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The notebook, pen and ruler are my old fashion Trading Journal tools. I have tried many different trading log tools but I haven't found anything that beats it....


I guess than you already tried MS OneNote or one of its competitors? I like it because I can easily include screenshots and it is almost as easy to use as pen and paper.

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I guess than you already tried MS OneNote or one of its competitors? I like it because I can easily include screenshots and it is almost as easy to use as pen and paper.

I gave it a quick try. I don't really need to save screenshots and the like. My journal is usually market idea's, trade justification and trade log. I also jot down notes on whether I followed my rules and managed trades correctly. It's a pretty simple log but it keeps me honest and that's the most impotant part. Keeping that process simple is wise imho.

I also tweet some of my charts and thoughts so that sort of acts as a journal of idea's

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Good one Gary. I joined the ranks earlier today, though I'm not as seasoned in this area as you are (nor do I wish to be! )

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I'm a firm believer in low technology. I'm not sure we are making progress ... I kinda like the way we used to do it....


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I'm a firm believer in low technology. I'm not sure we are making progress ... I kinda like the way we used to do it....


Nice foto, I immediately noticed the ticker symbol for General Electric. I know that General Electric joined the DJIA in 1907 and that NYSE introduced a new technology when it installed the first ticker tape in 1923.

However, I did not know that you were able to take a photo of that event and that the ticker for General Electric was already GE back in 1923. Are those girls your two younger sisters?

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Nice foto, I immediately noticed the ticker symbol for General Electric. I know that General Electric joined the DJIA in 1907 and that NYSE introduced a new technology when it installed the first ticker tape in 1923.

However, I did not know that you were able to take a photo of that event and that the ticker for General Electric was already GE back in 1923. Are those girls your two younger sisters?

USX-U.S. Steel obtained stock symbol "X" in approximately 1921

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I'd take the frames off so they didn't breakup the image ....

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Anybody have any experience with sit/stand adjustable desks?

GeekDesk® Adjustable Height Desks - GeekDesk Max

Thinking about picking one of these up, seem to be pretty well priced, but I'll save some cash by buying the frame only and making a top myself.

I'm not sure why you want a desk like this, but if it is to avoid being in the same position too often, one other thing you might consider that I use (and found a lifesaver) is a Pilates ball chair. For example: Amazon.com: Fit-Chair 40090 with Base: Sports & Outdoors



Even before I started trading I would spend many hours staring at the screens and not moving around enough because I was deep in code or whatnot. After a nasty attack of sciatica I picked up one of these and it has made a huge difference.

The height is adjustable by inflating the ball, but more importantly, my lower spine and upper legs are no longer stuck in one place. Even when I reach for the mouse, the rest of me moves a little, and that seems to help keep everything flowing.

If you are tall like me, these exensions are what you want as well: Ball Chair Height Adapters for Isokinetics Inc. Brand PLASTIC FRAME Ball Chairs - Set of 4 - Black: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

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I'm not sure why you want a desk like this, but if it is to avoid being in the same position too often, one other thing you might consider that I use (and found a lifesaver) is a Pilates ball chair. For example: Amazon.com: Fit-Chair 40090 with Base: Sports & Outdoors



Even before I started trading I would spend many hours staring at the screens and not moving around enough because I was deep in code or whatnot. After a nasty attack of sciatica I picked up one of these and it has made a huge difference.

The height is adjustable by inflating the ball, but more importantly, my lower spine and upper legs are no longer stuck in one place. Even when I reach for the mouse, the rest of me moves a little, and that seems to help keep everything flowing.

If you are tall like me, these exensions are what you want as well: Ball Chair Height Adapters for Isokinetics Inc. Brand PLASTIC FRAME Ball Chairs - Set of 4 - Black: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

Dang.... I'd look like I was bullriding trying to stay on top of that ... have to tie myself to it to keep from falling on the floor....

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

I could not work it out at 1st, between my marine fish tank and PC in the office. They are in competition

I was shocked lol, didn’t realise how much our computers drink the old Juicy

More expenses to add to our little list of day trading out goings

It’s never ending, feel the everyone around me is trying their best to bleed my fry and rob every penny they can

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

A modern 24" LED monitor like the Dell U2412M uses approximately 25 watts. With usage of 16 hours a day at a cost of 12 cents per kWh, the monitor will cost approximately $1.52 a month to operate.

A modern i7 quad core system, with a high end gaming card (way overkill for trading) will use approximately 400 watts, but idle will be far, far less (under 100w). With full usage of 24 hours a day at a cost of 12 cents per kWh, the system will cost approximately $35.00 a month to operate at full load, and under $10/mo at normal [mostly idle] load.

