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

Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM   #111 (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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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:09 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Throughout this thread I have noticed a conspicuous lack of mousepads on many desks. You'll be amazed at the difference a good surface with some fresh teflon mousefeet will do. My personal favourite are the steelseries S&S pads (slightly textured hard plastic), but the QCK (cloth) ones are good too.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:15 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Throughout this thread I have noticed a conspicuous lack of mousepads on many desks. You'll be amazed at the difference a good surface with some fresh teflon mousefeet will do. My personal favourite are the steelseries S&S pads (slightly textured hard plastic), but the QCK (cloth) ones are good too.

thanks for info on pads, but I prefer trackball mouses no pad needed, all i move is my thumb on ball, no wrist issues later in life...I hope

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:19 PM   #114 (permalink)
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I have noticed a conspicuous lack of coffee cups... only 2 in the entire thread! wtf?

I also am developing a strong case of monitor inadequacy...

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:21 PM   #115 (permalink)
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I also am developing a strong case of monitor inadequacy...

It's not the size websouth, its how you use them!



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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:49 PM   #116 (permalink)
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thanks for info on pads, but I prefer trackball mouses no pad needed, all i move is my thumb on ball, no wrist issues later in life...I hope


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Old July 2nd, 2012, 04:59 PM   #117 (permalink)
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It's not the size websouth, its how you use them!



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I might be wrong, but I thought that trading is all about size...or don't we all want to trade size?

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:35 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 05:39 PM   #119 (permalink)
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@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.

I have been asking and trying to start conversation on visual ergonomics and color schemes that enforce a conditioned response. Interesting that ALL of the research on that is from the field of aviation (mostly military). Thanks for the interesting article. DB

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM   #120 (permalink)
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so the trouble with trading on your iphone isn't that the screen is so small....it's that the tendency to throw it when a trade goes wrong is so large...

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mostly trade on a laptop with a single monitor Might have to up my game after reading this thread
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