Full-time day trader and computer nerd Eddie Z explains the basic technology behind trading computers and how to save a bundle when shopping for one. In this easy to read buyer's guide, Eddie makes understanding the basic components of the computer simple to understand. Whether you are day trading, stock trading, futures trading, options trading or forex trading, Eddie will detail exactly what you need in plain speak. In this guide, you will learn: What is a trading computer and why you need one. Why your existing computer for trading might cause something called slippage. How to benchmark test your existing computer. The 7 deadly trading computer mistakes. There are companies out there charging an arm and a leg for trading computers and taking advantage of the trader's lack of knowledge. But Eddie remedies this situation in this buyer's guide. Get it now!
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There's one thing this book does as good job of: cutting right to the chase. If you are a trader wondering whether your current computer is good enough for trading--the one you're reading this review on now--this book will help.
When it came to finding a trading computer, I had a tough time comparing apples to apples on the web, or even in big box stores. I feel like I know a few things about computers, but even I had a hard time. Should I go for the lowest price? What's the best processor? Most websites have these confusing "configurators" with a myriad of drop down menus to select all the individual components before purchase. I couldn't make heads or tails of it without creating an Excel spreadsheet.
After reading this book my research on trading computers got a whole lot easier. The part I liked best was how the book defines a minimum benchmark for a trader's computers. Having this performance benchmark made it easier for me to tell if my computer would work...
I have to admit that I have been a computer geek for years and have built many computers for myself and friends but when it comes to getting the most out of a computer designed specifically for trading the markets I was lost. Eddie's guide broke down the what and why of certain components that I had not even personally considered putting into my trading computer before reading his advice. While I am a swing trader at heart I have been flirting with currencies and found my exiting system was severely lagging behind the charts. Slippage was costing me more money than I had realized and I thought I already had all the answers. Boy was I wrong. After pricing out numerous trading computer systems (and looking at the parts to build my own) it actually worked out that it is cheaper in the long run to have a professional trading computer company like Eddie's put a system together for me. While I can easily build a computer for gaming - I just do not know enough of the specifics for...
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