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

Old February 22nd, 2014, 11:32 AM   #421 (permalink)
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Probably wont give you any new ideas but this is what I have.

6 24" monitors arranged using eyefinity - grouped the bottom 4 into 2 virtual ones so windows sees only 4 and enables me to arrange them 2x2. Spare laptop, spare keyboard and mouse, redundant internet connection and a UPS that will power the desktop and 1 monitor for at least 30 minutes.

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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:13 AM   #422 (permalink)
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Do you all think that it's important to have all screens in a multi screen setup be identical or the same model/age? ie I have 3 24" BenQ 1920x1200 TN based screens, if I want to add say 1 or 3 more, should I bother trying to get identical ones, or perhaps just go for some newer 24" or 27" IPS screens?

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Old March 17th, 2014, 10:12 AM   #423 (permalink)
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I have a total of 6 monitors and one is an oddball. The only thing I notice about it is the color is slightly different on the one screen. I might be able to adjust it to be closer or maybe not. Haven't tried really. But for charts I don't think different monitors really matter. I tried watching a movie on all 6 screens once ... that lasted about 15 seconds

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Old March 17th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #424 (permalink)
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I have a total of 6 monitors and one is an oddball. The only thing I notice about it is the color is slightly different on the one screen. I might be able to adjust it to be closer or maybe not. Haven't tried really. But for charts I don't think different monitors really matter. I tried watching a movie on all 6 screens once ... that lasted about 15 seconds

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warranty issue!

call their support and describe what you just said!
see what they do to make it right, and if they give you any grief, then blast them here, and let us all know what make/model it is

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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #425 (permalink)
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Maybe I wasn't clear, 5 monitors are some other brand that I can't remember and only a year old and the 6th is a dell refurb from 4 years or so ago. The color difference doesn't bother me as it's just charts I use the computer for. Futures op was asking about mixing monitors, I don't think it's a big deal for trading. If your gaming or watching movies that's something else

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Old March 18th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #426 (permalink)
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My trading desk

Ok it is time too show me my trading desk

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Old March 20th, 2014, 08:53 AM   #427 (permalink)
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Ok it is time too show me my trading desk



Nice setup in a beautifully lit room... perfect


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Old March 20th, 2014, 11:11 AM   #428 (permalink)
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If you're serious about day trading, I'd highly recommend a very comfortable high back chair...

A clean desk and the fewer the monitors the better (max two) but hey what do I know...

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Old March 20th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #429 (permalink)
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the fewer the monitors the better (max two) but hey what do I know...

Sure, if you trade one or two products only and if you prefer the singular focus of what you are trading (some might call it myopic, some might call it simply focused) and don't need to see anything else. Otherwise, two is simply not enough.

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If you're serious about day trading, I'd highly recommend a very comfortable high back chair...

A clean desk and the fewer the monitors the better (max two) but hey what do I know...

-Bill_M

I agree with that. I traded 4 markets and went down to trading only on and use 2 monitors to have the desired information for that market. Result my P/L went up because I do not get frustrated because I missed a trade because I was watching another instrument and then I was getting more frustrated when I missed another setup on the other instruments etc..

No I use 2 for trading and on is for distraction email etc the 4 is turned of, will be the donor monitor for my 3 year old kid

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