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7 Ways to Free Up Hard Drive Space on a Trading Computer

A new trading computer runs like a Ferrari. But after you’ve been using it a while, programs and data start to accumulate. These accumulated files gradually degrade the performance of your system as you start to run out of hard disk space. You can always buy a secondary internal or external hard drive. But sometimes […]

It’s Time to Rethink Your Trading Computer’s Backup Strategy

Your trading computer holds your most valuable business assets. These include trading software, notes, market research, and more. So you need to protect your computer against disaster. Regular backups of your computer are a must. However, you need to periodically evaluate if your backup plan still makes sense given the current state of technology. A […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Trading Computer from Ransomware

Imagine starting your trading computer and seeing a message that your files are gone and you can get them back only if you pay. That’s how ransomware conducts business. Ransomware holds your computer hostage by using hacking techniques. Your data becomes unusable until you pay. If you don’t pay, the hackers destroy your information. As […]

10 Tips to Prolong Trading Laptop Battery Life

When you are traveling from city to city, you need a reliable trading laptop. Finding power outlets is always an inconvenience, and sometimes you just can’t plug in. Lots of traders carry an extra backup battery. While that’s a good idea, you can also take some preventive measures to save power. Windows 10 laptops have […]

3 Steps to Making a Computer Safe for Kids

When you are working as a trader, you want a lean and mean working computer. But when you are a parent, you want something that is easy-to-use and safe. Microsoft has been in the personal computer business for a long time. They understand the importance of family. To better serve their family-minded customers, Microsoft has […]

9 Chrome Features for an Easier Trading Day

If you’re like me, one of your trading goals is to have an efficient and fast trading computer to make your life easier and your trades more profitable. You may be surprised to know that Google Chrome is a must-have to help your computer perform better. According to the US Government, Chrome is the most […]

How to Protect Your Trading Data from Disaster

As a trader, you are dependent on your computer. Your trading computer holds all the pertinent information about your business. No matter what the operating system, you need to back it up. You might be thinking about getting special software to make the task easier. But if you aren’t ready to take that step, or […]

3 Ways to Protect Your Trading Computer from Cryptojackers

If you are a trader with an interest in cryptocurrency and you suddenly start noticing your trading computer is running slow, you should be suspicious. There is a new crime in town and it’s called cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is a form of cryptocurrency mining. Miners use your computer’s processing power to make money. How Does Cryptojacking […]

Will Cryptocurrency Increase Trading Computer Prices?

Although traders don’t need as much graphics power as gamers, we still need above-average graphics cards to display our many trading charts. So even if you’re not a gamer, if the price of graphics cards goes up dramatically, you could feel it in the sticker price for your next trading computer. In today’s post, I […]

10 Google Search Shortcuts for Traders

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to save time on simple tasks and stay focused on my trading. Here are 10 Google Search Shortcuts I recently learned about that can make computing a whole lot more enjoyable, whether you’re a trader or not. 1. MUTE Annoying Websites Have you ever gone to […]