Any active traders out there? Just curious as to what setup you guys use- desktop with 2 monitors? Any specs or models to recommend and what do you usually open and track on each one? - Seedly
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Asked on 22 Mar 2019

Any active traders out there? Just curious as to what setup you guys use- desktop with 2 monitors? Any specs or models to recommend and what do you usually open and track on each one?

Really want to hear what works for you traders out there... Might be investing in one quite soon.

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pat
pat
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 20 Jan 2020

I had a chance to talk to a US trader and he shared that they normally used 3 screens. 1 for active stocks that he is monitoring, 1 for potential stocks/watch list and 1 for orders + news.

He has 1 dedicated keyboard just to make order swiftly. He told me that they usually watch his active screen and listen to the news only. He can make orders without looking at the order screens, everything is hotkey.

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Billy Ko
Billy Ko
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 19 Jan 2020

Not sure if you read this article -- https://www.straitstimes.com/business/banking/worlds-biggest-hedge-fund-returns-found-in-singapore

One of the most notable thing he mentioned in this article was " "I only have two eyes, right, so how many screens can I look at?"

So basically, he just has a laptop and a monitor. I think if the guy who can get the largest hedge fund returns doesn't require a complicated setup, one shouldn't spend so much money investing in one.

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Lim Boon Tat
Lim Boon Tat, Mathematics at Cambridge University
Level 6. Master
Answered on 19 Jan 2020

Macbook Pro and two 27" monitors with apple keyboard and mouse is good enough for me.

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Choon Yuan Chan
Choon Yuan Chan
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Updated on 19 Jan 2020

Make sure your computer have sufficient RAM to support the usage of two monitors, 4GB RAM is sufficient. Decent processor is also a requirement​​​

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Bjorn Ng
Bjorn Ng
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 19 Jan 2020

Hello there!

Technically this is not a investment question.. I think more of computer hardware hahah.

But for optimal usage for dual monitors, I would suggest the max a 27" screen, curved if possible. That's because it it's bigger, you will have problem with your neck just look at the whole viewer area as well as the pixels.

Ensure that your PC is capable of withstanding dual monitors, with good graphics card and ram system, sufficient power supply and cooling as well. Go for SSD because the speed difference from a HDD is insane.

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Terence Tan, CMT
Terence Tan, CMT, Head of Education at IG Asia
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 18 Jul 2019

Indeed, desktop with two monitors here, using two Samsung 27" non-curved. A good price reference is http://www.fuwell.com.sg/ (download the price list). Strange enough that they only have the curved ones now at the bottom end for Samsung.

And get loads of RAM (2x 16GB), Samsung 1TB SSD, and if you need more space to store historical data for crunching algo models, another non-SSD harddisk (hunt for HGST ones if you can, though seems like they are getting rarer).

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