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

Old June 30th, 2012, 03:13 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I hope the number of monitors does not directly relate to how profitable one is

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Old June 30th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I hope the number of monitors does not directly relate to how profitable one is

No, but if you make enough money with trading, you will certainly pay for getting rid of that torture device!

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Old June 30th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I hope the number of monitors does not directly relate to how profitable one is

Yes it does, the formula is:

Profit = potential / # of monitors




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Old June 30th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Nice setup .Are these 24" monitors & monitors stand which company?

Thanks, they are 23" Samsung as is the stand.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I really enjoy seeing other trader's setups and offices - thanks! Only 2 monitors here (22" widescreens) but it works...

Desk is an old oak drafting table (a favorite of mine) and my uber comfortable Herman Miller Aeron chair:

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Lot of wires running up to the cable modem, routers, etc. - still working on that:

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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #56 (permalink)
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There is another thread about this too, but I can't find it at the moment.

Here is a pic of my desk.

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Wow, look at that!

Answer honestly now...have you thought of getting a couple more? Or is 6 enough real estate?

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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I really enjoy seeing other trader's setups and offices - thanks! Only 2 monitors here (22" widescreens) but it works...

Desk is an old oak drafting table (a favorite of mine) and my uber comfortable Herman Miller Aeron chair:

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Guts behind the screens:

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Lot of wires running up to the cable modem, routers, etc. - still working on that:

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Being able to look over and see the world outside is a biggie for me:

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And the requisite inspirational art:

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The wieghts are a nice touch.

Are they there to use as a reward for a good trade, or as punishment for a bad one?

Or are they just a show peice?


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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Wow, look at that!

Answer honestly now...have you thought of getting a couple more? Or is 6 enough real estate?

I did think about getting more.

But the desk won't support more than six, and this room isn't really big enough for a bigger desk. Remember, I live in a tiny house after I changed my life after my divorce.

I know a lot of people trade from a laptop and don't see extra monitors as useful. I'm simply not that kind of person. I am a multitasker. It is in my nature, I need to look at a lot of things and be constantly working on different ideas in order to feel "right".

Extra screens just help me keep an eye on additional markets, which I believe to be useful tools. But let's be honest, six 24" monitors is plenty

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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I really enjoy seeing other trader's setups and offices - thanks! Only 2 monitors here (22" widescreens) but it works...

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Nice chair. I considered them a couple times, but just couldn't talk myself into spending that kind of money on a chair.

Nice desk too, I wish I had a desk that deep. We learn from our mistakes

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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #60 (permalink)
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The wieghts are a nice touch.

Are they there to use as a reward for a good trade, or as punishment for a bad one?

Or are they just a show peice?




I love those things!

They're Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells. Changing the weight is fast and easy so there are few excuses not to use them. They're a little pricey but worth it - if you use them of course.

And there's a closet directly to the right of those that I use a lot, so I'm constantly walking by them, which gives me plenty of opportunity for a little "gun development" during the day.

I also have a Door Gym pullup bar in the doorway that isn't in the pictures. Gotta stay toned...

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