Setting Up Your Space
One of the most important aspects of your preparation for success as a trader is building the right atmosphere for your daily engagement of the markets. It is important to have a calm, professional, comfortable environment to work in but let’s be honest; you also want it to look cool, right?
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best office gadgets and cool pieces of tech that you can you can use to make your trading space, your favourite space.
1 – Magic Whiteboard
Scribbling in notebooks is far too last-century for today’s trader. When the ideas are flowing, and you need to keep track of your thoughts, it is time to whip out the Magic Whiteboard. Designed by a frustrated NHS worker this clever stationary hack is essentially a roll of stick-on whiteboard paper which allows you to transform any flat surface into a functional piece of writing space.
So, if you are working on your idea for an EA, keeping track of key levels you are watching, or trying to work out some better position sizing techniques, then this is the paper for you. Plus, it has the added benefit of making you look like a mad-professor while you scribble your equations on the wall!
In the fast-moving world of financial trading, it is important not to miss a thing. With important news releases and various asset classes to keep an eye on, it is important for traders to have optimal visibility. This six screen multi-monitor setup from Digital Tigers allows you to connect six autonomous screens to one trading computer meaning that instead of just having once screen to monitor the markets on, you can now track six different screens allowing you to keep an active watch on all your preferred asset classes and trading instruments, your twitter feed, your news and analysis feed and for when the markets are quite…Netflix!
Let’s face it; there are plenty of times when trading causes you to get a bit hot under the collar. Even in the cool of winter, there will undoubtedly be those moments when the market hits your stop before reversing or comes within pips of your profit target before heading all the way back to breakeven.
These situations and many, many more can find you suddenly feeling a little bit warm. This, alongside the mass of computers in front of you, means that it is crucial to maintain a comfortable body temperature.
The Dyson Cool Desk AM06 is a specially designed air flow system which will sit comfortably on top of your desk and help you keep your cool at those moments when you need it most. So, the next time you accidentally set your position sizing too big, just turn the fan up a bit and focus on the next trade!
4 – Vaya Chair
For long, hard days at the desk, it is important to treat your spine with respect and care. Nothing ages your spine faster than extended periods of sitting down, however, if you need to be sitting down for long periods of time then it is crucial that you do it in the most comfortable chair.
The Vaya Chair is designed by the same designer behind the Enzo Ferrari and the latest generation of Maserati. This design virtuoso has now turned his attention to crafting the perfect office chair and the Vaya, which adjusts to your every movement, has already been praised as “the most comfortable office chair on earth.” So, if you haven’t quite yet hit enough winning trades to own a Maserati, you can at least feel like you are sitting in the driving seat of one!
5 – Altwork Station
Finally, if you are looking to take your office setup to stratospheric levels, then the Altwork station is for you. Designed as an all-in-one chair, desk, and screen solution. This fully mobile, fully customisable office solution allows you to achieve supreme levels of comfort while surveying the markets.
Whether you want to lie back and have your screen above you or stand up and work at your desk, the Altwork station has several levels of customisation which allow you to achieve the perfect working environment. Admittedly, you will have to have had a pretty good year in the markets to afford one, but it certainly stands out as a great trading goal!
So, there you go. Whether you are looking to make some instant changes to your office, set up or, trying to find some cool stuff to set yourself as a goal for this years’ trading, hopefully, this list has given you some great ideas!