Use tooltips for spread elements to assist you in entering these formulas. –Identify unmatched parentheses in spread formulas, which are highlighted in red. –Resize the columns in the formula list by dragging the column borders. –Access the value preview for non-spread formulas in addition to spreads. More easily create and manage custom formulas

20 TSE Order Types –Expand your trading options with funari orders and on open (OO) and on close (OC) durations. –Funari orders are limit day orders with any unfilled portion executed as market on close. –If an order is placed during the morning session, the remaining quantity, if any, becomes a market order at morning close. –If an order is placed in the afternoon session, it becomes a market order at afternoon close. Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

21 Contact Us CQG, Inc. is the industry’s highest-performing solution for integrated trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than forty Futures Commission Merchants and provides Direct Market Access to more than thirty-five exchanges through its worldwide network of collocated CQG Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG's market data feed consolidates over a hundred sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information about CQG, please call 1-800-525-7082 or visit Customer Support: US: 1 800-525-1085 UK: +44 (0) 20-7827-8270 Australia: +61 (0) 2-9235-2009 France: +33 (0) 1-74-18-07-81 Germany: +49 (0) 69-6677-7558-0 Japan: +81 (0) 3-3286-6877 Russia: +7 495-795-2409 Singapore: +65 6494-4911

22 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. © 2010 CQG, Inc. All rights reserved. CQG ®, DOMTrader ®, SnapTrader ®, TFlow ®, TFOBV ®, TFOBVO ®, TFVOL ®, and Data Factory ™ are trademarks of CQG, Inc.

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