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What should be included in a trading journal ?

Trading journals are a great way to analyze and measure your trading performance. They allow you to spot any mistakes you might make and track your progress on improving your trade executions, discipline, and controlling your emotions. That’s why sooner or later most traders start a trading journal. But what should be included in a trading journal? In this article, we will look at the 14 most important things and explain why you should include each of them in your trading journal.

The top 17 trading metrics (and why you should care)

Most traders struggle to make money. While there are many possible reasons why traders are losing money, one of the major factors is that traders are not analyzing their trading performance using the correct trade metrics. In this article, we will explore the top 17 trading metrics and why you should consider using them.

Why use a trading journal instead of a spreadsheet journal ?

Trading journal vs. trading spreadsheet, which one is better for you? Here’s my take right off the bat: good traders use trading spreadsheets, but great traders use trading journals. Read the post to find out why

Backtesting a strategy with NinjaTrader 8 and analyze the performance

The best way to gain confidence that your trading strategy works is by backtesting it. Improve your trade tries to make backtesting easier. We created a special indicator for NinjaTrader 8 which allows you to easily mark your trades on the chart and when done upload them to your trading journal with a single click. Once all your backtested trades are in your trading journal you can analyze its performance in depth by using any of the analysis reports and filtering. In this post, we will explain to you how to get started backtesting your strategy.