Archive for July, 2011

News product redesigned

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve completed the rollout of our radically redesigned News product. After several revisions over the past few years, we think we’ve finally reached our goal of making FF the best news resource for Forex traders!

Here’s how it works:

  • The News page is now based on our new Flexbox technology, which allows you to customize content and layout throughout the page (click the block titles for options).
  • Any member can submit any story, from any website, via the submission box in the top left of the News page. The submissions go into a back-end queue.
  • Forex Factory’s news editors, a team of experienced traders and analysts, decide which submissions become public. Therefore, all news posted to Forex Factory now goes through a quality assurance process managed internally. News editors also submit stories the same way members do.
  • The news editors’ mission is to deliver the most timely, useful, and entertaining news from around the web. They are Forex Factory employees who operate upon a strict set of guidelines to ensure the news mix is consistent and stays true to the mission.
  • A new sorting option, ‘Hottest,’ is now one of the primary methods for displaying news. The Hottest algorithm considers how FF users interact with stories to determine which are the best of the moment. The algorithm’s calculation is confidential, making it harder to manipulate.
  • FF’s familiar impact icons are used to rate breaking news (i.e., new information) that is moving the market. Yellow () means the information has little impact, orange () means the information is moving the market, and red () indicates the information is having a big impact on the market.

Please comment or contact us to share your thoughts. We love to hear your feedback!

Posted by Sidney, Forex Factory Director of Marketing

Forex Factory is hiring

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

We’re hiring for several positions on the Forex Factory team. The positions are based in Tampa Florida, Kolkata India, and remote from Asia or Europe. Please visit our Careers page for more information.

We’re especially looking for traders and economists to join our growing Website Coordinator team, which manages the Forex Factory website on a day-to-day basis. If you’re an Internet power user with market experience, we urge you to apply for this opportunity!

Posted by Jan, Forex Factory Human Resources