In my house, I have six 24" LED monitors, three systems that run 24/7 (probably using 200w at most, no insane video cards), plus my AV equipment in two separate rooms are running a non-green 1400W UPS's which means they are very costly to operate. I am home nearly 24/7 and I keep odd hours, so it means my air conditioning runs a great deal. I keep the house between 70 and 72. Our average temperature has been over 90 degrees, with the last 20 days or so being over 100 degrees.

My most recent electric bill was $210.57. My kWh rate is a little under 12 cents. When I view the website, my energy usage is way outside the norm. I looked at my moms electric bill for the same period, it was barely $100 but she keeps her air at 76-78 and has only a notebook.

If you do the math, the $100 difference between our two bills is probably roughly 50% air conditioning, and 50% electronic device usage.

You should check the energy consumption of your monitors. I purposely purchased LED monitors to reduce energy consumption, not because of cost, but because of heat production (trying to reduce heat in my office).

EDIT: Just double checked, my rate is 9.5c/kwh.

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Looking good Dude

Your going to run into the same shock i had, depending how much electricity rates are when you are!

With quad cores and mega amount or RAM and big screens in quanity..............

When i built my MEGA PC muhhahahah with 4 huge screens, my electricity went up almost $1000 on my 6 month statement

I could not work it out at 1st, between my marine fish tank and PC in the office. They are in competition

I was shocked lol, didn’t realise how much our computers drink the old Juicy

More expenses to add to our little list of day trading out goings

It’s never ending, feel the everyone around me is trying their best to bleed my fry and rob every penny they can

Dog eat Dog world!


@greenr

But in Texas .... running the air conditioner day and night... ya hardly notice the cost of running the computers...

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Anybody have any experience with sit/stand adjustable desks?

GeekDesk® Adjustable Height Desks - GeekDesk Max

Thinking about picking one of these up, seem to be pretty well priced, but I'll save some cash by buying the frame only and making a top myself.

I know most people on the forum are from the US. I'm from UK and bought my electrically powered sit-stand desk from computing plus. The only drawback is that if you lean on the front edge it wobbles a little bit, apart from that it's great. I use it in the sit position about 80% of the time. See my original post for photos and more info. Website: Desking : Ergonomic Height Adjustable Workstations and Desks.

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I know most people on the forum are from the US.

Just FYI, it's about 49%.

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that will look, but that is where it all happens.



Obviously a "sit" desk.

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that will look, but that is where it all happens.



Obviously a "sit" desk.

Do you execute trades with your feet? Lol! What kind of beer is that?

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Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. Pretty good for a large brewery Shandy but you can make your own. Try mixing a wheat beer or light lager beer with a lemonade or citrus flavored soda 3 parts beer to one part lemonade is a good place to start.

Never entered a trade with my feet, but I was so happy to be done wrestling the wires and cables and various hardware that I thought a ice cold beer might be a just reward.

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Nice!

please describe in detail, the video card, or multiple cards used, the back plane on the MoBo to support (AGP, PCIe 2.x, etc)

also your experience with that card (too noisy, too hot, over heats, maintains heat dissapation, etc)

thanks

great seemless view, just resolution settings, brightness, etc variances between monitors

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Nice!

please describe in detail, the video card, or multiple cards used, the back plane on the MoBo to support (AGP, PCIe 2.x, etc)

also your experience with that card (too noisy, too hot, over heats, maintains heat dissapation, etc)

thanks

great seemless view, just resolution settings, brightness, etc variances between monitors

Looks like @indextrader is running more than 1 PC on this set up

Looks like 3 to my eyes

@indextrader........???


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Looks like @indextrader is running more than 1 PC on this set up

Looks like 3 to my eyes

DisplayFusion lets you customize multi-monitor taskbars in a million different ways, including what is shown. I've used the software for many, many years and highly recommend it.

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DisplayFusion lets you customize multi-monitor taskbars in a million different ways, including what is shown. I've used the software for many, many years and highly recommend it.

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Knew some on was going to come up with a cunning answer to that

Had to be you mike

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P.S i can see at least 2 mouse cursors :-P

Does this rule out your response

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anybody implied or stated that those six monitors where being driven by one machine. Not really sure I understand why that would be a point to bring up. I use two machines to drive four monitors and now that I think about it I've always used no more than 4 monitors on a single machine.

