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Best Trading Forums in 2019: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in our new series rounding up the most popular online trading forums, the strategy-sharing, markets-discussing, fat-chewing hives of trading activity that remain as popular now as they ever were - despite the onslaught of social media.

Ranked only by oldest to newest, part one featured the 'veterans' of online forums, including Elite Trader - founded way back in 1997. This time we've reached 2005 as we reveal the next four on the list.

Missed part one? Check it out here...

Best Trading Forums in 2019: Part 1

Babypips

www.babypips.com

Established
2005

Intro
Babypips is one of the most well-known communities out there, with it being almost a rite of passage for newbie traders. With its relaxed approach and new clean look, Babypips provides an easy-to-follow free educational course called ‘School of Pipsology’, daily trade ideas and technical analysis, as well as the active forum section. To date it has 512k users.

What they say
“We’re all about helping forex traders help themselves. We have the School of Pipsology, a global community of forex traders in our forums, handy forex tools like the Economic Calendar, our forex glossary, and forex calculators, and finally, trading News and Insights articles covering market commentary, analysis, trading strategy and more! All that for free!”

Founder
A group of traders with names such as Dr. Pipslow, Big Pippin, Pip Diddy, Forex Gump, Pip Zilla, and Pip Crawler, AKA The FX-Men. “We introduce people to the world of currency trading, and provide educational content to help them learn how to become profitable traders. We're also a community of traders that support each other on our daily trading journey."

Most popular posts

Membership costs
The entire site is free, if you want to read news, interesting articles and follow forum discussions you can do so. However, if you want to get involved and post, reply and receive notifications about the people and topics you follow then an account is needed, but again it’s at no cost.

Trader experience / benefits
Users can take advantage of a relaxed environment to learn the basics of trading and the forex market, and is regarded as one of the best places to do so.

Recommended for 
Its tag line is "The beginners guide to FX trading".

Social media
Twitter: @BabyPips
Facebook: @BabyPips


Forex Peace Army

www.forexpeacearmy.com

Established
2005 (renamed in 2007)

Intro
Originally set up by the founder in 2005 to rank forex companies he had had experience with, it later turned into a review website to identify and shut down the many forex scams that were out there at the time. Forex Peace Army (FPA) now lists over 3,000 forex websites. It is the largest and best collection of human-moderated forex reviews anywhere in the world. Forex Peace Army also has forums, featuring a large amount of educational material with 87k members across 42k discussion topics with over 300k messages.

What they say
“In November of 2007, instead of just labelling the companies as scams based on undocumented claims by traders, Dmitri (Founder) decided to begin making scam investigations more consistent. The mission was also expanded to help try to resolve issues between forex traders and forex companies, with the hope that some companies could be improved. That's when he bought the ForexPeaceArmy.com domain name and rebranded the website to the current name.”

Founder
Dmitri Chavkerov

Most popular posts

  • Sive Morten: Currencies and Gold Video Analysis (27k posts over 5k threads) - read it here
  • MasterForex Broker: Trend analysis of currency pairs and Comments (Updated daily, 109k views) - read it here
  • Forex Brokers (14k posts across 2k threads) - read it here

Membership costs
Free to use and explore the site, strategies and education. Sign up for free to interact in the community.

Trader experience / benefits
Gain info on which companies, brokers, software, trading signals, courses etc. are legitimate and are worth your time. The forums channels have updated Open and Closed cases which are being reviewed. It also has TradingView charts embedded into the site, a live Economic Calendar, COT data, profit & risk calculators, Forex market hours and central bank rate etc.

Recommended for
Those who are maybe new to the forex markets and want help to navigate the sea of brokers, courses and other software out there to help avoid the ‘scams’ and pitfalls. It also has plenty of learning material and advice from the community forums. If you’re looking for a review of your broker or one you might use, then this is the place to be with almost 2,000 broker review threads.

Social media
Twitter @ForexPeaceArmy_
Facebook: @ForexPeaceArmyCom


Online Traders Forum

onlinetradersforum.com

Established
2005

Intro
With 15.4k members contributing to 210k posts across 43k discussions, again this isn’t the largest within our list but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. Forums range from Stock Picks & Trading Strategies to Weekly Stock Picking Challenges, to Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Recaps. As well as providing plenty on trading courses and notable trading books.

Note: It seems to have gone quiet in terms of the weekly stock picking and trading simulator challenges (nothing since late 2017) but you can still get involved in the forums.

What they say
"Traders and investors share ideas and strategies in interactive forum and live chat room."

Founder
Most likely Thierry Martin.

Most popular posts

Membership costs
Viewing forums is free, sign up for free to get involved and post and reply.

Trader experience / benefits
Learn by getting involved in this small community's forums, with plenty of tutorials, tips and examples on the market to also explore.

Recommended for
Traders who mainly trade stocks, commodities and options.

Social media
Twitter: @TradersForum
Facebook: @OnlineTradersForum


Nial Fuller's Learn To Trade The Market

learntotradethemarket.com

Established
2008

Intro
Nial Fuller's Learn To Trade The Market is known for its specific type of trading style, namely Price Action. This forum, which focusses on the Forex market, is home to around 21k members. The website itself has a host of articles from price action strategies to mindset, with Niall posting weekly trade ideas and chart analysis, as well as free tools like position sizing and trade journal. The forum itself is available through the members section once you’ve purchased his price action course (one-time fee pricings below).

What they say
“The discussion forums are where Nial Fuller, Coaches and LTTTM Members will post comments on potential live trade setups and analysis each day. We also discuss price action strategies, the forex trading course theory, and other important trading topics. The live trade setups discussion forum contains a specific thread for each currency pair, commodity or index.”

Founder
Nial Fuller. He's a trader, author and coach of over 16 years within the industry. He has had over 20k students and won a million dollar trading competition with the strategies he teaches.

Most popular posts

Within the forum you have trade ideas for every forex pair imaginable and other commodities, as well as a host of separate channels about setting up broker platforms, risk management etc (Membership required to view the below)

  • Daily Forex Market Commentary
  • EUR/USD Setups (3.4m views)
  • AUD/USD Setups (2.6m views)
  • GBP/USD Setups (21.m views)

Membership costs
The trading forum is part of the Forex Course Niall teaches. You will get life time membership for $300-425 (£230-325), prices vary as there are times across the year where there is a discount of up to 40%. Currently (Jan 2019) there is a 25% discount.

Trader experience / benefits
Members will have access to a full Forex Trading course with downloadble documents and videos, access to a 20k+ membership daily active forum, Daily and Weekly Trade Idea newsletters, a live trade setup forum and email support.

Recommended for
This forum is for those who want to get into pure Price Action Trading and develop technical strategies on primarily Forex pairs. As well as those wanting to get involved in an active community online to discuss the strategies taught and specific trades people are taking.

Social media
Twitter: @NialFuller
Facebook: @LearnToTradeTheMarket
Instagram: @NialFuller

Stay tuned for Part 3 where we'll bring you the final four trading forums from our list...