My First Real Forex Trade Ever!!!

Hi everyone

Long time no speak

After being in the retail Foreign Exchange (Forex) industry for the last 16 years, today I placed my very first trade with real money.

The last couple of months we have been working in a real trade project lead by Gonçalo Moreira. The trading activity we intend to activate can be described as:
- a proven trading method based on a real account track record of 1,5 years
- no-scalping method, it may coincide but it is not profiting from news announcements
- no high leveraged trading, effective leverage not  go beyond 15:1
- with a initial 10k account we estimate it will generate a 1,5M transaction volume per year and per currency  pair
- it’s not high frequency trading,  it is suited to be copied and scaleable
- can provide enough inputs on a daily basis  to help traders to be interested (new trades, trade management, profit takings) and to learn from it
- with 95% win rate, it will be seen as very encouraging by aspiring traders
- trading approach focused on risk management, ensuring longevity of accounts
- the method requires hedging or circumvention of FIFO rules, so traders will get a practical example how to do it in a US-based broker
Our aim is to generate a high level of engagement with our viewers positioning ourselves in the FX market and “walk the talk” as they say.
We think that there is no better way to teach FX than by trading with real money. So we have started by funding two trading accounts of €10,000 each in two different brokers: FxPro and Forex.com.
After having passed the process to open a trading account, all was set to go. Gonçalo gave me the honour to make the first trade of this project….. and I did it! :) :)
Francesc

 

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FXStreet grows heavily in London, Dubai and Jakarta. Falls in Melbourne, New York and Hong Kong

Hi everyone

Long time no speak.

I`ve spoken on  several occasions about the countries of origin of our visitors and how they evolve in time, but I´ve never talked about the cities of origin. What are the most important cities for FXStreet?

Well, our top10 cities list is as follows:

London
Singapore
Hong Kong
Sydney
Kuala Lumpur
New York
Dubai
Jakarta
Melbourne
Toronto

Comparing data from August 2016 vs August 2015, we see London, Dubai and Jakarta growing their share, while the others are loosing ground. London grew 16.2% from representing 5.12% of the total traffic to represent 6.02%, while Dubai grew a nice 17% (from 1.20 to 1.40%) and Jakarta exploded growing 87% from 0.7 to 1.27% of the site.

On the other hand, Melbourne and Hong Kong lost 10.9% of share, Singapore .8.64%, Kuala Lumpur -7.7%, New York -5.3% and Sydney and Toronto around -4%.

Stay tuned

Francesc

Nasdaq Launches FXStreet’s Forex Calendar Pro

It is a pleasure to share with you that Nasdaq launched a few weeks ago FXStreet’s Economic Calendar Pro

http://www.nasdaq.com/forex/economic-calendar.aspx

Welcome on board Nasdaq!

Francesc

 

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FXStreet and Francesc’s Twitter account a Mirror

Hi everyone

As some of you know, I am pretty active at twitter. My account @Francesc_Forex has around 17,000 followers and I tweet there mainly bank FX research and the latest news about the independence of Catalonia from Spain.

The other day I got the possibility to make a track down of my followers at twitter and find out where are they coming from. As you can see below, the coincidence with the country of origin of FXStreet.com web visitors is impressive. My private twitter account has never been promoted in anyway at FXStreet.com. Ever, only it was promoted at the social network forexstreet.net we had a year ago when we closed it as part of the job I was doing at the social network was passed to the twitter account. So we have not done anything on our end to encourage that the traffic of the site and the twitter account would be the same.

 FXStreet.com  Web
US 14.95
UK 11.3
Canada 5.32
Singapore 5.29
Australia 4.88
India 3.93
Indonesia 2.8
Hong Kong 2.66
Malaysia 2.51
Pakistan 2.1

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FXStreet’s Valeria Bednarik Quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Hi all
Upon taking a “small step” onto the surface of the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered what would become one of history’s most famous one-liners: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Well, a few days ago one of the totems of the financial markets the Wall Street Journal quoted our Chief Currency Analyst Valeria Bednarik in the “Morning MoneyBeat”:
(MoneyBeat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wsjmoneybeat – The “Morning MoneyBrief” is a daily newsletter that offers market-moving news and analysis before the opening bell.)

Our goal is to strengthen our position as THE brand of reference in the Foreign Exchange world so we are working closer and closer with top financial media, and no doubt the Wall Street Journal is one of the top ones :)

Good job guys!
Francesc
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2015 Finance Magnates London Summit Awards: FXStreet Wins the Best Educational Service Provider for Traders prize

We won for the second year in a row!!!!

yuppiiii! :)

Francesc

 

FXStreet, the Best Educational Service Provider for Traders

FXStreet Best Education Service Provider 2015For the second year in a row, FXStreet is the Best Educational Service Provider for Traders according to the professionals of the Forex industry!