Is there something I do not know or understand about running multiple machines on a trading desk? The thought here is that there is one machine that has OE only, keeping all the less critical data on a secondary machine.

So would that set up be better if it was 6 monitors one machine? Clue me in.

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Thanks @Big Mike

Knew some on was going to come up with a cunning answer to that

Had to be you mike

LoL

P.S i can see at least 2 mouse cursors :-P

Does this rule out your response

I'm not saying it isn't multiple PC's. Good software to do that too. Just saying that multiple start buttons and or taskbar tray icons can be configured with DisplayFusion.

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Still haven't gotten my office setup, but this is what I'm currently using. I have good speakers for music, guitars to pick up between trade decisions, and of course a handgun sitting on the printer.


I totally get the Guitars...

But the handgun? Trading in a bad neighbourhood?

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anybody implied or stated that those six monitors where being driven by one machine. Not really sure I understand why that would be a point to bring up. I use two machines to drive four monitors and now that I think about it I've always used no more than 4 monitors on a single machine.

Is there something I do not know or understand about running multiple machines on a trading desk? The thought here is that there is one machine that has OE only, keeping all the less critical data on a secondary machine.

So would that set up be better if it was 6 monitors one machine? Clue me in.

I was replying to @kronie post

"Nice!

please describe in detail, the video card, or multiple cards used, the back plane on the MoBo to support (AGP, PCIe 2.x, etc)

also your experience with that card (too noisy, too hot, over heats, maintains heat dissapation, etc)

thanks

great seemless view, just resolution settings, brightness, etc variances between monitors"

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I totally get the Guitars...

But the handgun? Trading in a bad neighbourhood?

@VinceVirgil ... you don't understand ....

@indextrader7 said he was concerned about internet security

It's a Southern thang...

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@VinceVirgil ... you don't understand ....

@indextrader7 said he was concerned about internet security

It's a Southern thang...

OK, I get it.

Taking internet security to a level of which I am unfamiliar.

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I totally get the Guitars...

But the handgun? Trading in a bad neighbourhood?

I think for most Americans a gun is a religious sign

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I totally get the Guitars...

But the handgun? Trading in a bad neighbourhood?

Ha, I shoot for sport quite a bit. I'm currently making my own mahogany grips for one pistol, and have it out to tinker with.

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Hey guys, sorry for the delay in responding. I unsubscribed from this thread because it's so massive I figured I would get a lot of updates I didn't care for.

I'm using two computers. A laptop and a desktop. The desktop runs the top and bottom monitors on the far right. I use it for playing music (it's hooked up to the speakers), trading stats (excel), browsing, email, etc. most anything non ninjatrader related. It also has NT7 on it, so if the laptop fails, it can serve as a backup system. This is pretty much the exact reasoning wldman used to talk about running multiple systems for your monitors.

The bottom left screen is actually a widescreen laptop sitting on books, and it runs the 3 monitors bordering it for a quad setup.

Big Mike was correct in that I like multiple toolbars for the desktop since I'm multitasking on it. I turned of Display Fusion's multiple taskbar function for the trading screens (left 4) because it takes up precious chart real estate and wouldn't be used anyways.

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Impressive video collection of traders desks (originally from ET site):-

Enjoy!

The two I found most memorable were the guy with a ton of screens playing solitaire, and the guy on the couch with no shoes and a laptop.

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Impressive video collection of traders desks (originally from ET site):-

In 9:40, I guess Tony had to put "Tony's trading room" on his screen so he wouldn't forget where he was when he arrived there every morning

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07:00 with the ocean view is my favorite.

This is also a good video for inspiration:-

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This is the "keep the damn kids out of the trading room, room"....





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I think for most Americans a gun is a religious sign

Uh, no. For most American's its the last stand against tyranny. Hunting, self protection, target shooting and all the other fun things you can do with a gun are secondary. The Framers knew that without an armed population, the government would soon resort to tyranny again. Guns are the symbol of freedom. There is no argument that can be made against it. I've spent to much time in countries where guns are illegal and seen the consequences of this to believe otherwise.

An argument could be made that in this enlightened age, this is not necessary. And currently it might be true, but gun ownership is what keeps that enlightened age going.

Take away the guns and sooner or later the government will no longer fear its population and when that happens, watch out.

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may as well be armed with pea shooters against the arsenal of weaponry the government has to use against a mob army... I don't think they are scared....

