User Interface |Form 8949 Capital Gain & Wash Sales calculator software

Time Range Filter


Section 3: Time Range Filter

With Time Range Filter, you can filter the trades within a period. You just need to select BeginDate and EndDate.

Take the BeginDate as an example.

  • Select the BeginDate checkbox to activate this function
  • Select the date from the dropdown calendar.
    you can also use the left-arrow and the right-arrow to change the year
  • Click month, day or year and use the up-arrow or down-arrow far right of the date to select the specific date.
  • You can also manually enter the date with you keyboard.Cick the field of that you want to change and enter the date with your keyboard as the following instruction.
    TradeMax provides you the date format month/day/year/hour/minutes/am (pm). (refer to the above picture)

    Field/Button Valid range Comments
    Month The month as a number or an English month names in short form (e.g. Jan.). Just type the initials letter of the month some times according to the sequence in the 12 month to get the right month. For example, Jan-type j one time; Jun-type j two times; Jul-type j there times
    Day 1-31 The date of month
    Year 1999-2090 Please enter the last two digits of the year (e.g. 2007, just enter 07)
    Hour 0–12 It is a 12-hour format, with “am” or “pm” after the number.
    Minutes 0–59 Minutes
    am/pm Enter the letter a to display the am and enter the p to display the pm

 

 

Security Price History Tab


After downloading the price history of the holding security, TradeMax provides you a powerful function to Add, Edit and Delete the related record of the security in Price History Grid.

How to add a new price record?

If the price history of certain security you download is not complete or failed, you can manually add the price record so as to invest better.

  1. To add a new price record of specific security, you should right click the blank field in Price History Grid, then choose Add from the menu.
  2. A dialog box pops up:
  3. Function
    Description
    1.Symbol

    The specific security name

    2.Price Date You can set the price date from the dropdown calendar.
    3.Price Enter the price of the security you want to add
  4. After Pressing OK button, the new record outlined in red is generated in the grid.

How to edit price record?

If the price of specific security is incorrect, you can edit the price to get more useful information.

  1. To edit price of a specific security, you should select the price record you want to edit.
  2. Right click on the selected record, then choose Edit from the list.
  3. A dialog box pops up:
  4. Function
    Description
    1.Symbol

    The specific security name

    2.Price Date The default date of the selected security.
    3.Price Enter the correct price of the security you want to add
  5. After Pressing OK button, the new record outlined in red generates in the grid.

How to delete price record?

If one or several price records of your price history are useless, you can delete the price record with several clicks.

  1. To delete a price record of a specific security, you should select the record you want to delete.
  2. Right click on the selected record,  and then choose Delete from the menu.
  3. A dialog box pops up:
  4. Click on YES button to confirm your process, the record will be deleted from the grid.

Data Grid


Data Grid

Section 4: Data Grid

The Grid is the main section where users are able to view and interact with their trades.

  1. All trades are sorted by TradeDate.
  2. The current record is indicated by a small triangle to the far left of the record and by a blue background color.
  3. Columns can be resized by positioning the mouse cursor over the line between the columns in the column header row, holding down the left mouse button and dragging the line to the desired location.To print the grid in one page, you can hold down the left mouse button and drag the far right line to your wish location.

    In addition, TradeMax will resize your columns automatically when you select the Column Auto-Resize checkbox.

  4. Records can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on any column header. For example, to sort by symbol in ascending order, click Symbol in the column header once and there will be up-arrow after Symbol. To sort in descending order, click Symbol twice and there will be a down-arrow after Symbol. To cancel the sorting, you can click Symbol the third time.
  5. Expand/ collapse the item
    1. You can collapse / expand all items one by one or use the right-clicking any item and selecting the Expand All Items or Collapse All Items as the following:
      • Right click the data grid and select the Collapse All Items 
      • Right-click the grid to select the Expand All Items and you will again get the first picture back.
    2. You can also click to collapse one item and click to expand one item
  6. The scroll bar (at far right) can be used to scroll the display up or down.Keyboard shortcuts also can be used to quickly scroll up or down as follows:
    • <Up Arrow> and <Down Arrow> keys move one record at a time.
    • <Page Up> and <Page Down> keys move one whole page at a time.
    • < End> moves to the very end of the file.
    • < Home> moves to the very beginning of the file.

 

Custom Grid


Custom Grid

Part Two: Custom Grid

TradeMax provides you a simple and flexible way to group the data and customize the appearance of data grid: you just need to drag and drop the column header with your mouse.

Let’s take an example:

  1. Select the TradeSimple in the Preset View
  2. Press the Group By Box, Field Chooser button on the View group box in the Trade tab. (refer to its function in Group By Panel notes )
  3. Display the following grid:In this grid, you will see:
  4. The Group By panel displays on the top of the data grid

    The Field Chooser box is floating on the data grid. In addition, the Field Chooser is used to set the fields which are dragged out of the grid header.

  5. Group the data and customize the grid
    1. To group the data by single column header (Symbol), you can drag and drop the column header Symbol to the Group By panel.The following grid displays:

      The column header Symbol is out of the data grid header and appeared in the Field Chooser box.

