We are very happy to inaugurate this brand new blog with a post about one of our most important events of the year: the Forex Best Awards.
For the third consecutive year, FXstreet.com will highlight the very best analysis, educational content and contributors from the previous year.
As of today, the winners of the different categories were exclusively chosen by popular vote. Through a survey, you could vote for your favorite nominees, with only one vote per person allowed.
This year, while keeping the valued popular vote, we wanted to add another parameter to make the results more varied, so we brought in a professional jury. The jury will be composed of members of the FXstreet.com Content and Experts team, but we also invited five professionals from other companies, with different backgrounds:
- Richard Olsen, Chief Executive at Olsen
- Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Currensee
- Ron Finberg, Editor at Forex Magnates
- Dan Blystone, Founder of TradersLog.com
- Peter John Cedricpaul – known as Peter JCP – Private retail Forex trader and active member of our FX Network
There will be no conflict of interest, as these people, if nominated, will not be allowed to vote in that particular category.
The popular vote will be organized through a SURVEY that will open this Friday, February 8th and close one week later, on February 15th, at 8 am GMT.
Forex Person of the Year
The other change in this year’s Awards survey is that we are going to ask voters to propose the name of a professional or team of professionals who made a difference for the Forex market in 2012: someone who created an innovative FX-related business or product, a person or group of people who launched a project that might not have been in the big headlines but has positively contributed to make the Forex world better, more respected and more transparent. That is our “Forex Person of the Year” – a title that was given to Michael Greenberg from Forex Magnates last year.
The FXstreet.com team will be the final and only judge to elect that “Forex Person of the Year”, but we are happy to receive proposals of people you might want to suggest us!