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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good and affordable squawk service to keep up to speed with the latest breakout news, data etc?

I have done some researching online, and came up with the following.
- Livesquawk
- RANsquawk
- TradeTheNews
- Sigma Squawk
- Talking-Forex

Out of them, Talking-Forex is the most affordable (20GBP per month), but it covers mainly forex-related news. I need a service that covers macro/stocks/forex/commodities/financials news, which the other services cover. However, they are in the hundreds of dollars/pounds per month range, which is a lot for a retail trader. Thus, looking for a more affordable and quality squawk service (not delayed news).

Any suggestions please?

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Out of them, Talking-Forex is the most affordable (20GBP per month), but it covers mainly forex-related news. I need a service that covers macro/stocks/forex/commodities/financials news, which the other services cover. However, they are in the hundreds of dollars/pounds per month range, which is a lot for a retail trader. Thus, looking for a more affordable and quality squawk service (not delayed news).

Any suggestions please?

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I have done some researching online, and came up with the following.
- Livesquawk
- RANsquawk
- TradeTheNews
- Sigma Squawk
- Talking-Forex

- Talking-Forex is RANsquawk, they cover macro in the FX package and e.g. bond auctions.
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good and affordable squawk service to keep up to speed with the latest breakout news, data etc?

I have done some researching online, and came up with the following.
- Livesquawk
- RANsquawk
- TradeTheNews
- Sigma Squawk
- Talking-Forex

Out of them, Talking-Forex is the most affordable (20GBP per month), but it covers mainly forex-related news. I need a service that covers macro/stocks/forex/commodities/financials news, which the other services cover. However, they are in the hundreds of dollars/pounds per month range, which is a lot for a retail trader. Thus, looking for a more affordable and quality squawk service (not delayed news).

Any suggestions please?

I use https://www.financialjuice.com/news/ its real time and free. They have adds on their website, some not much, but I don't have that tab on the screen. I just listen to it. They only talk when there is something to say. Quiet vast majority of the time.

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I use benzingapro. Its somewhat expensive but they give a discount if you pay for a year.
More focus on equities than futures though.

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Thank you all for the above suggestions.

Just gave them a try-out over the last week.

- TFX seems quite reasonable for the price.
- Been using TweetDeck to have a news feed beside my charts. Great way and it's FREE!
- Financial Juice seems good too. Just lots of Ads everywhere which makes the screen really cluttered. Would have preferred more voice announcements though.
- TopStepTrader chat room is ok IF you need a chat room to discuss trade entries/exits. Would prefer more factual news provider.

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Thank you all for the above suggestions.

Just gave them a try-out over the last week.

- TFX seems quite reasonable for the price.
- Been using TweetDeck to have a news feed beside my charts. Great way and it's FREE!
- Financial Juice seems good too. Just lots of Ads everywhere which makes the screen really cluttered. Would have preferred more voice announcements though.
- TopStepTrader chat room is ok IF you need a chat room to discuss trade entries/exits. Would prefer more factual news provider.

I threw together a quick low quality video review of Financial Juice and how many adds they have on screen..... I count about 2 per screen, 1 line about 5 or 6 words with "Promoted" following it and a rectangle box in the left bottom corner.



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@Blash,
I have been listening to the the financialjuice news squawk for a week, and there has been an obvious delay of at least 10 seconds. e.g. at 9am on my ( accurate) clock, with a new bar already printing, the guy says " OK, 10 seconds til the close of the hour ". His FOMC report was way late also.
Have you noticed this ?

It's not caused by any lag on my end. And their text news alert is actually very speedy.
I listened to their tickstrike also, which I like, but I am presuming it is also delayed (but this is more difficult to quantify).
I can only guess that the audio news delay is deliberate on their part.
Perhaps they plan to charge for a non-delayed version ?

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@Blash,

I have been listening to the the financialjuice news squawk for a week, and there has been an obvious delay of at least 10 seconds. e.g. at 9am on my ( accurate) clock, with a new bar already printing, the guy says " OK, 10 seconds til the close of the hour ". His FOMC report was way late also.

Have you noticed this ?



It's not caused by any lag on my end. And their text news alert is actually very speedy.

I listened to their tickstrike also, which I like, but I am presuming it is also delayed (but this is more difficult to quantify).

I can only guess that the audio news delay is deliberate on their part.

Perhaps they plan to charge for a non-delayed version ?



I have actually noticed this too. Glad it's not just me.

Not sure what I should do now...lol.

The latest version of my PriceSquawk (a competitor to tickstrike), I use the standalone for IQFeed, now has the ability to enter all the news events for the coming week say on the weekend and create a custom alert sound for them but that's it. It would just be a reminder to look and a news feed.

I recently looks at Bloomberg Terminal for market news but it's not economically feasible for me to allocate $2000/mo for news. I have no other reason for that platform. Great tool though. Better for stock traders I feel.

I'm happy with Investing.com's economic calendar. So I might just enter the times for news events I deem important into PriceSquawk for the week a minute early from the actual event and then look at their site for that news item.

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I have actually noticed this too. Glad it's not just me.

Not sure what I should do now...lol.

The latest version of my PriceSquawk (a competitor to tickstrike), I use the standalone for IQFeed, now has the ability to enter all the news events for the coming week say on the weekend and create a custom alert sound for them but that's it. It would just be a reminder to look and a news feed.

I recently looks at Bloomberg Terminal for market news but it's not economically feasible for me to allocate $2000/mo for news. I have no other reason for that platform. Great tool though. Better for stock traders I feel.

