This is how I set up my computers for day trading. It’s pictured above.
I have two computers that each run dual screen monitors.
I won’t get into the specs of the computers because basically any computer you can buy in 2017 should be able to run trading software. Nothing I have requires insane amounts of computing power.
I’ll make this post short and sweet and just go over what I use.
Top Left Monitor: This is where I have my stock screeners. I’ve been using Tradeideas for this recently and have been liking their service.
Bottom Left Monitor: Charts, charts, and more charts. I’ve been using esignal for years, they are a great yet expensive service.
Top Right Monitor: Usually support chat for my trading software.
Bottom Right Monitor: My trading software,(its proprietary so I had to blank some things out). But it’s basically just level 2s, time and sales, blotter and order log.
And that’s it! Screen space is pretty important for traders, I could go down to 3 monitors pretty easily but anything less than that would be tough and require some serious adjustments.