I am looking to do the following- I want to basically create a custom format which is both a CHECKLIST for my entries and exits, but also a JOURNAL: 1. I have a system with clear criteria for entry and exit 2. The criteria follow a sequence, such as the first one eg. "are we in a Bull or Bear Market" is followed by a second one such as "is momentum up or down", followed by a third one etc. 3. I would like to create a (Spreadsheet?) format which can do the following: -It would allow me to input (either from drop-down fields of from dialog boxes) my sequential criteria... each one has to be fulfilled before proceeding to the next... the purpose would be not to overlook anything. Kind of like the triple screen system from Elder. - By doing so, it would be completely clear (in the heat of battle) if a low risk entry was warranted or not, and when an exit would be indicated as per my rules... by doing this I hope to reduce errors made by overlooking something.... -If the entry would be warranted, I would like to be able to then input the entry price, how far away the stop is, the exit price, the result etc. -Once all the inputting is done, I would like to be able to automatically output p/l, expectancy/ Dollar risked %wins and losses, also most common errors (from drag-down menus) etc., but also for example see the trades of one month, which ones were all the criteria were met were successful etc. I would like to look at one page and see all the statistics any time, weekly, monthly etc. So, that's it. i am not interested in pre-made journal software, since the input criteria are completely my own.... I researched, but could find nothing useful. - I would perhaps prefer dialog boxes, so each criteria that is fulfilled triggers a new screen with the next question which must be answered before proceeding. MY QUESTION TO YOU EXPERTS IS: 1. Which software is the best to do this? Excel or something else? I know nothing about programming, (quite a bit about trading), and couldn't program my way out of a paperbag... 2. If this is more complex than I thought: where do I find a programmer that could do this for me? Thanks for all help!