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

Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:04 AM   #131 (permalink)
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My trading desk

Amazingly underwhelming, but it works for me!

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:27 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Amazingly underwhelming, but it works for me!


I think that there is no worse setup than an overwhelming one, so underwhelming should be just about right, yours looks rather nice to me!
I guess one machine is dedicated to trading and the other is everything else? But why do you use two keyboards/mice?

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:31 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Thanks and yes, the machine on the right (the two screens to the very right) is for my order execution machine + order tracking. I don't use this for anything but placing orders and tracking results. The three screens ahead are for my charting and research and development efforts.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Estimation Cost and/or Profit/Loss


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Here are some trading desks for you, I hope that I am not getting banned for posting the pics....


(1) if you do not want to enter any trade without confirmation ....

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(4) trading desk removed for fear of censorship

Dear Fat Tails,
You are always so kind informing us ..... Could you please estimate the cost of each set up separately ...??? And also what the Profit/Loss can be .....

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:02 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Dear Fat Tails,
You are always so kind informing us ..... Could you please estimate the cost of each set up separately ...??? And also what the Profit/Loss can be .....

Thank you
Dimitri

@dimitri: I have not tested those setups personally, but setup No.4 is definitely the most expensive one, as it may have an unforeseeable impact on your P&L.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:04 PM   #136 (permalink)
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You should a software KVM switch between PC's

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Thanks and yes, the machine on the right (the two screens to the very right) is for my order execution machine + order tracking. I don't use this for anything but placing orders and tracking results. The three screens ahead are for my charting and research and development efforts.


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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:24 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Mouse without borders

Myself running these hardware setup too. It's very recommended to split your charting and your trade entry device. Keep your trade entry device as clean as possible. KVM switches can cause some trouble, because the BIOS sometimes expects a plugged usb device at startup. Therefore (and for comfort reasons) you can use the MS tool "Mouse without borders". Then you can use one mouse (+ one keyboard) to control both systems. Additionally you have always the fall back using the mouse + keyboard from your trading device directly.

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You should a software KVM switch between PC's

Input Director - Software KVM to Control Multiple Computers


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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:40 PM   #138 (permalink)
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Myself running these hardware setup too. It's very recommended to split your charting and your trade entry device. Keep your trade entry device as clean as possible. KVM switches can cause some trouble, because the BIOS sometimes expects a plugged usb device at startup. Therefore (and for comfort reasons) you can use the MS tool "Mouse without borders". Then you can use one mouse (+ one keyboard) to control both systems. Additionally you have always the fall back using the mouse + keyboard from your trading device directly.

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Spot on, this was exactly my next investment

If my charts decide to freze on huge volume spike, i can still manage my trade

" I will follow my rules, I will take my stops, I will be disciplined and i will work with the market....NOT AGAINST IT! Professional mind control is the key"

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:10 PM   #139 (permalink)
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Here is my set-up

Not shown two laptops, but it can't even close to Dimitri's set-ups...LOL

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 02:29 PM   #140 (permalink)
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I use this one.

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Ah..the track ball, Either you love them, or hate them. No middle ground on these.

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