Best Monitors for Trading

While you could definitely start a trading career on a laptop, it won’t take long before you realize that you need a stock trading monitor to make actual progress. In fact, a decent monitor is capable of highlighting substantial details on price history, which should grant you access to more support and resistance regions.

Nonetheless, in a super competitive market, looking for the best monitor for trading could be as hard as trying to find a needle in a haystack.

So, to help you make an informed buying decision, we’ve compiled a list of the best trading monitors in the market.

Any of the following monitors would be great buy. Much of it comes down to personal preference.

Like with any product, you can get a really, really nice monitor if you’re willing to shell out some serious dough, but there really are great products in every price range.

Best Trading Monitors— Compared

MonitorsSpecs

Samsung CHG90
⁍ 49-inch
⁍ 3840x1080 Resolution
⁍ 144Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 1ms Response Time

Samsung CF396
⁍ 23.5-inch
⁍ 1920×1080 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 1ms Response Time

LG 25UM58-P
⁍ 25-inch
⁍ 2560 x 1080 Resolution
⁍ 75Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 4ms Response Time

LG 43UD79-B
⁍ 43-inch
⁍ 3840×2160 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response Time

Asus MZ27AQ Designo
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 2560×1440 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response Time

Philips 276E9QDSB
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 1920×1080 Resolution
⁍ 75Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response Time

ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 1920×1080 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response Time

Samsung CJ791
⁍ 34-inch
⁍ 3440 x 1440 Resolution
⁍ 100HZ Refresh Rate
⁍ 4ms Response Time

LG 27UL650-W
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 60HZ Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response Time

HP Pavilion 27xw
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 1920 x 1080 Resolution
⁍ 60HZ Refresh Rate
⁍ 8ms Response Time

Trading Monitors Reviews

1. Samsung CHG90

Samsung CHG90 Monitor

Specifications of Samsung CHG90
Screen Size 49-inch
Resolution WQHD | 3840 x 1080
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 1ms
Connectivity Ports 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1, Mini DisplayPort, USB Hub
VESA Mount Yes

Being a worldwide conglomerate, Samsung has both the resources and dedication to conquer wherever it lands and the CHG90 is a splendid example of that.

The 49 inch strip of a monitor promises complete immersion due to its captivating curvature and unique design. In fact, even the stand of the CHG90 is one of a kind, featuring pulsing lights, extreme flexibility and an unparalleled resilience.

As far as image quality is concerned, the monitor at hand harbors a powerful 144hz VA panel in a stunning 32:9 aspect ratio, creating what could be the most productive multi-tasking surface on the market.

Additionally, the CHG90 stuns the eye with a massive 3840 x 1080pixel resolution for captivating sharpness and crystal clear details. Also, thanks to its QLED HDR enhanced technology, this monitor is capable of attaining an incredible 600 nits of brightness, which should make a day & night difference during daytime use.

Furthermore, Samsung might be popular because of its diverse, reliable and affordable selection but rarely for its color accuracy. However, the CHG90 creates a name of its own with an impactful 125% sRGB coverage, 95% DCI color gamut and 92% Adobe RGB coverage, making it perfect for graphic artists, video as well as image editors.

In its pursuit of perfection, Samsung hooks the CHG90 with HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, headphone jack and microphone jack in addition to a few USB hubs.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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2. samsung CF396

Samsung CF396 Monitor

Specifications of Samsung CF396
Screen Size 23.5-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920×1080
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 1ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI 2.0  x1, D-Sub x1
VESA Mount Yes

Samsung strikes again with a compact alternative for stock traders who are seeking a reliable addition to their existing multi-monitor setup.

Truly, the CF396, catchy name, stands out with its elegant / minimalistic aesthetics, attractive curvature and unique equal sized bezels.

Nonetheless, the stand on this monitor is noticeably less fortunate in terms of design as well as flexibility.

In attempt to create the best monitor for trading, Samsung invested heavily in the image of this monitor and it’s hard to miss.

In fact, despite being a budget monitor, this 23.5” harbors a stunning VA panel that is capable of attaining a phenomenal 3000:1 contrast ratio.

Further, while it might not be the most color accurate display on the market, the CF396 supports a Full HD display at a 60Hz refresh rate for smooth visuals.

