Holiday Gift Guide for Traders

Holiday Gift Guide for Traders
December 2, 2014 Market Traders Institute

The holiday season is officially underway! Don’t worry, we haven’t started our holiday shopping yet either. But, we have complied a short list of the best gifts for that special trader in your life (and yes, that special trader can be yourself).

Office Supplies

Nothing says happy holidays like a classic desk essential. Who doesn’t love sprucing up their workspace? There are a ton of trading related mugs on that will power any trader through a long night of trading. And with sayings like: “Day Traders- Just like regular people, only much smarter” and “Peace, Love and Bull Market,” they’re sure to provide some comedic relief when a couple pips slip through their charts.

You can’t forget about the bulls and the bears. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to these two, but we really like the industrial look of this bookend and paperweight set:

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We all need a high performance monitor (or 4) that have the endurance to withstand extended periods of trading. IPS panels are considered top-notch because they offer the best image quality and viewing angles. Dell’s UltraSharp U2410 and HP’s LP2475w are both excellent choices.

IPS panels tend to be pricey so, if you’re looking to save some cash, go with S-PVA/MVA monitors. They offer the highest contrast ratios and are quite similar to their IPS counterparts with the exception of their viewing angles. Dell’s UltraSharp 2709W is one of the best S-PVA/MA monitors we’ve seen.


We’ve always said education is the key to success. That’s why we’re committed to providing our students with the best quality trading education on the market. But don’t limit your learning. Here are a few books that any trader would appreciate stuffed in their stocking.

Written by the FX Chief ™ Himself!

The Forex Mindset

Warren Buffet Speak: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor

The Bible of Options Strategies: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies

We hope we helped you cross off a couple of items on your holiday shopping list. Have something you want to add? Let us know on social media:

Happy Holidays,
Your MTI Education Team

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