The Trading Journal Do's and Don'ts

Every time I ask Norman Hallett from to "give us more" on a previous topic he's previously covered, he always delivers. What do I mean? Well, about a month ago Norman wrote a post discussing "Measuring your Trading Experience" and within the article he touched on an important part of many successful trader's daily routiens...a Trading Journal. So after many requests from readers Norman has come back to give us the BEST methods for writing and MAINTAINING a journal.

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In The Disciplined Trader Intensive Program, where we train traders of all modalities to be disciplined in their trading, one of the topics we delve into deeply is journaling.  You see, journaling is the most effective way to self-evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a trader, therefore allowing you to target specific problems for correction.

Here are two very popular basic questions about journaling that keep coming up in our Intensive along with answers that I hope will be helpful for your own journaling:

What is the purpose of having a trading journal?

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