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Trading Journal

Gentleman Jim
GJim
Mar 17 2010 at 00:58
posts 14
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):{-


hook
Mar 23 2010 at 01:59
posts 1
Elkart
Elkart
Mar 23 2010 at 05:19
posts 941
You can do that on your trade history, just click the little pencil, can even put your charts in there.

CerberusFX
Apr 04 2010 at 11:24
posts 4
Great advice! Thanks for th tip Elkart 😄

Live Long & Prosper
Hernan Segovia (Spyfrat)
Apr 20 2010 at 02:50
posts 52
nice GNR avatar. :)

God is great all the time
Columbcille Anthony Dougherty (FXMissionary)
May 17 2014 at 20:25
posts 4
@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!

psaTrading
May 20 2014 at 20:50
posts 891
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.

vontogr (togr)
May 21 2014 at 12:16
posts 4862
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

psaTrading
May 21 2014 at 17:02
posts 891
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....

psaTrading
May 22 2014 at 13:36
posts 891
I can see a good setup for a short on Dax:

SL @ ...... : 9745
Short @... : 9710
TP1 @..... : 9655
TP2 @..... : 9605
TP3 @ .... : 9525

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