Why Trading journal is important for Successful trading

Trading is a process of continuous learning. If a trader pays close attention to what was done wrong or could have been done differently in past trades, a trader can greatly improve future performance.
For example, a trader may notice that most of trades done after1:30 gives profit and done between 10-11 Am are generally loss making trades. A trader can avoid doing trades in that period.

In fact, by doing a postmortem on all trades, a trader may be able to work on his trading strategy with high degrees of confidence. A trader must make every effort to limit losing trades and a thorough trade postmortem is an important part of each trade.

The trade postmortem and analysis is the final step in closing out a trade. A trade has not been completed until this vital step has been accomplished.

Your Losing trades are your weakness where you were defeated by markets.Do not let your loss go for nothing.

Learn from it,Analyses your mistakes.

Most Profitable Traders talk to themselves.Spend time with yourself ask Yourself question i have listed and be Honest with the answer.

You yourself are your best critics

  1. Did I has a trading plan?
  2. Did I Follow my trading plan properly?
  3. Did I do anything wrong and if so, why?
  4. If I did follow my plan correctly and got Stopped out, Do not feel bad about it.
  5. If I didn’t follow my rules but still made money, need to work on thos
  6. Why didn’t I follow my rules?
  7. Do I haveĀ  confidence on my trading system?
  8. Do I bring in EGO in my trades

The Trading Journal-your best friend.


  1. RAJMOHAN said:



    February 26, 2016
  2. CA. PRAKASH TANAK said:

    It really requires a matured approach to answer all the above questions in sincerity.

    February 25, 2016
  3. Kushal Chakraborty said:

    Thanks.good post.

    February 25, 2016
  4. Ram Nene said:

    Issue here is we have been brought up with thought that “Losses are Bad” and we cannot be Bad.So we hold on to it.

    Confusion here is Losses are Losses which means Losses which means Losses and nothing else, We cannot collapse it with Good /Bad/Right/Wrong …etc

    Trying to unlearn this , still it has good grip on mind. Well as in your previous post you have said Trading is learn’t over years , Its not book read over weekend .

    February 25, 2016

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