In terms of performance, this Samsung has plenty of features in store, which are meant to improve functionality in different modes of work.

For example, this affordable monitor supports AMD FreeSync technology for stutter & smudge-free graphics.

Additionally, in order to enable you to work longer hours comfortably, Samsung equipped this 60Hz monitor with a highly effective eye-saver mode for less eyestrain.

Finally, to ensure versatility, Samsung hooks the CF396 with 1 HDMI & VGA ports as well as a nifty headphone jack. Unfortunately, this monitor does not have any USB ports.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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3. LG 25UM58-P

LG 25UM58-P Monitor

 

Specifications of LG 25UM58-P
Screen Size 25-inch
Resolution Full HD | 2560 x 1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI 2.0 x2
VESA Mount Yes

While it is tough to stand out behind a giant, LG is definitely aiming for the title of ‘best monitor for trading’ with the splendid 25UM58-P.

While it sounds biased to label a monitor “splendid” before reviewing it, we can assure you that our editors choose their words carefully before painting an image.

Indeed, the LG at hand looks quite intense with a stretched out 21:9 aspect ratio on a 25-inch panel.

Additionally, beside the sad-looking stand, the 25UM58-P is rather flashy with super slim bezels and an impressively flat back.

Visually, this LG monitor is definitely beyond basic trading monitors, featuring a colorful IPS display that rejects smudging regardless of your vantage point.

Further, to enhance clarity, the 25UM58-P supports a stunning Full HD resolution. However, like a typical LG, this monitor stands at a humble 250 nits of brightness, which is disappointingly average.

In terms of color, the model in question offers a reliable 99% sRGB color coverage, making it a solid pick for graphic artists as well.

As far as productivity goes, the 25UM58-P should make multi-tasking simpler with its PIP mode in screen split, which functions rather well on the super wide panel.

Additionally, if you’re a bit of a gamer then you might appreciate the fact that this LG supports a reliable 75Hz refresh rate and a dedicated Game Mode for optimal gaming conditions.

Connectivity wise, the 25UM58-P supports nothing other than HDMI 2.0 via ports and frankly, you only get what you pay for. So, we can’t really complain.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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4. LG 43UD79-B

LG 43UD79-B Monitor

Specifications of LG 43UD79-B
Screen Size 43-inch
Resolution UHD | 3840×2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports USB-C x1, HDMI(ver 1.4 x2, ver 2.0 x2) x4, USB down port x1
VESA Mount Yes

Upon first glance, the 43UD79-B looks like a standard TV. However, LG likes to think of this product as a monitor despite being 43 inches.

In fact, LG is calling this bad boy the biggest monitor of all times and that comes with plenty of real-estate for heavy multi-tasking.

Aesthetically, this giant looks rather familiar with its typical LG minimalism. However, the bezels on this monitor are significantly slimmer than average, giving it a nice edgeless finish with the proper background.

Unfortunately, the stand on the 43UD79-B is unbelievably heavy and limited to tilt motion.

Image quality is a reasonable concern when a monitor crosses the 30” barrier. Hence, LG made sure to enhance the pixel density on this monitor up to 3840 x 2160 pixels for a super sharp definition.

Additionally, to loop graphic artists and editors, LG hooked this monitor up with a vivid IPS panel for richer colors and wide viewing angles. Speaking of which, while this monitor supports a splendid 1.06 billion colors, it doesn’t attain professional accuracy, which is critical for pro image and video editors.

There are a few things about the 43UD79-B that qualify it to become the best monitor for day trading but one significant feature is the fact that it can split into four 21” displays for extreme multitasking without losing any details.

Also, this beast of a monitor supports HDCP 2.2, which will enable you to use 4k streaming services and game consoles.

Finally, connectivity is a significant advantage for the LG 43UD79-B as it features 4 multi-generation HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, USB type-C and a few USB hubs.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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5. Asus MZ27AQ Designo

Asus MZ27AQ Designo Monitor

Specifications of Asus MZ27AQ Designo
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution WQHD | 2560×1440
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI(v1.4) x2, DisplayPort 1.2
VESA Mount No

Back to regular size monitors with the attractive 27 inch MZ27AQ Designo. Asus isn’t exactly popular for budget monitors and that makes sense once you take a look at this work of art.