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zzzz, wicked basement in that video. Too much crap going on though. Let's be honest here: what good are all those numbers rolling across and flashing on the matrix board above the computers except to feed the guy's ego? He referred to it as a casino, and it sure looks and sounds that way (especially with T4's sound you keep hearing, makes it sound like a slot machine keeps going off). Maybe it just is cut to make it look this way, as it is for TV and all. But do two or three guys, each with one set of eyes, and the limited human ability to truly multitask, much less focus on so many markets, need so much crap? Don't get me wrong, I think it's way cool, but does it really add to the guy's bottom line? One of the most basic rules in business (not video games, as he says it feels like sometimes) is minimizing costs. He jokingly said he was still paying for the basement setup he has, but maybe it wasn't a joke--I would wager that something like that would cost quite a lot (maybe $20K at least?). And monthly maintenance is no doubt quite high too.

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I agree 100% Josh.

Perhaps I was wrong to use the word "inspiration", I couldn't find the right word to describe the amusing video! The guy taking medication for the high blood pressure is the tell, I think, and I guess most of us wouldn't let the TV cameras into our homes for any money.

I am quite conflicted actually between my own ego (which is why I probably got into this business a long time ago) and the reality of what works on a day to day basis...looking at trading movies like this one kinda keeps the "ego" side of me content so I can carry on with the routine stuff in my work.

Rather like have a tiny account for "fun/gambling" trades so you're not tempted to gamble/break rules in the main trading account..something I have heard other traders do to keep the emotions/ego at bay.

Did you check out the ocean view at 7:00 in the previous video?...that is my dream setup, I wonder where that is...

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zzzz, wicked basement in that video. Too much crap going on though. Let's be honest here: what good are all those numbers rolling across and flashing on the matrix board above the computers except to feed the guy's ego? He referred to it as a casino, and it sure looks and sounds that way (especially with T4's sound you keep hearing, makes it sound like a slot machine keeps going off). Maybe it just is cut to make it look this way, as it is for TV and all. But do two or three guys, each with one set of eyes, and the limited human ability to truly multitask, much less focus on so many markets, need so much crap? Don't get me wrong, I think it's way cool, but does it really add to the guy's bottom line? One of the most basic rules in business (not video games, as he says it feels like sometimes) is minimizing costs. He jokingly said he was still paying for the basement setup he has, but maybe it wasn't a joke--I would wager that something like that would cost quite a lot (maybe $20K at least?). And monthly maintenance is no doubt quite high too.


That does it... @josh WILL NOT be the host of Pimp My Trading Room....

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I agree 100% Josh.

Perhaps I was wrong to use the word "inspiration", I couldn't find the right word to describe the amusing video! The guy taking medication for the high blood pressure is the tell, I think, and I guess most of us wouldn't let the TV cameras into our homes for any money.

I am quite conflicted actually between my own ego (which is why I probably got into this business a long time ago) and the reality of what works on a day to day basis...looking at trading movies like this one kinda keeps the "ego" side of me content so I can carry on with the routine stuff in my work.

Rather like have a tiny account for "fun/gambling" trades so you're not tempted to gamble/break rules in the main trading account..something I have heard other traders do to keep the emotions/ego at bay.

Did you check out the ocean view at 7:00 in the previous video?...that is my dream setup, I wonder where that is...

The ocean view at 7:00 is a trade room that used to exist here in Malibu, CA. Been there to check out a few times. Right on PCH on the water. Very nice.

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My friend woodworked his own trading desk - I like the idea:



Not exactly my "trading desk" (I don't exactly have one and usually trade with a single screen anyway), but these are some of the places I really enjoyed trading out of.

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My friend woodworked his own trading desk - I like the idea:



Not exactly my "trading desk" (I don't exactly have one and usually trade with a single screen anyway), but these are some of the places I really enjoyed trading out of.

Prague


Toronto


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Loving the Barcelona pic!!!!

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07:00 with the ocean view is my favorite.

This is also a good video for inspiration:-


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Impressive video collection of traders desks (originally from ET site):-

"Traders at Home":-


Enjoy!

this video was part of a larger presentation, evidently by some BBS (public broadcast studo)

does anyone know either the full title or know the full presentation?

---


one thing I found as a self justification of his investment, is he feels he needs to be on the other side of a trade at 1am in the morning, else he hate to think what would happen, if no one was there to take the other side...

either way, isn't it surprising he has no charts, no indicators, and keeps mental tab of price action and market sentiment?

what name or nomenclature is this approach called?, if anyone knows

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either way, isn't it surprising he has no charts, no indicators, and keeps mental tab of price action and market sentiment?

what name or nomenclature is this approach called?, if anyone knows

Why is it surprising? I'd call it simply "trading"... seems to be the way floor traders did/do it. Either way, it matters not how he does it; perhaps he has not made money a single year so far. What matters is what's effective for a trader personally, and maybe for some that's indicators all over the place. Minimal is only better if it helps the bottom line, just as more indies/info is only worth having if it helps the bottom line.

