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How to Choose a Trading Computer

Jean Folger - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This article appears in the October 2014 issue of Futures magazine.

Technology that was once reserved for the exchanges and institutional traders is now readily available to retail traders: High-speed Internet, market research tools, sophisticated testing platforms, trade automation and direct access trading.

At the heart of this technology is your computer: Where you research and test your strategies, as well as where you initiate your trades themselves. Computers affect how you interface with the markets, and they must be fast, powerful, reliable and stable. Here, we take a look at various PC components and explain what to look for when you are buying, or building, your trading dream machine. Read more