Professional forex traders from around the world converge at Forex Factory. Launched in March 2004, the website is designed exclusively to provide high-quality information that traders can apply in their pursuit of profits. Forex Factory is currently the #1 most viewed forex-related website, and the #1,031 most viewed website in the world, according to Alexa.
Every feature on the Forex Factory website is the result of an uncompromising design approach that is focused on supporting forex traders. Features like adjustable time zone, which allows traders to view the entire website in their local time, make for efficient information gathering. Advanced search features, such as Google-based global search and searching by member post history, make it easier to find useful information. Features like the Member Impact Ranking System (MIRS) lend context to opinions and analysis expressed by members. These features have been developed and refined over nine years, collectively making the Forex Factory experience one of the richest available to traders.
The members of Forex Factory are some of the brightest minds in the trading world. Their intellect, experience, generosity, and humor gives life to the website and makes it an oasis for trading. Forex Factory is one of the few places on Earth where people from every country and every creed come together, put aside their differences, and work toward a common goal. This productive environment brings out the best in traders and allows them to progress by leaps and bounds.
Forex Factory stands on a strong infrastructure. The website is hosted with Rackspace, whose network is one of the fastest and most secure available. To further quicken the user experience, technologies such as page caching and load balancing are used extensively. Advanced systems have been developed to reduce noise and spam, which has resulted in an environment with relatively little distraction. These are just a few of the sophisticated web technologies that are used to optimize the speed, quality, and usefulness of information delivered on the website.
Forex Factory is not a "social network" and it's not a "portal." It's simply a site that is dedicated to providing high-quality information (i.e., timely, reliable, insightful, and easy to access) that traders can apply in their pursuit of profits. This mission is pragmatically pursued through all means necessary, as evidenced by the diverse product mix hosted on the website.
ProductsForums | Launched March 2004
There are more posts made on Forex Factory each day than on any other trading forum in the world. Not just forex, but more active than any trading-related forum. Traders from almost every country in the world can be found interacting on the forums, sharing ideas, teaching, learning, debating, and swapping war stories. It's a uniquely productive environment where professional discourse is the norm, supported by brilliant members and a moderation philosophy that puts trading above all else.Calendar | Launched September 2005
The Forex Factory Calendar is so innovative that it literally changed the way financial calendars are made. Before Forex Factory, calendars didn't have impact ratings, adjustable time zones, detail views, filters, links to event sources, real-time data releases, economic charts and the list goes on. These features have been copied so many times throughout the financial world that web developers no longer realize they are copying Forex Factory's innovations! But it takes a lot more than an interface to deliver a quality economic calendar Forex Factory employs a highly-trained team of economists who work around the clock to ensure the calendar is accurate and thorough. The Calendar is so legendary for its reliability and awareness that many competing calendars use Forex Factory as their main source! More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog.News | Launched July 2007
While originally launched in 2007, News has undergone several radical redesigns. The most recent version, launched in 2011, introduced an entirely new approach to forex news, one which incorporates a wide-open submission policy with tight editorial controls. Forex Factory does not employ journalists; instead, the news structure is built to accept any story submitted by any member. Who Forex Factory does employ is a team of experienced editors who select which of the submitted stories actually gets posted on the website. In addition to posting the most useful and entertaining financial stories from around the web, the editorial team operates 24 hours a day to deliver breaking news as it impacts the market. More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog.Market | Launched November 2009
The Market product consists of four innovative applications: Charts, Composite Quotes, Broker Quotes, and Sessions. All four are powered by Forex Factory's Market Data System (MDS), a sophisticated infrastructure built from the ground up to aggregate data from multiple brokers in real-time. By combining data from multiple sources, MDS provides a more "true" price that can be used to benchmark the prices from individual brokers, thereby bringing a trace of centralization to an otherwise OTC market. The Charts and Composite Quotes applications are the only freely-accessed sources for currency price data based on multiple brokers, and the Broker Quotes application was the first web-based product to compare the spreads of several brokers in real-time. More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog or in the user guide.Trade Explorer | Launched February 2011
The Trade Explorer is a web-based interface that empowers traders to intelligently analyze their trading performance. It not only helps evaluate historic performance, but it automatically synchronizes with the trader's brokerage account to provide real-time analytical capabilities. While Explorer is a new product with much development remaining, it has already introduced a number of innovations. Powerful graphing capabilities, and features like auto-synchronizing, time zone control, and equity/balance controls, were first employed by Forex Factory. More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog or in the user guide.Trades | Launched December 2011
The Trades product aggregates real-time trading activity from Forex Factory members who are using the Trade Explorer. Its a window into the live brokerage accounts of thousands of traders, and a source of limitless insights and real-world education that can be capitalized by astute traders. Trades is made up of three applications: Trade Feed, Leaderboard, and Positions. The Trade Feed shows real-time trades made by members who opt to make their data publicly viewable, and the Leaderboard shows which of them are getting the best return this month. Both applications are customizable, allowing traders to see only trades made by their buddies on the Trade Feed, or setting the Leaderboard to annual performance instead of monthly, for example. The Positions application offers unprecedented insight into the aggregate open positions of forex traders. Data can be analyzed by lots or by traders, aggregate numbers are itemized, and the historical record is presented graphically. More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog.Brokers | Launched May 2012
The Brokers product is an advanced guide to properly-regulated forex brokers. The guide represents a breakthrough in the way traders research brokers, combining up-to-date information, extensive detail, and real-time spreads all wrapped in a versatile interface. The information on the broker guide is actively maintained by Forex Factory staff, who research and monitor the listed brokers on a daily basis, ensuring traders are analyzing the freshest information possible. The 'Spreads' section pulls rates from each broker's standard live account, in real-time, and displays the current spread in terms of pips. All spreads are representative of what 'standard-account' traders are seeing on their platform, and no demo accounts are included. More information can be found on the Forex Factory blog.
