Bear Bull Traders | Trading Stations

Screen

The highest quality and most affordable screen for trading I have found on the market is the 2017 Newest Acer Business 23.8” Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD/LED Widescreen Monitor. They are amazingly high quality and very affordable (only $134 as of the time of writing). I have 6 of them for my station. Please note that they are also VESA compatible, so if you will be considering mounting them on your stand one day, you will not have any problem.

Trading Desk

I use an Ergotron WorkFit-D Sit-Stand Desk, a standing desk, for my trading hours. It is hard to sit all day long, I hate it! People say sitting is the new smoking, and that we must get rid of it soon. I have no opinion on that, but I found standing is much better for my knees and back and most importantly, it keeps me alert and awake during the day. I love my desk. It is a bit pricy, but I strongly recommend it for anyone who can afford it. This desk encourages healthy movement, and you can adjust it if you want to sit. If you do buy this desk, make sure to buy a standing desk pad (such as this one I use) for it as well. It is a must to have a high quality pad to stand on.

Trading Desk

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Well, I know perhaps not too many new traders need this accessory, but if you ever decide to upgrade your trading station and want to have a stand for all of your screens, you may need a desk mount. I have a 6 monitor VIVO Hex LCD Monitor Stand and I love it. Since I am using 6 screens, I of course have a stand for 6 screens, but you can also find ones for 2 or 4 screens. It is incredibly cheap (only $103 at the time of writing), but it is of very high quality. I am very happy with this purchase. It is very stable and robust. You will see a picture of my station below. Please note that your screens need to be VESA compatible for this mount. If your screens are not, then you may want to buy a mounting adapter for them. If you douse the screens recommended above, you will need adapters like this here. The adapters are not necessary if your screens are already VESA compatible.

PC

MSI Trident X Plus Gaming PC with 32GBs RAM, Intel i9 5Ghz CPU, 1TB SSD, RTX 2080 – supports 4 monitors.
Keyboard and Mouse included.
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Miscellaneous

Chair – Vertagear S-Line SL2000
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Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat
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ALED LIGHT 5050 LED Strip for ambient backlighting
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Quartet Infinity Magnetic Glass Dry Erase Board, White, 3 X 2 Feet
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You can find additional hardware requirements and specs for a Trading Station in this forum post.

              Trading Laptop

I am always being asked for my recommendation for a trading station. There is no easy answer to this because it depends on your budget and many other factors.
My trading PC is a custom-made +$3,000 system that supports 6 monitors. But you do not need to have such a station to start with in order to be successful in trading. However, a fast and reliable working station is important.
The laptop I use for my mobile trading station is an Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3″ LCD Gaming Notebook. This is a powerful 17-inch gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics and Tobii Aware software. You really don´t need a very powerful laptop but I chose this one because of its big screen and because I work with very resource demanding video editing software for my day trading recaps.
Please check out this forum post to learn even more about the requirements for trading computers

Of course, there is no upper limit for buying a PC and you can spend thousands and thousands of dollars on your PC, but I encourage new traders to keep the cost of their business down as much as possible at the beginning. You in particular need several screens for your trading laptop or PC because more screens give you more flexibility in watching the market, setting up your platform and scanners, and such.