I often get asked about my setup for swing trading. I wish I had an extravagant answer. I love looking at pictures of trader setups that show 6 stacked monitors feeding every bit of data a person could ever want, but I follow a minimalist approach to trading.
My stock trading setup:
1. One 27 inch “all in one” computer.
This is a good mix of portability and power. I prefer not looking at a small screen all day, so I traded in my laptop for a bigger screen that still provides portability. The screen has a high resolution so I can split it when needing two sites up at the same time without having to tab back and forth. For instance, when I want my focus list and charts up from TC2000 and my broker in view at the same time.
2. One iPad
I recently added this to the setup only for blogging and the Trade Report. Here I view member emails and social media like twitter. I like to keep this separate from trading. I also use it to read when I have down time.
That’s it. It is simple yet has everything I need to trade effectively. The best part is it keeps me from information overload, which can be a nightmare for swing traders.
What is your stock trading setup? I want you to share in the comments below.
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