For day traders

Discussion in 'Trading' started by maximillion, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. To be a day trader.
    Do you have to have multiple monitors(screens) to follow the market and the stock?
    thanks:D
     
  2. Its nice to have your broker's trading platform on another computer but its not something that you have to have.

    Before the pdf rule was initiated, I could make a living with a 2k account and a laptop.
     
  3. I do have my broker's platform. however sometimes I dont have enough room to open new windows or have enough chart windows open.
    I also use laptop.
    Thanks hoodooman
     
  4. You need three monitors. One for broker's platform, one for charts and one for news/research. Day trading is purely technical if you do not have a chart open at all times you are at a disadvantage.
    Any more than 3 monitors is overkill.
     
  5. l2tradr

    l2tradr

    Trading options I'd imagine?
     
  6. trading stock. Sometimes as much as 200 times a day before noon.
     
  7. l2tradr

    l2tradr

    That's impressive. With such little capital that is.
     
  8. One trick you can use is to have 4 or 5 'slightly-less-than-full-screen' charts staggered on top of each other so that any one is accessible at all times with 1 mouse click. I do this on each of 4 monitors.
     
  9. You are good and I mean that. My limit is
    2.
     
  10. I use "StreetSmartPro" CyberTrader. For me personally hard to follow the news cause every time I have to minimize the window. and price changes in seconds...
     
    #10     Oct 2, 2009