a little poll for scalpers

Discussion in 'Trading' started by TraDaToR, May 4, 2009.

Do you use keyboard or mouse to scalp?

  1. Keyboard

    5 vote(s)
  2. Mouse

    10 vote(s)
  1. TraDaToR



    It's about your preferred order entry tool: Do you use keyboard or mouse?

    I realize that most will say keyboard rules but just wanted to quantify it.

    Personnally, I scalp several products with like 8 DOMs and T&S open on my screens, with usually up to 4 different positions, and don't know if it is efficient to create shortcuts on each and navigate in between with keyboard...So I still use mouse.

  2. Missing option: automated
  3. TraDaToR


    I also scalp automatically but I'm talking about manual trading here.
  4. Keyboard by far. Used to be I had 1 key bound to each ECN with a buy/sell grouping, + modifiers to let me slip the price a little. I.e., throw order in for best bid + 3 cents, etc.
  5. TraDaToR


    ok, thaks a lot. Interesting way to work.
  6. Panurgo


    Kind of related question:

    do you scalp only stocks or futures also?

  7. Only way to work, because smart routers aren't that smart sometimes and in other times you need to be able to control where you offer liquidity and where you can possibly be first in queue to someone else who is trying to remove liquidity.
  8. TraDaToR


    Futures only für mich.
  9. TraDaToR


    Yes, similar to what I would like to do although with different instruments. I have to think about it.
  10. Panurgo


    Nice. I trade only stocks, but I'm thinking abot futures.
    For manual scalping are you using TT?
    #10     May 4, 2009