So, I have been around the financial markets a little, and new years resolution is to get into trading stocks. I have traded a little bit in the past, but just off of hunches, you know, the typical moron way of trading. So, I registered with a free technical analysis training course that runs for 4 weeks. I have heard from a friend that did it, that its supposed to be good. (I dont want to seem like I am promoting it, so I'm not going to mention the name) We had the first class tonight, and it was pretty basic, but it was good. Got me motivated to start trading and to learn to do it the right way. They recommended to set up a paper account. So, This journal is going to document my travels from a noob, to hopefully a decent trader who has some knowledge. I will be trading with a paper account, so the emotions aren't the same, i know, but I will try to document reasons for entry and exit, and with what I have learned. Hope it helps someone else to get motivated to learn the right way of trading, and it will keep me committed. Look forward to posting more.