Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

Is Your Trading Computer Getting Top-Notch Wi-Fi Speeds?

Have you ever been at a friend’s house and noticed how much faster their Wi-Fi connection is than yours? If you find this happening, first make sure you are comparing apples to apples. I.e., are you using the same Internet Service Provider (ISP) and paying for the same speed tier? Next, if you discover you […]

Keep Your Trading Business Safe with UPS Battery Backup

Imagine you’re working in your office, and you are about to make the trade of your life. Suddenly, the power goes off and your computer shuts down. It’s a nightmare situation. Fortunately, this situation can be avoided by installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). However, many traders neglect to set up this basic safeguard. What […]

What’s the Best Monitor for a Trading Computer?

Like most traders, you probably spend your days and nights staring at computer monitors. It makes sense to find out if you are using the right kind of display and what the differences are. LED-backlit displays are what we recommend. In today’s post, we’ll review the difference between technologies and explain why we recommend LED-backlit […]

Video Ports on Your Trading Computer: What’s the Difference?

If you’re like me, you probably use HDMI to connect your trading computer to your monitors. Nowadays HDMI is the most popular video connection. However, you might be curious about all those other connections on the back of your computer. In today’s post, I present a simple compilation of information on the common video ports […]

How to Choose a Power Supply Unit for Your Trading Computer

Today’s traders demand extreme performance and reliability from their trading computers. When purchasing a new computer, most traders concentrate on specifications like CPU, memory, and graphics cards. However, if you want to get the most out of your device, you also need to pay attention to the Power Supply Unit (PSU). PSUs supply power to […]

Trader’s Guide to Solid State Drives (SSDs)

A big bottleneck for processing trading activity on a modern trading computer is the speed of the hard drive. Even with a high-speed CPU, if your hard drive is slow, the performance of your trading computer will suffer. In the last post, I talked about the pros and cons of hard disk drives (HDDs) versus […]

Trading Computer File Storage Trade-offs: SSD vs HDD

Next time you’re shopping for a trading computer, you are sure to come across the terms SSD and HDD. In this post, we’ll take a look at what these terms mean, along with how to decide between the two options. Both Solid State Drive (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) are technologies for computer storage. […]

Trader’s Guide to Windows 10 Privacy Settings

As traders, we’re always concerned about the security of the information on our trading computers. If you are using Windows 10, there are a lot of security-related options in the privacy settings. The default settings from Microsoft are not privacy-friendly. So it’s a good practice to be aware of the available settings to safeguard your […]

Can a New Trading Computer Reduce Your Electric Bill?

If you’re like me, you use your trading computer for hours every day. Maybe you even leave it on constantly. So the efficiency of your computer can have a big effect on your wallet. It’s good practice to periodically check the power consumption of your older trading computer against that of newer models. Make sure […]

How Much Does Microsoft Know About Your Trading Business?

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As a trader, you know privacy is an important issue. But do you also know that Microsoft (via Windows 10) is a likely suspect for invading that privacy? Windows in general and Windows 10 in particular don’t have a great history of providing the best privacy features. So pay attention to Windows 10 privacy settings […]