This is a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the StockTrader.com Trade Journal tool.
Q: Which trading products are currently supported?
Trade Journal only supports stocks, ETFs, and Bitcoin (BTC) at this time. To log your options, futures, and/or forex trades, we recommend using TraderVue.
If you would like to be notified when new asset classes becomes available, please email us, “support (AT) stocktrader (DOT) com”.
Q: Which currencies are currently supported?
Alongside the United States Dollar ($), the following currencies are supported by changing your default currency option under your account settings:
- China Yuan Renminbi – ¥
- Euro – €
- India Rupee – ?
- United Kingdom Pound – £
Q: Can I import trades?
No. Trades can only be manually entered. We encourage manual entry for the cleanest data set possible. If you’d like to import trades from your broker, we recommend using TraderVue.
Q: How do I edit or delete a trade?
To edit a trade, simply click on it.
To delete a trade, click on it then scroll to the bottom to find a “Delete Trade” button in the lower right hand corner.
Q: How do I share a trade?
To share a trade, click on the trade you would like to share, then scroll to the bottom and click the “Share Trade” button at the bottom. Your shared trade will then appear in the publicly shared trades area.
To unshare a trade, simply click the same button.
Q: What are “Tags”?
Tags are used to “tag” your trades with different strategies or keywords so you can search them, or filter them, then run performance on them. For example, if you have 20 trades in your account, of which half use a “Long” strategy and half use a “Day Trading” strategy, you could tag your trades accordingly. Then, when viewing all trades, you can filter your trades by those separate tags and analyze your performance results to see which strategy is more profitable.
Q: What is “R”?
R is simple the dollar $ risk per trade. They are used to track trade efficiency and were popularized by Dr. Van Tharp through his best-selling book, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom. For more information on “R”, please read this guide.
Q: How do I delete a portfolio?
To delete a portfolio, click the gear icon next to the portfolio’s name in the left sidebar. Next, click the “Remove Portfolio” link in the lower right corner. NOTE: Deleting a portfolio will delete EVERY TRADE in that portfolio.
Q: How do I update a portfolio value used for performance metrics?
When viewing portfolio performance, click the portfolio value number with the pencil next to it.
Q: I added a new trade but the daily chart is not appearing. Why is that?
Stock charts are only available for US based securities listed on a major exchange such as the NASDAQ or NYSE. If the stock is a new issue IPO, then the chart data may not yet be available for our servers to download. Please check back the next day, and if you still do not see a chart, please email us, “support (AT) stocktrader (DOT) com”.
I added a new trade but the buy and sell price markers are not appearing on the chart. Why is that?
Daily charts will automatically display your buy and sell markers as long as the trade was made at least one day ago. Daily charts are updated each evening at approximately 1:00 AM EST. Please check back the next day to see the buy/sell markers. If they are still not appearing, please email us, “support (AT) stocktrader (DOT) com”.
Q: Are partial shares supported?
Q: Are dividends supported?
Q: I have an idea and/or feedback to share with the team, who should I email?
Great! You can email us directly, “support (AT) stocktrader (DOT) com”.
How do I delete my account?
We’d hate to see you go! 🙁 My Account –> Settings –> Delete Account
I have a question that is not answered above.
No problem, send it our way, “support (AT) stocktrader (DOT) com”, and we will be happy to assist you.