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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!

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The TJS Elite – Trading Journal Spreadsheet

TJS Home Menu

“Where would you like to go?”

  • The Home Menu allows you to jump to any of the TJS Elite product sheets, so navigating your way around the TJS is simple.
  • Easily delete the markets you don’t trade (“All-markets” version, only).
  • Have your own trading worksheets? Consolidate up to (6) of your own personal worksheets into the TJS Home Menu.
  • There are two views: Condensed (show main sheets) and Expanded (show all sheets).
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TJS Analysis

Modify it – Analyze what’s most important to ‘you’!

  • The Analysis sheet displays pertinent stats “at-a-glance”, in an organized and easily understood way.
  • Quick links are included in the Header to quickly jump to other corresponding market sheets.
  • Filter your Analysis, by: Cumulative, Yearly, Monthly – as well as viewing all analysis by either: Gross or Net P&L.
  • Want to know your “Ultimate Trade Scenario”? With TJS Elite, you can!
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Trading Logs

User-friendly design features, including:

  • Fixed header, showing all Cumulative results.
  • Navigation buttons to quickly skip to specific sections.
    • No scrollbars needed!
  • Equity-curve graph with filter buttons…
    • for each Performance-tracking category.
  • Scale In/Out price section.
  • Drop-down menus, and Error (input) detection.
  • Comprehensive (per trade) analysis, with Journal / Notes section.
  • (8) Personal columns for (optional) data.
  • Each Trading Log comes complete with its own:
    • Analysis sheet
    • Candlestick Progress Chart
    • Trade Review sheet
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Accounts

Broker / Accounts sheet ledger.

List (up to 5) broker accounts and their corresponding account balances, then watch them automatically become part of your Trade-tracking experience.

You’ll also see them listed in the first column of your Trading Log(s), allowing you to easily tag each trade by which broker it was transacted from. The built-in pie graph displays a monetary ‘visual’ for each account. There’s also a dedicated area to add custom links to each of your broker login pages. The essential stats you’ll receive:

  • Total # of trades, per Account
  • Frequency traded, per Account
  • Profit / Loss total, per Account
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Candlestick Progress Chart

Your trade progress, displayed in a chart format!

Would you like to know what your Profit and Loss looks like graphed as a candlestick chart?

Now you can! 

  • Traditional Green/ Red Candlestick design.
  • Displays: Open, High, Low, Close.
  • Functionality to view both:
    • Weekly and Monthly graphs.
  • Profit and Loss is displayed on the left side of the graph.
  • Dates are displayed at the bottom of the graph.
  • Full reference data is displayed next to the graph.
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Trade Review

Easily view (and Review) your trade details

Each trade (row) has its own clickable link, and when clicked, it will take you directly to the Trade Review sheet. Once there, the sheet consolidates and displays all of the pertinent information from that specific trade.

Excel allows you to easily link saved images of your trades, and if you take advantage of that functionality, the Trade Chart Image section will attempt to locate and display the image.

  • A handy Scroll button is included to go from trade-to-trade.
  • Pop-up comments are included for quick and easy instructions.
  • Quick links to get you back to the Trading Log or Home Menu sheets.
  • Easily print your trades as well.
    • Print parameters are pre-set.
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Monthly Calendar

Record specific events that are occurring for the month.

This is a secondary sheet, but some will find it useful, especially when used to remember things like:

  • Upcoming earnings release dates
  • Seminar dates
  • Trade review reminders
  • Reminder to call your Mom!
  • Anything else you wish!

Just enter the Month and Year and the TJS Calendar will display the proper days for that specific month. When the month is over, just click the TJS Logo to clear your entries.

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Expectancy Calculator / Graph

View your performance in 100-trade random samples!

Enter a couple stat related figures (gleaned from your TJS Analysis sheet), then watch the Expectancy formulator display your results.

The built-in graph displays a visual Equity-curve for each scenario, and each press of the F9 key on your keyboard runs a separate 100-trade sample, making it a great tool for running “what-if” scenarios.

  • Compare the performance for each of your Strategies, etc., and get an equity-curve for each.
  • Pop-up comments are included for quick instructions, and to understand what the information means to you.
  • Navigation button to quickly get you back to the TJS Elite Home Menu.
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Milestones

Keep track of significant events:

Helpful and informative information is included in each Milestones sheet, which is linked from each specific Trading Log.

Visual bar graphs are included for each event. There’s also a section where you can enter your own events (if needed).

  • Highest R-multiple Trade (Win/Loss).
  • Largest Single Trade (Gain/Loss).
  • Consecutive Trades (Won / Lost).
  • Consecutive Trades (Profit / Loss) streak.
  • Various “Averages”: P&L, Qty, Risk Amounts, Reward-to-Risk.
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Drawdown

Know your potential Loss Streak and Drawdown amount.

This is beneficial to know when implementing proper risk amount parameters.

  • A basic, no-nonsense, easy to use matrix…
  • Tells you how much equity you stand to lose based on your performance metrics, or even “what-if” scenarios.
  • Determine the potential drawdown for all of your Performance-tracking categories.
  • Find your Win % from the left-side column. The corresponding rows display your consecutive loss streak chances.
  • A great tool to help create a winning trading system with a risk management approach in mind.
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Position Sizer

What’s your proper (Share, Lot, Unit, Contract) size?

This sheet will calculate the correct number to purchase, based on a (fixed fractional) methodology and user-defined parameters.

  • A “quick-glance” matrix is included. Print and keep nearby for reference, before placing your next trade!
  • Print area is pre-set.
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Scale In/Out

TJS will keep track of your Multiple Entries (and/or) Exits.

Some strategies call for Scaling In (and/or) Out of positions, opposed to an “All-in-All-out” approach. The TJS Scale In/Out function solves that issue, allowing you to keep all trades on one row of your Trading Log – which is necessary to get the type of expert analysis that the TJS Elite has to offer.

  • Quick-links are included for seamless integration.
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Let's view the rest of the sheets in your new TJS!

  • Ultimate Trade Analyzer. Easily filter the “best of the best” from each of your Performance-tracking categories, to find your “Ultimate Trade Scenario”. 
  • Stats Dashboard. Easily view all of your Analysis sheet statistics in one place – for “All-Markets” users.
  • Trade Sheet. For those who refuse to ‘record-keep’ while trading. Designed to write down pre & post trade notes and to mimic the header categories of the Trading Log. The Trade Sheet makes it easy to transfer your trade info (after the market session is over).
  • Reporting sheet. Not used by most TJS users, but for those who wish to display their trades in Pivot-table form, the sheet is already prepared and ready for you to “Drag-n-Drop” your field lists.
  • Goals and Progress. Wish to have a central location for writing down your Goals and Progress? Here it is. A progress pyramid link is included to gauge your progress during the various stages of your trading career.
  • Trading Plan. Use this handy template to create your own, or opt for the downloadable MS Word template version. A filled-out Trading Plan example is included for ideas to get you started.
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Let's start Tracking & Analyzing your trades, shall we?

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