Don't want to get too off-topic here, but I use DOM and T&S extensively, but I still find value in very short-term charts, just in how they are forming. Completely different from looking at a chart from yesterday -- but to watch the shape of the market as it's forming, it gives an edge that DOM/tape alone can't. Then again, I could not trade with DOM/tape either, so I find value in all of these tools.

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TGA's set up that across all those screens there is not a single chart visible. Did anyone notice that? DB

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holy crap this would be super nice with a set of 3 monitors....


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For those that want multiple screens with a lappy...check this gem out...

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Any more information? Don't see a model number or anything. Thanks

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Any more information? Don't see a model number or anything. Thanks

WS-UG39DH1 USB 3.0 Dual Display DVI+HDMI

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zzzz, wicked basement in that video. Too much crap going on though. Let's be honest here: what good are all those numbers rolling across and flashing on the matrix board above the computers except to feed the guy's ego? He referred to it as a casino, and it sure looks and sounds that way (especially with T4's sound you keep hearing, makes it sound like a slot machine keeps going off). Maybe it just is cut to make it look this way, as it is for TV and all. But do two or three guys, each with one set of eyes, and the limited human ability to truly multitask, much less focus on so many markets, need so much crap? Don't get me wrong, I think it's way cool, but does it really add to the guy's bottom line? One of the most basic rules in business (not video games, as he says it feels like sometimes) is minimizing costs. He jokingly said he was still paying for the basement setup he has, but maybe it wasn't a joke--I would wager that something like that would cost quite a lot (maybe $20K at least?). And monthly maintenance is no doubt quite high too.

Dunno Josh - but I laughed when I saw them walk into the basement - the way those 2 guys were lit up against the wall from the screen glare behind the camera.

It could well be a boy toy and if that's the case, I think we are all guilty to some extent.

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... you can use the free tool "Mouse without Borders" from Microsoft ...
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Updated desk...1 laptop, 3 screens, 1 desktop 1 screen.

Should do while i build my new desktop...

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Updated desk...1 laptop, 3 screens, 1 desktop 1 screen.

Should do while i build my new desktop...

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See you getting Jiggy there.... Brings a tear to my eye that does!

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See you getting Jiggy there.... Brings a tear to my eye that does!

Lol....a good eye you have too!

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Not much happening in the market today so I decided to update my prior post. We often have electricity and broadband outages in my area which can leave me stuck in trades having to call my broker to get out of them (clearly not a great situation). So my awesome wife bought me a new laptop so I can hop on to 3g whenever the need arises. (Yup, best wife ever).

So here's my updated trading desk setup with the new laptop (gotta love the 17.3" screen ). And yes, those are trading notes and reminders stuck all over the monitor and wall:




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Not much happening in the market today so I decided to update my prior post. We often have electricity and broadband outages in my area which can leave me stuck in trades having to call my broker to get out of them (clearly not a great situation). So my awesome wife bought me a new laptop so I can hop on to 3g whenever the need arises. (Yup, best wife ever).

So here's my updated trading desk setup with the new laptop (gotta love the 17.3" screen ). And yes, those are trading notes and reminders stuck all over the monitor and wall:



Looks like my account statement on your wall...

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Looks like my account statement on your wall...


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Here is a collection of trading desks that the Online Trading Academy pulled together.

Nice link. Cool to read the write up about each trader.

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I sorta think some money should have been put aside for a decent chair.

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I sorta think some money should have been put aside for a decent chair.

They were already way over budget

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I sorta think some money should have been put aside for a decent chair.


75% of the screens are redundant as they display the same information.

Many office chairs will break down under a weight of 500 lbls, but this one also seems to fit the size of senior screen traders.

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My trading space ...

... has been updated.

A few months ago, my youngest daughter got an apartment with her BFF so Project: Trading Station Relocation started percolating. However, as I learned from my first daughter's attempts to 'move-out', I opted to let the empty room simmer for a few months. Now that I've pretty well got it up to snuff, I'm expecting any day to hear she is coming home

Anyway, here's where I do my thing:

Trading Desk


Writing Desk



In case anyone has any questions about some of the stuff in the pictures (I usually like to have real clean looking links, but opted to keep them ugly with the full URLs so nobody has to wonder if there is affiliate stuff embeded):

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The pens come in tons of colors too. Got my entire family addicted to these pens.