Truly, the model at hand is incredibly thin with flush 0.33” bezels and a fancy, sturdy stand that’s fully adjustable including height, swivel and tilt.

As far as image is concerned, the ASUS MZ27AQ Designo exhibits an impressive spec-sheet, starting with a rich IPS panel that maintains clear visibility regardless of your position. Additionally, for sharper visibility, this ASUS supports an impressive 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and an impeccable color accuracy.

Moreover, it isn’t like Asus to settle down amidst competition, which explains the immersive built-in 3 watt dual-stereo speakers by Bang & Olufsen.

Further, because you will be using this monitor continuously for hours, Asus equipped it with their latest eye care technology for a smooth reduction of flickering and broken frames that will result in far less eyestrain.

As for connectivity, the MZ27AQ Designo proves highly reliable with a versatile support of both HDMI and DisplayPort links, ensuring premium quality support for PCs & consoles.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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6. Philips 276E9QDSB

Philips 276E9QDSB Monitor

Specifications of Philips 276E9QDSB
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920×1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI x1, DisplayPort x1, VGA x1
VESA Mount Yes

While Philips excelled in the TV niche, it hardly ever made an appearance in the monitors’ alley. However, when it does, it makes sure to stand out as seen in their latest 276E9QDSB.

Truly, this might be the best monitor for trading solely because of its captivating design. Undeniably, this Philips’s 27” display takes you in effortlessly but that wouldn’t be the case if not for the almost invisible bezels, the smooth chin and extremely thin back.

Also, the solid & minimalistic stand contributes to the attire of the monitor but not so much to flexibility.

As far as graphics go, the monitor at hand is probably the most professional monitor in the bunch as it features an incredibly potent IPS panel that is like no other.

Truly, within a vast 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display, the panel brings to light an impressive color range that reaches a stunning 124% sRGB & 93% NTSC coverage.

So, if you color accuracy is high on your requirement list, then you’re going to love this display.

Additionally, to support its claim for ‘the best monitor for stock trading’ title, the Philips 276E9QDSB comes equipped with FreeSync technology that will significantly reduce stuttering and motion blur. Also, with low-blue & flicker-free modes, this monitor omits shortwave length blue light and ultra-violet rays to reduce eye fatigue.

Lastly, to ensure versatile connectivity, the monitor at hand features HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and audio out ports.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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7. ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD

ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD Monitor

Specifications of ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920 x 1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 4ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI x1 ,DisplayPort x1, VGA x1
VESA Mount No

In case you haven’t found your match yet then you might want to take a look at the ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD.

Upon first glance, there isn’t much to really admire about the monitor at hand except for the overwhelming simplicity of design and a solid triangular stand with decent adjustability.

Beyond aesthetics, the ViewSonic at hand truly stands out with an immersive IPS panel, entailing a wider color gamut and even wider viewing angles.

In addition to that, the monitor at hand slaps a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution on a 27 inch panel, which is dense enough for a crystal sharp image.

Also, while it doesn’t offer professional color accuracy, the VX2776-SMHD is still impressively vivid & “contrasty” when it comes to movies, series and the regular web browsing.

In terms of performance, ViewSonic enhances this monitor with special settings suited for multiple activities such as games, movies, text, web and so on.

Other than that, the VX2776-SMHD sticks to a standard 60Hz refresh rate, which is plenty for enjoying your favorite shows & games smoothly but not so much for highly demanding games with raging frame rates.

Finally, in pursuit of universal versatility, ViewSonic hooked this monitor up with a HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA port and 2 audio in/out jacks.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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8. Samsung CJ791

Samsung CJ791 Monitor

Specifications of Samsung CJ791
Screen Size 34-inch
Resolution WQHD | 3440 x 1440p
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Response Time 4ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI x1 ,DisplayPort x1, USB (Type C) x1, USB Hub
VESA Mount No

Since we are on a streak of larger-than-average monitors, we thought that the Samsung CJ791 might stand a chance in the mix.

In fact, this masterpiece is a bit more than just a monitor in many ways but especially in terms of design. Hence, the CJ791 features impressively thin bezels, a smooth simple chin and a rather attractive curvature that should improve visibility within the spectacular 21:9 aspect ratio. As for the stand, Samsung went for a fancy but stiff design that only allows for tilt adjustability.

