With Forex social networks numbering as many as millions of members, it means a high popularity among traders. There are many communities of traders, but not all of them can be considered social networks of traders. To be considered a social network, a trading website should provide opportunity to share trading results, follow, compare, and analyze (with a very high level of detail) various trading systems and, finally, socialize to share their sentiment about the current market situation.
The landscape of the social networks dedicated to trading changes yearly. Old social networks go and new ones emerge. The list of the noteworthy Forex social networks as of 2021 consists of five websites:
TradingView is the youngest of the Forex social networks presented here. The website is now a staple for chart sharing in financial trading and investment. It offers traders an opportunity to share their ideas in the form of complex charts with a range of graphical tools and also with a text description. Other traders can subscribe to those who post and can vote for the best charts. Chart gems such as this are one of the reasons to visit TradingView from time to time even if you are not a member and do not plan becoming one. Unfortunately, it does not offer automated
Forex Factory — one of the biggest and oldest Forex forums that enabled trade posting/following functionality, turning itself into a major social network of currency traders. The website continues to improve its functionality on a regular basis.
reddit.com/r/Forex — the Forex subreddit isn't as big as the largest Forex forums and is much smaller than the WSB subreddit, but it still provides the main function of a Forex social network — an opportunity to share and follow the ideas. Even though it is flooded with newbie questions and recycling of the same content, Reddit's voting system usually helps to sort out worthy ideas from junk.
FXSTAT during its best times, could boast popularity at the levels of Myfxbook. Now, the website did not go far from where it had started in terms of interesting features. It seems like FXSTAT is struggling to remain a major contender in the industry.
Note: Previous versions of this list included such social networks as Currensee, FxBees, FXTavern, MeetPips, and StockTwits. They are all gone now as the field is consolidating with the biggest players getting bigger while the underdogs fail to capture the traders' attention consistently.
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