My Journal and Two Reports I’ve Been Able To Profit From

July 10th, 2007

Here’s another screencast where you can see my StockTickr journal and a demonstration of tagging (previous screencasts can be found here and here). Tags are a very powerful feature of StockTickr and with a little creativity and thought it can really help you get a better understanding of your trading system and what makes it $tick (so to speak). In the video I demonstrate how I used it to compare my system when I trade off the 15 minute charts versus the 30 minute charts.

I also revisit the Time of Day Report that I mentioned in December where I discovered that trades I took during the hour between 11:00AM and 12:00PM EST was the only hour of the day where I actually lost money. I took a hard look at that in the first few months of this year and I’m pretty sure why it’s occurring.

There’s still a 30 day free trial to StockTickr, so you can run take it for a test drive and run these reports and others with no obligation.

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StockTickr Broker Plugin Screencast

May 10th, 2007

Here’s a video showing the StockTickr Broker Plugin at work. It currently comes in two flavors: CyberTrader and Interactive Brokers. As I’ve picked up my trading pace, this plugin has been a huge time saver by automating my record keeping. So now StockTickr automatically enters my trades into my journal and generates all my charts with my entry, exit, and stops plotted on them.

This only becomes more valuable with time as my database of performance history in my journal gets larger and larger. I can filter my journal on all sorts of fields – daytrades versus holding overnight, uptrend days in the overall market versus downtrend days, and a ton of other useful parameters.

Sign up today and automate your record keeping.
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Automatically Generating My Watchlist with the Trade-Ideas API

April 12th, 2007

I’m always looking for ways to cut down on the time I spend on my daily trading routine. Many of my various trading tasks are performed much better by a computer. In my experience, if there’s some task that you do that can be safely performed by a computer, then I believe it’s worth a one-time chunk of your time figuring out how to automate it. I’ve spent sometimes a few hours automating a task that only takes me a few seconds to do manually. There are many benefits to doing this: Read the rest of this entry »