Trading Journal

Mar 17, 2010 at 00:58
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GJim
forex_trader_7780
Member Since Feb 25, 2010   14 posts
Mar 17, 2010 at 00:58
In addition to all the other advice new traders may find here, I will add a suggestion of keeping a trading journal. I have logged every trade since May 2005 - win, lose, draw. The reasons for entering a trade, strategies, &c. - a 'post-mortem' on losing trades, and also on winning trades. Every trade includes a chart picture showing entry/exit points, along with the indicators used for the particular strategy. It's often enlightening to review those historic trades to see the lessons learned.

I'm currently running a few robots - along with some manual trades. I only post the robot trade info once a week, at the end of the week - just the bare facts/results. Manual trades get the full treatment - analysis, ticket #, s/l, t/p, $/pip, post-trade chart image, &c.

Good trading,
G'Jim c):{-

Member Since Mar 23, 2010   1 posts
Mar 23, 2010 at 01:59
hi😄
Elkart
forex_trader_7
Member Since Aug 01, 2009   941 posts
Mar 23, 2010 at 05:19
You can do that on your trade history, just click the little pencil, can even put your charts in there.
Member Since Mar 22, 2010   4 posts
Apr 04, 2010 at 11:24
Great advice! Thanks for th tip Elkart 😄
Live Long & Prosper
Member Since Mar 22, 2010   52 posts
Apr 20, 2010 at 02:50
nice GNR avatar. :)
God is great all the time
Member Since May 07, 2014   4 posts
May 17, 2014 at 20:25
@Elkart is there a way to set up FXbook to record a photograph og the charts and save it to the logged orders placed? this was really something i was looking for!
Lord, have mercy!
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 20, 2014 at 20:50
We had a bearish day in the leading Market Indexes. Fed's Yellen speaks tomorrow at 16:00 GMT+1.
Tomorrow the market might recover responding to the speech.

Happy trading.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
May 21, 2014 at 12:16
FXMissionary posted:
@Elkart is there a way to set up FXbook to record a photograph og the charts and save it to the logged orders placed? this was really something i was looking for!

@FXMissionary
there is a simple script to run on MT4
which takes scr of MT4 chart when opening closing trade
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 21, 2014 at 17:02
psaTrading posted:
We had a bearish day in the leading Market Indexes. Fed's Yellen speaks tomorrow at 16:00 GMT+1.
Tomorrow the market might recover responding to the speech.

Although Yellen has emphasized the economy isn’t meeting the Fed’s goals, the markets recovered from yesterday's decline.

It's always the same thing, on Fed's days, buy buy buy....
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 22, 2014 at 13:36
I can see a good setup for a short on Dax:

SL @ ...... : 9745
Short @... : 9710
TP1 @..... : 9655
TP2 @..... : 9605
TP3 @ .... : 9525
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 23, 2014 at 15:33
Been stopped out & accepting the loss.

Happy trading!
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 28, 2014 at 14:28
It seems the Dax will continue to go higher and sellers are creating bargain entries for buyers.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 29, 2014 at 16:06
Dax is in a very tight consolidation!
To much for my taste.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
May 30, 2014 at 15:31
No range to trade my strategy!

Which you all a nice weekend.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 02, 2014 at 16:39
Do you believe it was just an accident???

The Institute for Supply Management corrected its May manufacturing index to 56 after saying it applied incorrect seasonal adjustments to the figure. The Tempe, Arizona-based group initially reported the gauge fell to 53.2 from 54.9 in April.

The decrease was 'suddenly' found to be a mis-calculation and the figure re-released with all the numbers magically better?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...ent-error.html
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 03, 2014 at 11:25
Nice short on Dax:

SL @ ...... : 9955
Short @... : 9946
TP1 @..... : 9897
TP2 @..... : 9850 (Still open) (Moved SL to BE)

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Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 04, 2014 at 16:22
The markets have no volume and no significant moves. They are asking for a good shrink before new highs.
Dax, is slowly declining. Drops usually early in the day, and recover after the US open.

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Happy trading.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 05, 2014 at 13:03
Trading Dax:

SL @ ...... : 9943
Short @... : 9923
TP1 @..... : 9897
TP2 @..... : 9850

Stoped at BE and reversed:

SL @ ...... : 9915
Long @... : 9926
TP1 @..... : 9974 ( :-) )
TP2 @..... : 10130 (Still Open)

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Happy trading.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 06, 2014 at 16:04
It was a pretty profitable Week!
The forum is a great help.

Which you all a nice weekend.
Member Since Apr 09, 2014   891 posts
Jun 09, 2014 at 11:35
Trading Dax:

TP2 @..... : 10140
TP1 @..... : 10047
long @... : 9990
SL @ ...... : 9960


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Happy trading.
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