If there is one business industry that demands having the latest information at the earliest possible time, it’s stock trading. Stock brokers used to follow a few different stocks for clients and make calls here and there. If they wanted to be in the middle of the action where the latest numbers were broadcasted, they would head down to the trading floor. With new communications technology, any stock broker can get the same information at the same time any where in the world. And with more markets opening up, with new stocks trading everyday, it’s even more imperative to have the latest data.
Getting the latest stock numbers is important, but so is getting the latest news. That means hearing about the latest mergers or bankruptcies as soon as they break. Which is why one thing you’ll find in any stock broker’s office is a television. But not just any television. It is an advantage to have a large LED that make it easy to see tickers and reports clearly.
The advent of trading online has given a lot of stock brokers freedom to move. However, that still means staying glued to the moving market numbers. Most stock brokers use smartphones with large displays to not only catch scrolling numbers clearly but also to watch a greater collection of stock figures. Smartphones also have stock apps available to show market trends and send up dates for selected stocks.
But for the stock broker that wants to be ahead at all times, they must have a computer with fast processing speed. Add to that two or three monitors for watching entirely different markets move simultaneously. The speed is needed to process all of the data that is constantly changing, but also, for a busy stock broker, to quickly make trades, buy or sell at the price desired before it changes a second later.