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Old May 18, 2008, 1:09am   #1
 
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Question purpose of using multiple monitors

Dear all,
My name is Hendra, from Indonesia. I'm new in the trading world. I trade stocks and stocks options.
I read on many blogs in the internet, people trading with multiple monitors. Actually, what is the purpose trading with multiple screens? To watch several stocks at the same time, or to watch a particular stock with several time frame?

I request help from you all... Thank you
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Old May 18, 2008, 1:17am   #2
 
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AFAIK it's to watch different instruments which means they have access to more opportunities.
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Old May 18, 2008, 1:21am   #3
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Dear all,
My name is Hendra, from Indonesia. I'm new in the trading world. I trade stocks and stocks options.
I read on many blogs in the internet, people trading with multiple monitors. Actually, what is the purpose trading with multiple screens? To watch several stocks at the same time, or to watch a particular stock with several time frame?

I request help from you all... Thank you
It's a big question and there will be many variations in answers...here is what I do.

Current set up 4 screens on 1st P C and 2nd P C has single screen.

2x screens for charting 1x screen for tabulated information 1x screen for trading platform.

2nd P C as back up system but also used for communications...msn... e-mail etc

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Old May 18, 2008, 1:27am   #4
 
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Thank you

drhendra started this thread Thank you for your response. Very fast.
I found this site will be very helpfull to share our ideas, experience and questions.

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It's a big question and there will be many variations in answers...here is what I do.

Current set up 4 screens on 1st P C and 2nd P C has single screen.

2x screens for charting 1x screen for tabulated information 1x screen for trading platform.

2nd P C as back up system but also used for communications...msn... e-mail etc

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Old May 18, 2008, 9:40am   #5
 
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I have charts on one screen, and order entry on another (same PC). Then a seperate screen and PC for email, messaging and internet surfing.
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Old May 18, 2008, 11:32am   #6
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I've often wondered if there is any correlation between profit and number of screens. I suppose multi-monitor set-ups will provide sufficient evidence to rationalise why the last trade was a disaster.

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Old May 18, 2008, 12:05pm   #7
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I've often wondered if there is any correlation between profit and number of screens. I suppose multi-monitor set-ups will provide sufficient evidence to rationalise why the last trade was a disaster.

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depends if your using the screens for trading or watching things normal girls would find disgusting!......
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