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I think their are multiple problems/questions here.
How many monitors is an element, but the definition on each monitor is another one.
Three 1280X1024 screens is not like two 1920X1200 (and here two screens is better imho).
The age and how good/bad is the eyes of the user is also a criteria.

So I think we will have multiple answers here .

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I currently trade only Euro currency (6E). I'll want to try my brain on CL too. I use a MacBook Pro 17" (with 1920x1200 Antiglare-display resolution) to trade and I believe this is sufficient for my trading needs; and with the view to replacing this with a new MacBook Pro 17" or higher (if available) model with higher memory capacity in the very near future.

This is my trading Desktop (see attached screenshot showing my last trade yesterday); there are two additional small charts (I call them Thermometers) at the extreme right (not shown in this screenshot).


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Hi lolu,

Nice and neat. My resolution is 1920 x 1200 and its a mess.

Got a 5" chart and a tick chart plus an order entry. I keep rearranging it and still not happy with the layout.

I hope more will post some screen shot so I get some ideas.

Thanks.

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12R White candle =up blue =down, close that is. 15ema, 50sma and the vwap are the dots. 24 inch screen

5min. 8sma and a 20ema. yellow candles are inside bars. standard size monitor as is the other one.

Hi,

Can I ask what made you decide on the 12R?

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lolu, I've never seen a chart like that before. I clearly have a lot to learn.

So, just the one screen on your MBP, no additional monitors?

I'd prefer a Mac too, generally. What do you use to virtualize or to allow you to run your trading platform? I always wondered of the implications, if any, of such an introduction...

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No.1 I like range charts, I know my entry levels before the candle closes. I like the way they look, nice and smooth.

No.2 Chose 12 as personally under 10 is a bit to noisey for my brain power. Also, having spent many hours watching the market, I have noticed that it likes to retrace 10 ticks or so quite often. a lot of traders may well have 10 tick stops, markets like to come back and get them. A 12R just puts me a little out of that noise. Tight I know, but it's a compromise as I don't like to big a stop either.

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lolu, I've never seen a chart like that before. I clearly have a lot to learn.

So, just the one screen on your MBP, no additional monitors?

I'd prefer a Mac too, generally. What do you use to virtualize or to allow you to run your trading platform? I always wondered of the implications, if any, of such an introduction...

The chart is a GomVolume Ladder chart and it is my "trading platform".

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So, I do a Google search on Gom Volume Ladder, and I get a link to this great forum, lol!

Gom Volume Ladder - Big Mike's Trading Forum

Wow, you trade exclusively off that?! Clearly, the results must make it worthwhile. Fascinating.

For those with multiple monitor set-ups, it's my understanding that is typically achieved through the proper choice of video card. But, from a user stand-point, how does one direct what charts or data goes onto each monitor screen?

Has someone here created a Gom Volume Ladder for MultiCharts? I checked the Gom Volume thread, and didn't see any reference to MC...


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No.1 I like range charts, I know my entry levels before the candle closes. I like the way they look, nice and smooth.

No.2 Chose 12 as personally under 10 is a bit to noisey for my brain power. Also, having spent many hours watching the market, I have noticed that it likes to retrace 10 ticks or so quite often. a lot of traders may well have 10 tick stops, markets like to come back and get them. A 12R just puts me a little out of that noise. Tight I know, but it's a compromise as I don't like to big a stop either.


Hi Mickey,

I have to agree with you. I like how they look too.

I going to try out 12 next week.

thanks.

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Good stuff. The color-coding on indicators is fascinating. Might those be Keltner bands with a 20 EMA in the middle, and 1.5 ATR bands?

Hey, you are still above ground and kicking! I appreciate you sharing.

I can see how I might not need so many monitors. I do hope others chime-in who use more than a couple or so monitors too...


I trade on Range bars. The ATR doesn't work on Range Bars. The ATR of a range bar will always be the same as the size of the range bars.

That's a 10 period double EMA; (EMA(EMA,Period),Period). The bands are the exhaustion range at which the trend will pull back.

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