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... has been updated.

A few months ago, my youngest daughter got an apartment with her BFF so Project: Trading Station Relocation started percolating. However, as I learned from my first daughter's attempts to 'move-out', I opted to let the empty room simmer for a few months. Now that I've pretty well got it up to snuff, I'm expecting any day to hear she is coming home

Tell her if she moves back she'll have to learn to trade forex. Kids today are up all hours texting anyway!

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Tell her if she moves back she'll have to learn to trade forex. Kids today are up all hours texting anyway!

haha Child labor: the original automated trading system.

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Spock really had an ear for the market. Oh well....its early

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I sorta think some money should have been put aside for a decent chair.

Shameless plug for my office... we probably spent more on Aeron chairs than on our monitors.


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Shameless plug for my office... we probably spent more on Aeron chairs than on our monitors.


Want! I have my eye on one but can't decide whether to spring for a fully loaded polished one or just go black with posture fit.

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Want! I have my eye on one but can't decide whether to spring for a fully loaded polished one or just go black with posture fit.

Black with posture fit.

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Watching charts on
1 screen means --> decent gains
2 screens means ------> extra decent gains
4 sceens means -------------> extra excessive gains

...

8 screens means ---------------------> uncountable gains

please ...FILL UP HERE....

SO what are we looking really in front of us as the one and only Trader KINGS?

I don't know - but even looking at ONE chart on ONE screen gives me sometimes headaches....

Very glad to have only TWO eyes

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Finally, my new PC is up and running. Four 22" (1 existing and 3 new) screens on the new machine and the two 19" on the laptop.

Here are the specs too...
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please ...FILL UP HERE....
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Watching charts on
1 screen means --> decent gains
2 screens means ------> extra decent gains
4 sceens means -------------> extra excessive gains

...

8 screens means ---------------------> uncountable gains

please ...FILL UP HERE....

SO what are we looking really in front of us as the one and only Trader KINGS?

I don't know - but even looking at ONE chart on ONE screen gives me sometimes headaches....

Very glad to have only TWO eyes

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For a while now, I have been discontent with the fact that I spend so much of my day sitting, (probably OVER 16 hours) and so little time active (1-2 hours at the gym), so I spent the morning setting up a temporary standing workstation to test it out before I spend money on a custom made desk.




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For a while now, I have been discontent with the fact that I spend so much of my day sitting, (probably OVER 16 hours) and so little time active (1-2 hours at the gym), so I spent the morning setting up a temporary standing workstation to test it out before I spend money on a custom made desk.




Excellent experimental setup addchild.
I also sometimes get worried about the amount of time I spend sitting on a daily basis.
Please keep us posted about what kind of changes you feel in switching over to the standing workstation, in a few weeks time.

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I love the stand up desk...it is actually a coffee table from Ikea on top of my regular desk. Great for trading, but for "typical" work, stuff like spread sheets, research, writing letters or any type of paper shuffle it is not so good. For that stuff I use the credenza and the return, but they are sometimes a little tight.

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I see you guys have to think on your feet!

Neat idea!

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I think the standing desks are a great idea.
However, after sitting in the office during the day, I'm ready to kill it in the gym.
Maybe I could try both.

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For a while now, I have been discontent with the fact that I spend so much of my day sitting, (probably OVER 16 hours) and so little time active (1-2 hours at the gym), so I spent the morning setting up a temporary standing workstation to test it out before I spend money on a custom made desk.


It's obviously a great idea, but stand up for 16 hours might be a problem too .
I don't know if these special desk can deal with that (2 hours down, 1 hour up, ...).

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16 hour days! f that...I've done that but it's not 16 hours total.
I may walk to the computer, check positions, walk away, etc.
We don't always have to be sitting down and if we are, maybe
we are sitting down on our back porch, drinking scotch.

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I see you are in Denver, I rent a space up here in Westminster, CO. where I live. The office is the only way to go and no more having to intervene in the "pre-preschool" brawls between the wife and daughter

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NICE!@!!!!!

do you get the nosey types?, and the referall types knocking and asking you what you're doing, or can you manage $$ for me?

also, do you do the pro way, and keep the lights off so the screens are the true focus?

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Here"s mine... runs cool, almost silent, reliable, no cables on the floor

Intel Xeon E3-1230 with Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB memory
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Here"s mine... runs cool, almost silent, reliable, no cables on the floor

Intel Xeon E3-1230 with Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB memory
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@kickmic, Excellent Cable Management

You did all this yourself, or got it done by some professional ?

