Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

Time to Revisit Windows Defender for Trading Computer Security

Time to Revisit Windows Defender for Trading Computer Security

As a trader, you're no doubt already aware of the nightmare that could hit your business should your trading computer be attacked by a virus or ransomware. But the question is… what's the best strategy for keeping your trading data secure? Microsoft has been trying to...

Can a Wireless Mouse Improve Your Trading Productivity?

Can a Wireless Mouse Improve Your Trading Productivity?

When I first started selling trading computers, I strongly recommended against using wireless keyboards and mice. Since then, they have improved so much we offer them as a bonus. When you spend long hours in front of your trading computer, it’s important to make sure...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Use Call Forwarding to Simplify Your Trading Day

How to Use Call Forwarding to Simplify Your Trading Day

For many traders, a mobile device is an essential business tool. Traders carry their mobile phones everywhere to stay in touch with the market. But depending on the situation, sometimes problems arise with getting trading information on your mobile trading device. In...

These 7 Keyboard Shortcut Mistakes Could Tank Your Trade

These 7 Keyboard Shortcut Mistakes Could Tank Your Trade

When you are working in a fast-paced trading environment, keyboard shortcuts (aka hotkeys) can be extremely helpful. They can save you time and make you a more efficient trader. However, if you aren’t accustomed to using these keyboard shortcuts, it can become a big...