I think I quite like the idea of this.
I’ve been thinking of how I can streamline my computer set up in an ongoing quest to be more minimalist whilst at the same time increasing my mobility.
I went through one iteration of my computer set up as I morphed from trading intraday to end of day. I originally had two large monitors and a laptop. I now have a single monitor and a laptop.
As I have become more than accustomed to this set up I realise I can reduce things even more.
It always helps to hear of people you look up to being able to trade very effectively with a simple set up. In a podcast I heard Market Wizard Tom Basso say that he now trades comfortably whilst traveling on a single laptop.
I envision a ‘trading desk’ that I can take on the road. Really what I would like is a set up that is the same wherever I am. This would basically mean I can have my preferred office set up anywhere in the world.
I like two screens and so I was originally thinking of a MacBook Pro and Air combo.
I read a post by +Mike Elgan on working whilst traveling in Europe where he made a case for how good an iPad with an external keyboard is.
I think I may be a buyer of a larger screen iPad rather than an Air. After all my main requirement for this is a little expansion of screen real estate when trading but after that is complete it would be used for research, reading and writing. If it has a good battery life, the portability and the space saving factors would be a good fit for the wannabe digital nomad trader.
As it is yet to be confirmed officially I mull over whether this could be the ideal location independent trading desk for me.
Question: Are you a professional trader and if so what setup do you take on the road with you? Please share in the comments below.
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