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Daily (personal) trading journal & P&L - Suggestions?

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Daily (personal) trading journal & P&L - Suggestions?

Hi all,

As I'm making the progression to live trading very soon, I need to think a little on how to best and most efficiently (also important) document/track my daily trading performance.

How are you guys doing it?

In the past, I did various things, but was never quite happy.

1. I would use Excel to track my daily equity curve, i.e., initial account size, daily P&L and change in account size.

2. I would print daily statements from Ninjatrader. Maybe also broker logs.

Finally, and this might be a separate document, some comments on trades taken and lessons learned, i.e., a debriefing might also be of interest.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

PS: Trade frequency at this point is < 10 trades per day, so I'm not looking to track a huge amount of trades. Fortunately...

Thanks in advance.

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