I am new to ET, but have not seen a good description or discussion of what constitutes a good Journal. I would like to see what people think a Journal should consist of. Since I hope to be trading in the next couple of months, I would like to start doing a small amount of papertrading my developing methodology, but want to make sure the items I track are usefull. I think I need more than just the Entry/Exit and Profit/Loss information. So my questions to this list are.... 1. What should I be recording in a journal? 2. What should I be using to record my journal? (Word, Excel, live list like this, or other software?) 3. How do you evaluate your Journal? Thanks in advance.