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Trading Desk Setup Tour: Functional not Fancy.

56 751 views | 8 Mar. 2020

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.***

F.lux https://justgetflux.com/

Focus At Will https://www.focusatwill.com/app/signUp/o1

Autochairtst http://chartviper.com/simplertrading/

Bookmap https://bookmap.com/members/aff/go/ragheehorner?i=19

TrendSpider https://www.trendspider.com/pricing.php

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.

ayush aggarwal

Great setup. What inch monitors are these? and also what kind of video graphics card you are running to run multiple monitors. thanks,

Kit Townhill

veryyyyy minamal

Ross Ross

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Smith Welson

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..

tom yang

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!

Savalis Adkins

Great set-up. Nice.

Shiva R

Nice setup

Motivation with GOD

does an old computer and an old monitor affects a trader? coz Im still using an old computer and monitor? will that affect the execution?

Anna Rita

Invest in Bitcoin and become a millionaire today

Grain of Salt Trading Cubicle

A Very Beautiful piece of Amethyst.
Your tilt angle of the upper and lower monitor rows will prevent Facial Paralysis.

Ramesh Voruganti

what is your monitor screen size madam ?

cool monkey

it looks like a spaceship


I heard each monitor adds +1mil to your trading account, is it true?


Nice setup dear FRIEND


what are the dimensions of your desk?

me first

what a mess! sometimes less is more. I bet your not very successful

Day Trading Nomad

Nice setup! I'm amazed you can run all that on one desktop. I'm running TOS on two i7 desktop computers with 6 monitors. That is the only way I have found to get TOS to run smoothly.

Jessie F

Very nice setup. I like you desk too. Where did you get it from?

Dylan Barrera

Awesome! This is my ultimate goal desk. I currently have 3 4K 27inch set up.


Hmm, Not bad at all. Defiantly a few neat tidbits in here which I had not heard of like the blue light software. I have put off redoing my trade desk as I had been considering even some of those ultrawide monitors. But after seeing what you have put together I definitely am going to go with the KISS principle and go with my original idea to do something like this. Well done and good trading !

Eric Creech

why are we not friends


Imagine gaming tho

Doug Ferrell

Nice setup! What graphics card are you using?

Perry Chen

Do you have an opinion on Streetsmart edge with Charles Schwab?


eight 27" monitors. optimized for viewing... VIVO stands. very nice.

Michael Jones

most newbies fail because they don't understand how the market works in general, or in particular how the market relates to the stock or currency pair they entering.if a retail trades doesn't grasp what the market markers are doing and when they are doing it, the greatest strategy in the world will fall.for new traders the market are like entering an F1 race before you've passed your driver's license test .I am a beginner I never believed I made $30,000 in just 1 week for trading in the market.an expert finacial analyst and he made me learn to read and understand the language of price action.he guides me with the exact time frame to trade and now I just received my first withdrawals of $30k in my bank account today I'm very happy, my advise contact him and thank me later, I guess this is a good way to show my heartfelt Appreciation for literally breaking the chain of my financial dept when I needed it the most
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Girish Bodhale

Nice eye catcher setup,
Can u please do tell about how did u connected 8 27' monitor's to one PC.


where can i get that deep desk that you have???? what is the measurement of your desk?

Eric Dale

What is your monitor mount??? please let me know~ thank uou

Pawar Basavaraj

How to connect 3 monitor to my laptop.. Can anyone help me. How to Connect and get different images on different screens .. splitter

Chandana Don

What is the monitor size please ? thanks


What is the desk\table you are using

Eric Creech

you handle stress with balls? hmmm

tin dinh

Love the table! can you please provide a link where I can get one? Thank you!

Obie Cano

I will have a setup like this one day, I will, I will!!!!