Episode 291: Is Your Computer Powerful Enough to Support Your Trading?

by robbooker on September 22, 2014

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Is your computer powerful enough to support your trading? For Episode 291 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker interviews Eddie of EZ Trading Computers, a knowledgeable guest who specializes in helping traders determine if their computers are powerful enough for trading. So, Rob chats with Eddie about buying a trading computer, how long one should expect one’s trading computer to last, and the ins and outs of trading from a laptop versus a desktop. Eddie enumerates some concerns about trading on 99 percent of the laptops that are available on the market. This is a valuable episode and a must-listen for traders. Thanks for joining us.

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Erik September 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hey Guys love the show, I mean its all right

My question is if i rent a dedicated server ($300.00 per month) inside the CME Exchange for intra-day trading the ES index, would a Heavy computer be needed at the home to reduce slippage ? I don’t have 5+ charts running , have multiple platforms open or need to back test.

Thanks for your input
Cheers,
Erik

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Rangsee Som September 23, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Hi Rob and Jason, I love your podcast and love it even more when Rob is on fire, lol.

I am in search for a mechanical like system(if possible) with 1:1 reward/risk ratio and can produce an average win rate of 70% across most major pairs. I still want to trade it myself so I can put my money management skill to work. If a robot system exist out there that you know about that can be easily change the lot size on each and every trade that would be fine too, but I rather have both. What I am aiming for from this kind of system is the streak of winners that it can produce. People always tell me “why limit yourself to a 1:1” I guess because it fit my style (to be honest I don’t have a style yet.)

Thanks to Google it corrected most of my spellings for me except the sentences.
Thank you Rob and Jason, and love you guys.

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Bill September 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Between episodes of the traders podcast I usually listen to audio books.
I just finished “How I made $2 million in the stock market” by Nicolas Darvas.
It’s the story about the trader that gets his quotes by telegram and reads last weeks Barons.
I recently finished “Market wizards” by Jack Schwager where people say things like “I got my own quote machine” or “I watched the quote board though a window”.
Then I listen to this episode about getting a powerful enough computer. “You need at least 5mbps internet connection”
Nice contrast… We’ve come quite a bit.

I liked the comment from listener that said “just slip me the last 3 bars under the door”.

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