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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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TJS location

Image of the Futures Contract Specs section of the TJS Analysis sheet

If the Instrument you are trading is not shown below, you can check with your broker (or their website), or search online.

The data below was compiled from various Futures websites and lists some of the more commonly traded futures instruments, and is correct to the best of our knowledge. 

If you still cannot find the proper contract size for a specific instrument you trade, you can always trial-and-error different contract sizes until the P&L is correct, or just manually enter your own P&L in the “Gross P&L column” of the Trading Log.

Futures Instruments

Indices

Indices

Symbol

Contract Size

E-Mini Nasdaq 100

NQ

20

E-Mini S&P 500

ES

50

E-Mini DOW 30

YM

5

E-Mini Russell 2000

TF

100

E-Mini Mid Cap 400

EMD

100

Nikkei

NKD

5

Energies

Energies

Symbol

Contract Size

Crude Oil

CL

1,000

Mini Crude Oil

QM

500

Heating Oil

HO

42,000

Mini Heating Oil

QH

21,000

Natural Gas

NG

10,000

Mini Natural Gas

QG

2,500

Financials

* Some Financials have a unique tick structure. Some users have found that 632.435 works as a Contract Size for their Notes and Bonds, but others have found that 1,000 works for them. All “Entry Prices” need to be entered in decimal format.

If the stated figures do not present the proper P&L for you, please enter ” 1,000 ” in your Contract Multiplier cell (in the Analysis sheet) and then just manually enter your actual P&L in your Trading Log, in the Gross P&L column.

Financials

Symbol

Contract Size

10 Yr US T-Note

ZN

632.435  to  1,000 *

5 Yr US T-Note

ZF

632.435  to  1,000 *

30 Yr US T-Bonds

ZB

632.435  to  1,000 *

Fed Fund 30

ZQ

5,000,000 *

Euro Bund

FGBL

1,000

Euro Bobl

FGBM

1,000

Shatz

FGBS

1,000

DAX

FDAX

25

DJ Stoxx 50

FSTX

10

Currencies

Currencies

Symbol

Contract Size

Dollar Index

DX

1,000

Australian Dollar

6A / M6A

100,000 / 10,000

British Pound

6B / M6B

62,500 / 6,250

Canadian Dollar

6C / M6C

100,000 / 10,000

Euro Currency

6E / M6E

125,000 / 12,500

Swiss Franc

6S / M6S

125,000 / 12,500

Japanese Yen

6J / M6J

12,500,000 / 125,000

Agricultures

Agriculture’s

Symbol

Contract Size

Corn

ZC

5,000

Mini Corn

YC

1,000

Soybeans

ZS

5,000

Mini Soybeans

XB

1,000

Soybean Meal

ZM

100

Soybean Oil

ZL

60,000

Wheat

ZW

5,000

Mini Wheat

XW

1,000

Live Cattle

LE

40,000

Lean Hogs

HE

40,000

Pork Bellies

GPB

40,000

Metals

Metals

Symbol

Contract Size

Silver

SI

5,000

Gold

GC

100

Copper

HG

25,000

Futures Contract Size Specifications

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