Article / 24 January 2014 at 13:14 GMT

Wanted: Your feedback to help us develop the new TradingFloor.com

Kim Fournais Kim Fournais
Co-founder and CEO / Saxo Bank A/S
Denmark

The new TradingFloor.com is a major milestone for Saxo Bank, one that we have been working towards for a long time in our quest to transform the way traders trade and share their information.

But we are only part of the way there. Because the site is in beta mode, this means that we will continue to add new features and develop TradingFloor.com further to ensure a world-class experience for our members and clients.

And this is where you — our members and clients — can help. We want to hear your ideas and views about beta.TradingFloor.com: what do you think we can do to improve it, what should be added, or taken away, for that matter? Collective wisdom is the order of the day and one of the reasons behind our success, so your feedback is extremely important to us.

Our aim with the new TradingFloor.com is to set free the peer-to-peer power of traders around the world by enabling them to connect online with experienced and like-minded investors who are tired of input from salespeople from traditional banks.

The beta site, which went live yesterday, allows investors to share their trades in a community where all performance data is verified and in real time, ensuring the performance of the people you choose to follow or copy.

Having once revolutionised online trading as a first mover in 1998, Lars Seier Christensen, my fellow co-Founder and co-CEO of Saxo Bank, and I now want to democratise access to trading and fund management by opening up an otherwise closed world of trading.

And through beta.TradingFloor.com, we have enabled investors to share their trades openly, interact with each other, post comments and strategies, discuss, follow and copy each other.

We believe that this may change radically how investors go about trading FX, CFDs, options, futures, bonds and equities in the future, making trading a social experience.

At the new TradingFloor.com, you can transparently see what the best traders are doing with their own money in any asset class of your choice. We are deliberately only featuring real traders with real accounts trading their own money to ensure a community of serious investors.

And this is why it is so important that you help us in critiquing the site and sending us your feedback, which we will use to improve the site.

Explore beta.TradingFloor.com, take note of what you'd like to see or experience and write your feedback in the comment section below.

