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Edmonds, WA
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A little contradictory view since I don't want any netwbie to get scared off from the big numbers in the thread, these things are not compulsory, quite a few people trade from mobiles these days, I wont comment on their methods but the fact is, as a newbie investing in machine is not neccessarially top priority. If you can get 2nd monitor, its a good enough addon and "most" if not all broker terminals work on even low end laptops. I still use one such a machine (5 years old university allocated i3 laptop), I can still do back tests on Tradingview. But then again I'm bit of a penny pincher

Of course, these machines are greate additions, but you really need to be running something like dozen monitors and full on algo black boxes to even reach a point where you are getting best out of the machine you have paid for. And it doesn't neccessrially improve your skill.

This is for newbies like me who might be contepleting on where to spend money in early phases, not for professional traders

Well said, @LastDino. Everyone doesn't need a lot of CPU, memory, storage, or multiple monitors. It depends on the platform and their needs, as you stated. There are lots of ways of getting started on a tight budget.

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