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What's on your monitor screen/s?

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I monitor up to 20 markets in a single time frame, focusing on around 5 at any one time. Those 5 I look at in 3 time frames. I currently use 2 monitors as I am in the process of changing 2 and that will bring me up to the max I can do on this P.C (2 monitors are 19" and 2 are 23" widescreens)

One of the 19" is for trading platform, another for news/spreadsheet.

The 23" are used for charts.

Oh and desk is handbuilt by me and I sit on a gym ball and have other gym equipment here!

Last edited by rassi; June 17th, 2011 at 03:17 PM.
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here is an interesting empirical study on the use of stop

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Less is always more in trading, but only of less contains the information you need to make solid trades. Whether or not one has that information, typically depends on the level of research one has concluded on real market data. Everything comes down to research in this business - what the trader can prove through empirical evidence and then how the trader can enter positions that take advantage of the empirical nature of the issue being traded.

Some can do it with just one screen. Others, will use as many as five (5) or more. Whatever it takes to get the job done, is what it will take for you.

A 1000 pieces to this puzzle we call trading

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I just started learning to trade not long ago. i am currently using three 20" monitors with triplehead2go. I will post a picture once I learn how to upload them.

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Personally I use four 1920x1080 Samsung LED screens in a 2x2 config. I'm running Sierra Charts, Broker's DOM, Firefox etc.

Just waiting for 30" 2560 x 1600 to become more mainstream so I can have 2560 x 1600 as the center piece flanked by 1600◊1200 20" monitors either side in portrait mode.

I already collated this information on workstation video cards that may be useful to anyone looking at driving 2560 x 1600 screens. Note that as HDMI does not go this high, You'll need either a Dual-Link DVI, or DisplayPort.

Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 PCIe x1 x16

2 x DisplayPort monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 256MB RAM - 64bit / Full length - Half height
Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 PCIe x1 x16

4 x monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 512MB RAM - 64bit / Full length - Half height *HAS FAN*

(VHDCI to Quad DisplayPort dongle / VHDCI to Quad DVI-D (Single Link) dongle)
Nvidia Quadro NVS 450 PCIe x16

4 x DisplayPort monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 512GB RAM / Half length - Full height
Matrox M9128 LP PCIe x16

2 x DisplayPort monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 1GB RAM / Half height
Matrox M9138 LP PCIe x16

3 x DisplayPort monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 1GB RAM / Half height
Matrox M9148 LP PCIe x16

4 x DisplayPort monitors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 each / 1GB RAM / Half height

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Platform: iTrade Nexa
Favorite Futures: SLW
Posts: 60 since Dec 2011
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I'm just a beginner so don't take anything what I say for advice. But I like to read what others trade with so I just thought I'd present my 2 cents. I'm not a complete beginner. I've been learning to trade for several years. I've now come to the point where I feel I can call myself a beginner.

Anyways. As a beginner I can't have too many monitors. I like to have good visual representation of what is happening. That means charts to me. I only have two 24" monitors. On one I track three time periods of spot gold and silver in six charts. On that monitor I flip between that and tracking two stocks in my trading platform. On the second monitor I have the order entry screen with a graph charting the stock I am currently trading, price ladder, account info, etc. Then I have half dozen Stockcharts charts open in various tabs which I flip through.

I am focusing on identifying trends, pivotal points, staying with the trend, staying in the trade when it is in your favour. I wish. I've had so many chances where I bail waay too soon and/or flub the entry. How to take a great day and lose money.

I would just love to have a couple more monitors. I could organize it so I didn't have to do any flipping.

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