Best Ultrawide Monitor for Trading with A 40″ 5K2K Display

Author: XABCD Team on February 24, 2024
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Yes, I Loved These Ultrawide Monitors for Trading So Much - I Got Two.

Now, you don't need to have 2 of them - but 80" is fantastic to have 1 monitor for your trading, and the other for all your other internet browsing, emailing or if your part of our for running our live streams during the week. But it's your catch all for anything else you do on your computer.
Here are the 3 most important factors when upgrading to these 40" dual ultrawide displays. Keep in mind, I'm upgrading from two 34" ultrawide.
1 Increased Screen Real Estate: Ultrawide monitors offer a much larger display area compared to regular monitors, typically with an aspect ratio of 21:9 or wider. This increased screen real estate allows traders to view more information simultaneously, making it easier to monitor multiple charts, news feeds, and other relevant data at once. This enhanced multitasking capability can lead to better decision-making and a more efficient trading workflow.

2 Enhanced Chart Analysis: In trading, a clear and comprehensive view of market data is essential for making informed decisions. Ultrawide monitors provide traders with the ability to display larger and more detailed price charts, allowing them to identify patterns, trends, and key support/resistance levels more easily. This enhanced chart analysis can lead to better technical analysis and improved trade execution.

3Improved Ergonomics and Productivity: Ultrawide monitors can also contribute to better ergonomics and increased productivity. With an ultrawide display, traders can reduce the need for excessive scrolling and window switching, minimizing neck and eye strain. By having all relevant information in one field of view, traders can quickly assess the market situation and respond promptly to changes. This can lead to improved focus, reduced fatigue, and ultimately, more effective trading outcomes.

Why Specifically Did I Go with the 40" LG 5K2K Ultrawide Monitor?

Best option: LG 40WP95C-W Inch 5K2K
Cheaper option: LG 38WN95C Monitor
Here are the main reasons that would have a direct impact on my trading.
  • 5120 x 2160 resolution for a detailed display. The resolution here can't be underestimated... because of the high resolution you can fit a lot more on the screen. This is also going to drive up the cost but will be well worth the extra expense.
  • Ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio for a broader view of market data.
  • High-quality IPS display for wide viewing angles which is important since your putting 2 40" side by side.
  • Curved design for an immersive experience and reduced eye strain if you're putting in a lot of screen time.
  • Versatile connectivity options: HDMI, DisplayPort, USB ports, etc. So this would work with a wide variety of inputs.
The monitor in the photos you see, and the one we are recommending for traders is the premium LG 40WP95C-W Inch 5K2K. If you're really on a budget then you can consider the LG 38WN95C Monitor with a lower resolution but it might be better for those who want to do gamming and don't want the bigger 5k2k resolution.
LG 40" Ultrawide Multi-Monitor Setup (Right)

The Only Two Downsides To This Ultrawide Monitor for Traders

There are only two reasons. Price and it would be nice to have a better refresh rate if you play computer games. For me, I don't play games, so the only downside to this monitor is its a little pricey when you start looking a multiple monitor configurations.


This ultrawide monitor tends to go on sale, so it might make sense to wait unless your current one is dead in the water. The regular price is $1,799 but it has gone on sale to $1,486.90 on both boxing day and prime day. So every 6 months you can count on this probably having a price reduction. Total cost of 2 of them would then be just under $3,000 which is why I can think the only con would be price. However, then again, people spend more on their desktops and laptops, and some phones cost as much as 2K each, so considering this is your daily driver for something that hopefully makes you money.
I'd recommend keeping an eye on it by setting up an alert as it's a great way to get notified. The pricing chart below came from the camelcamelcamel site I've linked.
Ultrawide Monitor Pricing

Refresh Rate

If your purposes is for trading (which I assume it is from this article), a 72Hz refresh rate can still provide a reasonably smooth experience for general computing tasks like this, video playback if you stream shows at the same time, and non-competitive gaming. It's suitable for most day-to-day activities, including web browsing, office work, and media consumption.
It would be nicer to have a much higher refresh rate for those that do play games. I would not want to see the price increase of the refresh rate was to go up, which would almost certainly happen. Therefor I would think most would be OK with the refresh rate given the practical use case for this monitor. I also think its smart of LG not to go after every market with this one monitor. They have a different one that is 38" that has a higher refresh rate if you were more of a gammer and a casual trader.
Refresh Rate (Hz) Best Use Case
60 Hz Everyday Use, Office Work, Web Browsing, Video Streaming
75 Hz Casual Gaming, General Productivity
120 Hz Fast-Paced Gaming, Smooth Video Playback
144 Hz Competitive Gaming, Esports
240 Hz Highly Competitive Gaming, Professional Gaming

Run an Ultrawide On A Stand or a Mount?

As you can see in the photos I'm running one monitor from a mount on the back of the desk and testing them both out. The other is on the original stand and isn't an upgrade.
I've been using these for about 3 months and determined I do like the mounts better since they have USB connections built into them and hide the wires pretty well. There is another advantage though which is it gives you more desk space as you can fit things under the monitor. Take for example the rode rodecaster pro that is sitting there under the monitor with the stand. If this monitor had a mount ai could push it farther back and also lift the monitor up during a live stream so I can still push the buttons.
Rodecaster Pro Mixer
The mount I went with was the VIVO Aluminum Mount that fits up to a 49 inch ultraside monitor. It also allows you to rotate the monitor vertically, but after doing that once it was pretty clear I wouldn't be doing that again as the monitor streches up way to high.
The only con here is the cost is higher than most mounts at $149.99. Again, if your using 2 of these monitors your looking at $300, so over $3300 for 2 monitors and 2 mounts.

Before Getting an UltraWide...

Make sure you have the desk space.

1Desk Space: I have an adjustable desk to stand up or sit down when I'm at the computer, but it does hang over each side by about 4", so any smaller of a desk could be a problem. Measure it out and make sure it works for you before ordering.

2Graphics card:Make sure your current graphics card supports the 5K2K screen resolution. You'll also want to check the outputs and inputs.

3Gaming Performance: Make sure your not going to seriously get into gaming with this monitor. If you are, go look at the 38" with the higher refresh rate.

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