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@kickmic,

You did all this yourself, or got it done by some professional ?

thanks for the kind words - multi monitors and multiple peripherals produce countless cables so I just grabbed some cable ducting and a couple of bags of zip ties from the hardware store to hide everything away. The desk makes it easy to attach cables, power boards and my modem router. Just means the the office is easily cleaned. Because the case mounts the cable connections at the top, you end up with a neat loom that's easily managed. I like a tidy and organized working environment

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Kickmic nice setup, you've inspired me to sort out my cables...

I have an electric motorised sit-stand desk and have my base unit mounted under the desk with a steel bracket. Have you considered that, to free up more space on your desk? My photos are earlier in the thread.

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Kickmic nice setup, you've inspired me to sort out my cables...

I have an electric motorised sit-stand desk and have my base unit mounted under the desk with a steel bracket. Have you considered that, to free up more space on your desk? My photos are earlier in the thread.

setup there amongst nature - that's fantastic! Where are you in the UK?
My desk is L shaped so plenty more room . Also, for cleaning dust filters, accessing USB3 inputs, adjusting the fan controller etc, I like the convenience of the case at arms reach (also weighs a tonne too, and is over 600mm deep!)

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I sorta think some money should have been put aside for a decent chair.

Actually turns out when you're hired there or current employee at time of tech re-up you are allowed to order your chair custom, within a budget so large in effect it does not exist. Apparently they got the photog to come in immediately after setup so everything would look best. Poss. no chairs in yet, regardlesss, as former photog I can tell you every photog with that job would cclear every chair, anything cept the geometric basics out of the shot. I couldn't believe it when I found out this firm is in a town that we used to go to when I was a kid, on our Sunday drives 'into ranch country' where I'd buy hard candy swizzle sticks, real black liquorice and sassafras from the general store, while my Dad bee-lined for the apple pie and vanilla ice-cream at the cafe, all served by a woman who snapped bubblegum and called every male, 'Shugah Pie', 'cept her husband the cook whom she called, 'Pappy' if she ever spoke to him at all. We're talkin' a real, live 'Flo' but circa 1882, not 1982, which, incidentally was the first year we went there. It wasn't an 'old pioneers days' little museum town, it didn't have to be b/c it was the real thing. So, I still find it a stretch of an imagination even such as mine to equate this company's savvy build with 'Shugah Pie's" sugar pie, swizzle sticks and sassafras, but that don't mean I dont enjoy such, 'negative correlations'. Word on the street is that whenever they get a big snow dump in winter, the whole building's snow covering is gone in an afternoon where every other one in town stays covered until the next blizzard and on and on until spring thaw. All that from the heat generated by the equip used by one office on one floor?!? Gahddam Shugah! Steamy!

Actually, I can relate.... I use three, 55" and one, 42" plasmas/LED flat screens as monitors often so I can be much farther back from the screen (b/c I have MS, up close to monitors even for 5 min on many days trigger a sort of VERTIGO which has me vomiting over and over... tough to make trades when you're puking). Anyway, just my primary trade pc plus the four large screens lit requires I have a large air con unit blasting away turned up to 11, at all times or you will literally cook yourself in my 250 sq. ft. office/studio within 15 minutes.

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I agree 100% Josh.

Perhaps I was wrong to use the word "inspiration", I couldn't find the right word to describe the amusing video! The guy taking medication for the high blood pressure is the tell, I think, and I guess most of us wouldn't let the TV cameras into our homes for any money.

I am quite conflicted actually between my own ego (which is why I probably got into this business a long time ago) and the reality of what works on a day to day basis...looking at trading movies like this one kinda keeps the "ego" side of me content so I can carry on with the routine stuff in my work.

Rather like have a tiny account for "fun/gambling" trades so you're not tempted to gamble/break rules in the main trading account..something I have heard other traders do to keep the emotions/ego at bay.

Did you check out the ocean view at 7:00 in the previous video?...that is my dream setup, I wonder where that is...

Well thank you for that inspired judgement of the life of a man you've never met. Next time however I could do without the tacked on crap about specific methods of coping with trader emotions. That was useful and as such I'll be avoiding it in future and would thank you to leave it at the door next time - if I thought you would.

