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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Workstations: Simple and Peaceful (VIDEO)

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci

For some time, I've received questions regarding my workstation, and trading workstations in general.

"What sort of computer does a trader need?"

"What sort of monitors does a trader need?"


In the following video; I'll show you the work area in my home, and attempt to highlight simplicity ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot see the Video? Click here to view the entry ...)



Here is the blip.tv version of the video.

Having 10 monitors will not make you a better trader.

Having a more powerful processor will not make you a better trader.

I'd say the most important aspect of any workstation? More important than the type of processor you use, or the number of monitors you have hooked up to it? Is that it's location is within a peaceful working environment.

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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have 13 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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