Archive for October, 2010

Contest Starts Today!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A quick reminder to all the traders – the contest starts today so get ready (in less than 1 hour!).  There are over 700 traders participating so this one is going be a bit harder :) If you haven’t connected your account to Myfxbook yet, please do so as that’s the only way to track your progress and rank.

A small update – we’ve added an option to exclude your account from the community outlook statistics (find it in the settings of the account in question):

Also, we’re almost ready to support FXCM trading accounts (Trading Station and Strategy Trader) and currently in need for beta testers :) .  If you want to help us test it, please send us a message and we’ll send you the software along with instructions on how to use it (we need a small group of around 10 beta testers).

One last thing – you might have not noticed it, but our website went down on Thursday for about 3 hours. This was covered here http://www.myfxbook.com/community/general/website-downtime/60299,1 .

So what exactly happened? Both of the hard drives on one of our servers failed which left us hanging in mid-air. This was obviously an unexpected downtime, and we worked hard (and late into the night) to restore everything and get the website back up and running as soon as possible. Unfortunately,  some of the user avatars and images that were attached to posts were lost as we were left with an older backup only (If you did lose the avatar icon, please upload it again).

In order to prevent this from happening again, we’ve already added 2 more servers which will act as backups to create a fail-safe system in which another server will take over if one fails and will also increase the performance of our website.

Good Luck in the contest!

The Myfxbook team.

Unexpected Downtime

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Guys,

We’ve been handling unexpected downtime for several hours due to a complete hard-drives failure on one of our servers.

We’re working hard on restoring the website to normal activity as soon as possible (we’re mostly done already).

Thanks.

1 Week Left For Registration!

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Only 1 week left for registration to our October trading championship – there are already over 350 registered users, so what are you waiting for? If you haven’t registered yet, please go to http://www.myfxbook.com/contests/trading-championship-october-2010/2/rules

Also, some users have reported they can’t login to the fxopen platform – if you’ve opened an account and can’t login, please open another one. Make sure you’ve opened the account from the provided link above and not from fxopen’s trading platform.

On another note, we’ve been working hard on our infrastructure, which needs to be upgraded to handle our growing user base. In the past week we’ve been gradually applying the required upgrades, so you should notice a major improvement  in the browsing speed.

Regards,

The Myfxbook team.

Myfxbook October 2010 Trading Championship

Monday, October 11th, 2010

After a long break from the last contest, today we launch our second contest, sponsored by FXOpen.

The concept is the same as before: trade a demo account to win real money (Accounts start with $100,000).

The prizes are $3,500 in total – $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. As you can see from the contest page, there are no terms for claiming your prizes :)

Registration period is only 2 weeks, so hurry up and register – you have nothing to lose!

Registration is simple and easy:

  1. Register at the following link: Contest Registration.
  2. Download the MetaTrader platform of the sponsoring broker.
  3. Connect the account to your Myfxbook portfolio.

Please note, the trading account will be locked against trading until the start of the contest. We will send you a reminder email just before the start of the contest.

Happy trading!

Regards,

The Myfxbook team.

Community Outlook By Country

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We’ve just added a new metric of our community’s outlook – distribution by countries:



The new metric is capable of plotting 10 different symbols (EURUSD, USDCAD, GBPUSD, USDJPY, AUDUSD, EURCHF, USDCHF, EURGBP, EURJPY, GBPJPY) with 4 different options:

  1. Long positions by volume.
  2. Short positions by volume.
  3. Long positions by amount.
  4. Short positions by amount.

This is yet another interesting piece of information which we think would be most interesting to watch after. The chart is self updating every 60 seconds, and based on verified, real accounts only.

Have a great trading week,

The Myfxbook team.