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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by LostMyShirt, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. LostMyShirt

    LostMyShirt

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    What are some of you using as a home station for trading/information/research?

    Personally, since I started the home business and began taking up an interest on stock trading, charts, research etc. I went and purchased 3 monitors. It still isn't enough, I also use virtual desktops in 4 layers.

    I've heard of traders using an abundance of monitors with live data charts to get up to the minute updates and monitor markets/positions without it leaving your line of sight.

    Anyone else go nuts on their machine?
     
  2. Starcraftmazter

    Starcraftmazter

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    Yes...but mostly for gaming purposes :)

    You can get 6 monitor stands and 6 x 30" monitors, that's what I'd do. SSDs are nice.

    Using Linux is wonderful since it has workspaces built in and has lots of useful graphical gadgets.
     
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    pixel DIY Trader

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    You'll find 3 pages of answers here: https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15657
     
  4. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    Once you know how to trade youll only need the one.

    But if you want to look impressive to those who have no idea
    6 monitors should do the trick.
    A Masserati in the drive helps and a wife 20 yrs younger who spends money as fast as she gets it also works well.
     
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    One screen is all I need it shows:
    Watchlist
    Live Depth
    Live Orders
    Live Charts
    Live ASX Announcements
    Account /Cash/Equity
    Portfolio /current position also live
    Buy/Sell
    Is there anything else that you need?
    Regards
     
  6. LostMyShirt

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    2 screens and one television.

    Left screen for the charts, middle for orders and research, right screen for news and updates.

    If I was day trading I'd be more active and chart all around but I'm not a day trader.

    The other layer desktop is balance sheet, emails, customer list and order sheet.

    tech/a, it has little to do with necessity and more to do with luxury. I find it quite nice that I can read news while monitoring my positions. I monitor my positions, not closely, but I do like to watch whats happening, it's fun for me.

    Yeh thanks Pixel. you want to step on my nuts too?
     
  7. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    The "Fun" left me many years ago!
    You will to one day.
     
  8. LostMyShirt

    LostMyShirt

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    Aww no Tech/a I could never leave you :rolleyes:

    Well if the fun factor leaves or stays it doesn't really matter. Profitability is the only thing that matters. I find profitability fun, don't you?
     
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    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    Well it sure beats loss.
     
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    No but depends on how many positions you are trying to enter/exit at the one time you might need a few screens just to show 8 market depths.
     
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