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Since 2007, TJS has been a leading provider of Excel-based spreadsheets for traders, and a small business dedicated to providing the best Trade Tracking & Analysis software.

TJS is based out of Summerlin, at the edge of the Spring Mountains, about 12 miles west of the Las Vegas strip.

Greg Thurman, developer of the TJS, devotes his days to maintaining, progressing and supporting the Trading Journal Spreadsheet for its many thousands of users across the globe.

Company Mission

  • To provide valuable tools to traders who aspire to excel in their trading business.
  • To help traders evaluate their true market ‘edge’, giving reason to exploit those opportunities.
  • To help traders recognize when specific actions are becoming detrimental to their account.
  • To always offer the very unique Trading Journal Spreadsheet at a viable cost, and to give each client specialized service, and value for their money.

Timeline

The Trading Journal Spreadsheet began in 2005 as a way to track my own personal trading progress. By early 2007, I had shared what I created with a handful of other trading cohorts. They all loved it, and more importantly, they benefited from the analysis it provided, and were adamant that it should be available to other aspiring traders.

In March of 2007, the very first TJS was purchased (on Ebay) by a trader in Germany. A positive review came TJS Timelineshortly after, and the quest began to provide a TJS to traders around the globe. The TJS product has gone through countless improvements since those early days, and is now being used by thousands of traders in nearly 100 countries. View the TJS Timeline ⇒

Personally, the TJS has turned out to be my very best ally, and from the 100’s of positive feedback reviews, it proves to be a favorite piece of arsenal in many other traders tool chests as well. There is no way I’d trade without it, and am blessed each and every day that I get to help other traders track and analyze their trades. Cheers to you!

Our Video Journey

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TJS v1 (Debut) - 2011

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Like the TJS Pro product version before it, the TJS Elite comes to market as an entirely new product, with new: Features, Functionality, Home Menu, Formatting, Data-Validation, Layout, Aesthetics, Coding, etc. 

The TJS Elite continues to evolve; the following is a list of the more significant changes made to the TJS Elite since its inception.

 

Scroll down to find your current version, then everything after is what’s new!

Your Version # is located near the top-right of the Home Menu sheet, under the word “TJS

starting July 2011

TJS v2

  • Analysis sheet,   “Broker Stats” section created.
  • Workbook,   Created coding allowing TJS to ‘reset’ the file in case the user executed the protection feature.
  • Workbook,   Created coding allowing users to use file on a 2nd computer.
  • Trading Log sheet,   Modified SQN formula – prior formula overestimated the quality of the system after 100 trades.
  • Trading Log sheet,   Added “Equity Calculations” showing Open/Closed equity.
  • Candlestick – new sheet,   Plot P&L progress based on a candlestick chart.

starting February 2012

TJS v3

  • Trading Log sheet, Created “Sort by Exit Date” function/link.
  • Trading Log sheet, Created macro to Hide/Unhide MAE-MFE-BSO columns.
  • Tracking sheet, Linked each Performance-tracking category heading to the corresponding column headers in the Trading Log sheet.
  • Trading Log sheet, Created button/code to automatically insert 100 new trading log rows.
  • Home Menu, Created functionality to automatically import trade information from an older Elite file, to an updated Elite file.

starting June 2012

TJS v4

  • Calendar – new sheet,   Enter important trading events coming up for the current month.
  • Trading Log sheet,   All “Identifier” columns are now fixed. Now easy to match column data to the far-right with their corresponding trade information.
  • Workbook,   Pop-up comment revisions.

starting December 2012

TJS v5

  • Trading Log,   Created custom Filters for the Equity-curve graph. No longer just a cumulative equity-curve, but now users can view their ‘curve’ by filtering out specific Performance-tracking codes.
  • TJS Importer – new sheet,   Add-on functionality for “Ninja Traders” (does not work with most other broker export files).
  • Trading Log sheet,   Changed file-protect attributes, allowing users to modify column widths, and insert hyperlinks without having to unprotect the sheet.
  • Workbook,   Modified coding to fix “error on close” when other spreadsheets were open at the same time.
  • Accounts sheet,   Created a “Link-to” drow-down arrow, allowing users to link a specific account balance to one of the Analysis sheet headers.
  • Trading Log and Analysis sheets,   Made all pertinent cells (shrink to fit) to overcome the various screen resolution settings on users systems.

v5.2

  • Analysis sheet,   Created button/code to ‘unlink’ the Account Capital to the Accounts sheet.
  • Trading Log sheet,   Created “Return to Column A” button. Now quick & easy to return to the left side of the Trading Log.
  • Forex Trading Log sheet,   Added text link for “Trade Input” help.

