On an unrelated note, I am playing with the design of a new project (big announcement, hopefully next week) that is geared for active traders and institutions. (We may add a low cost version for individual investors, also).
To get some usability ideas, I looked at quite a few Asset Management, Trading, and Equity Research sites. I am trying to find a good balance between providing a lot of complex information with making something that is inherently intricate more easy-to-use and appealing looking.
Here are some of the sites I’ve been checking out (with my comment below):
Dorsey Wright & Associates
Clean design, but not alot of functionality
Almost as ugly
too much small type
Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors
That functionality issue again
A lot going on — a bit too much
Asset Management Company
Clean design, good usability
Trillium Asset Management
Lots going on — almost too much
LSV Asset Management
Nice design, little functionality
None really slayed me in the design or functionality.
If anyone has any suggestions, sites to look at, or other ideas, please let me know!