Trading Computers – The Need for Speed
Hi everybody. This is Eddie Z from EZ Trading Computers, and you are watching my educational video series on how to buy a trading computer. My goal in this series is to educate you, inform you, and hopefully save you close to a thousand dollars on your next trading system.
A complaint I hear from traders all the time is, “My data seems to flash, or burst on and off, during very volatile markets and around news events. Sometimes my computer even freezes. How can I make this stop happening?”
Well, let me tell you, this is a great question. Essentially there are three keys to eliminating stale data, eliminating slippage, eliminating data bottlenecks, and improving your overall data speed experience, and your trading experience.
First is having the most up-to-date processor and plenty of RAM. Second is having the fastest operating system available. This means using Windows 10 64-bit. The third key element is having the fastest and most stable Internet connection that’s available in your area.
So let’s talk about Internet connection speed. In my opinion, the absolute lowest acceptable speeds are 20-megabits-per-second (Mbps) download speed and 5 Mbps upload speed. These are minimums, and faster is always better.
So how do you test your speed?
You visit speedtest.net.
To run a speed test, visit speedtest.net. Let the page load, and ignore any advertising you might see. Then press this big GO button. It’ll begin running the test.
The first test it runs is the download speed. So you can see your Internet provider here, and it’s picked the closest server, which is Frontier in Miami. So we can see it running the test now. I have a download speed of 926 Mbps. And now it’s testing the upload. I have an upload speed of 941 Mbps.
Again, this website is speedtest.net. My suggestion to you is that you call your Internet Service Provider and request the highest speed available and that you can afford. Don’t settle for a lower speed just to save $20 or $30 a month.
If your provider tells you that you can’t get at least 20 megabits per second, then find a new provider. Unfortunately though, you may only have a few choices: DSL from the phone company and high-speed from the cable company.
Some people may think 4G from your cell phone company is an option due to their advertised speeds. However, most testing shows that 4G really never breaks 4 Mbps. Also, satellite internet is pretty slow—in most cases, less than 3.5 Mbps.
Okay, so now you have a brand new computer, you have tons of RAM, you have the fastest CPU, you’re running at 50 Mbps from your cable company, and you’re still getting data bursts and intermittent data. How can this be?
Believe it or not, this even happened to me, and the answer is in the final mile—the wiring from the pole or pedestal outside your house or your office to your computer.
It could be that the wiring took a lightning strike and damaged your line or even damaged a splitter like this. If the wiring in your house is old, it wasn’t really designed for high speed data transmission, or most probably has degraded substantially over the years. So call your provider and have them check the entire final mile.
Sometimes having too many lines splitting from the main line can cause a drop in signal. There are so many things that can happen in that final mile. You may need to have all the wiring even replaced.
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Hi, I’m Eddie Z. Listen, if you haven’t purchased a trading computer yet, I want you to know that I’m here to help. I simply want to help you understand the technology of trading so that you can succeed as a trader.
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Thanks for watching my video series. I’m Eddie Z. And may all your trades be profitable.