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Started:June 28th, 2012 (06:28 PM) by bijeremiad Views / Replies:115,852 / 563
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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do your trading desks look like? Show us your trading battlestation

Ran across this article with shots of traders' desks: Wall Street Trading Desks - Business Insider

If anyone else would like to post a picture of their set up, I would be interested.

My set up at work (attached) is not for trading per se. 1 screen handles Bloomberg only. Next screen is where all the work happens: excel, ticketing, etc. The vertical screen is for email, reading landscape documents, and most browsing.

I have 4 HP 12Cs: 1 at my work desk, 1 in my bag, 1 by at on my night stand for those calculations that keep you up at night. Last one is a spare.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've modified this Quick Summary Post to provide direct links to each member's trading desk/office pictures for ease of future reference. I'll continue to update it as submissions are made, but if I've made an error or omission, feel free to correct it here by hitting the Edit button below, or contact me:

- addchild
- arnie (from "Hardware Lust" thread)
- artemiso
- bathrobe
- Big Mike
- bijeremiad
- brydubtrade
- creekboy
- D4YTR4D3R
- DarkPoolTrading
- Devil Man
- DionysusToast
- djkiwi
- ericbrown
- Fat Tails
- FGBL07
- fredifrosch
- furytrader
- gonzofist
- greenr
- indextrader7 1, indextrader7 2, indextrader7 3
- itrade2win
- iqgod
- josh
- kbit 1, kbit 2
- keymoo
- ktrader
- lolu
- LordAlfa (from "Hardware Lust" thread)
- Massive l
- monpere
- omni72
- plethora
- PositiveDeviant
- Rad4633
- Rayzor 1, Rayzor 2
- RiverRat
- redratsal
- Roberto Bnvdz
- RPinSC
- Surly
- tderrick
- ThatManFromTexas
- Tiberius
- TraderDynamix
- Treggs
- Vikings1
- VinceVirgil
- vvhg
- websouth
- xiaosi
- Ykarius

Hope you find it useful,
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is another thread about this too, but I can't find it at the moment.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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@arnie has a nice new setup too.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am really astonished that most of the monitor setups are completely ignoring basic ergonomic requirements.

The distance between the monitors and the eye should be somewhere between 20'' and 40''. The distance also depends on the size of the monitors. In case that you use 24'' monitors, the recommended minimum distance is 30".

For the setups above I cannot see, how you can work with your PC and at the same time maintain that distance. The distance from the edge of the table to the panels of the screen should be at least 20''.

The most relaxing position for the head is to look downward at an angle between 20° and 30°. If you use two rows of monitors make sure that you have the main stuff displayed on the lower row and only occasionally watch the upper displays.


@Big Mike, @bijeremiad: With the way you have set up your monitors you are going to kill yourselves.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The most relaxing position for the head is to look downward at an angle between 20° and 30°. If you use two rows of monitors make sure that you have the main stuff displayed on the lower row and only occasionally watch the upper displays.

This is true, what I use 90% of time is directly in front of me, and slightly down. The other monitors are used far less often.


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@Big Mike, @bijeremiad: With the way you have set up your monitors you are going to kill yourselves.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old June 28th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have always been suspecting that this forum is run by two dogs.

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Only on the good days!

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You know I always change my avatar based on calendar events and important holidays.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Suggestion for Improving Posture

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This would work with most of the monitor setups ....


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