List of free forex-specific resources, all a click away. If you have anything you feel should be added, please send it to me, and thank you to all who have contributed thus far.
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Live market commentary (Reuters feed, market rumors, etc.) squawked live with a 5 minute delay. Real time is only GBP20.00/month. Announcer squawks live news aggregated from professional sources through all trading sessions. It’s a great service and well worth making a part of your daily routine. These guys are good and offer a quality product.
Free audio alerts in real time, but only for the US trading session (7am to 5pm EST). Service is 100% free. I haven’t tried it out yet, it was just sent to me so I sent them an email to sign up.
Live BBG TV.
Tons of world data available taken from many sources
Anything you need on the US get here. World data is also available.
Mainly the US economy.
(need to register but free)
(need to register but free)
(need to register)
Aggregate contract and notional volumes.
Live volumes of client positions. Trade into the aggregate pending flows. They're basically the same on any institutional ECN. Poor minds think alike.
The above, but historically speaking.
IFR Markets (read)
Highlights include order flows touted on currency pairs, briefings, outlining daily notes, key levels, etc, Forex OTC option data, volatility data including risk reversals, etc, and technical studies. You can get an abbreviated version free with an Oanda Demo or Live account here http://www.oanda.com/. Go to the Oanda platform and click go to Resources>FXNews. Everything is there.
Free with an Oanda account.
Some of the best and easiest to use free online charts available, and they are also good friends of ours. Equities and full Forex available at the time of this writing. Since their launch, NoBrainerTrades.com has been using their charts as its primary means for explanation in its posts.
Excellent resource for arb strategies, using a favored variant for calculating correlation coefficients.
Various tools including correlations, volatility and distribution.
Easy COT (Commitment of Traders) Charts.
*This section need help. Please send me your ideas. My only request is no retail brokers.
Mauldin provides (usually) bi-weekly updates to readers on world macro conditions…from his site: “Mauldin is the President of Millennium Wave Advisors, an investment advisory firm registered with multiple states. He is also a registered representative of Millennium Wave Securities, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the American Bureau of Economic Research, a publisher of investment newsletters and books”….
Free newsletter commenting on trader psychology and current market environments by the author of ‘Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom’. His risk management strategies are great. Ignore his trading strategies.
I’ve been getting this since I started trading. Joe Ross is one of the pioneers of individual day trading techniques and offers a wide range of books, services and trading systems for futures and forex markets, but you can get his newsletter for free.
Strategy specific, of course. Offers a free newsletter with latest technical ideas.
Tons of great reading material can be found on trading-naked.com (please excuse the audio in the back; I admit in saying I find it a little weird, but the site material is good).
Not a trading site, but type in the name of any trading book and there’s a likelihood you’ll find a reprint of it here
A free magazine distributed monthly outlining latest events, strategies and input.
As the title says, but still filled with lots of useful information in regards to trading strategies.
Free magazine with all of the above, but emphasis on futures trading strategies. Currencies are also discussed from time to time. Can’t beat the price.
A free monthly magazine with a wide range of trading articles dedicated to the daytrader.
Delivers the full story; corporate finance, joint ventures and M&A, country profiles, capital markets, investor relations, currencies, banking, risk management, custody, direct investment, money management and all the rest-specifically tailored for corporate readers around the world.
Authoritative features, product surveys, planner profiles, and monthly articles on improving client relationships; covers the spectrum of portfolio management.
Massive and free video course available – good place to start for noobs.
Site features a lot of valuable data.
offers 10 free lessons, with access to another 10 free before you have to pay anything
Online overview of various technical analysis / trade management / psychology techniques
This website used to be much better before the retail crowd took over, but still some decent stuff.
These guys run the “Trader's Expo”, which is basically a great thing to go to if you love sales pitches. Website is now flooded with videos and articles about trading instruction.
Well organized dictionary of FX terms.
See how your broker stacks up financially.
Full-blown directory of businesses servicing the FX industry.
Search and see if your prospective broker has been decked for any serious violations. Many have.
FSA got cut up into 2 categories – this is the one that will contain information on broker regulation.
Regulatory arm of Australia.