v5.3

  • Home Menu,   Added product version #, which previously was only in the file name.
  • Trading Log sheet,   Created “Mentor” button. Now all users can send a copy of their Trading Log sheet to a mentor/coach/partner, etc.
  • Analysis sheet,   Created “Mentor” button. Now all users can send a copy of their Analysis sheet to a mentor/coach/partner, etc.

v5.31 – v5.33

  • Forex: Trading Log sheet,   Revised all MAE/MFE calculations to 5-decimals.

v5.4

  • Progress sheet,   Deleted images to reduce file size.
  • Trading Log sheets,   Deleted all unused Rows/Columns to reduce file size.

v5.5

  • Futures Analysis sheet,   Replaced “Trade Category” with “Time of Day”.
  • Expectancy sheet,   Revised instructional comments.
  • Scale In/Out sheet,   Changed decimal formats and made all cells ‘shrink-to-fit’.

v5.6

  • Analysis sheets,   Created button (coding) to Show/Hide all supporting data.
  • Options Trading Log sheet,   Created coding and new section, giving ability to change contract sizes for specific trades (Standard or Mini contracts, etc).
  • Futures Position Sizer,   Created functionality for Stop-loss pricing increments.
  • Workbook,   Lots of instuctional pop-up comment edits.

starting May 2013

TJS v6

v6.1

  • Futures Position Sizer sheet,   Re-coded the 2/4-decimal macro.

v6.1

  • Workbook,   Made it possible to save the file as ‘binary’ with the (.xlsb) extension, which significantly lessens the file size.

v6.2

  • Trading Log sheet,   Minor aesthetic changes to the upper header section.
  • SpreadBet Trading Log,   Added input instruction for ‘Currency’ traders.

v6.3b

  • Workbook,   Changed file name extension to (.xlsb) format to significantly lessen the file size.
  • Workbook,   Revised coding for better compatibility with Excel 2013/365.
  • Analysis sheets (all),   Revised formatting in “Error Recognition” P&L column. – now displays both Positive & Negative amounts.

v6.3.1b

  • TJS Importer,   (Add-on sheet). Added default entry text when Forex Trading Log is chosen. Modified the Futures Trading Log default entry (Exit Date was displayed as Entry Date).

v6.4b

  • Workbook,   Modified vba coding for Mac users. The “Save-As” function, as well as TJS‘s “Sort by Exit Date” functionality should work now.
  • Futures Analysis sheet,   Linked the “Futures Symbols” header text to the TJS website Contract Size page.
  • Workbook,   Pop-up (instructional) comment changes and additions.

v6.4.1b

  • Trading Log(s),   Added formula to auto-calculate the “Day of Week” column in the Tracking Codes section.

v6.4.2b

  • Forex Trading Log,   Modified “Net P&L” calculation to include the Rollover Expense column.

v6.4.3b

  • Workbook,   Minor vba coding updates.

v6.4.4b

  • Forex Position Sizer,   Fixed (micro unit) calculation in the bottom-left ‘Cross-pair’ section.

v6.4.5b

  • Accounts sheet,  Reformatted columns resulting in a quicker import when using the TJS Data-transfer function.

v6.4.6b

  • Trading Log,   Fixed the “Sort by Exit Date” link, as all links were pointing to the Stocks Trading Log, regardless of which Trading Log was being used.

> Please feel free to contact us for a quick instructional fix or a manual work-a-round for v6.4.6b.

May 2013, through June 2017

TJS v7

The “v7” is a significant update, taking more than 5-months to complete and nearly $4k in developer coding costs. Thus, all “v7” update requests will incur a nominal $39.99 charge to help cover our time and expense to make this update a reality.

There are too many modifications to list, as a fine-toothed comb and many days were spent refining the small details (comments, formatting, formulas, coding, etc,.). Here’s a list of the major changes along with the more visual modifications:

Trading Log(s):

  • Modified the top-header section to incorporate linked buttons instead of text links.
  • Formulated the “Day of Week” Tracking column to auto-populate after an Entry Date is entered. If “Day of Week” is not listed as a ‘Tracking’ category, the formula will not display anything.
  • Changed P&L bar color (now a neutral ‘blue’), and other aesthetic modifications.
  • Made all “Date” columns Shrink-to-fit.
  • Options Trading Log,   New Risk Amount formula to better work in conjunction with the new Contract Size formulas.

Analysis sheets:

  • Month / Year filters. Now, all performance-tracking analysis can be filtered to display specific Months (and/or) Years or All cumulative trades.
  • Changed P&L bar color. Now is a neutral blue instead of green, which was confusing when looking at negative analysis figures.
  • Show/Hide buttons for displaying hidden reference cells.
  • Modified the top-header section to incorporate linked buttons instead of text links.
  • New identification area to show which Analysis sheet the user is on.

