Keeping a trade journal is one of the most important factors of a successful trading career whether it is futures, forex or stocks; you can download an example journal for your trading statistics below free. I know that many investors says "you should always keep a trade journal" and I also know this is the last thing that most traders want to spend their time doing! It just seems like one of those things that is a waste of time in the beginning stages because it is very difficult to ever imagine looking back at something that occured a year ago. However that is exactly what should be done!
Trade Journal Statistics
Now I'll tell you why keeping a trading journal can help you in your path to success. Every trade placed is a new statistic that makes up the entirety of your trading portfolio. Understanding these statistics can save you from the downfall of a potential career path. Some of the details that we gain are as follows: