Archive for the ‘Productivity’ Category

7 Firefox Add-ons for Trading Research & Improved Security

Sleeping Red Fox

In a previous post, I highlighted 7 Chrome extensions that can make your trading day easier and more productive. But plenty of traders aren’t using the Chrome browser. So this time, we’ll look at a similar list of productivity enhancers (add-ons) for the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Firefox is a great browser for your day-to-day online trading. Choosing between Chrome and Firefox is often a matter of which one feels better to you. But it can also become a matter of which add-ons are available to make your work easier.

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7 Chrome Extensions to Level Up Trading Day Productivity

Amazing Chrome Grill on Vintage Lime Green Mustang

We can all use a little help getting through our busy trading days. Plenty of free apps are now available to do just that. Many of them are extensions to the Chrome browser favored by most traders.

In fact, so many browser extensions are available it’s hard to pick out the ones that offer the most benefit to traders. The Chrome Store has thousands of extensions in categories like productivity, accessibility, communications, and more.

Today we spotlight a few of the apps most likely to be valuable to you as a trader. I think you’ll find at least one thing here to level up your trading day productivity.

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7 Dropbox Alternatives for Sharing Trading-Related Files

File Sharing Helps Collaboration in Your Trading Business

For years now, many of us in the trading community have relied on Dropbox to make it easy to share files. Dropbox was one of the early pioneers in file sharing, and it’s still popular among the trading community.

Larger trading businesses routinely share lots of data files and screenshots with both internal and external users. But even if you’re just trading out of a home office, there are likely to be times when you want to, say, share your trading analysis spreadsheet with a family member.

If you’ve just been sticking with Dropbox for your file sharing, you might not be aware of some newer solutions that are as good as or better than Dropbox.

Here are some alternative file sharing solutions you may want to try for your trading business. Interestingly, some of these alternatives can be used on the fly. I.e., you don’t even need to sign up for an account.

One of these may be just perfect for your needs.

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How to Use Call Forwarding to Simplify Your Trading Day

Smiling Shopper Gets Market Update on Smart Phone

For many traders, a mobile device is an essential business tool. Traders carry their mobile phones everywhere to stay in touch with the market.

But depending on the situation, sometimes problems arise with getting trading information on your mobile trading device.

In those situations, call forwarding can be an elegant solution to the problem. You can leave your business device at home, at the office, or in your car, but still have access to the calls.

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These 7 Keyboard Shortcut Mistakes Could Tank Your Trade

When you are working in a fast-paced trading environment, keyboard shortcuts (aka hotkeys) can be extremely helpful. They can save you time and make you a more efficient trader. However, if you aren’t accustomed to using these keyboard shortcuts, it can become a big problem when you accidentally activate one. It’s an especially big problem if you don’t know how to deactivate it. If this happens in the middle of entering a trade, it could cost you money. If you suddenly find your trading computer is behaving in one of the following ways, and you didn’t expect it or don’t want to be there, here’s how to fix it. (more…)

One Mouse to Control Them All: How to Use Your Laptop as an Extension of Your Trading Desktop

Most traders nowadays have multi-monitor trading computer systems. Our customers typically have at least 4 monitors, but we sell plenty of 6- and 8-monitor systems as well. Despite the prevalence of multi-monitor systems, there are times when it would be handy to add one more monitor. Or have a laptop sitting next to your desktop and be able to drag-and-drop files or clipboard content between the two. Or be able to operate both desktop and laptop from one mouse. I bet you’re getting excited just thinking of the possibilities! If you’ve ever wished you could do any of this, you’re going to love today’s post. (more…)

What Can Bluetooth Do for Your Trading Business?

Bluetooth is an often-overlooked resource for improving efficiency in any trading business. For example, traders can connect Bluetooth devices like headsets and cameras to their trading computers. This can transform a computer into a communications powerhouse. If you have been curious about Bluetooth, the discussion below supplies the basics of the underlying technology. It will […]

Trader’s Guide to the Internet of Things

Most stock traders spend a lot of time online. In the course of your internet meanderings, you’ve probably come across the term ‘Internet of Things’ or IoT. But you might not understand what that is or why you should care. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at the basic concepts and how they might […]

Be Careful Trading With This Type of Mouse

In the past, when you bought computer for trading, you never worried about the mouse. A wired mouse came as part of the package. But things have changed. Often the mouse is a separate buying decision. And as the technology has changed, you now have more options. At first glance, choosing between a wired and […]

5 More Ways to Simplify a Trading Day with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is making a big impact in the digital assistant market. In a previous post, I talked about how Google Assistant can help make your trading day more efficient. You can use it for services like voice authenticating, news feed reading, opening applications with your voice, and more. Here are some additional features of […]