advice for newbie

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by mantis, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. mantis


    I have been a lurker for years. Finally have decided to post. I am looking for advice from professioanal screen traders.

    What would be a proper set up for trading futures in the offices of a clearing firm?

    1. System specs and brands ( Dell ,hp, etc.)
    2. Platform
    3. Chart Provider
    4. Quote provider
    5 Screen set up. (how many screens ideally)

    I am thinking of making the leap. What are the costs involved to set up? I suppose the clearing firm would have suggestions for everything and more but I would like to hear what E. T. ers have to say first.

    Appreciate advice to any or all of the questions or other considerations.