Registered: Jul 2012
08-21-12 09:06 PM
Well, I decided to postpone law school for a year. I will soon start a new job that is not as demanding as the one I currently have. So I hope to have more time available.
I've began strategy development using excel for now. Once I have a strategy begun, I will then impliment that strategy in Matlab for extensive backtesting and refining. Once I am pleased with the strategy, my next move is one I have not come to a decision yet. Right now, I think I would then translate my strategy to Ninjatrader and work with a paper account. Then once I'm pleased, use it with real money.
I think its time for a computer upgrade. My laptop will not cut it for the work I want to do. I am considering a Dell T3600. However, I do not have any idea what all the bells and whistles I should get. The base T3600 starts with the following:
Intel® Xeon E5-1603 processor (four core), Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 2GB Memory, 250GB HDD, 512MB AMD FirePro™ 2270
What I am trying to get out of this computer is:
2 monitor usage
live automated trading (not a current need, but will be one in the future)
I need to buy a computer now, but I also want to be able to use it in the future when I hopefully will be doing heavy automated trading.
All thoughts and opinions are appreciated!