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document and analyze your stock, futures, and forex trades and
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Insight includes a carefully designed suite of analysis tools that enables you to understand your trading strategies in depth without over complicating the process. Among these is Insight's exclusive Strategy Tester™, a tool specifically developed to support today's active traders. Strategy Tester™ will help you better manage your trades and tell you exactly what target levels your trades are reaching.
"As a professional trader you have to monitor yourself everyday. A detailed review process of your trading is not a choice but a requirement to achieve a level of consistent profitability.

Using Insight Trading Journal I can review all my trades in detail and know what works for me. ITJ helped me get to the next level, and trading is now fun instead of stressful.

I highly recommend ITJ for your trading."
-David, Sweden



"Insight Trading Journal is totally off the charts - it’s helping me analyze every detail of my trades and pointing out areas where I need to improve... It’s worth a gold mine!"
-Dori, NJ
“My favorite section is the Curve Generator. I can analyze my trading results compared to the maximum moves my trades reach before hitting my stop.

The Curve Generator shows me that I need to be more patient in allowing the trades time to develop and stop taking small profits because I am afraid to lose them. Now that’s something for me to think about and work on!”
-Ed, RI
“After months of trying to tweak various spreadsheets to measure my trading data, Insight has taken the guess work out of trade tracking.

This journal is best in class, and it has eliminated countless hours of adjusting my spreadsheet in an attempt to simplify the process of tracking my past trades. This is the Ferrari when it comes to trade tracking software!”
- Dustin, OH


“Using Insight Trading Journal helped me identify problems that were causing me losses when I was trading and allowed me to focus on solutions. I thank you for this contribution to the trading community — it’s tremendous and VERY helpful!”
- Glenn, OK
Strategies
Document your own strategies, and use them to tag each trade for use in your analysis.
Sources
Create your own list of trade idea sources, and tag your trades with them.
Custom Tags
Create your own tags, assign them to any of your trades, then use them to filter your analyses.
Trades
Record your trades in a smooth and easy interface, handling multiple trade entries and exits, even checking for errors.
Screenshots
Upload an image of each trade, then view it anytime to see if you are following your trading plan.
Import
Upload your existing trade records from popular firms with just a couple of clicks.
Analysis
Rich analytics give you deep insight into your trade performance and help you identify ways to hone your strategies and improve your trading psychology.
Insight Trading Journal supports trade transaction importing from
Insight also supports importing from a standard CSV format that you can create from any data source.
Sami Abusaad
“Being a professional trader is an amazing journey, not a destination, and there is always room for improvement. That’s why keeping detailed records of your trades is an essential part of the job for any serious trader. I continue to track my trades in detail to this day, allowing me to continually expand on my strengths and identify any weaknesses.

The bottom line is: the more you know about your own trading, the more likely you will be to succeed in what is a very competitive business. That is why I highly recommend Insight Trading Journal for everyone trying to become a professional trader.”

Sami Abusaad graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary's College of California with a B.S. in accounting. He then served as a Senior Associate for KPMG, performing audits for Fortune 500 companies.

In 2007, Sami joined Pristine Trading and quickly became an expert in all Pristine strategies, including the groundbreaking Trading the Pristine Method. After T3 Live's merger with Pristine Trading in 2015, Sami was named Director of Education.

