Best Trading Journals for 2021
Oct 18, 2020 in Trading Journal

Best Trading Journals for 2021

By: J. H. Liverstone

Any trader should have a trading journal. It is something that helps traders of any level.

In this article, we will present the five best trading journals available today for stocks, options, futures, forex, and cryptocurrency trades.

Best Trading Journals for 2021

  • AntSignals – Best overall trading journal
  • Tradervue – First on the market with a huge number of supported brokers
  • StockTrader – Free and easy to use, few features and no import
  • Edgewonk 2.0 – Best for software download, but very complicated
  • Build your own – Create a spreadsheet trading journal

1. AntSignals

Best overall trading journal

Supports: Stocks, Forex, Crypto
Price: Free (100 trades), Plus ($12.90/mo), Pro ($29.00/mo)
Website: https://antsignals.com/

AntSignals - Trading Journal

AntSignals has lot's of features in free tier and outstanding usability. It is the #1 trading journal one the market.

👍 Pros:

  • a lot of features if free tier
  • detailed reports
  • beautiful charts
  • trade calendar
  • import trades from major brokers
  • supports all FOREX pairs
  • AI Insights

👎 Cons:

  • no mobile app
  • few brokers are supported for now

2. Tradervue

First on the market with huge number of supported brokers

Supports: Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex
Price: Free (100 trades), Silver ($29/mo), Gold ($49/mo)
Website: https://tradervue.com/

Tradervue - Trading Journal

Tradervue is one of the very first trading journals on the market. Tradervue isn’t the easiest to use, but it has the best broker importing support.

👍 Pros:

  • import for a lot of brokers
  • detailed reports

👎 Cons:

  • expensive
  • few features included in free tier
  • not easy to use

3. StockTrader

Free and easy to use, few features and no import

Supports: Stocks
Price: Free
Website: https://www.stocktrader.com/analysis/

StockTrader - Trading Journal

StockTrader.com is an easy to use free trading journal.

👍 Pros:

  • easy to use and simple
  • free

👎 Cons:

  • no import for trades
  • few features
  • very basic as far as what you can analyze

4. Edgewonk 2.0

Best for software download

Supports: Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex
Price: Normal ($187.00), Bundle ($197.00)
Website: https://edgewonk.com/

Edgewonk 2.0 - Trading Journal

Edgewonk is downloadable trading journal software that offers deep analysis of your trades.

👍 Pros:

  • customization possibilities
  • since it is software, you only need to pay for it once

👎 Cons:

  • import tool support is nearly non-existent

5. Build your own

Create a spreadsheet trading journal using Excel

Supports: Anything you want
Price: Free with Google Sheets
Example: trading journal spreadsheet

The other option is to create a trading journal using Google Sheets. This is a good alternative to start but this will become harder and harder as you want to get more insights from your trades.

👍 Pros:

  • it's free
  • easy to start for a simple trading journal

👎 Cons:

  • it takes a lot of time to setup properly
  • you need to create lot's of formulas
  • import trades can be hard depending on the broker
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