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Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!

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I really like trading, i really enjoy it. Soon I will have four or six monitors and expand my setup and make a nice trading room. But for now with 1 monitor Daytrd & NT8 my screen setup is very compact for me

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Set right up


The first image shows my standard 3 screen live trading set-up:

On all my screens the top row is RTY, the middle row is NQ and the bottom row is ES.
On the right screen the right hand column is the daily chart and the left hand column is the hourly chart.
The middle screen shows the 10m charts plus my print charts with NQ, RTY and ES in that order.
The left screen shows the my probe and rotation charts, these are what I use to track the intraday price action.
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Action shot, as you can see I don't like my photo taken
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These are the Ikea desks cheap but do the job. I stuck 4 of them together to make 2 corner desks
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This last image shows the office, when I moved in the bull was already there so I thought it was a sign and now it has pride of place haha, misses hates it, daughter loves it
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My rig

Here's where I sit when I trade 6:00-7:00am, in the downstairs office of my house.

It is a Core i7 PC I built years ago with my son, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, good video card, it does the job just fine. It has a single 34" LG monitor which I recently added and really like. It replaced two old, side-by-side 24" monitors.

I usually run IB TWS to execute my swing trades. Then I close it and this is what you see after that. On the far left is FIO in Chrome, then a spreadsheet of my swing trading trade plan + journal/trade log. On the right is a Remote Desktop connection to my trading server, which has a Dell quad-core Xeon processor, and is a dedicated server co-located at my hosting facility here in Southern California. On it, I have a custom-written theta-scalping SPX options trading program running in the command-line windows, the IB API Gateway software, and thinkorswim for a chart just to see what my underlying is up to. I don't like to run TWS on that server because it uses up too much CPU power and I have some other things going on with that server, so I use the much lighter IB Gateway instead.

On the left, below the monitor I have my Blue USB microphone for Skype, Webinars (1 2 3 4), and Podcasts. Next to that is my iPhone 8 Plus, with IB's app on it, which I sometimes use to execute trades while I'm out and about.

On the right of the monitor is an old iPad 2 that I sometimes use to watch YouTube TV on.

I do a lot of my systems development and testing on my (not pictured here) 15" HP Omen gaming laptop.

And since I forgot to picture myself I just clipped a headshot in the upper right corner

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Mac Setup

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2 - iMacs
2 - 27" Screens
1 - Trading dog who gets upset because I don't go into my office and trade on the weekends. lol.

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zen :)

I havnt changed my setup in the last 5 years. Last month disk crashed, so installed a 500G ssd. All my data is backedup every night on to a Synology NAS server. For network I use a peplink dual WAN failover setup (Cable and LTE ). All these stuff could fall apart with a 5 earthquake, I seriously have to think about getting a monitor stand. For now they sit solidly on top of my old computer books .

Water bottle, bp monitor (something I am experimenting with meditation ) and books are always on my desk.
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Kneeling chair, keeps the yoga pose - back straight.
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Once in a trade, I usually ride the bike, if I dont have anything else to do. Also started learning Guitar, obviously some midlife crisis here .
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Ok guys....here is mine. Trading mostly of the laptop straight in front W530 i7 on dock connected to currently 4 screens. Screen on far top left still idle and not hooked up. Perhaps it will be DA News feed Comcast.

All screens on the laptop are Full on connected to only Tradestation or TOS. Those are My "Show Me DA Manay" screens . I also play the epic Al Pacino speech almost every single day and hence showing here "Any Given Sunday-- that's how i approach my Trading". In reality I never use the internet for any browsing on this PC unless I have to download an indicator or whatever for my Tradestation platform. The Windows 7 also never updates on this PC and the below.

Under Desk PC - From Digital Tigers i7... it runs currently my Ninja7. PC is almost dead as it uses 2 Firepro cards and can house 8 monitors(rest of the screens currently r in the garage). I say dead as 1 of the Firepro cards has failed the other giving problems. So this PC only connected to the 3 screens. Also the PC is seriously running low on HDD 4GB left. Hence not even running Ninja8. Ninja8 will come up on a PC which is right handside of the chair and Top right screen perhaps for it. Perhaps even Ninja7 or Ninja7 will be on a new laptop.

Internet - I do not have a good fail over mechanism. So I have to do a manual switch. I do have Comcast and ATT coming in. The Heart Pic drawn straight above my desk is a Happy Fathers Day card drawn by my Son.

In an earlier home setup had approx 13 screens up which not only gave a neck pain....but also a wife scream. Dont need so much jazz.....so current Footprint<<mark the words is smaller.

lol....on the far left is my Martin......i do a little strum once in a blue moon.

And the best part......my sweet fan.....as I mostly have Dell U2410s and the room gets hot though it has good Windows n a AC which is invariably not on. Note:- typically no wires are shown....had Comcast come in for a issue which meant wiring sleeves needed to be taken out .

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Here's my setup. Same screens as before but I finally upgraded from my old i7-920 to a custom built i7-8700k system.

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