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What's on your monitor screen/s?

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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...

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I trade with one monitor, one chart, and one instrument in one time frame with one indicator. But that's just me...

I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
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Thanks for the reply. So, the screen is all chart, or do you have any other info / data? I know you said just a chart though... I see that your two favorite instruments are TF and 6E. Do you trade multiple instruments a day, or just one? Last question, if you don't mind sharing, what is your indicator of choice? Mostly curious if it's on the chart, or something below it...

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Each Pic is a screen. Trade the 12R with an eye on the 5Min and the occassional glance at the longer term sfuff.

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Mickey - thank you. Pictures speak volumes... I spent a few minutes looking at your screens, and I can only guess as to the color-coding, but this does help. What size monitors (cm is fine), and typically, do you watch 2 instruments on your 3 screens?

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Thanks for the reply. So, the screen is all chart, or do you have any other info / data? I know you said just a chart though... I see that your two favorite instruments are TF and 6E. Do you trade multiple instruments a day, or just one? Last question, if you don't mind sharing, what is your indicator of choice? Mostly curious if it's on the chart, or something below it...

I trade mainly TF. When I was younger and healthier I traded 6E from 2 am to 6 Am Central and traded TF from 8:30 to 3:15 Central. Probably contributed to me being old and decrepit now. (I told ya about the heart attack...right..)

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I trade mainly TF. When I was younger and healthier I traded 6E from 2 am to 6 Am Central and traded TF from 8:30 to 3:15 Central. Probably contributed to me being old and decrepit now. (I told ya about the heart attack...right..)

This is my entire trading platform

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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...

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Each Pic is a screen. Trade the 12R with an eye on the 5Min and the occassional glance at the longer term sfuff.

WOW.

First time I'm looking at 1 Tick for CL. Amazing. I trade Euro Spot and 1 Tick looks crazy.

Sorry Tony for wondering away from the topic. I have a 24" monitor and I wanted to ask how do you arrange your charts on 1 monitor.

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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.

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