Trade Summary (New sheet)!!!:

  • Summarizes all pertinent trade info on one sheet, automatically.
  • Print parameters are preset to print each trade outcome on one organized sheet.
  • Also displays any hyperlinked image (from the Symbol column in the Trading Log).

Home Menu:

  • Added buttons to Expand/Collapse the center of the menu (making the menu easier to view).
  • Reconfigured the order of a couple of sections.
  • Deleted the Toolbox link in favor of the TJS Support page.

Forex PosSizer sheet:

  • Modified “Micro Lot” formulas.
  • Added “Units” calculations.

v7.1 – v7.4

Feb, 2014

  • Workbook,   Modified coding for the Data-transfer function that presented a Run-time error for some users.
  • CFD Trading Log,   Cells (B19 – B20) were mistakenly ‘protected’ preventing users from clicking them without ‘unprotecting’ the sheet.
  • Workbook,   Code rewrite to fix an isolated (Mac 2011) issue where one user could not open the file.
  • Home Menu,   Code change for the Data-transfer function. The code will now detect when a user has deleted a sheet.
  • Trading Logs (all),   Added “Caution” comment in top-header to help prevent users from Deleting or Inserting rows.
  • Options Trading Log,   Resized the data table for “Sort” button functionality when user manually changed the Contract Size multiplier. 

v7.5.x

June – Sep, 2014

  • Progress Chart,   Modified code for Mac users who got error message (Mac vba issue).
  • Scale In/Out,   Revised aesthetics.
  • Futures Trading Log,   Added “Total # Points” calculation at the bottom of the table.
  • Forex Trading Log,   Added “Total # PIPs” calculation at the bottom of the table.
  • Trading Logs (all),   Added five additional columns for ‘user’ to customize their own columns.
  • Trading Logs (all),   Revised “Risk Amount” formula in header to be dynamic (always current based on Closed Equity).
  • Trading Logs (all),   Equity-curve filter was not working for some users. Modified vba code – fixed.
  • Progress Chart,   Modified vba code to be compatible with expanded data table.

v7.6

Oct. 2014

  • Trading Logs (all),   Modified ‘protection’ attributes, making it easy for users to insert comments in cells without having to unprotect the sheet.
  • Analysis sheets (all),   Created a custom filter enabling users to view analysis by either Gross or Net P&L (was only Gross before).

 v7.7

May, 2015

  • Accounts,   Added ability for users to Insert Comments in cells.
  • Progress Chart,   Enlarged chart area.
  • Scale In/Out,   Modified aesthetics (colors and formats, etc.).  Revised instructions.
  • Options Trading Log,   Modified “Expiry” column formula – will no longer read “Expired” on the same day of Expiry (it will read “0”).
  • Options Analysis sheet,   Deleted ‘numbers’ in the Codes column in the “Trading Indicator” section, which affected the display of the Ultimate Trade Analyzer in some situations.

 v7.8 – v7.8.4

Sep. 2015

  • Analysis sheets (all),   Modified aesthetics in top Header. Created new buttons for “Hide/Unhide” of hidden reference cells.
  • Trading Logs,   Added capability to adjust “Closed Equity” to coincide with Accounts sheet ledger (when adding Deposits or Withdrawals) – view the CT column.
  • Trade Summary sheet,   Modified instructional message at top of sheet.

Mar 28. 2016

  • Workbook,   “Data-transfer” function. Modified vba code preventing Equity-curve graph from displaying a “0” at far-right edge. This only occurred to some users (variables unknown) who transferred their data from an older TJS version, to a newer version.
  • Trading Logs,   Data-validated and Pop-up comment revisions. Minor formula revision in “Closed Equity” column.
  • Analysis sheets (all),   Comment revisions to: (Expectancy, Entry Strategy, Reversal Times).

May 19. 2016

  • Workbook,   Minor aesthetic, comments and data-validated message modifications. All Pricing cells are now “shrink-to-fit”.

June 2017 debut

TJS v8

June 2017

This new update (and new website) began in mid December of 2016. Update inquiries come in daily, so we’ve been working around the clock to get this completed in a timely manner. As usual, days turn in to weeks, and weeks in to months as we kept finding more and more opportunities for improvement.

We went way over budget on this update with a masterful coder who demands a hefty premium, so if it sounds like we’re begging you to check it out – we’re not. (…yea, we are!). Anyhow, we are truly excited about the new TJS Elite “v8”, and hope you will be too. 

The “v8” deserves its own page, so… we created one.

 >>  View all the new v8 Updates! <<


Greg Thurman
President / Developer
Trading Journal Spreadsheet, Corp.

TJS Elite – Changelog

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