Visually ergonomic screen color scheme? - Traders Hideout | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Visually ergonomic screen color scheme?
Updated: Views / Replies:3,823 / 17
Created: by wldman Attachments:3

Welcome to futures io.

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 90,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer. The community is one of the friendliest you will find on any subject, with members going out of their way to help others. Some of the primary differences between futures io and other trading sites revolve around the standards of our community. Those standards include a code of conduct for our members, as well as extremely high standards that govern which partners we do business with, and which products or services we recommend to our members.

At futures io, our focus is on quality education. No hype, gimmicks, or secret sauce. The truth is: trading is hard. To succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right support system, educational content, and trading mentors Ė all of which you can find on futures io, utilizing our social trading environment.

With futures io, you can find honest trading reviews on brokers, trading rooms, indicator packages, trading strategies, and much more. Our trading review process is highly moderated to ensure that only genuine users are allowed, so you donít need to worry about fake reviews.

We are fundamentally different than most other trading sites:
  • We are here to help. Just let us know what you need.
  • We work extremely hard to keep things positive in our community.
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts.
  • We firmly believe in and encourage sharing. The holy grail is within you, we can help you find it.
  • We expect our members to participate and become a part of the community. Help yourself by helping others.

You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

Reply
 3  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Visually ergonomic screen color scheme?

  #11 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chicago Illinois USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: duh hammer!
 
wldman's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,069 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 967 given, 2,624 received

Naw..

at least not intentionally. I could flip them though it wouldnt make any difference to me...it is red for down bar red for neg p/l that I wanted to avoid.

Reply With Quote
 
  #12 (permalink)
Trading for Fun
New Zealand
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Mac OS X
Broker/Data: MB Trading/AMP/LMAX
Favorite Futures: SL-1210 M5G
 
Posts: 72 since Jun 2011
Thanks: 2 given, 31 received

Try blue for up and orange for down

Works for me

Reply With Quote
 
  #13 (permalink)
Elite Member
Lagos, Nigeria
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader, SierraChart
Favorite Futures: Euro Currency & Oil
 
lolu's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,440 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 999 given, 1,595 received


This should be it !!!

Lolu

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to lolu for this post:
 
  #14 (permalink)
trading my rent money
Tokyo, Japan
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT7
Favorite Futures: GC
 
pengi's Avatar
 
Posts: 35 since Jan 2011
Thanks: 26 given, 40 received

High contrast for me

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).

Reply With Quote
 
  #15 (permalink)
Market Wizard
New Orleans, La (Mardi Gras City)
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader / Optimus Futures / AmpFutures
Favorite Futures: ES / 6E / 6B / CL
 
DavidHP's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,002 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 802 given, 1,367 received


wldman View Post
Those are WRONG from a winning trading perspective, right. Green also being the color of US currency would be fine for "profits", red woud be okay for stop loss, but shouldnt long and short and perhaps profits and losses be visually associated with other colors?

Perhaps your life experiences have created this 'color' association.

If you do further study on the way humans think you will find that most associations are 'learned' and that includes colors.
(i.e. someone that is color-blind may not see the association of green/red as everyone else.)

If using colors helps your trading, what difference does it really make?
If it hinders your trading, then change it.

FWIW.

Rejoice in the Thunderstorms of Life . . .
Knowing it's not about Clouds or Wind. . .
But Learning to Dance in the Rain ! ! !
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to DavidHP for this post:
 
  #16 (permalink)
Elite Member
Chicago Illinois USA
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Broker/Data: IB
Favorite Futures: duh hammer!
 
wldman's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,069 since Aug 2011
Thanks: 967 given, 2,624 received

Right David...

associations are learned. So why do we look at color that way? Platforms use as default red for losses and red for down bars...a faulty construct from a trading perspective.

Reply With Quote
 
  #17 (permalink)
User requested to be banned
Orlando, Florida
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: shoes
Favorite Futures: happy
 
GaryD's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,462 since May 2011
Thanks: 2,090 given, 5,026 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer


PositiveDeviant View Post
Absolutely, with green and red there are connotations involved that may well affect you on a subconscious level. I use white for up, black for down, feeling that these are the most neutral, but opposing "colours" reflecting the opposing directions.


I do the same; white for up and black for down. My reason is to keep colors at a minimum, so that any colors that are on the screen have more visual impact. Psychologically, the black and white works better for me, as both seem more neutral and helps me to not prefer one over the other. And, they also let me see those shades against a higher timeframe context, where I do use colors, without the any of the information getting lost on the screen.

In contrast, on say a 15 minute chart, I use red and green candlesticks. On those charts, the colors give me the information I am looking for, and red/green is how I learned, so it works. Same with volume analysis.

Yet another variant, on chart analysis I prefer everything to be a single color, allowing the shapes and pivots to command the attention.

Strange how something can feel right on one chart but wrong on another. Finding what speaks to you is what matters. As trivial as it sounds, having your colors right can make a difference. Charts should be clear, uncluttered, specific, and give you the information you need without putting a whole lot of thought into it. They should not require you to strain to decipher information, and should be easy on your eyes and relaxing to you.

With today's software, any color coding you can imagine is possible.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to GaryD for this post:
 
  #18 (permalink)
Elite Member
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: 6E, CL, Anything that moves
 
Posts: 320 since Jun 2012
Thanks: 329 given, 92 received

Answer
This post has been selected as an answer to the original posters question Answer

@wldman You guys will want to see/read this article == it is about Color Theory

It talks about what colors combine really good with each other


Basic Color Theory

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to OpalDragon for this post:

Reply



futures io > > > Visually ergonomic screen color scheme?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Upcoming Webinars and Events (4:30PM ET unless noted)

Linda Bradford Raschke: Reading The Tape

Elite only

Adam Grimes: TBA

Elite only

NinjaTrader: TBA

January

Ran Aroussi: TBA

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's on your monitor screen/s? TonyB Platforms and Indicators 54 January 22nd, 2012 07:00 AM
Entitlements A Massive Ponzi Scheme kbit News and Current Events 0 September 1st, 2011 09:26 PM
Screen shot Big Mike Help, Tutorials, and How-Tos 0 May 24th, 2011 02:10 AM
Better candles visually Hapster NinjaTrader 5 April 16th, 2011 01:46 PM
Stanford, Libya Connected Through Alleged Ponzi Scheme Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 February 26th, 2011 06:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Copyright © 2017 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts
Page generated 2017-12-11 in 0.11 seconds with 36 queries on phoenix via your IP 107.20.115.174