What tools do you use to keep track of your trades?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by RookieOfTheYear, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Hi,

    Is everyone using MS Excel (or doesn't keep a record at all :( ) or are there ohter software/web-based services that are easy to handle and give you everything (or parts) a (day-)trader wants?
    I am especially looking for a software:
    * providing an easy way to group multiple entrys and exits to a single Trade (or do it automatically)
    * automatically giving you a chart with entrys/exits marked on it w/suitabe or chooseable timeframes
    * the possibility to tag/label Trades (e.g. breakout, coutertrend, ...)
    * that automatically calculates the biggest intraday-drawdown of every trade (thru looking up the data of the traded security)
    * that calculates Profit factor, sharpe ratio, etc.

    Does such software exist or do i have to code everything into MS Excel to get what i want?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. I've got an MS sheet that I've been using and modifying.

    It just tracks instrument, entry/exit time, entry/exit price, cummulative P/L per day, and total, and with commissions.

    I use for futures so it's not very detailed. I have like another I've used for options, it's a bit more complex.