*sigh* OK. I'm sorry for being a dick, on purpose. It's just that...the comments you made about the trader were something I see as worse, even dangerous, and that is, being a dick unintentionally. I know, some apology, but I do mean it sincerely, I make an ass of myself all the time, not like this little offense, much worse, but it's so important that we, I dont mean censure ourselves, but think about whether we're truly offering value and if so whether our methods in the end remove some of that value. OK, I fess up, I'm a major-multi-screener. I have my reasons, some of which relate to a physical handicap but even without it I think I'd likely have 10x more than you.

Before I was a trader I was a professional mariner. I skippered mega-yachts and when home I was crew member of our local Coast Guard Auxiliary, where in Canada us volunteer boys take all the calls and set out in 60mph, 30ft rubber boats and call the paid coast guard on our way out, or on scene if we think they'd better pull up their socks and drop their you know whats and bring us some big gear.

As such I was trained both privately and by govt as CG Aux lifeboat crewman and later coxwain, in the delicate art of getting a rubber raft full of sleep deprived guys still in their jammies under their floater suits, 15 miles offshore on 6ft, 3 deg celsius seas, in a 25kn near-gale with 70mph sideways Pac. NW (BC) rain as essentially the only possible thing you could see if looking up didnt get your faced ripped off by it first, to a sinking fishing boat in 15 minutes from time of initial mayday received.

The primary tools used to stay alive whether captain of a porn producer's gussied up floating gin palace or lonely zodiac pounding to shave every second so as to reach drowning family men, are, instruments. They are clinical in accuracy and can in both cases now be effectively kept dry in all conditions regardless the fluid's makeup, and therefore used at all times... and therefore considered critical. Not only are they effective but their brains are single-purposed and external a sailors usually numb skull. Meaning he need only glance the pertinent information, not recalculate each time he'd like to reference. This is what essentially allows a navigator and his captain to move a zodiac at 50knph through the bumpy, nasty inky blackness and said fishermen to live. No instruments, no speed.

A navigator needs only to know which screen displays which critical data point, of which in this situation there are many. A rescue zode has more in common with a Boeing than a bathtub, well the water part more bathtub-like really but you take my point. The Navi's trained to scan, scan, scan, scan, then, BAM one readout shows an unexpected or unwanted variable, quick check all others, reshuffle scan order to best support the problem at hand of clarifying the outlier he's received. 2 radars, 2 sounders, 3 radios, 8 analogue readouts, scan, scan, scan. Coxswain: "Navi, POSITION?!!" "BEARING TO YOUR NEXT PLOT?" "BEARING TO SCENE?!?" "ETA EXACT?" "WITH VARIABLE?" "WAVE PATH?" "CONTACTS?" "BEARING?" "POSITION?".....

They've developed a new trainer in the last few years, a simulator for high speed response on water which is an exercise in instrument reading, which of course is drilled to point of reaction/response appearing to take place at almost impossible speed in the mind of trained navigators.

Could they have all the information on one screen? Sure, make each window smaller (yet) and make it so he can tab between pages looking for the data he needs. Which, if he were toodle-ing along in his Classic ChrisCraft would be great, nice sunny day with the family, keep an eye on vessel's approach, then flip the sounder page so you can see bottom topo and if you're coming up to that ledge you caught all those Springs at last fall when out here with the boys salmon fishing. No problem. Sounds ideal....

My trading workspaces are organized such that my information requirements are in place, one place (per market or related group), where I know each one is, allowing for speedy reference, & supporting confident decision making using minimum 5 correlating or related pieces of information that I have on hand at zero notice.

My shortest time frame alerts a decent scalp or swing, my needed indicators are all there to home me in further. My longer time frames or otherwise 'larger picture' views are already set up, always ready for my furtive glance so that I can make sure I'm not walking into some short-squeeze trap set up by the douches on the floor, or otherwise false-type signal that the ultra short time frames many of us trade are prone to. Likewise my traderoom/group or social trading resource comes to life with something, I get it sussed in 5 seconds whether I need bother at all, all because I have strategically organized and placed information in wide spread, instantly accesible format that does not require me to find it, not even have to remember it exists in the first place. IUt's there, so I know it's important and I look. DOne. That simple. The last thing these 8-10 monitors I have running do for me is stress me out. If they werent there, then I'd be stressed. I wonder less, do less, and make much more with some very easily come by skills of information retrieval and reference that I was fortunately made by others and the sea herself, to see the true blue value in, years ago. It was easy to realize the true use in a different, but no more challenging environment.

Phew. Man.... can you tell I've had that on my chest for three years? Thanks for letting me sound off and yeah, this wasnt so much about just what you said, and it's important to me that I tell you so. Thanks bud.

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