Plan for the worst and have contingencies. As was I preparing for today’s trading session, I lost my internet. But I had a contingency in place.
There are 3 main issues traders can face, in addition to the market.
1. You can lose Power,
2. You can lose internet,
3. Your computer crashes
It is prudent to have contingency plans in place for all the above as they usually happen at the worst possible time.
Power: A good quality back-up will solve this problem and although 99% of the time it does nothing, when you lose power you will be ecstatic you have it.
Internet, Although Internet has become more reliable, it still goes out as mine did today. I have on more than a few occasions driven to the 24/7 McDonalds to use their wi-fi in the middle of the night. However, most newer phones will allow you to use the phone as a Wi-fi Hotspot or better yet, tether it directly to your computer. That is what I did today and was able to trade.
Computer issues. A good reliable, well maintained, computer is a must for the professional trader, it is your life blood. Not only should you run diagnostic and cleaning programs on a regular basis, you should blow out your computer at least every 3 months. It is absolutely amazing how much dirt/dust accumulates inside. In addition to maintaining your trading computer, you need to have a back-up, it can be an older computer and it does not need to have all the “bells and whistles” as your main computer but enough to run your essential trading programs.
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