Trading equipment - Day trading computer

Trading Computer Requirements

Please Note: MAC Computers or Laptops are NOT compatible to use with a lot of Futures Trading Software including NinjaTrader which we use.

Some traders opt to use Windows Parallels on their MAC to give them the option to boot into Windows directly from their MAC. If one is able to, using a Windows based computer or laptop will provide the highest performance.

Below is our Minimum and Recommended Specifications for Computers and Laptops for Trading:

(Generally speaking, if your computer or laptop is less than 4 years old, it should be sufficient to run NinjaTrader 7 platform for Trading.)

Minimum requirements Recommended specifications
4GB RAM (Memory) 8GB RAM (Memory)
i5 CPU (Intel Processor) i7 CPU (Intel Processor)
120+GB HDD (Hard Drive) 120+GB SSD (Solid State Hard Drive)
Windows 7, 8 or 10 Windows 7, 8 or 10

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(pre-installed on most PC’s)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(pre-installed on most PC’s)

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