Archive for the ‘Technology’ 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...

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...

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...

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...