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Trader’s Guide to Securing Your Facebook Account (Part 2 of 2)

Traders are always dealing with financially sensitive information. So privacy and security are always key concerns in any trading business. In a previous article, I discussed the importance of Facebook privacy settings and their security implications. I also mentioned the announcement in late September 2018 that Facebook was hacked, affecting almost 50 million users. What […]

Trader’s Guide to Securing Your Facebook Account (Part 1 of 2)

For many of us, connecting on social networks is part of the trading business. And Facebook is one of the networks traders are mostly likely to use. Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, but not for good reasons. Unless you’ve been under a rock for most of 2018, you’ve already heard about […]

3 Simple Steps to Secure Trading Information on Google

Every so often, I survey my customers to find out their biggest concerns related to trading and trading computers. Every time, they say one of their top concerns is staying safe and secure on the internet. So in this post, I want to share some ways Google helps you to stay safe. I find that […]

Upgrade Your Trading Computer’s Hard Drive Without Fear

Over the years, I’ve heard all sorts of reasons why traders hesitate to update or upgrade their slightly older trading computers. One big reason is the headache of data migration. Whether you’re getting a larger internal hard drive or just backing up to an external hard drive, it can be a major pain to copy […]

Did You Overlook these 13 Cool Windows 10 Features?

Windows 10 has been out long enough now that most traders are using it rather than our former favorite, Windows 7. And if you’re following this blog, you’ll know I’ve been talking over the course of multiple blog posts about how to get more from your Windows 10 operating system. Today’s post is a quick […]

Are You Freaked Out About Windows 10 Updates?

I’ll be the first to admit that updates are no fun most of the time. Or, at least, they’re a distraction, if not a downright disruption. You might get a few cool new features, but they sometimes come at the cost of a lot of aggravation. However, at the same time, I realize that it’s […]

7 Ways to Juice-Up Windows 10 on Your Trading Computer

As a trader, nothing destroys your productivity more than when your trading computer slows down. The symptoms can vary. The movements of your mouse might be sluggish. When you open or use an application, things might move slowly. And when you’re in the heat of trading, not only does this slow your productivity, it can […]

How to Stay Healthy While Trading 40 Hours a Week

If you spend your whole day in front of your trading computer, you are probably living an unhealthy lifestyle. Most of us recognize that marathon gaming can be hard on your body. Trading can have the same impact on health. Trading can be a gruesome business all by itself because of the stress it adds. […]

Has a Crypto Miner Hijacked Your Trading Computer?

A trader’s very livelihood hinges on their trading computer staying at peak performance. Increased slippage due to a slower computer can cost you big bucks. If you’ve noticed Google Chrome slowing down lately, check if you have a crypto mining extension installed. These extensions can hog your computer’s CPU bandwidth and make your computer run […]

Prepare for Trading Computer Disasters with System Backups

Today with cloud computing backups, if your trading computer goes down, it isn’t as disastrous as it once was. But it’s still inconvenient. Starting with a new trading computer can be time-consuming and daunting. You have to install everything from scratch. An image backup can help. Taking an image backup of your Windows 10 system […]