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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Your trading computer setup can often be drastically changed by upgrading your accessories. If your like me, your trading computer workstation comfort and efficiency is super important. I’ve found some super simple and worthy upgrades throughout the years. I wanted to share with you some of the ones that transformed how I work and ways […]
I’ve spent most of my career boiling down my trading to a few simple indicators that almost always produce winning trades. In fact, I believe there are only 4 chart patterns that you need to know to make money in the stock market. I’ve been interested in computers since I was a kid. In fact, […]
Morgan Freeman died twice this year, according to the Internet. In reality, Freeman’s very much alive and well. He was a victim of the all too common celebrity death hoax stories that often circulate the web. How often do you see people share totally untrue news stories on social media? It drives me nuts! (Here’s a list […]
…And why you’re inviting risk into your trading. Me: “Where are my jeans?” My Significant Other: “I threw them out. Wear the new ones I put in your drawer.” I hate new jeans. I like the old, broken-in ones – the pair that I spent five years getting comfortable in. I honestly don’t notice if […]
You’ve no doubt heard of the television sitcom Seinfeld. We’ve all at least seen one episode, haven’t we? If you are a Seinfeld fan like myself, you remember the episode where Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza present NBC Studios their idea for a TV Series. A show about nothing; George pitched the executives. This reminded me of my […]
I get asked fairly often what computer would be best suited for someone who focuses primarily on forex trading.
It’s difficult to decide what’s the best computer to purchase next, and finding one that’s suitable for Forex traders seemingly ups the difficulty level. In fact, navigating the process to purchasing a computer that delivers value should be simple.
As a trader myself, and a life long computer geek, I’ve had the opportunity to have a unique view into how technology and trading collide. Simply put, here are important features to look for in a trading computer:
- It’s affordably price.
- It’s super fast.
- It has multiple monitors
- It has a multi-year warranty plan.
This is what your computer should give you, as a trader. Let’s look at why these features should be important to forex traders:
I just recently converted part of my basement into a home theater. In the process of getting everything dialed in, I decided to run through all the adjustments on my TV to make sure the picture and sound were on point.
I discovered a sound menu that I didn’t know was available. With a few small adjustments, the sound was drastically different. I was really blown away.
I didn’t install a new, expensive surround system, and I am glad I didn’t. The sound adjustment made the whole system seem new. I wish I had messed with the settings sooner; the experience of watching movies and sports is so different now.
Small change = big upgrade (more…)