Performance is key for monitors that cost this much and the CJ791 is certainly up for the challenge with an extra sharp VA panel.

Accordingly, this 34” monitor isn’t only great for multi-tasking but also for gaming, editing and more due to an incredible 3000:1 contrast ratio, and a decent 300 nits of brightness.

While many monitors nowadays feature multi-task separation, only a few are capable of maintaining visibility. However, the Samsung at hand seems to nail it due to an impeccable 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution, offering enough pixel density for up to 6 functional split screens.

Additionally, the CJ791 covers an exemplary 125% sRGB color spectrum, offers eye-saving support as well as a phenomenal 100hz refresh rate for ever so smooth gaming. Speaking of which, gamers, more than anyone, are going to appreciate the snappy 4ms response time during high competitive FPS games.

In the end, the Samsung CJ791 is rather unique in the fact that it supports 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 ports dedicated to MacBook owners as well as the standard DisplayPort, HDMI and USB hubs.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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9. LG 27UL650-W

LG 27UL650-W Monitor

Specifications of LG 27UL650-W
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution QHD | 3840 x 2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports 1x Displayport , 2x HDMI, Headphone Out
VESA Mount No

LG strikes again only this time, it’s the much more popular 27UL650-W. The model at hand is one of LG’s best-selling monitors on the market and there’s no secret behind it.

For starters, the LG 27UL650-W looks pretty neat with its almost invisible bezels, thin back and extremely robust stand. Speaking of which, the stand on this monitor has got to be one of its best qualities, being both robust and highly adjustable.

In terms of graphics, the 27UL650-W stands out in the realm of gaming, editing and now even trading thanks to a sublime IPS display that is both predisposed to enhance colors as well as viewing angles.

Additionally, the monitor at hand can even cater for amateur editors with an outstanding 99% sRGB color gamut, Display HDR and 350 nits of brightness.

As for functionality, this 27inch beast is one of the few trading monitors that is actually capable of multi-tasking while maintaining crisp details, all thanks to an impeccable 4k resolution.

Also, with Radeon FreeSync, you are set for a smooth gaming session with minimal motion blur and a complete absence of stuttering. However, it is important to keep in mind that this monitor’s refresh rate is only 60Hz, which could have been better.

Lastly, connectivity is often a disadvantage for many monitors. However, the LG 27UL650-W maintains a solid spec-sheet with HDMI as well as DisplayPort coverage.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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10. HP Pavilion 27xw

HP Pavilion 27xw Monitor

Specifications of HP Pavilion 27xw
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution Full HD | 1920 x 1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 8ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI x2, VGA x1
VESA Mount No

What could be better than a legendary HP to close up our little list and what better sample than their artistic Pavilion 27xw?

Truly, the HP Pavilion 27xw is one of the most attractive monitors on this list due to its simple yet fancy design, its flush bezels and super flat back.

Now, this monitor might not be the best for a multi-monitor setup due to its larger-than-average bezels and chin. However, the fact that it’s 27” makes it great for multi-tasking.

Performance wise, the image quality coming out of this monitor isn’t fantastic. However, it would be oblivious to ignore the fact that this HP comes with a splendid IPS panel with impeccable viewing angles.

Unfortunately, the color science behind this display is rather disappointing to say the least, standing at a meagre 72% sRGB gamut coverage. Nevertheless, the sharpness of graphics on the 27xw is undeniably excellent due to a dense 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

While the HP 27xw might not be able to burn rubber, it is still capable of running demanding visuals & games smoothly thanks to a reliable 60Hz refresh rate.

Additionally, while it isn’t the best, the 8ms response time on this HP is still decent for competitive gaming and speedy response tasks.

At last, since it’s overall average, the HP 27xw offers a rather average connectivity coverage with HDMI & VGA support only.

Pros

  • C

Cons

  • C
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Final Thoughts

While it wasn’t the easiest task to find the best monitor for trading, we feel like we’ve done a decent job bringing to light some of the strongest competitors on the market. Hence, we certainly hope you found your match on our list but if not, don’t hesitate to share opinions, comments or even other trading monitors you’d like to see on this list in the future.

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