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How many monitors do you have?

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How many monitors do you have?

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The question is how many monitors you have connected to your trading system(s).

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I've used six 24" monitors (1920x1200 16:10) for a few years, but with the move to Ecuador decided to sell them and change to three 30" monitors (2560x1600 16:10).

My container hasn't arrived yet, so for the last three months I have only just one 30". It's a nightmare!

Please share what size monitor you have, and if it's 16:9 or 16:10. I absolutely prefer 16:10 for trading. A typical 16:9 monitor would be 1920x1080, 16:10 would be 1920x1200 giving you more usable resolution height, but not ideal for watching movies --- which I don't do on my monitors.

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Two monitors, 28" and 24" both 1920x1200 (16:10). I wouldn't own a 16:9 monitor, I really don't like the loss in vertical resolution on those.

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Two. Laptop screen and a 22" LCD TV I had left over from my business.

I use the laptop screen for my main chart and dom, and then the LCD has all my aux charts (other timeframes, bar types, etc).

I am considering a desktop and four monitors in the near future.

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I use 1x 23" at 16:10 for my main, and 2x 22", and 1x 17"(laptop backup)at 16:9 for everything else.

Movies, shows, and webinars, are chromcast to the big screen so I can be comfy.

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I have 6 HP 20" widescreens with a max resolution of 1600x900.

I use 4 for charts, 1 for my control center and market analyzer, and one for Big Mike's/Finviz/Forex Factory, etc...

I would like to get some larger monitors, but the current setup is quite large as it is.

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6 24" 1920x1080 monitors. I got them in stages and ended up with 4 LGs and 2 ASUSs. I have them in a 2x4 configuration (2 above on a stand and 4 on the desk).

I have 2 workstations (both built by yours truly). 2 of the monitors are on the older workstation and I am working towards making them double duty with the newer workstation so that I have all 6 of them for my charts during trading hours and after market hours, I can switch them back to my older workstation.

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As I've simplified my life, the monitors I use have stayed the same, but the number of charts etc have steadily decreased. Every time I ditch another chart, I get to have my main chart larger and larger.

Screens are 30 inch HD Dell and a 15 inch laptop screen. The laptop screen is so nice, I'm considering just using that exclusively.

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One monitor 24" 16:10 ratio
More than enough to make money, I don't need more hehe...

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