Internally, we call it “3.0”. Externally, it’s the #NewFXStreet. And after a few hiccups and delays in the release, it’s here!
How it all got started
The first meeting that led to our website redesign was a brainstorming about how FXStreet should evolve and what should be improved. It was in February 2014. We made a big list that is still pinned on a door in our main meeting room.
This list of needs and goals was so long and requested so many profound changes that the only way to fulfil them was to do a total “reset” by using a new backend and frontend structure for FXStreet. We needed to be more flexible and our systems were not offering this necessary freedom for our team to innovate, run continuous tests and swiftly adapt to new challenges.
That’s when the decision was taken to make a profound reform that would be the version 3.0 of our website. Continue reading Behind the scenes of the New FXStreet redesign
At FXStreet we’re always looking for the best ways to offer information from the greatest traders and professionals.
Today we’re excited to present you “Macro Scan“, a daily opinion piece written by Ross Burland, Editor and Analyst at FXstreet, where he analyzes and gives his opinion on macroeconomic data and news. Headlines such as “Nonfarm Payrolls – “Fuhgeddabouit” !” or “Brexit Countdown: the “Has Britain Got Talent?” edition” can give you an idea of what Ross covers and how. Continue reading Ross Burland voices his opinion on macroeconomics
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 😉 Continue reading Meet Alain, Software Architecte at FXStreet
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!
Read Valeria’s interview Continue reading Finance Feeds: Celebrating female leadership in FX – Interview with Valeria Bednarik
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. Continue reading FXStreet tools to improve your trading – Mauricio Carrillo at Orlando MoneyShow expo
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. Continue reading Meet Robert, FXStreet German Team member
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. Continue reading Barcelona Magic Line: a walking challenge for the FXStreet team
Some of you might know her already. She is our Users Services Manager: if one day you wrote us an email through the “Contact us” form in the last 3 years, you probably have received a reply from Nuria. She’s been working in the FXStreet’s Content Team for almost four years now. Besides taking care of our users requests, she is a web editor, taking care of content publishing, in particular in the Education section. Read our interview with this lovely girl and mum, a discreet colleague who smiles a lot!
Nuria at work
How does a day in the life of the Users Service Manager at FXStreet look?
Continue reading Meet Nuria, FXStreet’s Users Service Manager
“Trofeu Conde de Riverola“, it’s how our Head of Content, Pero Monguió, called the Ping Pong Tournament that he organized in our office in the last weeks – a humoristic reference to “Trofeo Conde de Godó”, a famous Tennis tournament now called “Barcelona Open”… changing “Godó” for “Riverola”, the surname of the founder of FXStreet, Francesc Riverola 😉
Continue reading FXStreet’s Ping Pong Tournament
Every Wednesday morning it’s “Día de la Fruta” at FXStreet Barcelona. Day of the fruit. A fruit seller from the Boquería, the famous food market of the nearby Ramblas, comes to the office with a box full of fruits of the season.
Our CEO, Carolina May, came with the idea in April 2014. You have to know that for many years now, our team members bring chocolates and sweets Continue reading Día de la Fruta: Fruit for everyone