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Battlestations: Show us your trading desks!

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Sounds like a challenge
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Hi guys,

It is my pleasure to announce a new challenge event for August 2019: Battlestations!

Mike

I guess I should have responded to this latest contest sooner!
I just got the notice that the challenge has come to an end.

I built this computer myself about 6 years ago and then upgraded the chip and motherboard in 2016 before switching over to Windows 10 and NinjaTrader-8

I've enjoyed having enough "screen space" to spread out my charts, but despite how it looks I like to try and keep things simple. I typically only watch the ZB & the NQ so most of the charts are just different timeframes of the same instrument.

Good luck to everyone that's already entered.
And congratulations to @Big Mike for building a vibrant, successful community for us all to share and learn from.

Trade well,
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Hi guys,

It is my pleasure to announce a new challenge event for August 2019: Battlestations! (with over $5,000 in prizes)

With this event, we are encouraging members to share pictures of their trading desks. We will be giving away over $5,000 in prizes in total, with all prizes being equal to the top three winners.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will each receive:
  • Daytradr Trading Platform – Lifetime License ($879 value)
  • 1-year Live Trading license ($500 value)
  • 1-year Journalytix license ($399 value)

These prizes are provided exclusively by @Jigsaw Trading, a site sponsor on futures io. Please thank @Jigsaw Trading for their contributions to our community, and for agreeing to exclusively sponsor the August Battlestations event!

There are just a few simple rules to follow:
  • a) The contest begins August 1 and ends August 31. All decisions made by futures io are final.
  • b) One of the photos in your post must show the futures io logo on our website. Don't forget!
  • c) Take a selfie or have someone take a picture of you at your desk! For at least one of the photos, we want to see your face! We are making this optional but highly recommended.
  • d) The photos need to be uploaded here on futures io. No linking to external sites. No videos.
  • e) You may submit multiple photos (please do!) -- but only your first post in this thread, containing photos, posted between August 1 and August 31, and following our rules, will be considered for the contest.
  • f) Winners will be chosen by counting the numbers of "Thanks Received" on each qualifying post.

I am looking forward to seeing a lot of great trading desks! Please remember to follow the rules, and please remember to vote by hitting the "Thanks" button.



Thank you to @Jigsaw Trading as the exclusive site sponsors for this event, donating the more than $5,000 in prizes.

Please visit Jigsaw Trading's website to learn more about their products and services:
https://www.jigsawtrading.com/

Jigsaw Trading also has an AMA thread with Peter Davies:


For Elite Members, Jigsaw Trading also has a special offer to receive 10% off their Daytradr Trading Platform, and 10% off their Journalytix Automated Statistics & Leaderboard tools:



Elite Members use this link:
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Mike

It's been awesome seeing everyone's Battlestations this month!

The event is coming to an end, so please cast your votes right now by using the Thanks button -- so we can award the $5,000 in prizes to the best Battlestations!

Battlestations will return in the future...

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Good job to everyone who participated. May the most liked trading desk win!

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Hi guys,

It is my pleasure to announce a new challenge event for August 2019: Battlestations! (with over $5,000 in prizes)

With this event, we are encouraging members to share pictures of their trading desks. We will be giving away over $5,000 in prizes in total, with all prizes being equal to the top three winners.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will each receive:
  • Daytradr Trading Platform – Lifetime License ($879 value)
  • 1-year Live Trading license ($500 value)
  • 1-year Journalytix license ($399 value)

These prizes are provided exclusively by @Jigsaw Trading, a site sponsor on futures io. Please thank @Jigsaw Trading for their contributions to our community, and for agreeing to exclusively sponsor the August Battlestations event!

There are just a few simple rules to follow:
  • a) The contest begins August 1 and ends August 31. All decisions made by futures io are final.
  • b) One of the photos in your post must show the futures io logo on our website. Don't forget!
  • c) Take a selfie or have someone take a picture of you at your desk! For at least one of the photos, we want to see your face! We are making this optional but highly recommended.
  • d) The photos need to be uploaded here on futures io. No linking to external sites. No videos.
  • e) You may submit multiple photos (please do!) -- but only your first post in this thread, containing photos, posted between August 1 and August 31, and following our rules, will be considered for the contest.
  • f) Winners will be chosen by counting the numbers of "Thanks Received" on each qualifying post.

