How do you get access to your financial information? Professional Wall Street computer?
I have been looking at the Bloomberg Terminal and the Thomas Reuters terminal or app. I am jealous when I see movies and news when I see prop shops and trading desks where everybody looks at their financial info with the top notch electronics, multiple screens, and complex colorful key boards. I could not find any information on trading terminals online. Is it an application? a specially built computer? What do most people use as a professional. I have a $300 laptop and google finance to look at my stocks. I cannot afford a bloomberg terminal that costs $1500 a month to l ease. How do you look at finance? I want to upgrade from google finance. Explain to me these "terminals". Thanks :) Cheap ideas are appreciated.. because they're realistic