I'm hoping this is where this goes - it is a vendor
At the end of the day I look back at my trades hits, misses and balks and like to annotate on the chart what I was looking at, or not and what I missed
I searched through the site and did not see where anyone talks about this - i can't be the only one that highlights charts, circles things, writes on charts and then prints it as a game plan. And then review them before the open and older ones over the weekend or at night.
I use SnagIt by Snagit, Mac and Windows screen capture software from TechSmith
I know there are others but this is inexpensive, can be used for everything aside from charts and they offer a free trial. Its a great tool to review and learn and I would encourage newbies especially to give it a shot or if you start trading a new equity
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I'm also developing a futures.io (formerly BMT) (bmcharts.com) snagit alternative specifically for traders to share screenshots and video journals easily on futures.io (formerly BMT).
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I'm still working out a routine, but for the last two weeks I've printed out a batch of historical charts to work over while watching the market live. I'm old (in spirit, not exactly numerically), and I still feel much more engaged with a pencil in my hand than I do making marks on a screen. I used to tell my students: a pencil is a technology for focusing the mind. I guess I still believe it.
Tonight I dug out an old three-ring binder from the basement and added three separators: