Bear Bull Traders | Trading Station Setup

Day Trading Stations

Below you’ll find BBT’s ideal day trading station setup to put your best foot forward into day trading.

 

That being said, of course you can spend thousands and thousands of dollars on your computer; we encourage new traders to keep the cost of their business down as much as possible to start.

Laptop – Dell XPS 15

As there is no easy answer to the best computer for you (as it depends on your budget and other factors), our best recommendation is the Dell XPS 15. It offers the perfect balance of power and portability. Paired with a docking station (below), you can run up to 4 separate monitors, and with one pull of the cable you’re off to the coffee shop to journal your trades!

This docking station is the perfect companion to the XPS 15. It will power your laptop to run multiple monitors. It also has the ability to run wired internet for a more stable and faster connection.

Stop straining your neck and get that laptop up to eye height! With this aluminum laptop stand, you’ll raise the laptop off the desk to the same level as your monitors. Bonus cooling and airflow too!

We highly recommend wired mechanical keyboards. Wired keyboards don’t require battery and wont suffer any Bluetooth interruptions. Mechanical keys help for precise hotkey inputs and help prevent miss hits.

A wired mouse is also recommended. You don’t want to be stuck in a trade with a wireless peripheral that has dead batteries or connection problems! The Logitech G203 is high performance for the price!

Monitor – Dell E2420HS

Arguably the most important piece of your day trading setup. What you choose is very dependent on how much room you have and your budget. We eventually highly recommend having 4 monitors; as you’ll want enough room to monitor many charts, the scanners, BBT chat room and keep Twitter open to keep an eye on Elon Musk’s crazy tweets! The Dell E2420HS is a great balance of price, size and quality. It is also VESA compatible if you decide you would like to mount your monitors above your desk.

A good mounting arm will get your monitors off your desk and up to eye level. You can get a variety of mounts that can hold 2 monitors or up to even 6 like Andrew!

Ergonomics

Chair – HermanMiller Sayl Chair

When you’re not standing at your desk, it’s important to have a great ergonomic chair to support your body and especially your lower back. The qualities you’re looking for include lumbar support, breathable materials, and adjustable height and tilt options. Check it out here.

Desk – Fully Jarvis Standing Desk

We highly recommend this standing desk at Bear Bull Traders. We truly believe trading while standing can help keep you alert, focused, and awake. This desk encourages healthy movement, and with simple memory buttons, you can adjust it to your favorite position with one press!

Standing Mat – Sky Mats Anti Fatigue

While we do think standing while trading will keep you more alert. There is no denying the fatigue you may feel from doing it for a longer period of time. That’s why we recommend this standing mat with a soft foam core. It’s a perfect balance of support and comfort!

Community Setups

For some great examples of trading setups, check our our YouTube Series “Come Into My Trading Room”, where our members share their day trading setups.

 

Or check out our Forum here where members have posted pictures and details of their setups!