I am looking forward to seeing a lot of great trading desks! Please remember to follow the rules, and please remember to vote by hitting the "Thanks" button.



Thank you to @Jigsaw Trading as the exclusive site sponsors for this event, donating the more than $5,000 in prizes.

Please visit Jigsaw Trading's website to learn more about their products and services:
https://www.jigsawtrading.com/

Jigsaw Trading also has an AMA thread with Peter Davies:


For Elite Members, Jigsaw Trading also has a special offer to receive 10% off their Daytradr Trading Platform, and 10% off their Journalytix Automated Statistics & Leaderboard tools:



Elite Members use this link:
If you are interested in the Daytradr 10% discount, click here:
10% off Daytradr by Jigsaw
New clients only, limited to one use, up-to $179 discount.

If you are interested in the Journalytix 10% discount, click here:
10% off Journalytix by Jigsaw
New clients only, limited to one use.

You can find all the available Elite Offers here:
https://futures.io/offers/

Mike




Congratulations to the winners of the Battlestations contest for August 2019! The winners are as follows:

1st place: @cpolk2013
2nd place: @FXRooster
3rd place: @hen322

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will each receive:
  • Daytradr Trading Platform – Lifetime License ($879 value)
  • 1-year Live Trading license ($500 value)
  • 1-year Journalytix license ($399 value)

Thank you to @Jigsaw Trading as the exclusive site sponsors for this event, donating the more than $5,000 in prizes.

Please visit Jigsaw Trading's website to learn more about their products and services:
https://www.jigsawtrading.com/

Jigsaw Trading also has an AMA thread with Peter Davies:


For Elite Members, Jigsaw Trading also has a special offer to receive 10% off their Daytradr Trading Platform, and 10% off their Journalytix Automated Statistics & Leaderboard tools:



Elite Members use this link:
If you are interested in the Daytradr 10% discount, click here:
10% off Daytradr by Jigsaw
New clients only, limited to one use, up-to $179 discount.

If you are interested in the Journalytix 10% discount, click here:
10% off Journalytix by Jigsaw
New clients only, limited to one use.

You can find all the available Elite Offers here:
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The contest should be the 3 worst trading desks get a makeover!

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Battlestation setup- desktop+laptop numbers/setup


Hi All
Rather than a pics only type thread, this is designed to be a discussion of the pro and cons of different setups- monitors, desktops, laptops and the mixture of them

MY setup has tended to be 2 desktops and 1 laptop.
Currently I have a 43' 4k, 4 x 1920, and one 1200 monitor. And a laptop.

The upside is that I can keep it up to date by replacing one unit every couple of years or so.
And I've also got backup units if one pc has a glitch (although this is ofcourse pretty rare these days).
I can also move my laptop around if I don't particularly want to be glued to all those screens.
And if there's a power/broadband outage I can still trade.

Downside is that I've got quite a lot of cables. And none of the PCs are as high spec as they would be if I bought a single unit instead of 3. Obviously my setup is not as mobile as say a single "superlaptop".

I've noticed that Small Form Factor and laptop PCs are becoming comparable to the large desktop units in performance.And I've also noticed that everything seems to be moving towards 4k - leaving 1920 monitors possibly a little redundant.

Finally I have some indicators I sometimes use that really drain single core CPU. Have you ever tried renting CPU power? Or have you looked at moving away from MT4 etc (yes I know its ANCIENT these days yes!) onto a fully multicore platform? I suppose it isn't overly important to me because I'm not a autosystem trader but a discretionary one. Nonetheless it would be fun if I had some sort of "super program" that does lots of "heavy lifting" in analysis for me.


Anyway, my questions/topics for discussion are:-
1 whats your setup and its pros/cons?
2what mix would you have starting from scratch?
3 how do you think your mix of units will change in coming years?

Best wishes all!


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