Forex Factory, Inc. is a United States corporation headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
Forex Factory, Inc.
100 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Forex Factory® is a United States registered trademark, with trademarks pending in Australia, China, the European Union, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Forex Factory is operated with complete independence, and is not owned by or affiliated with any forex broker or company.
Forex Factory employs a team that's stationed around the world, operating 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, including holidays. The team is made up of traders, economists, and web engineers, whose combined talents and experience make it possible to operate one of the world's highest caliber financial websites. Forex Factory is hiring!
The Forex Factory team takes great pride in their work, knowing that millions of traders depend on them to do their job well. Excellence is the target for everything, every day, without compromise. And to ensure excellence is applied consistently, the team operates upon a set of strict practices and procedures that have been developed and refined for years.
The Forex Factory Development team is responsible for engineering the website, designing and building new products, and improving existing ones. Interfaces are conceptualized by designers with real trading experience, code is written by top-level web engineers, and all hairs are split to achieve maximum quality. Simplicity, speed, utility these are the tenets of the Development team.
The Website Coordinator team is responsible for operating Forex Factory's products on a daily basis. They work in shifts around the clock, releasing calendar data, submitting news, organizing forums, testing product operations just to name a few of the duties essential to keeping Forex Factory running. To be a Website Coordinator requires dexterous web skills coupled with a deep understanding of trading and economics. Forex Factory is hiring Website Coordinators!
Forex Factory's Administrative team is responsible for ensuring the company has a solid foundation for present operations and future growth, reliably handling duties such as user support, accounting, advertising sales, and management of the large server infrastructure required to deliver content at peak hours.
The Forex Factory team is made up of individuals from diverse cultures around the world, but they all have one thing in common: a strong ambition to make Forex Factory the best informational resource for traders.
Forex Factory operates under the philosophy that long-term success hinges on offering the highest product quality. That's why the majority of Forex Factory resources are spent on engineering and operations, and excellence is sought even when there's a short-term cost to pay. The belief is that success is all but guaranteed when the business is rooted in a great product.
Competition is fierce, so offering the best product isn't easy. It takes an intuitive and simple interface combined with cutting-edge technology; it takes a deep understanding of trading and attention to the smallest details. Innovation and consistency must be present in every click. To stay ahead, Forex Factory sharply focuses its resources on engineering and maintaining the website, from the deep thinking required to design an interface to the tight procedures required for operational excellence on a daily basis.
When it comes to products that require governance, such as the Forums, decisions are made pragmatically with the goal of maintaining the healthiest environment for traders. By minimizing the distractions that plague most Internet dialog, such as political and religious debate, hostility, and spam, Forex Factory is able to offer a more pure trading environment. Forex Factory is not afraid to put trading above all else.
Promotions, tricks, buzz words, hype these tactics bring short-term gains at best. Forex Factory wastes little time in these areas because the company is focused on the long term. Decisions are made with at least a ten-year horizon, under the assumption that this habit will lead the company on a path to long-term prosperity.
Forex Factory earns revenues by selling banner advertising (like the ads at the top of this page) and by charging forex brokers a fee to be listed on the broker guide. Forex Factory has no other sources of revenue and has no financial partnership with any company that provides products or services to traders.