Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

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 […]

12 Reasons Traders Should Take Creator Update, Part 1

12 Reasons Traders Should Take Creator Update, Part 1

I shudder every time a new Windows update comes out. Especially if it’s recently released. You’d think Microsoft was a big enough company to get it right the first time. But alas, not so. In fact, the latest update of Windows 10—called ‘Creator’—is already on round 2. The first Creators Update was released in April […]

5 Tips for Avoiding Email Scams

The more things change, the more they stay the same. About 15 years ago, one of my team members was in the convenience store business. One day she found an interesting-looking envelope in her inbox. It was from Nigeria. Having been a stamp collector in her younger days, she was immediately attracted to the stamp […]

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online

I don’t know about you, but I am shopping more than ever online. One thing that drives me crazy is that I have had my credit card ‘hacked’ at least a half dozen times in the last 10 years. Has that happened to you? It is so frustrating! The worst part is if you have […]

3 Smart Choices for Charging Your Smartphone On the Go

Life Lesson: If you’re going to be off the grid, always carry a backup battery bank for your phone. It’s a simple thing, but it could save your life. I go road cycling two to three times each week. I always carry my smartphone (a newer Google Pixel model). When you’ve biked as many miles […]

2 Ways to Make a Computer Run Faster

Most guys love talking about sports cars. But talking about cars and taking an engine apart are two different things. I’d be in trouble if I had to put a car engine together from scratch. I know enough about sports cars to spot a fast one when I see it. The more horsepower, the more […]

How to Spot a Fake Tech Support Call

The other day, I overheard my tech support team talking about yet another customer who had been a victim of a fake tech support call. This trader was out hundreds of bucks because he didn’t know how to spot the scammer, and he fell for the pitch. I was floored. I hate to see anyone, […]

5 Ways to Never Be Without Internet Service

There are some computer systems you just never want to lose. Take NASA’s systems for example. You just don’t want to lose connection to your astronauts. Traders aren’t usually in that sort of life-or-death situation, but loss of connection to the internet can potentially lead to a significant financial loss. Fortunately, there are ways to […]

9 Dos and Don’ts for Buying a New Trading Computer

Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.” I’ve adopted his statement as my mantra. I aim to make complex things easy and straightforward. You may have guessed this already. A big clue about my personality is the brand name I chose: EZ Trading Computers. (Get it? E-Z!) My goal is to educate traders with […]

What to Do When Your Internet is Down

Nothing beats trading from the beach for 3 hours when you’re on vacation. A computer, internet access, and a trading account: that’s all it takes to be a trader these days. It’s as if an Ethernet cable and an internet modem is all that stands between you and the trading floor. Just plug it in […]