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 using the NinjaTrader platform:

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

Minimum requirements Recommended specifications
4GB RAM (Memory) 8GB RAM (Memory)
i5 CPU or Ryzen 3 Series i7 CPU or Ryzen 5+ series
120+GB SSD (Solid State Drive) 120+GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Windows 7, 8 or 10 Windows 10+
  Dedicated Graphics Card (GPU)

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