G20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors Meeting: An Infographic

G20-infographicNext week, on April 18 and 19th, the finance ministers and central banks governors of the “Group of 20” will meet in Washington DC.

Delegates will discuss traditional G20 agenda, such as global economy outlook, implementation of the G20 Framework agreement for strong, sustainable and balanced growth, government borrowing and public debt management.

So how do the G20´s economies shape up? What size are they? How have they GDP grew since the crisis exploded? What are the critics the G20 is receiving?

We have gathered economic data about the members: employment, trade, GDP, population, currencies… and designed an infographic for it! You’ll find quick snapshot about the G-20 countries: what their size is, how they developed, criticism on this group and more.

Have a look at it… and share it around you!

New face for our Forex Social Network

Today we’ve released a new header and logo for our Forex Social Network, also know as Forexstreet.net.

The image has been totally changed, as you can see in the screenshot below. The idea is to create a stronger identity for the network, an identity that would more clearly differentiate it from FXstreet.com.

“Too many people are confused about our two English websites: .net and .com. We hope the visual change will help them to better know where they are and what content they can find on each site.” says Francesc Riverola, President & Founder of FXstreet.com and Manager of Forexstreet.net. “FXstreet.com is the information, education and trading tools website, while Forexstreet.net is a community of traders. Each site has his own mission and content. We have to make it clear for the user, and this new design should be a step towards that goal.”

Besides, the image next to the logo gives a sense of community, connection and interaction. This too should help the visitors understand where he is and what he can do there.

Forexstreet.net new header

FXstreet.com twice in the media this week!

FXstreet.com has been featured in the media this week… twice!

First, in the April-June edition of the FX Trader Magazine, where Gus Farrow’s article “Third rock from the sun: Japan, China and the land of rising tension” was published . The article was originally published on our website.

FX Trader Magazine_Gus Farrow_April 2013

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Memory Game: Test your Pattern Recognition Skills

Everyone knows and has played at least once in their life the Memory Game, right? A series of pair cards are laid out face down on the table, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over, until finding two cards that match. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

This game also exists online and we created one based on Japanese Candlesticks on our Facebook page! So you can play and kill time, but also train yourself and test your skills to recognize candlesticks patterns.

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Special on Yen: More articles

yen-japonAfter the first chapter published last week on the Economic History  of Japan, we are publishing this week the 3 more articles around the topic “What’s going on with Japan and the Yen?”. We are now studying BoJ policies, fiscal year consolidation and of course how the Yen is behaving… and is expected to behave in the mid and long term, from a fundamental and technical point of view:

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FX Studies: New CoT widgets

FX Studies is FXstreet’s customizable page with a wide selection of technical studies, fundamental data,  tools and content filters. It is made of more than 40 widgets that the user can add to his/her own dashboard. All are adjustable to the trader’s time horizons, currency pairs and trading style.

We’ve recently added 6 new widgets that are based on the CFTC Commitment of Traders report. This represents one of the most complete CoT study tools available for free on the internet.

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Rob Booker’s Trading for a Living USA Road Trip

Rob BookerFrom April 1st 2013, Rob Booker will travel from California to New York, living from a $10,000 trading account, and talking to traders along the way about what it takes to trade for a living.

Rob will meet traders and interview them for the Traders Podcast. He will also be doing a video every weekday, abour where he is and what he does.

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Free Access Day: Enjoy Ed Ponsi’s webinars for free

ed ponsiEd Ponsi is the president of FXEducator.com and the managing director of Barchetta Capital Managment. Mr. Ponsi has appeared on CNBC, CNN, the BBC, FOX, and numerous financial programs. He is an experienced professional trader who has advised hedge funds, institutional traders, and individuals of all skill levels and experience. He presents two webinars almost every day at FXstreet.com, around the US market open time, for our PREMIUM members.

The good news is that tomorrow, March 26th, is Free Access Day at FXstreet.com which means that… all our users can exceptionnaly attend his webinars for free!

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What’s going on with Japan and the Yen?

japanThrough a new series of articles, we have decided to have a look at the economic situation in Japan and to what’s going with the Yen. Persistent deflation, slow GDP growth and an overvalued currency have all contributed to the nations economic stagnation over the past couple of decades. A nation, which has made a truly significant impact on how the world has developed in recent centuries, is at a crossroads.

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And the Forex Person of the Year 2012 is…

After long conversations to choose a name among the finalists for  the Forex Person of the Year 2012 title, we finally got the name… well, we should say the names:

Forex Person of the Year 2012_mediumAndrey Pavlov and Ilya Holeu

Co-founders of London/Limassol-based company Spotware Systems

For their trading platform, cTrader.

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