Keeping a trading journal is critical to trading success, however I have not been able to find a decent download on the net. Trade Smart V3 looks excellent but I am not sure where I can find it....anyone have any recommendations?
Ninja, I created my own on Excel. These are the column headings: DATE COMPANY SHARE BUY/SELL PRICE No. COST/SHARE VALUE P/L % STOP EXIT WHY ENTER WHY EXIT PRICE AFTER EXIT LEARNINGS On a second worksheet I keep notes for a watchlist. On a third worksheet I track returns monthly for my portfolios against base date (in my case 1 Jan 09), and compare to Alsi and Top40 The last worksheet I keep general notes. Has worked well for me so far. Main thing is discipline to keep all entries up to date after a trade, ie why enter/exit and learnings. Hope this helps!
Thanks Sasa, I am currently running my own in a similar style to yours however saw an excellent journal on one of Chartists posts that he uses that is very powerful. Can't seem to find a downloadable version so will continue with my own.
Simon ....I agree and have been using my own excel format. I was very impressed by Chartists journal and its functionality was superb allowing for very effective trading analysis with minimal input. If there's a copy out there that won't cost me $40 I would dearly like to get my hands on it...