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Great Work

Thanks for sharing this journal 4.4, its a blast!!

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Wow, so many upgrade requests... still working on the sierra import though.
But T4 is planned. I can get the demo data myself, but it won't do any harm, if you could also send it o me.

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I've attached a copy of my spreadsheet....as well as screen shot. Feel free to copy at will. I am sure mine is pretty rudimentary compared to some but I am making it available just the same.

I will be making more enhancements as time goes by, for instance I have a column for risk per trade, currently I just jam in a default 10 ticks. I want to actually put in the original stop in this column but so far, this has proved elusive. In time, I think this will be valuable piece of information. The MSA software tracks this as well I think.

Is there a way to make this workable for FX.?

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Custom Variables

@vvhg , using 4.4 and it's great.

For my request there is no hurry - but I would like you to think about it for a future release. It's just about a little planning for future upgrades.

You have included a col for VWAP for instance. This is fine. Do you think that you could include a set of say 5 or 10 custom variables that will become a permanent feature of future journals.

Say for instance that I want to include the ATR at the time of Entry or the relative position the price action was in a range or the trend from a higher timeframe ... maybe the moon phase (always a favorite of mine ... I use anaMoonPhaseUniversalX2).

Anyway - having a specific place in the journal tab that was "my own" (as opposed to yours) ... would be nice and make it extendable.

I know that I can just hack one in there now but it will be a mess when it comes to upgrading !

Not urgent - just have a think.

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@vvhg , using 4.4 and it's great.

For my request there is no hurry - but I would like you to think about it for a future release. It's just about a little planning for future upgrades.

You have included a col for VWAP for instance. This is fine. Do you think that you could include a set of say 5 or 10 custom variables that will become a permanent feature of future journals.

Say for instance that I want to include the ATR at the time of Entry or the relative position the price action was in a range or the trend from a higher timeframe ... maybe the moon phase (always a favorite of mine ... I use anaMoonPhaseUniversalX2).

Anyway - having a specific place in the journal tab that was "my own" (as opposed to yours) ... would be nice and make it extendable.

I know that I can just hack one in there now but it will be a mess when it comes to upgrading !

Not urgent - just have a think.

mfg

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I will think about it, but I have to admit that I am a bit reluctant as there are so many references to change that it will take many hours. To be honest, the inner workings are a nightmare and I haven't changed anything in quite a while so I am not that intimately familiar with all the internal dependencies anymore...

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Wow, so many upgrade requests... still working on the sierra import though.
But T4 is planned. I can get the demo data myself, but it won't do any harm, if you could also send it o me.

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Sounds great @petrmac, thanks! PM sent

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I couldn't find anything that did this style of thing, so I ended up making my own.
I got this far and became sidetracked on other things.
To give you an idea of what I keep, here are some screen shots.

Neil.

You put in the details for the instrument you are trading, this makes the trade entry easier and faster.
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You create a strategy Entry AND/OR Exit, again makes the trade recording easier.
Apart from the fact that now it is written in stone so to speak.
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As each trade is performed, you record the details (or at the end of the day)
Because you have already defined the general details above, it makes the entry of the trade details faster but also hopefully reminds you to stick to the rules.
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Basically, you fill out the first section of the daily diary prior to the market open.
Then finish the rest and do a performance review
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Hello NW27 , your excel spreadsheet looks good!

It is available for download?

Thanks in advance

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Hi
It's not a spreadsheet it is an Access database application and I have not made it available for download.

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I have been using version 4.4 and its amazing. However I am taking VWAP retracement trades, so when I fill out the VWAP section. However I have taken some trades that are not at VWAP and still my succesful longs above/below vwap and shorts above/below vwap are at #DIV/0 is there anyway to fix this? If it could not count trades at the VWAP but just filter trades that are above or below it would be awesome.

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I have been using version 4.4 and its amazing. However I am taking VWAP retracement trades, so when I fill out the VWAP section. However I have taken some trades that are not at VWAP and still my succesful longs above/below vwap and shorts above/below vwap are at #DIV/0 is there anyway to fix this? If it could not count trades at the VWAP but just filter trades that are above or below it would be awesome.

As soon as you have successful and unsuccessful trades for the stat (eg shorts below VWAP) it should give the percentages, so if you have only successful longs above VWAP it might give that error.

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