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    Is a $6000 trading computer worthwhile

    I was just reading that a high performance trading computer could pay for
    itself by saving in slippage and getting bids and offers in ahead of other traders.
    Is there something to this?

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    You internet speed will have much more impact than the speed of your computer.

    Depending on your internet speed (upload and download), you could argue slippage is an issue.
    Given high frequency traders will pay to co-locate to maximise speed, this may not be an area you want to compete.


    In my opinion, $600 computer will be just as effective as a $6,000 computer. Just my opinion.
    High-frequency trading - HFT is a program trading platform that uses powerful computers to transact a large number of orders in fractions of a second.

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      #3
      Office simple/medium computer sufficient trade mechanical or automatic (simple). ($350 us dollar notebook).

      Over high performance computer is necesary if:
      -Advanced trading (backtest long time, start plataforms, much data (use SSD drive unit, not mechanical drive), many objetcs, drawings, indicators, instruments high cantity).
      -Development robots / automated trading.
      -Data minning.

      But ONLY trading (not development) the most important is:

      -Broker (fees, quality execution).
      -Internet STABILITY with your side (home or office), wi fi example cause sometimes it loses packages and cause the connection to be unstable, it affects high, much worse if you are scalper and use market orders.
      -Internet service (provider)

      If wi fi or internet provider unstable use:
      -Development system used pending order, not market. (If pendig order is ENTER, then your ISP, or WIFI, or home, or computer totaly discarded, the order is executed broker side, not computer).

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        #4
        You need a service such as speedy trading services (Google) to get ahead of the line.

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