Trade Journal and Trade Diary

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 1:08am   #1
 
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Trade Journal and Trade Diary

Anyone know where one can download a free trade journal/diary in spreadsheet form?
I've always used a straight out notebook of trades/result/reason for result etc; but I've been told I should leave the middle ages behind and use a spreadsheet to avoid manual calculations - trouble is I've never made up a spreadsheet all on my own and haven't got the patience or time to learn how to make one up.
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 1:36am   #2
 
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Is the manual calculations / written diary notebook system working for you? If it is, why change a winning system?
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 1:54am   #3
 
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bobflem started this thread p.s I came across a rudimentary one somewhere on yahoo finance about 6 months back but can't find it now.
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Is the manual calculations / written diary notebook system working for you? If it is, why change a winning system?
Wow, what a quick response..thanks Westernforce. Yeah my old fashioned way works(been a profitable trader for just over 2 years now) but i just take a few sec's more than I have to if I had it set up in a spreadsheet with the calculations done for me.I guess i feel a bit stooopid not keeping a proper electronic journal and once in a while I google the subject
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Depends what sort of info you want to keep as part of your journal. Some of the info I may find relevant to my record keeping may be of no significance to you, and visa versa. I still find a good quality hand written journal works for me, although I do keep a basic excel spreadsheet available for quick reference.

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 1:29am   #6
 
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here is a good one www.visnote.com but not free
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 2:00am   #7
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on woodies cci site there are a couple spread sheets that are comprehensive although geared to cci. may be some ideas for you there or just modify those spreadsheets

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