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Useful Tools for Trading

maybe we can collect some useful tools for trading here. stuff like:

- economic calendar
- holiday calendar
- earnings calendar
- news
- etc


here're some of mine:

economic calendar (my favorite one, updates in real time), holiday calendar and earnings calendar:

Economic Calendar - Investing.com

cme holiday calendar:

http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/holiday-calendar/

earnings calendar:

U.S. Earnings: Company Earnings Calendar - Bloomberg

news (use your favorite news feed):

https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/

economic news indicator for nt:

https://futures.io/download/ninjatrader-7/indicators/980-download.html?view


please feel free to add your favorite tools

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My favorite eco calendar

Markets Data Center Table - Barrons.com

Site below great for watching volume on different contracts. I use it to roll to next contract.

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for windows users

displayFusion Pro - for multi monitor users - this is a must - basically you can set up a bunch of custom sized windows that span across any portion of total screen real estate and then have those settings sit next to the max/min sizing options of your windows.
My chart images from my journal show all of the title buttons that I've setup https://futures.io/trading-journals/33567-land-vegemite-trading-journal-intraday.html#post442595

free apps...

DeskPins - make any application remain at the front. Great when you want your DOM, a webpage or online video etc to remain at the forefront regardless of zooming in out of a chart etc that is set to use much more real estate

DeskPins 1.3 Download (Free) - DeskPins.exe

Dimension 4 - sync the Windows clock correctly. I was finding Windows, pdesite the auto synch feature kept lagging the time on TWS - now its always exact

Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.3

Pangolin Screen Dimming Utility - adjust brightness for all/some of your monitors easily from task window

PangoBright screen dimming utility, from Pangolin Laser Systems

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I use econoday (Econoday) for my event calendar. I use their iCal feed to throw it onto my Google Calendar and then review my calendar daily to look for major events.

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for windows users

displayFusion Pro - for multi monitor users - this is a must - basically you can set up a bunch of custom sized windows that span across any portion of total screen real estate and then have those settings sit next to the max/min sizing options of your windows.
My chart images from my journal show all of the title buttons that I've setup https://futures.io/trading-journals/33567-land-vegemite-trading-journal-intraday.html#post442595

free apps...

DeskPins - make any application remain at the front. Great when you want your DOM, a webpage or online video etc to remain at the forefront regardless of zooming in out of a chart etc that is set to use much more real estate

DeskPins 1.3 Download (Free) - DeskPins.exe

Dimension 4 - sync the Windows clock correctly. I was finding Windows, pdesite the auto synch feature kept lagging the time on TWS - now its always exact

Thinking Man Software - Dimension 4 v5.3

Pangolin Screen Dimming Utility - adjust brightness for all/some of your monitors easily from task window

PangoBright screen dimming utility, from Pangolin Laser Systems

[IMG]http://s26.postimg.org/kambfp061/PANGOLIN_SCREEN_BRIGHTNESS.jpg[IMG]

Nice. Never heard of Pangolin, definitely going to use that.

An alternative to Dimension4 that I prefer is simply using a GPO/Task to sync the clock. I try to cut down on as many third parties as I can.

Here is a tutorial for those who don't know how to do it.

Force Windows time synchronization more often

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Nice. Never heard of Pangolin, definitely going to use that.

An alternative to Dimension4 that I prefer is simply using a GPO/Task to sync the clock. I try to cut down on as many third parties as I can.

Here is a tutorial for those who don't know how to do it.

Force Windows time synchronization more often

Thanks for this, I'm in a agreement on cutting down running of third parties - while Windows and IB TWS are in sync (2 second variable), I was unsure if I had completed the action successfully as the process seemed slightly different to the instructions as per the link.

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https://www.netuptimemonitor.com/ Continuously Monitor Your Internet Connection and Log All Failures

You can set custom sounds for when you lose your connection/when the connection is re-established as well.

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For something that does the same thing, but free, take a look at this project:
https://code.google.com/p/internetconnectivitymonitor/

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liteCam HD | Recording on screen with video, audio - liteCam This screem recorder has the option to record your webcam in a pip style, so you can see your facial expression throughout your trading session. The pip screen can be re-positioned where ever you like and also resized. It also has a timer recording, so you can set it to automatically start/end the recording at set times.

I've tried many screen recording tools, and I like this one best. The compression/file output size is also the best I've tested.

I use it to record the DOM and charts mainly to see when liquidity goes off, especially during economic events.

It's currently on sale on steam: Save 45% on liteCam HD: Capture twitch.tv Live Stream on Steam

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I'm just using the Forex Factory android app on my smartphone for economic releases.

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