FOREX Blogs and Forums
These sites offer link lists (directories) as well as FOREX services, products, learning articles, and tools. Most sites also provide reviews of broker-dealers. Forums allow traders to communicate on a variety of issues and have become enormously popular. As anyone who has spent time on the Internet realizes, there is an enormous cross-pollination of links. If you find one or two good directories or link lists on a subject, they will lead you to many others. The key is keeping everything organized so you are not constantly backtracking, cruising down dead-end cyber alleys or crushed by an avalanche of information you are unable to sort or properly use.
Forum Do's and Don'ts
Do carefully read the forum rules before subscribing. Read your posting over once or twice before submitting. Do not say something on a forum you would not say face to face. Before posting, check your facts, and be sure you can substantiate the information. Tip:
Do not waste your time engaging in polemics with professional forum trawlers who have nothing better to do. Forums can be useful, but do not get hooked on them; they are addictive. I use only one hour each week to scan the forums.
This is the granddaddy of FOREX portals and forums, and is loaded with excellent content; a recent website redo makes navigation easier. If you are new to FOREX, this website is a one-stop shop. It recently underwent a much-needed facelift and is now very well organized, neat, and extremely user-friendly. John Bland's and Jay Meisler's site also offers excellent links as well as educational, resource, and advisory tools. Unlike most others where new traders reign supreme, many of the industry's movers and shakers frequent the Global Viewpoint Inc. (GVI
) forums. John and Jay, like many forum operators, are sticklers about their rules and etiquette. See Figure below. [caption id="attachment_13063" align="aligncenter" width="550"]
The Global View Website[/caption] Tip:
There are two or three professional traders on the Global-View forum whose advice is very, very accurate. They do not post often and do so unobtrusively. Co-founder John Bland is one of the most astute fundamentalists in the business and Jay Meisler's contacts read like a Who's Who of FOREX.
Created by Steve Moxham from New Zealand, this is a fine resource, with a clean design, and it is slick and well organized. The Articles repository is superior and the Links directory is representative. It is becoming commercializedâ
By Michael Duane Archer