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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.


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-options-trade-inputWith the TJS, you’ll be able to record and analyze all Options strategies, but because of the complexities of Options trading, it’s important to understand that there are two different methods of trade input that users are asked to choose from.

Let’s summarize both methods:

1)      Keep all trade (legs) together on one row in the Trading Log. This means that no Qty or Prices would need to be entered in the Trading Log. When you’re ready to close out and exit your trade, you would simply enter your summed profit/loss in the Gross P&L column.

  • This is the quickest and easiest method and provides all of the stats provided by the TJS Analysis sheet.
  • The Analysis sheet will sum this input (as one complete trade) in the Entry Strategy section.

– View example:  Trading Log,  Analysis sheet.

2)      Treat all legs as their own individual trades on separate rows in the Trading Log (with Qty and Price information).

  • With this method, you will also receive the individual trade stats that are included in the TJS Trading Log >> “Trade Summary” section.
  • The Analysis sheet will sum this input (as one complete trade) in the Entry Strategy section, but instead of the trade count being “1” (as in Method One), the trade count will reflect the same amount of legs that were traded for each strategy.

-View example:  Trading Log,  Analysis sheet.

An alternate to #2

…would have separate Entry Strategy names listed in the Analysis sheet for each type of individual ‘leg’, as opposed to listing each ‘leg’ as the same strategy name. This becomes a personal preference in how you wish to view your individual trade leg analysis figures.

Kind regards, and… Prosperous trading to you,

Greg Thurman, at TJS

Options “Trade Input” inquiry

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