Our website and its Learning Center received this Award at the Finance Magnates London Summit 2015, an event that closed yesterday and saw over 1,500 of the industry’s leading professionals and executives, representing nearly 500 sovereign companies across the forex, binary options, and FinTech realms.

 

Check the full list of winners
Who voted and how?
FXStreet’s Learning Center

Finance Magnates Award 2015 - Sergi, Carolina and Colm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergi López (CMO), Carolina May (CEO) and Colm Mullan (Head of Sales)
at the Finance Magnates London Summit 2015 with the Award.

FXStreet Gains 44 percent Unique Users in August 2015 From Same Month Previous Year

i everyone

I hope you all have enjoyed your long/short vacations and you have recharged your batteries to go back to trading at full speed! :)

Summer was quiet this year and it is reflected in our traffic numbers that were quiet too, except for Black Monday (24th of August) that drove FXStreet to reach the second best day ever (Users: +83,000 Sessions: +134,640) after the end of the Swiss peg in January of this year.

Nothing worth to be highlighted but that overall the unique visitors of our network of sites, mobile and App were in July and August above 34 percent from the same month the previous year. This growth of unique users was led by Australia +50 percent, Canada +40 percent, United Kingdom +35 percent, United States +31 percent and Singapore +22 percent.

Spectacular was the performance of our main site in English that increased its base of users by +44 percent,  jumping to 678k users from 471k the same month the previous year.

Check our figures yourself

Francesc

 

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Traffic Numbers for FXStreet.com (English) in August 2015 vs. August 2014
Sessions +22.78%
2,326,299 vs 1,894,648
Users +43.93%
677,699 vs 470,859
Pageviews +15.90%
6,254,326 vs 5,396,333
Pages / Session -5.61%
2.69 vs 2.85
Avg. Session Duration -39.15%
00:05:12 vs 00:08:32
Bounce Rate +11.30%
42.00% vs 37.74%
% New Sessions +19.64%
23.68% vs 19.79%

 

JULY 2015
Sessions Users Page Views Growth %
Fxstreet.com.tr (Turkish) 37,077 13,684 86,737 -4.11%
Fxstreet.hu (Hungarian) 12,700 2,337 28,582 -18.25%
Fxstreet.web.id (Indonesian) 83,196 19,833 257,202 -7.89%
Fxstreet.com.vn (Vietnamese) 79,413 11,851 149,405 8.66%
pt.Fxstreet.com (Portuguese) 8,091 3,106 16,648 -17.79%
ar.Fxstreet.com (Arabic) 72,096 17,397 198,013 -3.07%
Fxstreet.jp (Japanese) 74,752 28,287 133,906 -11.83%
Fxstreet.fr (French) 28,596 7,942 67,559 -25.06%
Fxstreet.ru.com (Russian) 107,056 26,474 289,469 -6.64%
Fxstreet.de.com (German) 19,345 7,449 56,183 -11.85%
Forexstreet.it (Italian) 20,189 6,276 39,127 -26.74%
Fxstreet.es (Spanish) 216,742 49,460 563,752 -7.57%
Forex.es (Spanish Forum) 37,085 22,299 106,228 -6.33%
Fxstreet.com (English) 2,482,181 719,497 6,435,175 -10.46%
FXstreet.cn (Chinese Simplified) 68,085 36,172 199,349 -46.21%
Fxstreet.hk (Chinese Traditional) 144,244 28,176 372,527 -6.28%
FXstreet Mobile 155,906 22,381 365,161 6.42%
FXstreet Mobile Touch 316,870 56,176 1,106,746 -4.97%
Forexstreet.net (Social Network)** 15,554 8,365 24,976 -30.57%
Forexstreet.kr.com (Korean) 2,047 344 4,083 -25.01%
Fxstreet.cat (Catalan) 993 252 1,868 23.55%
When2Convert.com (Converter) 6,158 2,782 16,616 7.21%
FXStreet News & Calendar App 196,311 11,188 639,523 -6.91%
TOTAL 4,184,687 1,101,728 11,158,835 -9.10%

 

