How can we provide our Trading Journal and Trading Tools cost free?

Other trading journals are expensive!

Other trading journal and trade planning apps and tools (both online and offline) out there are almost all paid services which makes good sense as it costs a lot of money to run and develop advanced online trading journals such as ours. Most others charge 29-49 USD per month, or 200-400 USD per year. TradeBench is cost free (unless you choose to donate).

So how can we offer TradeBench for free?

We’ve decided to take a different path to cover our costs and thereby yours.

As described further below, the path is 1 monthly sponsored email (we will be the sender as we don’t share your e-mail address) and getting lots incoming links from around the web in order to grow our user base more rapidly. We also accept donations and charge for commercial use of our tools and services (see further below for commercial use information).

Best wishes,

Founder & CEO of our online trading journal - signature.

Founder & CEO, TradeBench

PS. Even though we provide TradeBench cost free, I sincerely hope you’ll find TradeBench much better than our pay-to-use competitors. Our goal is to provide you with the best trading tools possible – tools that will help you become a both better and more efficient trader, making much more money from your trading than before you started using our online trading journal and trade planning tools.

Free Trading Journal

Conditions of use for our Trading Journal tools


Personal use

You may use TradeBench and all features as much as you’d like in exchange of:

  • Receiving 1 sponsored e-mail per month: You accept to receive and open up to 1 sponsored e-mail per month. Sometimes we don’t send one, but when we do, we’ll be the sender as we don’t share your e-mail address (or any other data) with anyone. If the sponsored message is of no interest, you are – of course – free to delete it.

Plus 1 of the following:

  • Linking to us: Add a link to www.tradebench.com somewhere relevant on the web. It could be on a webpage you own, in a short blogpost about us, in a trading forum, or likewise. Why? The more people that find and use TradeBench, the better we can keep it cost free.
  • Supporting us with a donationView donation options

Simple as that. Those links, donations and the monthly sponsored e-mail cover our costs of running, maintaining and supporting your use of TradeBench.

If you’d like, go ahead and try TradeBench right away. You can delete your account and thus opt-out of sponsored e-mails at any time.

Commercial use

Unless a paid agreement is entered with TradeBench, using our tools when trading on behalf of someone else, as an independent contractor for a prop trading firm (including non-paid trainee/evaluation roles) or for other commercial purposes or as part of commercial purposes or commercial activity is prohibited. Likewise, asking users of a commercial tool or service to sign up to TradeBench either using a commercial e-mail or the person’s personal e-mail account is also prohibited. Please send us an e-mail with your intended use case, number of users (minimum is 10), etc. and we will get back to you with a price offer.

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* In return for free personal usage you accept to receive & open 1 sponsored e-mail per month as well as one of the following two: A) Add a link to tradebench.com somewhere relevant or B) support us with a donation. More info here (includes commercial use info). Note: Feel free to try our tools a couple of days before fulfilling A or B. Our general Term & Conditions and Privacy Policy also apply and can be found here.