Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

7 Windows 10 Apps for Traders You Didn’t Think to Look For

7 Windows 10 Apps for Traders You Didn’t Think to Look For

These days, there is an app for practically anything you want to do. Maybe even multiple apps. Problem is, sometimes we get so used to doing something a certain way we don't think to look around for a better way. This can be especially true for traders who tend to...

Voice-Activated Trading: Are the Rewards Worth the Risk?

Voice-Activated Trading: Are the Rewards Worth the Risk?

Although I spend a lot of time talking about cutting-edge computer technology, I haven't discussed voice technology that much, except for a couple of articles about getting help with general tasks. While Cortana or Google Assistant installed on your laptop trading...

What Traders Need to Know About the Spring 2019 Windows Update

What Traders Need to Know About the Spring 2019 Windows Update

Although it's not a trader's favorite thing to do, every so often you're going to have to take an update to Windows 10. Microsoft is always updating its software products to add new features, improve current capabilities, and prevent security breaches. The security...

How to Recover Windows Admin Password on a Trading Computer

How to Recover Windows Admin Password on a Trading Computer

Keeping your trading computer secure is a frequent topic of mine, and for good reason. For traders, having your trading desktop or laptop hacked isn't just inconvenient. It can cause a major financial loss. One security best practice that's not often mentioned has to...

7 Firefox Add-ons for Trading Research & Improved Security

7 Firefox Add-ons for Trading Research & Improved Security

In a previous post, I highlighted 7 Chrome extensions that can make your trading day easier and more productive. But plenty of traders aren't using the Chrome browser. So this time, we'll look at a similar list of productivity enhancers (add-ons) for the Mozilla...

7 Chrome Extensions to Level Up Trading Day Productivity

7 Chrome Extensions to Level Up Trading Day Productivity

We can all use a little help getting through our busy trading days. Plenty of free apps are now available to do just that. Many of them are extensions to the Chrome browser favored by most traders. In fact, so many browser extensions are available it's hard to pick...

VPNs Aren’t Just for Corporate-Based Traders Anymore

VPNs Aren’t Just for Corporate-Based Traders Anymore

If you've worked for a big company any time recently, and wanted to connect to the company's computer system from home, you probably had to make that connection via a VPN (Virtual Private Network). If you thought the purpose of the VPN was to make the company's...

Windows 7: Why It’s Time for Hold-out Traders to Say Goodbye

Windows 7: Why It’s Time for Hold-out Traders to Say Goodbye

[Originally published on August 27, 2019. Re-published with minor updates on June 19, 2020.] Believe it or not, it has already been 5 years since Windows 10 came out (in 2015). Understandably, many traders decided to stick with tried-and-true Windows 7 for their...

Going Incognito on Your Trading Computer? What, When and How

Going Incognito on Your Trading Computer? What, When and How

Most traders have tried incognito mode (aka private browsing) on their trading computer at some time. It sounds neat and makes you feel protected. But just how protected are you? Like so many things on the web, there are some widely held misconceptions about private...

7 Dropbox Alternatives for Sharing Trading-Related Files

7 Dropbox Alternatives for Sharing Trading-Related Files

For years now, many of us in the trading community have relied on Dropbox to make it easy to share files. Dropbox was one of the early pioneers in file sharing, and it’s still popular among the trading community.Larger trading businesses routinely share lots of data...