After 30 years I’ve
After 30 years I’ve worked on a minimal desk to not-so-minimal desks and lots in between. Here’s my current trading desk as well as software/platforms I use daily. Questions? Leave them in the comments.
Functional not Fancy! Fancy doesn't make you money!
Some are free, some are paid
***I don't recommend anything I don't pay for and use myself.***
Focus At Will https://www.focusatwill.com/app/signUp/o1
I did not discuss these but I also use Shift for email and Slack and CCleaner to periodically clean cookies, and such.
As far as brokers - it's a question I get a lot - I feel you should trade with a platform and company your trust, period. Infinity Futures, TradeStation, Think or Swim, TastyWorks, OANDA are companies I have experience with and tell my traders to check out and then go with who you feel is the right fit for you.
I think traders should be fluid and fluent in all markets since no market trades on an island. Currency trading the spot market, daytrading Indices, swing trading and trend following trading and in stocks, ETFs, futures, and options.
You will find that all will have their time in the sun and knowing how to move easily from one to another will serve you well throughout your trading career. I have lived by this: I should be as comfortable trading Apple and Amazon as I am trading the Australian dollar. I should be able to fluidly moves from an idea in the Japanese yen and move into the Dows futures or the DIA ETF or the S&P futures and SPY - because they are all connected and offer confirmation for one another.
It's all the same playground. You could spend your life on the seesaw but why not the monkey bars and slides and swings too.
And when opportunities like bitcoin come around, you will see it's not all that different than what you may have already been doing in the euro and yen and pound.
When you see opportunities in crude oil or gold or bonds you can as easily trade the futures contracts of those markets or the ETF or trade options on either. That's fluidity and fluency...and yeah it can mean you need to educate yourself on those connections and confirmations and that you may want a few more monitors.
So maybe now it makes sense that the real estate of eight 27" monitors makes sense. I can see it all together, moving together, the harmony, the correlations, or the lack of...
I wish you all the best in your trading journey. It has been one of the best things that I have ever chosen to pursue in my life and I am grateful to my ma who got me started in the markets actively at the age of 15.
Thanks ma and thank you all of you who have read this far and I hope it's been of help.
Great setup. What inch monitors are these? and also what kind of video graphics card you are running to run multiple monitors. thanks,
Trading is a an activity that reduces persons to being speculators . https://sites.google.com/site/thefinancialspeculation
It's almost about that Time of the year where Bitcoin gets to Sky Rocket, so many people are ignorant, they are staying on the sideline, waiting for a move up and the right time to get in. I suspect that the rise will happen in a very short period of time, leaving those waiters behind and their reaction will push the price even higher, so that they will end up under water when btc is consolidating, I know the price will speed up more, then bleed off and have an extended summer and actually go lower than current lows. Then as it goes higher, All we need to do is invest what we’re Holding and make more profit, So we don’t feel the lost in fall of price when it happens again, I discovered a comment of someone giving Accolades to Jason McQueen and also thanking him for helping him increase his Portfolio from having 5.4BTC to 18BTC So I contacted him, Behold I have made 15 BTC in less than two months with his working strategies if you have lost so much during fall or want to increase your portfolio like me, reach via Instagram @Jason_real.fx thank me later..
Nice presentation! You said "You will find that all will have their time ....." (BTW, I like it very much), but I am not sure about this and wish you give me your feedback. Of course, there are so many playgrounds, but you are just one person. Is there an old saying: Do one thing at one time, and do it right? Once you have the skill, then you can increase the size and get rich:) Sorry, this is from a new beginner and I may have a misunderstanding!