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Top 4 Apps to Record Your Trading Computer Screen

Top 4 Apps to Record Your Trading Computer Screen

Do you belong to a trading group that discusses trading strategies? Do you have family members you're teaching how to trade? Would it be helpful if you had a video of how to do something online that you don't do often, to remind you how to do it? Do you ever need to...

Have You Tried These 7 Windows 10 Improvements for Traders?

Have You Tried These 7 Windows 10 Improvements for Traders?

If you're just now switching to Windows 10 (because of Windows 7 end-of-life), you might not yet have discovered some of its coolest features. In fact, even if you've been on Windows 10 for a while, you might not be aware of every last thing this operating system has...

Will Your Windows 7 Trading Computer Be Secure After 2020?

Will Your Windows 7 Trading Computer Be Secure After 2020?

Microsoft has announced the end of life for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. You probably already received one or more notifications about this change from Microsoft. If your trading computer is still running on Windows 7, now is the time to figure out what this...

How to Protect Your Trading Business from Online Scammers

How to Protect Your Trading Business from Online Scammers

The online world provides great financial opportunities for traders. But it’s also a world full of scams and fraud. And new scams are being released daily. Scammers and fraudsters are plotting to get your personal information, infect your trading computer with viruses...

3 Ways to Make All-Day Trading Easier on Your Eyes

3 Ways to Make All-Day Trading Easier on Your Eyes

Do your eyes get tired after a long day of staring at your 4 to 8 computer screens? Does all the visual busyness make it harder for you to focus on what's happening in the market? Day trading is a very visually intensive business. So any changes you adopt to make...

Are You Still Trading on a Computer Without Liquid Cooling?

Are You Still Trading on a Computer Without Liquid Cooling?

Do the fans on your trading computer cycle on and off frequently during your trading day? If your fans start to run too often, or if the fan noise becomes more noticeable, your computer might be overheating. Overheating on a trading computer is bad for business. It...

5 Windows 10 Privacy Settings Traders Must Not Overlook

5 Windows 10 Privacy Settings Traders Must Not Overlook

As I mentioned in a recent post, now is a good time to upgrade to Windows 10 if you haven't already. Whether you're upgrading to Windows 10, getting a new trading computer soon, or just never bothered much with your settings, it's important to understand how to...

What Are the Best Speakers for Your Trading Computer?

What Are the Best Speakers for Your Trading Computer?

If you're like me, you sometimes like to listen to music while you're watching the market on your trading computer. In this post, we'll look at some of the better speaker options that make sense for traders. Most traders use over-the-head headsets for video and/or...

Can an Older Trading Computer Benefit from an M.2 Drive?

Can an Older Trading Computer Benefit from an M.2 Drive?

Years ago, I used to discourage traders from trading on a laptop on a daily basis. They were acceptable while on the road, but just not powerful enough for everyday trading. That's no longer the case. Nowadays many traders are using laptops as their main trading...

What Every Trader Should Learn from the Capital One Hack

What Every Trader Should Learn from the Capital One Hack

On July 19, 2019, Capital One announced that unauthorized access of its systems had exposed personal information about both account applicants and card holders. If your data was among the stolen files, it's not hard to imagine losing your trading business to identity...