Today, Sami remains a successful day and swing trader, specializing in gap, climactic, and reversal strategies. He also heads the Ultimate Profit Solution and Strategic Swing Trader Programs, and is Lead Moderator of the T3 Live Black Room.
Insight Trading Journal Features
General
No subscription fees - one payment for lifetime access   
Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Futures, Forex   
Some of the best traders we know take about 3 - 8 trades a day. If this is about where you’re at (or you plan to use Insight primarily for swing trading), then manual entry won’t take you much time at all with our intuitive user interface. However, we also offer trade importing from PropReports®, Lightspeed®, Interactive Brokers®, TD Ameritrade®, E*TRADE®, and TradeStation®, and our trade importing couldn’t be easier. If you would like your firm to be added to our list, please contact us support@insighttradingjournal.com.
Export trade data   
Document rules for each of your trading strategies   
Notes on individual trades   
User Interface Design
Intuitive, smooth, single-page navigation   
Apply any set of filters to any report, quickly and easily   
Clean, modern design   
Designed for desktop and mobile devices   
Designed to optimize use of desktop screen space   
Unlimited entries & exits, entered on a single screen   
Reporting
General
Overview report   
Detailed reports   
Batting Average & Sharpe Ratios   
Direction (Long vs. Short) Reporting   
Equity (P&L) Charts   
Custom Trade Tags   
Reporting in Dollars and Risk Units ('R')   
Insight Trading Journal™ was designed with the complete trader in mind, a trader who day trades for income and swing trades for wealth. Reports that are not typically used to analyze swing trading results (e.g. Time of Day and Day of Week reports) can be filtered to exclude trades with a timeframe of 'Daily' assigned to them. This way your swing trading results won’t impact your ability to analyze your day trading. Since our filters apply to all reports across the board, this is an easy way to analyze only your swing trading results. You can also filter by individual swing trading strategies.
Built-in Timeframe Reporting   
Sources
Built-in Trade Idea Source Reporting   
Strategies
MFE statistics   
Trade Management Review   
Built-in Strategy Reporting   
Traders who constantly jump from one failing strategy to the next are the most likely to give up and fail. We understand this and have incorporated 'no strategy' reporting directly into Insight Trading Journal™. If you take a trade without a pre-planned strategy, simply tag it as 'no strategy'. The results will speak for themselves, since you can filter any of our reports to see the results of all 'no strategy' trades. You might be surprised what this is costing you. Once you see the results for yourself, you will begin to develop the self-discipline to stick to your pre-planned trading strategies.
Our Strategy Tester is an easy way to essentially perform a Maximum Favorable Excursion (MFE) analysis. Simply select the strategy you want to test, and the Strategy Tester will tell you if you are exiting too soon and where your trades are getting to on average in terms of risk unit target level.

The Strategy Tester has a chart on the left hand side which tells you what fraction of your trades is getting to various target levels. It also has a chart on the right side which shows your actual results as a horizontal black line and your potential results (at various target levels) as a white area chart. A summary of the best all-or-nothing (AON) management approach can be found below the charts. Once you have this information you can either switch your trade management to an AON approach or use the information to modify your management to a method that better suits you. For example, you may exit some shares early but hold some portion until you reach the target level most often attained for each strategy.

No other trading journal offers such an easy way to evaluate your trade management.
Time
Custom Date Range Reporting   
Day of the Week Reporting   
Time of day reporting (down to 5 minute increment)   
Built-in Reporting by Earnings Season   
Built-in Reporting by Quarter   
Percent Captured
While the Strategy Tester is specific to each of your trading strategies, the percent captured report can show you similar information but can be filtered for any criteria you wish (e.g. all trades taken in a given date range and taken off the 5-minute chart). You can even filter by any custom tags you have created. With the Percent Captured reporting tool, you will know if you are consistently leaving too much money on the table and if your trade management can improve. While it is unreasonable to capture much more than about 75% of your trades’ moves on average, you’ll know you have some work to do if you are routinely capturing less than ~50% of your trades’ maximum moves. This information is important to understand if you want to maximize your profit on winning trades.
Insight Trading Journal™ plots equity and risk unit curves in our summary overview section, but we also have our very own Curve Generator which plots equity and risk unit curves alongside your potential profit curves at various percent captured levels. This will give you a good idea of how well you are managing your trades and how well you are trading over time, since the Curve Generator includes trades that were losers too. For example, if you plot 200 trades in the Curve Generator and see that over time you are capturing more of your trades’ maximum moves, then you know you are improving, and vice versa. The key take away for any trader using the Curve Generator is knowing for sure if they are improving over time or getting worse.
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