Trading Desks from Traders Around the World

If you're a trader, you know how important your workspace is when it comes to focus and overall productivity. Do you ever wonder how others organize their trading desks? We did, so we asked for traders to share photos of their setups. From multiple monitors to creative trading desk furniture, we saw it all. Check out some of the impressive trading desks we received:

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  • Charles Lewis

    Charles Lewis

  • Ryan Herron

    Ryan Herron

    My humble desk.

  • Donald B. Cummings, Jr.

    Donald Cummings Jr

    I trade mostly cash bonds so I have a few different feeds because there are very few centralized markets for corporates or munis. Good transparency, but very little centralized trading. I can also survive on a more minimalist system, which was my office setup in Buenos Aires this past January. One laptop and one iPad. When the polar vortex hit Illinois, I got out of town for a month. Next remote location? Probably Paris.

  • Tony G.

    Tony G's trading

    4 monitors, 4 Brokers, 4 commodity pairs

  • Hugh Kimura

    Hugh Kimura's trading desk furniture

    I believe in simplicity and portability. I like my external monitor when I am at home, but my laptop alone suits me fine.

  • Remzi Bajrami

    Remzi Bajrami

    With a focus on day trading stocks, I like to keep things simple. Here is my 2 iMac setup (a 27" and 24"). I can easily trade for just one laptop or up to 3 computers; more is probably too much.

  • Richard


    Understanding the bigger picture - Less is more with one or two monitors!

  • Alan Farley

    Alan Farley

    My workstation is beat up from 15+ years of market madness. It has that "lived in" look because I live in that chair. Also notice how few charts I watch, despite my reputation as a chart guy.

  • Phillip Ruffolo

    Phillip Ruffolo

    High in the Andes Mountains of Central Ecuador. Twin 24-inch monitors on a dedicated trading computer, a third monitor shared through a KVM with 2 laptops and a desktop each with their own purpose and network.

  • Gordon Eckler

    Gordon Eckler

    I used to sit in front of a huge array of monitors and then read reports about the diminishing returns of more than 2 monitors. So much of my trading has become automated and co-located, I really only need one screen and a remote desktop connection.

  • Charles Kirk

    Charles Kirk

    Charles E. Kirk has been investing and trading for over 20 years.

  • John Carter

    John Carter
    John Carter

    The trading desks of John Carter.

  • Hrishikesh Prabhavalkar

    Hrishikesh Prabhavalkar

    Learning the ongoing process of the Art of Making Money

  • Marcello Arrambide

    Marcello Arrambide

    Marcello uses just one laptop to day trade and travel around the world. This was his office for 6 months in Rio De Janeiro overlooking the sugar loaf mountain.

  • Brian Lund

    Brian Lund

    Ever hear of "do what I say, not as I do?" Well this setup is a great representation of that. The FEWER screens you can use in your trading the better. I just got in the habit of having multiple screens before I knew what I was doing, and now I am stuck with them, but simpler is always better.

  • Blain Reinkensmeyer

    Blain Reinkensmeyer

    When not blogging or reviewing financial products, you'll find Blain monitoring the market action with his triple 24" LED monitor trading rig. In Blain's eyes: "You can never have enough screens. I am currently aching to buy three more to serve as a second row."

  • Neil Davis

    Neil Davis

    Neil says: "Basic in comparison, but I enjoy the view."

  • Keith Hetherington

    Keith Hetherington

    From Keith: "2 traders, 3 computers, 20 monitors."

  • Joseph Meth

    Joseph Meth

    Joseph says: "Messy but trying to follow the "K.I.S.S." principal...Simple but it works for trading and writing blog posts."

  • Joann Farley

    Joann Farley

    From Joann: "Three computers… yes I drive a mouse with both left hand and right!"

  • Debbie Hague

    Debbie Hauge

    Debbie calls her trading desk "The Pirate's Helm." She means business!

  • Dan Sugar

    Dan Sugar

    Dan has several years experience as a floor trader but decided to change paths and began trading Stocks, Futures, Options and Forex Currencies from the screen. Here's where the trading happens.

  • Merlin Rothfeld

    Merlin Rothfield

    Here's Merlin at one of the trading setups at the Online Trading Academy corporate office. Merlin says: "It's very fun to work with! Especially with the virtual labs!"

  • Louise Carr

    Louise Carr

    Louise's trading desk is sleek and organized. She says trading has given her the ability to enjoy life without being tied down to a full-time corporate day job.

  • Steve Bobbitt

    Steve Bobbitt

    In regards to his trading desk and life in general, Steve says: "Why be normal? Think differently!"

  • Tillie Allison

    Tillie Allison

    Laptop, tablet, multiple monitors… Tillie is covering all the bases! When she's not teaching courses at Online Trading Academy, here is her home trading desk setup.

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