how many desktops/ terminals do you need?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by trader_ABC, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Someone mentioned to me that they have both bloomberg and reuters, and I don't have either. I know he is a professional with a bank, but it seems like quite a bit of waste. Is this the norm?
  2. Surdo


    He is probably an order taker, not a trader!
    I trade as profitably off of a 15" laptop as 3 X 22" screens.

    It's all relative.

  3. Thanks! I wish I had a Bloomberg, it just looks so cool. But it is hard to justify the cost. My friend said that Bloomberg doesn't negotiate at all, is that true?
  4. having an obscene amount of subscription service/hardware is usually just to boost the ego of the trader. I've done it my self so I look smarter, until I realized I don't even rotate my head to look at the side monitors.
  5. acerbits- are so funny and refreshing
    I guess i should really think about what i need before envying what others have...
    Still, it would be nice to score a bloomberg if the price is right...any thoughts on how I can go about it?