Since the internet took hold in the early 1990’s, the number of day trading stock traders has grown by 1000%. The internet made it possible to get up to the minute information, and allow trades within seconds, but what technology at home allows traders to this with speed and precision? Many, if not all, day traders have gone towards multiple monitor systems with top of the line technology that allow them to trade quickly and easily while keep up to the minute stats available.
Managing charts and graphs is just part of what a day trader does. Their setup must be powerful enough to run comprehensive software which manages this information. Missing a beat could mean losing thousands (if not tens of thousands or more) dollars. This is why the system used must not only power the monitor setup, but multiple bulky applications as well. This often means having a backup system within a system to help manage numbers. It also means maxing out on ram, using the best technologies for graphics cards and having multiple secure internet connections, in the event that one goes down- even momentarily it could cost a small fortune.
If you are considering purchasing a system for day trading, it is highly recommended that you take the above mentioned things into careful consideration prior to your purchase. It’s also recommended that you talk to a professional before making a purchase. Just remember, someone who builds custom computers for a living is going to have a much better sense of what you need as opposed to a salesman at a retail store like Best Buy or similar.