Battlestations: Show us your trading desks! - Traders Hideout | futures io social day trading
futures io futures trading


Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!
Updated: Views / Replies:135,589 / 593
Created: by bijeremiad Attachments:192

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 – 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 don’t 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
 192  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 

Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!

  #21 (permalink)
Elite Member
Northern Germany
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: FDAX, CL
 
vvhg's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,583 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 1,016 given, 2,801 received

No gaps:
Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


vvhg

Hic Rhodos, hic salta.
Reply With Quote
 
  #22 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,284 received


Cloudy View Post
I'm nearsighted so I can see close But you've got a point about bad posture.

Saw some scam trading room site promoting placing treadmills under desks. Not sure how
good it would be for focused trading though..


@Cloudy

I know people in technical fields up that use that set up . I suppose with all the people walking or driving while texting lends some credence to the concept.

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

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to ThatManFromTexas for this post:
 
  #23 (permalink)
 Vendor: diversifyportfolio.com 
PTA, Gauteng
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: Self built + Sierra + TWS
Favorite Futures: Stocks and Options
 
DarkPoolTrading's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,029 since May 2012
Thanks: 1,201 given, 1,286 received


Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

Reply With Quote
 
  #24 (permalink)
Elite Member
Northern Germany
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NT
Favorite Futures: FDAX, CL
 
vvhg's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,583 since Mar 2011
Thanks: 1,016 given, 2,801 received


DarkPoolTrading View Post
Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

There are graphics cards supporting several monitors like: Eyefinity6

If you need even more than 6, you could use 2 or 3 of these (or similar) cards.

Of course you could use several single (or double) headed graphics cards, but if you want more than 3-4 monitors that is rather inefficient...
vvhg

Hic Rhodos, hic salta.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to vvhg for this post:
 
  #25 (permalink)
Elite Member
Berlin, Europe
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader, MultiCharts
Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers
Favorite Futures: Keyboard
 
Fat Tails's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,598 since Mar 2010
Thanks: 4,222 given, 25,356 received
Forum Reputation: Legendary


bijeremiad View Post
@Fat Tails; do you have a set up with these specs? Can we see what it looks like?

@bijeremiad:

About 23 years ago I bought a black wooden plate and two stands ..... I love it this way, because I am tall, and there is nothing that interferes with my legs. The wooden plate has a size of 60'' x 30''. The distance between the central monitor and the edge of the plate is 25''.

When I am sitting at my desk, the distance between my eyes and each of the monitors is 30''. My head is looking down at an angle of about 20° while I am writing this post.

All PCs in my home are set up in a way that the user does neither have a window behind his back nor in front of him. The main panel of the PC should always be perpendicular to the window of the room. My office is located on the Northern side of the house. This avoids direct sunlight. The window is left from the panels, as I am writing with my right hand, and I do not want to have the shadow of my hand covering the text. On the right side of my desk there is the trading library, just in case that anybody comes up with a new idea.


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

Reply With Quote
 
  #26 (permalink)
Elite Member
UK London
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NT and XTrader
Favorite Futures: Piano
 
Posts: 1,261 since Sep 2009
Thanks: 1,322 given, 1,470 received


DarkPoolTrading View Post
Quick questions: How do you connect more than two monitors to one PC? Do you have multiple graphics cards or is there another way?

@DarkPoolTrading

Matrox have some good solutions;

Matrox TripleHead2Go DisplayPort | Multi-Monitors for Laptops

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/thin_computing/epica/epicatc48/

DisplayPort Graphics Card for Eight Monitors – Matrox M9188

Every moment I wake up I realize I know nothing, and then I smile...

Last edited by zt379; June 29th, 2012 at 12:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to zt379 for this post:
 
  #27 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,011 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,169 given, 82,193 received


vvhg View Post
No gaps:
Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


vvhg

Would never work for most people, due to the angle (lack thereof). Mine can be configured this way too, but is unusable sitting at a desk.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #28 (permalink)
Site Administrator
Manta, Ecuador
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: My own custom solution
Favorite Futures: E-mini ES S&P 500
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 46,011 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 29,169 given, 82,193 received

@Fat Tails, what I really want to see is a picture of your bookcase(s)!!

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
to support our community, become an Elite Member.

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users say Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
 
  #29 (permalink)
Elite Member
Columbus, OH
 
Futures Experience: None
Platform: NT 8, TOS
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Silvester17's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,317 since Aug 2009
Thanks: 4,555 given, 10,240 received


Fat Tails View Post
@bijeremiad:

About 23 years ago I bought a black wooden plate and two stands ..... I love it this way, because I am tall, and there is nothing that interferes with my legs. The wooden plate has a size of 60'' x 30''. The distance between the central monitor and the edge of the plate is 25''.

When I am sitting at my desk, the distance between my eyes and each of the monitors is 30''. My head is looking down at an angle of about 20° while I am writing this post.

All PCs in my home are set up in a way that the user does neither have a window behind his back nor in front of him. The main panel of the PC should always be perpendicular to the window of the room. My office is located on the Northern side of the house. This avoids direct sunlight. The window is left from the panels, as I am writing with my right hand, and I do not want to have the shadow of my hand covering the text. On the right side of my desk there is the trading library, just in case that anybody comes up with a new idea.


Attachment 79530

I see a conflict of interest here.

made the necessary changes. now you can flirt and trade the same time.

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 5 users say Thank You to Silvester17 for this post:
 
  #30 (permalink)
Elite Member
Houston,Tx
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Mirus Futures/Zen-Fire
Favorite Futures: TF
 
ThatManFromTexas's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,302 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1,208 given, 4,284 received


I think internet security is important .....

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

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

My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
Reply With Quote

Reply



futures io > > > Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



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

July Journal Challenge w/$1100 in prizes from TopstepTrader

July
 

An Afternoon with FIO member Softsoap

Elite only

Battlestations: Show us your trading desks and win $750 in prizes

August
 

Extended Ask Me Anything w/Brett Steenbarger

Elite only

Prototyping Python Strategies (part 3) w/Ran Aroussi

Elite only

Brannigan Barrett w/Axia Futures

Elite only

Introduction to Phillip Capital futures brokerage services

Aug TBD

How Monte Carlo Analysis Can Help Your Trading w/Kevin Davey

Elite only
     

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show your trading battlestation dph1 Traders Hideout 2 July 31st, 2016 12:42 PM
Hammer_Star_Doji Show Me DayTader EasyLanguage Programming 1 April 8th, 2015 06:35 PM
Forget the Beach—Traders Will Want to Be at Their Desks Quick Summary News and Current Events 0 June 29th, 2012 09:30 PM
trading 4 tick with 12 tick momentum and point O ES to show long and short term trend mannya Elite Trading Journals 2 June 7th, 2012 03:31 PM
UBS Scandal Puts a Spotlight On 'Delta One' Trading Desks Quick Summary News and Current Events 1 September 19th, 2011 11:51 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:09 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 2017-07-28 in 0.08 seconds with 20 queries on phoenix via your IP 54.224.106.124