Last post of our Top 10 series about the most famous content and contributors on FXStreet in 2015. Today, we take a look at the pieces of news, live video shows and trading books that received the biggest amount of clicks on our website during the year that just closed.
2015 was a year that swung from extreme volatile events, including SNB’s black swan, to periods of excessive calm. While the volatile period came courtesy of the SNB’s EUR/CHF peg removal, Greece’s never-ending debt problems or China’s currency devaluation and the burst of its domestic stock bubble, the calm also settled in as the market awaited for over a year until the Fed finally decided to raise interest rates by 0.25bp in a historical decision.
- 1. SNB removes EUR/CHF floor, sets deposit rate at -0.75% by Ani Salama – January 15, 2015
- 2. USD/CHF slumps after SNB surprise by Ani Salama – January 15, 2015
- 3. EUR/USD: First inter-bank quotes below 1.10 by Ivan Delgado – July 04, 2015
- 4. USD/INR expected to end 2015 by 64.0 – ANZ – April 23, 2015
- 5. Prorata Greek referendum poll: ‘No’ leading but ‘Yes’ catching up by Ivan Delgado – July 1, 2015
- 6. EUR/USD crashes below 1.16 after SNB removes currency cap on Franc by Dhwani Mehta – January 15, 2015
- 7. AUD/USD surges towards 0.79, RBA cuts but more upbeat by Ivan Delgado – May 05, 2015
- 8. Fed closed meeting preview: What to expect of EUR/USD? by Ani Salama – November 23, 2015
- 9. Fed may hike the discount rate today – Chatter by Ivan Delgado – November 23, 2015
- 10. Macedonia Central Bank blocks Greek bank withdrawals by Ani Salama – June 12, 2015
LIVE VIDEO SHOWS
- 1. Forex + China: EUR/USD towards 1.1300 before long run to 1.2000 – August 25, 2015: Dale Pinkert and Mauricio Carrillo comments China’s decision to cut interest rate and Reserve Requirement Ratio and EUR/USD forecast.
- 2. Greece + Forex: Buy EUR/USD on weakness; sell GBP/USD on strength – June 30, 2015: Pinkert and Carrillo talk about stocks and DXY sell-off following Greece concerns.
- 3. Martin Armstrong: Sovereign debt crisis underway; fuse lit in Europe – June 8, 2015: Pinkert interviews Martin Armstrong about the sovereign debt crisis and why the Euro is a disaster.
- 4. Vicki Schmelzer @MNIEyeOnFX: Fair EUR/USD price: 1.1050; 1.1500 possible – March 27, 2015: Pinkert interviews Vicki Schmelzer about the EUR/US, its fair price and the liquidity in the Forex Market.
- 5. Forex Forecast 2016: What will 2016 bring to the Forex traders? – December 18, 2015: Ivan Delgado and Dale Pinkert interview Ashraf Laidi, Valeria Bednarik, Boris Schlossberg and Adam Button about 2016 in Forex.
- 6. Valeria Bednarik @ValBenarik: Market focus on ECB QE; 1.1000 is EUR/USD target – February 25, 2015: Pinkert and Valeria Bednarik talk about ECB QE, EUR/USD and the AUD/USD.
- 7. USD Forecast: US Dollar rebounds; but EUR/USD long term run to 1.1700-1.2000 – June 19, 2015: Pinkert and Carrillo talk about Grexit, the ECB and the Greek banks’ crisis with a USD focus.
- 8. Greece Forecast on economic and Forex: EUR/USD further declines; USD/JPY to 121.10 – June 29, 2015: Pinkert interviews Valeria Bednarik on What’s going on in Forex? And how Greece crisis affects currencies?
- 9. Booker @robbooker: EURUSD to 1.1250; then one more intense selloff to 1.0400 – June 2, 2015: Dale Pinkert and Rob Booker talked about the EUR/USD and why is nothing wrong taking profits prior to targets.
- 10. US Nonfarm Payrolls Coverage + Scott Carney @harmonictrader – September 4, 2015: Valeria Bednarik, Dale Pinkert and Mauricio Carrillo from FXStreet and Adam Button from ForexLive cover the August Nonfarm Payrolls data. Then the LAR show 514th with the interview of Scott Carney.ç
- 1. “Opportunities in Forex Calendar Trading Patterns” by John Forman – This ebook covers all of the major pairs and crosses, looking at the data in several ways. The research which went into it unearthed numerous interesting patterns.
- 2. “Beyond Technical Analysis” by Tushar S. Chande – This book by Tushar S. Cande provides a classic technical analysis, newly updated to help traders develop and forward-test a high-performance trading system for today’s markets.
- 3. “Millionaire Traders” by Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg – In Millionaire Traders, Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg have interviewed twelve people who started with as little as $1,000 and turned those modest stakes into a six- to seven-digit fortunes training themselves to become true professionals.
- 4. “The Ruff Guide to Trading” by Steve Ruffley – In this book, Steve ruffley shows the markets through his eyes of a veteran trader. He reveals how he sees trading as a whole, how he assesses and exploits trading opportunities, and how he thinks about risk. He also describes three of his winning strategies.
- 5. “Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market” by Kathy Lien – In this book, Kathy Lien describes everything from time-tested technical and fundamental strategies you can use to compete with bank traders to a host of more fundamentally-oriented strategies.
- 6. “The Sensible Guide to Forex” by Cliff Wachtel – The book “The Sensible Guide to Forex: Safer, Smarter Ways to Survive and Prosper from the Start” is focused on reducing the high risk, complexity, and time demands normally associated with forex trading.
- 7. “Kathleen Brooks on Forex” by Kathleen Brooks – In her book, Kathleen Brooks reveals the secrets of this approach, demonstrating the indicators she uses, and showing through detailed examples how she plans and executes profitable trades.
- 8. “How to Trade a Currency Fund” by Jarratt Davis– In this book, Jarratt Davis dispels many of the myths surrounding professional trading, and gives an insight into his own unique tale of how he went from complete novice to fully fledged Forex Fund trader.
- 9. “New Trading Systems and Methods” by Perry J. Kaufman – An update of the classic and bestselling book of Perry Kaufman that includes more systems, more methods, and extensive risk analysis to keep this the most comprehensive and instructional book on trading systems today.
- 10. “Trading Systems That Work” by Thomas Stidsman – Thomas Stidsman reviews and analyzes today’s major software programs, and helps traders determine which will work best for their personal trading style and habits – and which could actually work against them.