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Spring Cleaning Your Trading Computer’s Exterior Surfaces

Last spring, I wrote a post on spring cleaning your computer. That article was all about getting rid of unnecessary files and defragmenting your hard drive. It’s obvious that keeping the inner (data storage) workings clean will improve your computer’s performance (and, ultimately, your trading performance). What might not be quite so obvious is that […]

How to Manage Multiple Monitors with Aero Snap

Remember back when you only had one monitor? Remember how frustrating it was to have a bunch of windows all jumbled on top of each other so you had to dig for the one you wanted? Unfortunately, that can still happen even if you have 8 monitors like I do. I’ve learned to be careful […]

Improve Trading Focus by Organizing

Have you ever been on a nice, long walk and suddenly there’s pebble in your shoe? That happened to me the other day. I didn’t want to take the time to get rid of that pebble. I just wanted to keep walking. But the further I walked with that pebble in my shoe, the more […]

Top 3 Best Practices When Trading Over Wi-Fi

Have you seen the ads lately for wireless routers that are attractive enough to set on a bookshelf in plain view? Yes, routers and modems are generally one of the least attractive pieces of equipment you own. Crafty people have been devising all sorts of eye-pleasing hiding boxes for these little “uglies” for years. For […]

How to Use Windows/File Explorer Favorites

If you’ve been creating new files on your computer for any time at all, chances are the folder you need to pull files from and save new files to while you’re working today is five or six layers down in the navigation map in Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer). Before I figured out today’s tip, every time […]

Why Is Windows 10 Suddenly Installed On My Trading Computer?

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If this didn’t happen to you yet, it’s likely it will soon. First, you should understand what is going on with Microsoft. The intention behind Windows 10 is very different from any other OS (Operating System) ever built by the company. There are two core reasons that differentiate the most recent OS release that Microsoft […]

Complete Guide To Laptops For Trading

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The #1 question I get asked whether it’s a desktop or a laptop is, “Which trading computer is the best option for how I intend to use it?” This is what I’ve dubbed the “matching process”. It’s important that you match your style of trading and computer use with the correct hardware. Often, I’ll ask my […]

Complete Guide To Laptops For Trading

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Portability vs. Ability Many traders turn to laptop trading computers in order to have a reliable machine that you can trade on whether you are in your home office or in a remote location. This multi-function approach raises a couple fair questions; -Is portability or ability your main priority in a laptop? -Can you have […]

Complete Guide To Laptops For Trading

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Mac or PC for Traders First, we need to get something out of the way. We have to address the age-old discussion – should you use a Mac or PC laptop for trading? If you’re like me, the only thing that matters to you when it comes to indicators, software, and trading computers is that it […]