Trading journal: should you keep one?

There are so many Forex blogs out there. Sometimes I think too many actually. But some of them are pretty useful (like ours, of course) and a common advice I’ve seen repeatedly is: traders should always keep a “trading journal”.

I get it. It sounds like they are asking suited men to write a diary as 13-year-old girls do. Well… Let me tell you this: writing a trading journal not only reflects a true professional attitude in you, but also shows your willingness to learn and become a good trader.


Why you should keep a trading journal? Excellent question. Here there are four reasons:

And of course… you start to wonder what are the key components of a trading journal. Basically, you have to write down everything that determines the way you trade:

Trading in the Forex market can be difficult. Even more when you trying out different strategies. Keeping a trading journal is worth it. Try it out. Tell us your opinion.


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