Day Trading Computer Setup
When I started out one of the first things I wanted to know is “what is everyone else using to trade”? What is a common day trading setup for day trading forex, stocks and crypto? I had a hard time finding examples of what others were using. It seems like the most basic starting point for seeing others trading desk setup but few traders share that info. Maybe because by the time they get around to building a training course that they have forgotten what it was like to get started.
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So, in this section I’ll go over the tools of the trade that I use for our home trading station and our multi screen trading computers. I am a Mac user so that’s what we’ll be talking about but if you like Windows based PC’s then you can at least see how we have everything set up then build an affordable day trading setup based on what we have going.
Let’s get started.
Stock Trading Computer Setup
Once I started our journey in trading I started small; one laptop and one external monitor. (Honestly, you can get by with just a laptop or a desktop computer.) However, what I started to learn was one external monitor wasn’t enough for what I wanted to do. I am not suggesting that this is the only way to go about putting together your day trading setup but this is what mine has evolved into. And, I’ll break down what I do on each screen.
Everyone will have a different opinion for a good laptop for trading and will likely have their opinions on day trading setup monitors. The best monitor for day trading is really up to you as well as the best day trading computers. I’ve heard that some of the gaming computers make really good Windows based PC’s to run a nice day trading setup…..