Member Reviews Section

Sharky

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Data Feed & Broker Reviews

I'm very pleased to announce the launch of the data feed and broker review sections, which will serve to further extend the trading reviews on T2W.

The software reviews has proved popular and I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed a review of the product they've used.


The Data Feeds section, I've broken down into:

1. Realtime
2. EOD
3. UK Level 2

and the ratings are broken down into:

1. Reliabilty
2. Quality of Data
3. Speed / Performance (for Realtime),
Feature - eg. Historical/OHLC/Retrieval Methods (for EOD)
Features - eg. Retrieval Methods (for UK L2)
4. Customer Support
5. Value for Money

The Brokers section, I've broken down into:

1. Spread Betting
2. Contracts for Differences
3. Fixed Odds Betting
4. Direct Access

and the ratings are broken down as:

1. Trading Platform (Usability & Performance)
2. Service Reliability (inc. Quote & Execution Speeds)
3. Range of Services (eg. Markets/Stops/Limits etc)
4. Support and Training
5. Value for Money (Commissions & Fees)

I look forward to reading members reviews, and would welcome comments as to any ways in which you think all the reviews on the site can be approved - suggestions as to improved ways to break down categories and rating are also welcome. Also please let me know if you would like me to add any missing feeds, brokers or software.

The next addition will be the ability for members to edit their reviews and ratings, once submitted.

All the best,
Paul.
 

Sharky

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Following suggestions from members, we're adding two more categories for members to review.

These will be MAGAZINES and SEMINARS (both group and 1-2-1).

We already have an exhaustive list of trading magazines, but we would appreciate assistance with creating an equally exhaustive live of seminar tutors. So please add any names you can think of to this thread.

List so far:

Vince Stanzione
Steve Nison
Darren Winters
Joes Ross
Alan Rich
Paul Rodrigues
Richard Joyson
Chris Manning
Sandy Jadeja
Martin Cole
John Bartlett
Alan Farley
Sandy Grogan
Tom Gentile

In terms of rating seminars - here is our proposal for the five criteria:

1. Teaching Ability
2. Course Content
3. Course Presentation
4. Support and Materials
5. Value for Money

The suggested criteria for magazines is:

1. Quality of Writing
2. Breadth of Features
3. Magazine Content
4. Magazine Presentation
5. Value for Money

As always your feedback is much appreciated. Let us know if you these proposed criteria are sufficient to give a comprehensive rating to the product or service.

Thanks,
 

Trader333

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Sharky,

Why have you not included Nasdaq Level II on datafeeds ?

Also on the seminars side I would add the following:

"Is your trading more profitable as a result of this seminar / coaching ? Y / N "

Would you recommend others take this seminar / coaching Y / N ?

This will stop all of this demand for proof of trading ability because if a lot of people become more profitable and recommend the seminar / coaching there simply wouldnt be a need for further proof. Likewise if the opposite happens then people cannot complain that they didnt know what they were letting themselves in for.


Paul
 
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Sharky

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Hi Trader333,

Good point, as I'm not all that clued up on US level 2 data feeds - perhaps you could put together a list of names (and urls if you have them). And I'll add them to the site later today.

Thanks,
 

Sharky

Admin
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The next addition to our reviews section will be Book Reviews . [Thanks go to bluechip trader for coming up with this suggestion.]

As always we will have five criteria by with to rank books, and overall score based on an average of these.

The proposed criteria will include 5 of the following:

- Author's Expertise
- Book Presentation/Style
- Book Content
- Originality
- Relevance
- Original Content
- Insightful
- Clearly Written
- Value for Money
- Benefit to your Trading
- Readability
- How it compares to other books in same Genre

The selected criteria taken together should provide a balanced critique of the book.

As always I'd welcome members comments as to which you think should be included (perhaps its not on the list above), and whether we should cover all the types of books we list in our book store, or whether we should restrict the book categories to those most relevance to active traders.
 

Trader333

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How about inclduing ebook and CD tutorials as part of book reviews ? There are not many around but some are good.


Paul
 

Rognvald

Established member
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Sharky
Criteria
For me -Original Content, Clearly Written, Benefit to my Trading, Value for Money.
Paul's idea is a good one
 

Sharky

Admin
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Thanks Rognvald, and that's a good idea Trader333. Perhaps we can get a list together of all the ebooks/cd tutorials out there.

Another idea would be to have a new reviews section for trading systems like StarTrader or Goldline.
 

Khalid

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Hi Sharky,

How are you, what advice or opinion can you kinldy offer on Vince Stanzione and his course material that he has on offer.

Many thanks in advance.

Khalid
 

Sharky

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Another idea would be to extend the reviews section to newsletters and paid access websites.

The proposed five criteria for Book Reviews are now:

Author's Expertise
Clarity of Writing
Original Content
Benefit to My Trading
Value for Money
 

Rognvald

Established member
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Trading Systems, Newsletters and paid access websites

I think you may be getting into difficult territory there. Paul will be better able to comment on systems review than me
 
 
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