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JT, that is impressive. The approach truly makes sense. Let me ask you... While there much I need to experience and sift through, and I don't mind putting the time in, is getting several monitors to start maybe not the right approach? I've paper traded on TOS, and one screen seems to tight...

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JT, that is impressive. The approach truly makes sense. Let me ask you... While there much I need to experience and sift through, and I don't mind putting the time in, is getting several monitors to start maybe not the right approach? I've paper traded on TOS, and one screen seems to tight...

If it works for you, go for it. I used Alt+Tab just as easily when necessary and I've never had a problem. But, my single primary screen is also 27 inches wide, too. (lol)

My new home office plan will be a bit larger in square footage and my desk will sit much further way from the screen. So, that will require a 55 inch screen. I'll be going LED for that with another 55 inch LED for television use out of the same office. The new LED HDTVs out today, make things easier. I've always wanted to position my desk way back from the monitor and mount the monitor on the wall.

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That sounds sweet JT. That is something for which I have some experience as I've wirelessly "thrown" my laptop screen onto our 46". It has had several cool applications, including looking at TOS charts from the sofa... The device I use only does it 720 for streaming though:

Amazon.com: Imation LINK Wireless Audio/Video Extender (Black): Electronics

With computer by the TV, you can go wired and then use a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I was looking at 27" screens originally, and maybe two would do the trick...

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That sounds sweet JT. That is something for which I have some experience as I've wirelessly "thrown" my laptop screen onto our 46". It has had several cool applications, including looking at TOS charts from the sofa... The device I use only does it 720 for streaming though:

Amazon.com: Imation LINK Wireless Audio/Video Extender (Black): Electronics

With computer by the TV, you can go wired and then use a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I was looking at 27" screens originally, and maybe two would do the trick...

Sounds good. 27 inches is plenty large enough for desktop usage in most cases. For better video, check on the LEDs - they are pretty much state of the art right now and prices have fallen since their initial entry into the retail market. You should be able to get good enough resolution that way, but you also need either good on-board video, or a good replacement video card. LG, makes some good 27 inch flat-panels, but for my money, it is hard to beat Samsung. Maybe, I'm just biased towards Samsung, since I've had so much good history with their product lines.

When Sony is not sleepwalking, they can also produce some quality panels, but typically they fall short on the smaller panels with quality not much better than the also-rans. Check Polaroid, too. They have come a long way if you are budget conscious. But, for the higher quality larger screen sizes, Samsung is good. They are ridiculously expensive, but when you want the best you pay for it. They also do 240hz LED up through the 50 inch diagonal and the 8500 models produce contrast ratios of 7 million to 1. (no, that is not a typo!) Like I said, I am biased towards ole Sam, but they consistently have produced take no prisoners video products for a long time. They flew past Sony, years ago, IMO.

My in-home set-up will be built with a secured and amplified 802.11g WiFi network, to include a cable-less floor and wall design. So, all cables/wires/etc. will run under the floors and behind the walls. If you do whole-house WiFi, you gotta go with signal boosters, multiple access points and increased gain on that antennas - this will pretty much cover you when you want to take things outside on a laptop, or move around a bit while at the home office. I'm also going with a centralized video output control unit, so that no matter where I am in the house, I can walk-up to any screen and securely view what's on my trading screen back inside the office. So, if I need to hang-out in the garage for a while, I can simply turn on that screen and have my GUI available to me to monitor. This way, I'm not always physically trapped inside the office for hours at a time.

Anyway, hope this all helps in some way.

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Someone has some money Sounds very nice.

I read somewhere, possibly including here, that LED screens are worse on the eyes than non-LED monitors. Not sure if true, but found it interesting, and wanted to share... Should be more energy efficient and have improved longevity though.

We have a Samsung for our main TV, and I must agree, exceptional...

Thanks again.

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While I've seen threads on monitors, how many some the traders here use, stands, and video cards, I didn't find a discussion as to what is typically on these screens. As a beginner, I think it would be very helpful to know the logic or reasoning when deciding what to depict on a monitor, or multiple ones. While I'm sure we'll get differences in approach, I'm sure there will be some commonalities too.

I've seen were some here use one or two monitors, while a good number utilize 3 to 4, and then some have set-ups with many more. Once I understand how this real estate is being used by experienced traders, I'll then have a better idea as to how I might go about my set-up...

As a guess, maybe some here use each monitor for an instrument, like one for the ES, another for NQ, etc... I'd be curious to hear the approach taken. And then, what's typically on these screens. I envision to 2 to 3 charts of various minute and tick increments and a ladder?

Thanks in advance for sharing. And, if there is a more relevant forum, kindly move it there...

I use three monitors though only two are for trading.

Actually, I just took this desktop pic of my main, middle, screen.

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Top left is NT connection info. Top window is Oanda connection info. To the right of that is Winamp. To the right of Winamp is a closeup view of the 1 min chart which I use to enter pending trades. Below winamp is the ADX reading which I don't really use. Below that is the trade Oanda info window that displays the +/- pips when a trade is active. Below that is the Oanda quote panel set to 1 touch which I use to exit trades. The big window is a NT 3 range chart.

My left monitor, not pictured, has a 6 range and 12 range chart as well as the standalone JT Econ display. My right monitor, also not pictured, is where I have the net up while I wait for price to do things I want it to do.

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I currently use 5 monitors, 4 - 22 inches and 1 - 23, I only trade TF. I have a few charts of ES but mainly it's all TF charts with different time frames.

I have build something to hold 4 monitors, 2 side by side then 2 more above and 1 on my desk. Main monitor has Ninjatrader 7 Control center with Superdom.

22 inches is a good size for monitors considering the distance I am from them.

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I use three monitors though only two are for trading.

Actually, I just took this desktop pic of my main, middle, screen.

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Top left is NT connection info. Top window is Oanda connection info. To the right of that is Winamp. To the right of Winamp is a closeup view of the 1 min chart which I use to enter pending trades. Below winamp is the ADX reading which I don't really use. Below that is the trade Oanda info window that displays the +/- pips when a trade is active. Below that is the Oanda quote panel set to 1 touch which I use to exit trades. The big window is a NT 3 range chart.

My left monitor, not pictured, has a 6 range and 12 range chart as well as the standalone JT Econ display. My right monitor, also not pictured, is where I have the net up while I wait for price to do things I want it to do.

MBT data feed is a live account?

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Experimenting with a system inspired by Elder's Triple Screen Trading System. Instead of units of 5 though, I'm using 7. With 5, at least with intraday charts, once the intermediate time frame is in one extreme, it already is dragging the higher timeframe out of its trend status, so signals are rare, though those may be of higher quality. Homework...

This trade I entered stopped out, the entry before it though had a 29 tick MFE.

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MBT data feed is a live account?

Yes.

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