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Big Mike Challenge - Win a iPad or tablet...

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Can you point out some journal entries as examples that possess the qualities you are looking for in your judging?

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Thanks

Thanks Big Mike,

that kick ass post is needed sometimes. I got lazy with my futures.io (formerly BMT) journal, even in my own journal. So I know I should keep it. Hope this challange will help me to come back to track. Even if I don't win the price, I win a lot through writing the journal.


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Great stimulus Mike!

I`ll consider making a new journal in the elite section and make it a daily routine.

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Very Kind offer Mike.

I will be taking a running start at it, commence posting from Tuesday to get some practice in.

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Can you point out some journal entries as examples that possess the qualities you are looking for in your judging?

Just look at the two categories I linked to, Trading Journals and Elite Trading Journals. Plenty of examples. Everyone has their own style - I am simply asking that you update it daily, and that you talk about your trades and provide an overview of the day plus at least one screen shot or video in each post.

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Awesome Mike, thank you for this generous offering!

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If you need help on screen shot software for capturing charts or marking them up, check out either Jing or SnagIt. Jing is free. SnagIt is not. Both are good, SnagIt is better Just depends on your needs.

You can also check out this thread for step-by-step instructions on adding screenshots to your post:
https://futures.io/beginners-introductions-tutorials/31-how-attach-upload-pictures-images-your-post.html

Mike

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Need help?
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3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Hi I think its great idea.
You will win anyway if you complete the month

Keeping journal is good thing but it is also important how do you do that. Keep few notes and you may miss important things, keep to much of them and you may overlook the important one.
I used Excel, Onenote and Snagit but found out its too complicated for me to stay organised and effective. I just wanted make it simpler for me to analyze my notes and also access it somewhere else than on my primary trading PC. So I moved to simpler and for me more effectives way to organise my self. I started using Evernote (cloud web app with desktop client). I can go through my note everywhere with my cell or netbook but tablet would suit best for this purpose . + Screenpresso for me best alternative to Snagit. I also started using cloud sync ( Mozzy DropBox SugarSync) aps for backup and Versioning. I can suggest you do the same. Journaling is important part of trading as it help you become better and if you are serious in this bussines you should make it work for you.


How do you organizes yourself in jurnaling and analyzing ?

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sugarsync.com It gives us both another 500MB free storage


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Xoom!

The Motorola Xoom is coming out this month, another good tablet candidate, > $600 though


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The Motorola Xoom is coming out this month, another good tablet candidate, > $600 though


Yup, if you want this tablet I will kick in $600 and you can kick in the remaining $200 to get it.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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