AUGUST 2015
Sessions Users Page Views Growth %
Fxstreet.com.tr (Turkish) 33,076 12,460 75,172 -20.12%
Fxstreet.hu (Hungarian) 12,937 2,330 30,457 -10.97%
Fxstreet.web.id (Indonesian) 92,108 26,387 276,719 -0.28%
Fxstreet.com.vn (Vietnamese) 93,009 15,022 183,715 25.72%
pt.Fxstreet.com (Portuguese) 8,057 3,254 16,745 -17.10%
ar.Fxstreet.com (Arabic) 72,797 17,837 196,691 -3.77%
Fxstreet.jp (Japanese) 72,033 26,983 131,875 -13.55%
Fxstreet.fr (French) 27,350 7,571 71,341 -18.43%
Fxstreet.ru.com (Russian) 100,686 26,844 264,583 -16.67%
Fxstreet.de.com (German) 17,590 6,480 53,982 -16.41%
Forexstreet.it (Italian) 17,969 5,934 39,812 -24.56%
Fxstreet.es (Spanish) 198,094 48,840 528,353 -14.77%
Forex.es (Spanish Forum) 37,504 22,515 104,549 -8.04%
Fxstreet.com (English) 2,326,299 677,699 6,254,326 -13.66%
FXstreet.cn (Chinese Simplified) 63,294 33,375 156,265 -86.53%
Fxstreet.hk (Chinese Traditional) 172,503 35,995 448,352 11.69%
FXstreet Mobile 133,651 19,215 304,087 -12.38%
FXstreet Mobile Touch 271,147 51,753 929,982 -24.92%
Forexstreet.net (Social Network)** 13,453 7,151 21,803 -49.57%
Forexstreet.kr.com (Korean) 1,934 341 3,941 -29.51%
Fxstreet.cat (Catalan) 575 235 1,013 -40.97%
When2Convert.com (Converter) 6,345 2,932 18,149 15.05%
FXStreet News & Calendar App 256,452 15,060 1,050,491 34.92%
TOTAL 4,028,863 1,066,213 11,162,403 -9.06%

FXStreet Receives Microsoft’s Azure Partner Certificate

Hi everyone
I just got an internal e-mail from Alain López, Senior SW Engineer .NET at FXStreet that I am proudly reproducing here:
“just to inform you that we got the Azure Partner certificate from Microsoft. This is a great accomplishment in the IT world, especially as we are not a consultancy firm.
Congratulations to  Javier & Josep for the work done and for passing the test.”
CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!!
Francesc

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UK traffic Grows 42 Percent in June From Same Month Previous Year

Hi everyone
After an amazing January with the SNB and the ECB shaking the markets and  a quiet good March, FXStreet’s traffic numbers have been consolidating upwards in the following months and June was not an exception.

Half of the twenty sites lost traffic in June from previous month, but the gain of almost 5 percent of the English site was critical to drive figures up to 4M sessions, 1M users and 12M page views.

Comparing traffic figures in June 2015 vs. same month previous year for the English main site, we see an increase of 27 percent in sessions, 44 percent in unique visitors and  30 percent in page views. Not bad at all!

Western Countries lead the growth

I already wrote about this in my blog last month (Western Countries lead FXStreet’s Traffic Increase in 2015) but I think it is worth to highlight it once again as western countries keep gaining traffic share as the year progresses.

The most positive news from traffic point of view is the increase in traffic seen in the first five months of the year has been lead by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States, the most competitive and profitable markets in the retail FX industry.

In the first half of the year,  the traffic from the US has grown 16 percent, the UK traffic grew another 33 percent, Canada 20 percent and Australia another 19 percent.

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FXStreet Growing Fast at the Most Competitive and Profitable Markets in the Retail Forex Industry

Hi everyone
After an amazing January with the SNB and the ECB shaking the markets and driving FXStreet’s traffic numbers to levels never seen before, we have seen a consolidation in the months ahead and May was nothing more than a consolidation month like the previous ones.

Most of the twenty sites lost traffic in May from previous month except the big three that gained some traffic: English website, Spanish and Traffic from tablets and mobile to the touch version of the site.  Arabic site added in May a new 12 percent to the  37 percent gained in page views since January 2015. If we compare the first 5 month of the year from same period previous year, the Arabic site has gained 70 percent sessions, 87 percent unique users and 40 percent page views. Nice job guys!

We also saw a 5 percent decrease in our  News & Calendar App for IOS and Android. We still do not know if the decrease was caused by the release of a new version that distorted traffic figures or if it’s just a natural decrease of the traffic.

Comparing traffic figures in May 2015 vs. same month previous year for the English main site, we see an increase of 17 percent in sessions, 31 percent in unique visitors and  13 percent in page views.

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