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What do your trading desks look like? Show us your trading battlestation

Old July 1st, 2012, 06:11 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Great desk, was it worth it? I've been considering a stand up desk, and it seems more are starting to be made that don't look like drafting tables. Whose cradle are you using for your computer box? I have not been able to find one that will take a heavy mid-size box.

It's great if I've spent too long at the desk and need to stretch my legs but can't nip out for a walk with the dog. I like to stand up when using the phone and recording videos, so I use it for that too. I got the desk with CPU cradle here. :
Desking : Ergonomic Height Adjustable Workstations and Desks.

ActiveDesking Electric Power Adjustable Rectangular Shape Workstation with finger-tip control
- Size: 1800W x 1000D mm. With Central Wave.
- Height: Power Height Adjustable 640mm to 1280mm with twin motors, operation by Slide-out Control with UP and DOWN arrowed buttons.
- Tops: Beech Veneer. 25mm MCF.
- Frame: Steel and Aluminium with Telescopic adjustment that offers versatile setting-up upon installation to suit each requirement and is future proof for upgrading platform sizes. Silver with matching legs and feet.

Chair is Therapod
Therapod 7500 MFS Independent Task Chair.
- Extra High Seat Back with Therapod System Adjustable Strapping at 4 levels including Lower Lumbar Support.
- Height Adjustable Seat Back by Left Mechanism with adjustable neck support.
- Advanced Synchronised Seat Mechanism with Seat Back Rake to Seat Base Tilt Control with Anti-kick. PLUS Independent Seat Back to Seat Base.
- Seat Slider to adjust for leg length.
- Pressure Sensitive Seat Foam.
- Multi-function arms with Height, Rotate and Arm Pads that slide to minimise risk of arm clash with the desk.

I need to do something with the wires in my office, but just can't be bothered.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:22 PM   #92 (permalink)
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the input on this thread.

Question for the 4+ monitor guys: Do you have a hierarchical view of the info coming in? How do you "progress" or do you "progress" from one monitor to the next (like a filter)? How many products do you trade?

Thanks for all the input. DB

@wldman, I found this article by Lance Beggs helpful in thinking about screen set up. He references his past as a miltary helicopter pilot and the habit of selective radial scan when navigating the markets. The linked article has suggestions for 1 monitor, but I thought it was an interesting way to think about setting up your screens visually.

From his website, looks like he trades off a two-monitor set up.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM   #93 (permalink)
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This is my room in my garden to get away from distractions in the house.

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Thanks, @keymoo, when I ventured into this thread, I thought I might see some slick set ups, and maybe I would want to buy another monitor, but now I realize I need to build a whole nother building!

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:29 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Great desk, was it worth it? I've been considering a stand up desk, and it seems more are starting to be made that don't look like drafting tables. Whose cradle are you using for your computer box? I have not been able to find one that will take a heavy mid-size box.


Outside entertainment consist white and gray squirrels, barn owl, Pileated woodpeckers, and a moma bear with 2 cubs.
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Always bears, never bulls?

So you are only trading the short side, when the bear appears?

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:32 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Thanks, @keymoo, when I ventured into this thread, I thought I might see some slick set ups, and maybe I would want to buy another monitor, but now I realize I need to build a whole nother building!

Office Pod?

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:41 PM   #96 (permalink)
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My fantasy desk

Floor Cabinet with Sink

I might be able to actually do this.

Floor Cabinet

And I like this one as well

Carl's Table Radiology Furniture | Imaging Workstation from Anthro

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Old July 1st, 2012, 10:42 PM   #97 (permalink)
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This is my view from my chair

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@kbit thought those cups looked familiar, have one about 5 mins from my house, probably not a good thing

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:00 AM   #98 (permalink)
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This is my desk and my trading room. As I spend a big part of the day on my trading desk I don't like to be in front of a wall, from time to time I like to give a look outside the window or go to the terrace and refresh my mind. I am lucky to have enough space to organize the room with some fitness machines so I can excercise while I watch the market. My desk is minimal as I try to keep it as simple as possible, one video for my VPS and the other one for internet, backtesting or for my discretionary trading. The sofa is for relaxing and reading. Besides the posture issue I believe a good and quiet environment helps to stimulate creativity and concentration.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:31 AM   #99 (permalink)
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This is my desk and my trading room. As I spend a big part of the day on my trading desk I don't like to be in front of a wall, from time to time I like to give a look outside the window or go to the terrace and refresh my mind. I am lucky to have enough space to organize the room with some fitness machines so I can excercise while I watch the market. My desk is minimal as I try to keep it as simple as possible, one video for my VPS and the other one for internet, backtesting or for my discretionary trading. The sofa is for relaxing and reading. Besides the posture issue I believe a good and quiet environment helps to stimulate creativity and concentration.

Wow, I thought my office was pretty minimalist! Very nice!


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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:42 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Here's my trading setup...

6 monitors. 3 Dell 22" (bottom row on EasyMountLCD 3 monitor stand), 1 ASUS 27" (middle top), 1 Samsung 20" (top left) and 1 Dell 20" (top right). The smaller Dell + Samsung monitors will be replaced later this year.

The desk is an IKEA Galant Desk and my chair (not shown) is a BodyBilt Executive Chair with Headrest.

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