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Old July 1st, 2012, 06:10 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Here's my trading desk. 24" monitor, 22" monitor and laptop. It's enough for my needs at the moment, but soon I want to get another 24". Ill then either use the two 24" monitors on the desktop and use the 22" as a 2nd monitor on the laptop. Or ill use all 3 monitors on the desktop. Not sure yet.

The laptop I use for browsing, news, forums etc. I also use it as a backup for trading in case there's any power cuts or problems with the desktop.

The desk is my favorite part (my wife got it for me ). It's big enough for plenty of growth in terms of monitors.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:06 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I use 2 laptops at the moment but this is what I have in mind for the future.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:09 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Really appreciate...


the input on this thread.

I am currently adding hardware to the set up and like everything else I am trying to figure "prefect". Much of what Fat Tails says about distance and angle is the generally accepted approach of companies that want to configure professional desks. The client firms though are less concerned with trader ergonomics than cramming the most into the available space.

I've both camped my ass in a herman miller and stood, finding distinct advantages to both. I think I will have a dual set up allowing each approach to have a fair chance. Over the last twenty years or so I have employed ten screen set ups as well as single 12 inch hand held monitors. I found that more information was usually a distraction but how would you know unless you filtered down from or up to something. I generally trade one product but keep an eye on risk on/off. I will use the added space for the risk trade and market internals as it has been suggested to me that my lack of that info might be hurting my timing.

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?

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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:30 AM   #74 (permalink)
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the input on this thread.

I am currently adding hardware to the set up and like everything else I am trying to figure "prefect". Much of what Fat Tails says about distance and angle is the generally accepted approach of companies that want to configure professional desks. The client firms though are less concerned with trader ergonomics than cramming the most into the available space.

I've both camped my ass in a herman miller and stood, finding distinct advantages to both. I think I will have a dual set up allowing each approach to have a fair chance. Over the last twenty years or so I have employed ten screen set ups as well as single 12 inch hand held monitors. I found that more information was usually a distraction but how would you know unless you filtered down from or up to something. I generally trade one product but keep an eye on risk on/off. I will use the added space for the risk trade and market internals as it has been suggested to me that my lack of that info might be hurting my timing.

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

Yeah, I think it's all about your style of trading. I actually have 3 other monitors in addition to my laptop, so I actually have 4 monitors, but I generally only use 3. I only need one screen to trade since my trading style only requires one chart. I often trade 2 different markets by putting up 2 charts on one screen. The other 2 or 3 screens, I generally have web browser on, and NT code editors to tinker with code when the market is slow.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 11:57 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:13 PM   #76 (permalink)
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summer setup- 50"on left,front top 32 bottom left right are 24...measurements from my chair are front 24"s 28",top 32 is 33"inches away and 50" is 40"inches away...

winter add another 50" to my right because I move a outdoor display in for winter

A friend of mine borrowed my degree wheel and Im not going to shoot my laser transit to confirm @Fat Tails 20 degrees but mine is close to that.

Since Im here alot I added my daughters station to my right(she's 11 now) and I rob one of her 20" monitors for my summer setup.

Can you tell Im a visual person
hence anytime I add something in to my trading I stick it to wall behind me lol

I have wondered about others, thx for the thread start

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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:15 PM   #77 (permalink)
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This is my view from my chair

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Ugh! If I see those Coca-Cola cups, it makes me sick. Did you kill the owls with Coca-Cola?

Otherwise it looks, as if you have set up your monitors in a chalet to hide them from your wife.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:18 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I use 2 laptops at the moment but this is what I have in mind for the future.

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Some people trade for money, others for excitement.

Would you use this setup for swing trading (swinging while trading) or for scalping?

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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:18 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Actually those have iced tea in them ....I only drink a coke maybe a couple times a year.

I get those from Portillos...a restaurant chain in the chicago area

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Old July 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Actually those have iced tea in them ....I only drink a coke maybe a couple times a year.

I get those from Portillos...a restaurant chain in the chicago area

Cokes that size are illegal in New York now, you could get 10 to life just for that picture alone !!!

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