As a trader or investor, keeping accurate records of your transactions is vital. It is a way for you to assess your performance and progress. It is also a great method to pick up weak areas that need to be improved. There are many ways to journal. You can use good old paper based diaries or notebooks or an electronic format. There are various electronic formats to choose from. Many traders use Word processors or spreadsheet software such as Word, Excel, Open Office, Google Docs etc. You can also use note taking software such as One Note or Evernote. There are some specialized software solutions that you can buy which have added functionality such as working out various ratios, performance reporting and more. Currently I use a combination of a macro enabled Excel spreadsheet and Evernote. I use the spreadsheet to pull live data and record my positions and trades and I use Evernote to write daily notes, post charts and prepare my strategy for the trading day. Do you journal? What do you use as a trading journal? Has it helped you become a better trader or investor?