After talking with members of the Marketing, Content and Overseas teams, it was time to talk with one of the guys of our IT department! A cheerful person with a strong Cuban accent, Alain has been with us since August 2014. He explains us what working at FXStreet is for him, but also why he came to live in Barcelona or how the Barça soccer team is doing recently. Meet Alain, one of the six software developers of the leading Forex information website.
Alain at work
How does a day in the life of an IT guy at FXStreet look?
Every day at 9h30 am, we hold a Stand-up meeting in the IT department: each staff member explains what he’s been working on, what problems he encountered in his tasks and what he will do today. This is a short meeting we do in the middle of the IT space in the office, and as its name implies, we all remain standing to make it more agile.
The best part is that if someone is late at the meeting, he has to bring donuts to the whole team. I hope someone will be late every day, but, to be honest, I’m the one who has to pay for the round most of the time 😉 » Read more…
Many of you experienced it yesterday: we tested the launch of FXStreet’s new website and it was up for a few hours in the European morning, though slow and unstable. We managed to relaunch it in a steady environment during the American morning, but then around 1 GMT last night the site crashed. That’s when we decided to revert back to the “old” FXStreet site because we are committed to providing the best service to help traders and we were not prepared to give up now.
We want to apologize for a unstable day to all of you who experienced it when surfing FXStreet yesterday, though we are pretty sure you understand these kinds of hiccups are almost always part of improvement and launch processes.
We want to thank you for your patience and for getting in touch with us to help us improve. This test launch and the previous beta site experiment have been extremely valuable in terms of feedbacks: we collected the opinions and bugs alerts from around 2300 users in the last three weeks. It’s a mine of information that we will thoroughly analyze and take into account. » Read more…
Our Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik has been interviewed by Finance Feeds in a series about Women in the finance world.
Valeria is the only trader and analyst of all the interviewed women. She explains how she got into the industry (it all started 15 years ago!), what challenges she faced, a couple of anecdotes that helped her suceed and her view about the role of women with the financial services. A pleasant interview to read if you want to know a bit better our star analyst here at FXStreet!
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Last week, our colleague Mauricio Carrillo, Video Content Manager, did a presentation about FXStreet at Orlando MoneyShow expo. He explained how our main tools and news can help the Forex traders in their daily operations, learning efforts and strategy development. » Read more…
And as always in our Live Video shows, you will be able to interact with them using our chat.
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FXStreet is famous for its English site. But did you know it also exists in 15 other languages? One of them is German and today we want to introduce you to one member of our German team, Robert, who’s been working with us since September 2014. He lives in Thailand, has two jobs, works at night, love the markets, surfing and cats. Meet Robert, another great member of our international 60-people staff.
Robert at work
How does a day in the life of a member of FXStreet German team look?
My job at FXStreet is colorful and multifaceted. My day usually starts at around 21:00! One hour before my shift begins, I start looking into the last developments on the international financial markets to be up-to-date. » Read more…
Starting this month, two excellent Forex analysts and traders will join our Premium Webinars service: Nenad Kerkez and George Hallmey.
Nenad Kerkez: intra day trading
Nenad Kerkez is a full time trader and analyst who has been in the market since 2008 and works closely with Admiral Markets as their Senior Lecturer and Market Analyst. He will be once per month on Premium. » Read more…
We’re proud of our team! Well, today in particular proud of 6 of them who did a fundraising walk yesterday in Barcelona.
When our President Francesc Riverola sent an email to our team to propose the “Magic Line” walking challenge, we have to be honest, answers were not massive. The deal? For every kilometer walked by one team member, FXStreet would donate 5€ to the organizer of the event, Sant Joan de Deu Hospital – one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence working to help the most vulnerable people.
A few days before the walk, motivated by our CTO Javi, a team of 6 people did cheer up to go and make the 30km walk around the city and its montain range, “el parque de Colleserola”: Javi, Gerard, Felipe, Adrià, Chus and Jordi. » Read more…
It’s been there for a couple of weeks already: we released a new version of our Contributors Currencies Forecast Poll!
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We are very excited to announce the winners of the sixth edition of our Forex Best Awards that rewards the best analysis, educational content and contributors on our website. » Read more…