24 January
Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
Personally, I prefer the squawks and the blogs on the same page. I am a lazy trader and do not like opening different windows to read info. The current trading floor display of squawks and blogs, is for me, ideal
24 January
fxtime fxtime
Agree Michael...also I am not happy that other traders can see the size of trades I make...I am perfectly happy for traders to see opening/closing of trades but not the trade size as this may encourage excess risk taking by following traders IMHO. The showing of OI and commods in the margin areas is great though.
24 January
bvlaerhoven bvlaerhoven
totally agree. "My dashboard" is what makes tradingfloor.com stand out among the rest. I also prefer this layout and font to the new one.
24 January
bgold bgold
agree. Like the old version dashboard
24 January
FXDiversity FXDiversity
I'd love to see the website being more economical about the space it takes up
24 January
Kim Fournais Kim Fournais
Thanks for your valuable feedback so far, gentlemen. We are taking note of everything you say and I will pass your comments on to our developers. As I mentioned in my blog, one of our aims is to make the new tradingfloor.com a world-class experience. This is just the beginning - and I look forward to hearing from more of you about beta.tradingfloor.com in the coming weeks.
24 January
Gus1 Gus1
It may be a good idea to keep track of the performance of Trade Ideas on the Dashboard based on hypothetical trades in the same manner that it is done on this beta version for the traders.
24 January
Lektor Lektor
All people, random strangers users of Facebook and we clients of Saxo (live account) will be equal? Shall we have any added value or advantage? Shall we become a members of anonymous crowd? I am absolutely satisfied with the old version, I enter there from SaxoTrader, easy.
25 January
Kim Fournais Kim Fournais
Good points, Lektor. Only TradingFloor members and Saxo clients can log into the site via their social media platforms, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. You can choose whether or not to share your trades with the community - or you can use a "nickname" rather than your real name if you still want to make your trades visible but want to remain anonymous. It is entirely up to you. As we continue to develop beta.tradingfloor.com, we will be adding a host of unique features and content that will be exclusive to our members and clients.
25 January
Kim Fournais Kim Fournais
Interesting idea, Gus 1, and thank you. Just a quick question: rather than hypothetical trades, wouldn't you rather see real trades? The beta site allows investors to share their trades where all performance data is verified and in real time. As I mentioned in my blog above, we are deliberately only featuring real traders with real accounts trading their own money to ensure a community of serious investors.
25 January
Lektor Lektor
I hope that in all posts will be allowed only graphs made in SaxoTrader platform. It is not bad. That is should be a building of customer loajality.
27 January
Offpiste Offpiste
A sound notification option for calendar events would be handy
27 January
Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
Being able to choose what modules are on the front page, and possibly a rotating window (showing random modules) would be nice - it would assure at least occasionally seeing stuff that one does not keep on their front page. It would also be nice to be able to see the "social trades" on price charts - the trade specifics are already in the system, so should be feasible. Of course, I would like to see a lot of different data (macro, news) overlaid on price charts as well.
27 January
Offpiste Offpiste
I'm having issues with the Calendar function. Every time I go to the Calendar tab I get the following message... "The request is too large for IE to process properly." Also, a "search" function like the one on the exiting site would be helpful as an additional filter
29 January
benlouro benlouro
a find field would be nice, like in the old tradingfloor
29 January
NRodriguez NRodriguez
I would like to see most of the informational content outside of this platform. I rely on established sources of information outside of TradingFloor and most often keep them side by side and then come here to trade based on the new insights, if you try to combine the two, I think you will win at none.
29 January
NRodriguez NRodriguez
Don't get me wrong, I love the new TradingFloor for social trading but flooding it with financial articles as I heard some say its coming will just pollute a clean trading platform.
02 February
captaink captaink
I watch Canadian and US economic calendar but the new platform seems to allow only "All" or a singular country, not a combination of countries. Additionally, after you filter down to a singular country's economic events; there is no "save preferences" that I could find. I hope I can still access the old platform
03 February
Kim Fournais Kim Fournais
As I have mentioned, the new TradingFloor.com is continuing to develop and we will be adding new features to ensure a world-class website that takes trading to a whole new level. And I am sure you will be happy to hear that we are currently prioritising a number of development updates based on your valuable feedback.
05 February
bgold bgold
New Tradingfloor should provide more filters both for activity (asset classes ,choice of FX pairs and futs, size of trades, trader, etc. This filters out noise. THe news / squawk section should also allow taylored pre-set filters so traders can select what is shown when published. As in for example 1. all by JOhn H and Steen, & all EURUSD & USDJPY. So ZAR published by Steen shows but all other articles on ZAR are ignored.
11 February
Elotf Elotf
Hi, this Rached from Geneva, hope you're doing well, when should we be able to share our profile and trading. many thanks
14 February
benlouro benlouro
on the old trading floor I would receive a email wen a trader I follow post something. now I only receive the email from the trader I used to follow, from the new ones I dont receive any mail.
20 February
ahart12 ahart12
The platform is great! Very useful and friendly!
The only thing I would like to see added is the ability to view and sort traders performance not just by 1 year but at least for the past 3 and 5 years.
One year performance is typically random in the world of trading and it doesn’t tell us much. Thanks
25 February
RomanSK RomanSK
I like new platform, but here is my suggestion. When you are on "Trade Stream" page and you look at the trade activities concerned with certain trade, the list of these activities shows the latest activity at the bottom. I think the newest activity should be placed at the top. This is the same reason why I use hotmail and dont use gmail where you have to scroll down to see the latest reply.
26 February
riskreturnHQ riskreturnHQ
Hi - Love the platform. Unfortunately I cannot show my performance because I trade in three currencies and have multiple accounts - but would love to. Also, would be great to report a number of return vintages eg 1 yr, 2yr, 3 yr, 5yr, 10y, and especially since inception - hence a compound annual return would help compare traders one a more stable footing - rather than just 1 year. But enjoying it just the same.
11 March
bvlaerhoven bvlaerhoven
can we still link our squawks to twitter?
19 March
tradex tradex
Great platform. Would be good if you can add more filters in Trade Stream page; like: positions type long or short; Open a new position or close an existing position; Order type limit or market; add droplist with all products; filter by nominal amount; filter by exposure. Thanks.
19 March
tradex tradex
Sorry, I forgot to add: filter by: Price change and another filter by Trade duration in the Trade Stream page.
08 April
begg begg
how do I get listed on the "Traders" platform in my country? why can I not chose if I want to get find over a search engine or "unlist in search engine"? Actually I don't get listed on Traders. Maybe a "block-list" could be also usable.
Rgds
09 April
DP DP
I stopped to receive E-mail notifications about new posts of the people I am following.
10 April
captaink captaink
The new setup doesn't seem to allow me to save preferences - every time I use calendar, I need to filter out news from countries I have no interest in. The calendar structure with instant report updates was great; I guess I'll go back to MSN Calendar. :-(
I was hoping I'd be able to continue using old calendar, much to my chagrin.
10 April
DP DP
I checked all the checkboxes relevant to sending me an E-mail about new posts and squawks of people I am subscribing to, but still get no notifications in my E-mail box.
10 April
DP DP
There is no information about who recommended particular post, only number of recommendations.

This feature didn't migrate from the older site.
11 April
Elotf Elotf
hi, when should I be able to share my account. thnaks
16 April
Szilvia Mor Szilvia Mor
Please let me know how can I search on the new tradingfloor, I haven't find the tool. The earlier email form about posts was more informative, as it showed the title/key words and author as well.
8h
stampeh stampeh
I would like to have the opportunity to change "Trading strategy" to "Unspecified" (in My Account).
4h
DP DP
Thanks for PARTIALLY recovering E-mail notifications of the activity of people I am subscribed for.

Would you please recover this function completely? In other words, I see people posting/commenting on the dashboard, but don't have E-mail notifications.

Also, there when someone recommends the particular post, I don't see any names, only number of recommendations.

Can you recover it too?

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