It is mainly for tracking my SIM automated trading system... a way to keep notes on improvements. It is SIM trading currently and is 100% automated, no discretionary trades. I am planning on going live with it soon, but want to make sure it is successful in SIM mode and am still finding some bugs that need to be fixed. It uses a dozen indicators that I have developed, uses machine learning, mean reversion, trend following and pattern recognition to decide on trades.
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I want to be able to count the cost and finish well, but I've never really used screenshots as a way to record my trades. I've always just imported my trades automatically into Excel to analyze them. I calculate fees and taxes on the trades as a way to help gauge my real profitability. Hopefully taking these screenshots each day will help me improve.
I appreciate any input you all have and look forward to learning as much as we can together!
All the best,
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Done this a few times before, still struggling but always with new issues. One day they'll run out, but for the moment I'm trying to fix my anxious, early entries, and putting more attention to market conditions (how wide, strippy, consistent with standar PA it seems to be compared to previous days.)
Every time I have gotten serious about journaling, I have made much better progress. So I'm entering here as well.
The accountability of being open to all really does make a difference.
I hope people will like and benefit from my journal, and I hope I will too. I also hope that everyone will read all the entrants' journals, and vote for any that have been beneficial. Journaling is the backbone of this forum.
I'm becoming semi-profitable in the Combine now, and I'll see if I can push through to passing it this month. It will have been a long haul when I do.
You may want to not start at the beginning. A good place would be here, the first post in September: