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What's on your monitor screen/s?

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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.

Exactly!

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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.

Hello TMFT,

Would you please share how you set up your double EMA chart. Not sure how to setup (EMA(EMA,Period),Period). What indie are you using?

Thanks for your help,

Rick

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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...

You may wish to have a glimpse of how I used it in the two videos in my last trades on Friday, here in my Diary thread. I'm really not a Master in this Volume Ladder thing yet.

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Great, thanks lolu! I'm reading threads like crazy now, watching videos too. Great forum. I just learned that you are a Mac guy in some thread... I'm a little bummed that it seems best to go with a PC though. Thanks again.

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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?

I'm looking for feed back too. I have a 4 monitor set up with a single ATI FireMV 2400 PCI-E x16 video card that basically turns the four monitors into one big screen. Both the NVIDIA Quadro NVS and Matrox M series offer desktop management that allows you to draw evenly sized grid lines on each monitor to neatly fit in charts or what ever you want. I'm leaning towards the NVS 420 for a new build - here's their site http://www.nvidia.com/object/desktop-nvs.html

Two monitors are set up on a duel vertical stand next to another identical set. I like this better than a four monitor stand because the screens can be aligned in a slight V formation that makes it easer to see then if they were flat. The stands came from easymountLCD who just copied what Tyke's Supply was doing for their very reasonably priced stands. I love that you can tilt the screens up an down which some stands that cost four times as much can't do.
http://www.amazon.com/Vertical-Freestanding-Dual-Monitor-Stand/dp/B0036Q2WUQ/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=1301841711&sr=8-23

I started with two 23' Veiwsonic VP2365wb's and then later added two 24" Acerv243H's. That was a mistake because the 23" screens are noticeably easier for me to look over while the 24" just has too much space. They are both 1920x1080. I was to cheap for 1920 x 1200 and some quad graphic cards that normally support 1920x1200 won't if they need a splitter to fit in all the DVI cables. I don't know if it's true but I read an article by an ophthalmologist saying that LED screens are awful for your eyes.

I'm not comfortable giving trading advice yet but have two charts open per futures instrument and the SuperDOM. One chart switches between time frames an hour or more and the other 30 min or less. The bottom right monitor is designated to open trades.

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Wonderful feedback whatnext, thank you.

From last night, I actually had a tab open to Amazon for the 4-monitor stand. From what you shared, the flexibility of having two 2-monitor stands seems beneficial.

From what I've read, I think a 4 monitor set-up is what I'll try. Big Mike had said earlier, I think in another thread, that he would now go with 6 screens now, but with a couple being for separate use (forum posting, email, browsing, etc). I'll have a laptop off to the side for that purpose, or my iMac...

Back to that stand... Does it allow for or have provisions for the routing of lines? I believe some have entry and exit holes in the support tubing for such, also making for concealment, which is sort of nice. If not, I'd just use some zip ties though. As you said, the price is right...

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Back to that stand... Does it allow for or have provisions for the routing of lines? I believe some have entry and exit holes in the support tubing for such, also making for concealment, which is sort of nice. If not, I'd just use some zip ties though. As you said, the price is right...

No it's just a pole with a large rubber padded base and the monitor holders slide on and are tightened by twisting handle attached to a large screw.

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Back to that stand... Does it allow for or have provisions for the routing of lines? I believe some have entry and exit holes in the support tubing for such, also making for concealment, which is sort of nice. If not, I'd just use some zip ties though. As you said, the price is right...

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Thanks rtrade. That thread was part of my "homework" and I did indeed find that post. From what I can tell, it might not be a good fit for my desk. I have only about 2" of overhang, or lip on the surface of the desk. So, I think the clamp will not have enough "meat" to grab onto...

It's even a more affordable solution though. I'm thinking if it might be time for a new desk... I do like Big Mike's idea about not going overkill on the computer, and putting money into monitors and comfort, like a great chair and desk. Hmm... might there be a thread on desks and chairs? Probably not...

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Thanks rtrade. That thread was part of my "homework" and I did indeed find that post. From what I can tell, it might not be a good fit for my desk. I have only about 2" of overhang, or lip on the surface of the desk. So, I think the clamp will not have enough "meat" to grab onto...

Hmmm, don't really know what to say....that website has not only clamps but stands as well...hmmm



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It's even a more affordable solution though. I'm thinking if it might be time for a new desk... I do like Big Mike's idea about not going overkill on the computer, and putting money into monitors and comfort, like a great chair and desk. Hmm... might there be a thread on desks and chairs? Probably not...

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