I'm happy with Investing.com's economic calendar. So I might just enter the times for news events I deem important into PriceSquawk for the week a minute early from the actual event and then look at their site for that news item.

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Ron and @Stillgreen, have you considered Talking Forex? I don't experience any time delay with them and for 20 GBP/month (about 25 USD) I think they are good value for money.

There's a trial I think at about 1 GBP.

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Ron and @Stillgreen, have you considered Talking Forex? I don't experience any time delay with them and for 20 GBP/month (about 25 USD) I think they are good value for money.



There's a trial I think at about 1 GBP.



This feels like a winner to me. Thanks a ton @xplorer! I will take a hard look once I finish my current projects around the house.

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@Blash

No problem Ron. You can check their service out for free here when you have time


This specific one is free and the only difference with the paid one is that the audio of this one is delayed by 5 minutes.


But it gives you an idea of the look and feel.

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@Blash and @xplorer, I just got a reply from financialjuice to my query about the delay. They confirm that the news squawk is delayed, " but as we further develop the technology it will be real time."
They say the Tickstrike for ES is real time which is good to know.
Also, @Blash , since you have Pricesquawk, could you compare it's audio signals for ES to the free version of Tickstrike on the site, and see if they are similar ?

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@Blash and @xplorer, I just got a reply from financialjuice to my query about the delay. They confirm that the news squawk is delayed, " but as we further develop the technology it will be real time."

They say the Tickstrike for ES is real time which is good to know.

Also, @Blash , since you have Pricesquawk, could you compare it's audio signals for ES to the free version of Tickstrike on the site, and see if they are similar ?



So sorry I missed this post!

Price Squawk IMHO is complete genius. Extremely customizable limited only by ones imagination. It's not a separate data feed like I believe TickStrike is. I have both the Ninja version and the standalone for IQFEED.

I once listened to TickStrike for a brief moment and was unimpressed after knowing what PriceSquawk can do. With PriceSquawk you can choose from a vast selection of sounds (or create your own) and many well thought out ways to configure them related to volume etc. All relatively easy to set up. The "auto" feature is super.

Let me know if you are still interested and I can supply more info.

Again sorry for my gross tardiness.

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This thread is about 2 years old is anyone still using financial juice ? If so has the delay gotten any better?


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This thread is about 2 years old is anyone still using financial juice ? If so has the delay gotten any better?


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I still use it, but it looks like over the weekend they changed something with the Audio feed live squawk. It says "Live Coming Soon" no idea what that means.

Financial Juice is a great source for headlines/news ... I use it every day. Better than having CNBC going or some other garbage television station to get news.
In my opinion the best way to get news is from a Squawk service and headlines. They only talk when there is relevant news... no BS / sales / commercials distracting you during the trading day.

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I still use it, but it looks like over the weekend they changed something with the Audio feed live squawk. It says "Live Coming Soon" no idea what that means.

Financial Juice is a great source for headlines/news ... I use it every day. Better than having CNBC going or some other garbage television station to get news.
In my opinion the best way to get news is from a Squawk service and headlines. They only talk when there is relevant news... no BS / sales / commercials distracting you during the trading day.

for me the squawk hasnt worked all year but i do use it for some news but they have a delay


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I've just subscribed to talking forex and am v happy with it. It costs £30 per month with the live sqwawk and also includes a latest news/headlines page which gives you good updates all day on what is going on, excellent morning/afternoon/evening updates to give you colour on what has been happening globally in the markets. I have noticed that there is about a 10 second delay on big news on audio, most likely as they get the data then read it out. For £10 a month extra you can subscribe to their 'data flash' which is a small pop up window dedicated to giving the stats for economic releases and that updates almost immediately. Well worth it as you know instantly on news where price moves fast whether there has been a big miss so you can position yourself accordingly. I don't know of any other service that comes close to this at such a small cost. All the others seem to come in at 150-200+ per month.

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Did anyone take up the FinancialJuice "Founding Member Offer"?
https://pro.financialjuice.com/pro2

I have found FJ service effective and reliable so far, but it will soon get delayed.
So I was about to sign up for a lifetime license, and I was very surprised to find no legal/ownership documentation at all: just the payment form, with no clear commitment from FJ part.
There is a small "100% money back guarantee" label down in a corner, but no details as how to enforce it.

I now see that a FJ link is also on ZeroHedge site, but my question still remains: is FJ legit?

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Did anyone take up the FinancialJuice "Founding Member Offer"?
https://pro.financialjuice.com/pro2



I now see that a FJ link is also on ZeroHedge site, but my question still remains: is FJ legit?

All working well here and service was good.

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Did anyone take up the FinancialJuice "Founding Member Offer"?
https://pro.financialjuice.com/pro2

I have found FJ service effective and reliable so far, but it will soon get delayed.
So I was about to sign up for a lifetime license, and I was very surprised to find no legal/ownership documentation at all: just the payment form, with no clear commitment from FJ part.
There is a small "100% money back guarantee" label down in a corner, but no details as how to enforce it.

I now see that a FJ link is also on ZeroHedge site, but my question still remains: is FJ legit?

I took the offer, and they definitely provide a service. I think you have to look at the founders membership as a speculative play because we can't know how the service really turns out in the end. It's going to be a big change to retail trading if they are successful.

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If it's speed you're looking for (as you should with squawk services) then tradethenews is hands down the best. I tried Benzinga and RAN and they all lag behind just a bit. It's definitely not the cheaper option tho for sure.

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