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Get The Most From Your Laptop Trading Computer Investment

Laptop in Fire and Water

Today’s specialized laptops are fast enough for even the most demanding traders and are great for trading on the road. In some cases, traders are even retiring their desktops and relying more on mobile technology. Let’s examine several tips and tweaks that will help your laptop to get a bit more speed, maximize battery life, and also protect your investment.

Seeing Delays With Trades? Blame Netflix and YouTube.

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The Internet is a huge vast expanse of interconnected computers and networks. Cables stretch from one end of the globe to the other and back again several times. One thing that will always be the limiting factor in how fast computers can communicate with always be the available speed bandwidth. Now imagine that out of the millions of computers and servers vying for connections that there are just two that are using up over 50% of the available network data in North America.

Three Free Handy Breaking Financial News Apps for Traders

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It has been said there is no such thing as bad press – unless of course if the news story send your holdings into an uncontrollable death spiral. All it takes a rumor about a CFO cooking the books or the death of a highly respected CEO to send the markets into chaos. Once a story hits you might be the last to know about it unless you keep abreast of the breaking news.

Warning – Hackers Holding Trader’s Computers Ransom

Cryptolocker

Stop! Do not open any e-mail attachments, even those from trusted contacts, until you read this entire post. There is a new malware infection going around that will cost you quite a bit of money if you become a victim. If you refuse to comply with the hacker’s monetary demands, you can kiss your files goodbye forever. (more…)

Playing Video Games Is Good For A Trader’s Brain

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Stop looking at your charts for a while and fire up a game of Solitaire. Multiple studies have shown that playing games is actually very therapeutic and not a waste of time like one might accept as true. From pain relief to improving decision making playing games appears to one of the keys to staying mentally fit and happy.

Phishing for Trader’s AmEx Cards with E-Mail Messages

Phishing scam

It seems as if a week does not pass without seeing another warning about a new and improved email scam targeting our financial or personal information. Unlike many of the blatantly obvious fake email messages filled with broken English and spelling errors this one has been very successful in getting users to willingly part with their data.

Use Your Trading Computer From Afar? There’s An App For That

Mobile apps

Mobile technology is great. It lets us check our email and keep in touch when on the road or even while flying above it. Sometimes it would be rather convenient if we could access and use our trading computers from afar – but who wants to pack everything up and drag them along for the trip. But if you have a smartphone or tablet you actually can do it all remotely.

New and Very Sophisticated Scam Traders Need to Be Aware Of

Scam Alert

On Halloween, the Internal Revenue Service released an urgent bulletin warning of a new and incredibly refined scam that has been hitting victims all over the country. Taxpayers are receiving telephone calls claiming they owe back taxes and must pay immediately or they will be arrested, deported, or even have their drivers licenses revoked.

The Adobe Website Hack Is Likely To Impact Traders Worldwide

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Back in early October, hackers managed to infiltrate Adobe’s website and gain access to user account information, credit card data, and worst of all the source code for Adobe’s products. While original numbers put out claimed around 2 million affected user accounts were compromised – new data suggests it could actually be closer to 38 million and perhaps as high as 150 million.