Trading rooms can reflect the personality of the trader, and as such can vary greatly from one to another. After one becomes immersed in trading, one typically realizes that having just one or two screens isn’t enough to capture all the visual information needed to make trade decisions. And so, one starts adding monitor screens…
Let’s start with my set up:
I had been using a two screen set up for a while, but when I got serious about trading, I quickly realized I needed more screen real estate. I added another monitor I wasn’t using, but that wasn’t really doing the job either, so I decided to do a real upgrade and build a 4 monitor system. That made a BIG difference in my ability to keep track of the different market time frames. Surprisingly, even now, I have problems fitting everything I want to see on all four screens at once.
Here are some set ups I’ve seen on the web:
The pic above is more of a gaming set up, but I suppose it would also make a good trading environment.
And now for the extreme set ups…..
Hmmm, when your room starts looking more like something from NASA, you may have gone a wee bit overboard…. 😉