    2. To group the data by multiple columns (for example, group by Symbol first and then group by the TradeDate), following the first step, then you can drag the column header TradeDate to the Group By panel after the Symbol.The following grid displays:

    3. If you think there are too much columns in the grid, you can hide any one of them by drag it to the Field Chooser box. Under this situation, the data will not be grouped by that column. (This is different from the above Group By panel function). You can drag and drop it like the following:And you will get your desired grid like this:

      The column header Action appears in the Field Chooser box.

    4. If you want to drag the column header Symbol back to the grid header, you can follow the instruction like this:Then the following grid appears:

      Now, the data in the grid is grouped by Symbol first and then the TradeDate.

 

 

 

My Broker(s)


Context Menu makes our task a breeze in windows and TradeMax makes full use of context menu function under the Account List. Right-click different item, you will get different context menu.

  1. Right click the My Broker or broker folder, you will get the following Menu

  2. Function Basic Function
    Import Trade Import you trade history.
    Add New Account Setup a new account to set you trade data
    Add View Add a view to display some specified trade data under some specified condition. MORE DETAILS.
  3. Right click the account, you will get the following Menu:

  4. Function Basic Function
    Import Trade Import you trade history.
    Add View Add a view to display some specified trade data under some specified condition. MORE DETAILS.
    Edit Account Edit the current account
    Delete Account Delete the current account
  5. Right click view FYxxxx, you will get the following Menu:

  6. Function Basic Function
    Import Trade Import you trade history.
    Add View Add a view to display some specified trade data under some specified condition. MORE DETAILS.
    Edit View Edit the current view
    End Of Tax Year End of current tax year
    TXF Export Export the TXF files to your computer. The TXF files can be imported to popular tax software such as TaxCut and TurboTax.
    Delete View Delete the current view
  7. Right click the view FYxxxx (For example FY2008) and select the Add View show you the following context menu:
    Basic Function
    Stock Contains all Stock transactions
    Option Contains all Option. transactions
    Future Contains all Future transactions
    Currency Contains all Currency transactions
    Stock Option and SSF Contains all Stock Option and SSF transactions
    Baseline Contains the baseline positions of the current tax year
    Finance Data Contains the cash flow data, for example, cash dividends.
    Trade Data Contains the all trade data for the schedule D purpose
    My holdings Contains the holding position of specific date
    Custom Customized view
  8. Right click the view Trade Data and select the Add Report, the following context menu display:
    Function Basic Function
    Short/Long Term Capital G&L Report This is the default report created by TradeMax to file with IRS.
    IRS Schedule D-1 This report is for those users who require a more exact replica of the IRS form.
    Realized Gain/Loss Report This report is for those users who require trade transaction detail. Such as Security, Quantity, open price, Open date, Open Commission, Close price, close commission, sales price, cost basic, Actual gain &lose for each transaction. Moreover, it can be grouped by ID, Symbol or TradeDate.
    Unrealized Gain/Loss Report This report is for those users who  want to get the information of Gain/Loss when the price of the securities decrease or increase after buying, but he or she has yet to sell it.
    Transactioon Detail Report This report lists every trade record as displayed in the grid. Additionally, the profit or loss can be grouped by ID, Symbol or TradeDate.
    Cost Basis Transaction Report This report is for those users who track the cost basis in stocks, bonds and mutual funds to report a cost basis when an investment is sold.
    Summary Report This valuable summary or aggregation of an entire ID or Symbol allows a user to see how one symbol performed versus another.
    Wash Sale Detail Report This report allows you to analyze your disallowed wash sale losses deferred to next year.
    Mark to Market for Form 4797 This report is for traders in stocks, options and single-stock futures who elect mark-to-market accounting to report their trading activity on Form 4797
    Mark to Market Detail Report This report is for those users  want to record the price or value of a security, portfolio on a daily basis to calculate gains and losses or to confirm that margin requirement are met.
    Daily Market Value Report This report is for those users who track the performance and market value of the securities on daily basis in specific finance year. The report will show the portfolio of every transaction on daily basis.

Ribbon Tabs


The Ribbon is designed to help you quickly find the tools and commands that you need to complete a task. Commands are organized in logical groups that are collected together under specific tabs.

Trade Tab

Basic Function
Actions Group Import Import trade history
Append Append a trade or a symbol
Edit Edit your trade records
Delete Delete selected trade records
Price Download lastest Price for a symbol
Market Download Exchange Market for a symbol
Scan Scan the status of transactions in the current data grid and the concerned trades will be highlighted in red or green:
1.Red records indicate the error transaction:1) A Sale to Close, a Buy to Cover, and Exercise, Assign, Expire or Journal Out as the first transaction for any symbol; 2) Sequence error; 3) Missing/Inconsistent Data fileds by using Qty, Price, Commission, Fees and Rate information.
2.Green records indicate the closed transactions which closed (A Sale to Close, a Buy to Cover ) all your holding open position.
Save Save the trade record (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL + S)
Clipboard Group Copy Copy selected trade records (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL + C)
Paste Paste selected trade records to specific field (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL + V)
Undo Undo the last action (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL +Z/ALT + Backspace)
Redo Redo the previously undo action (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL +Y)
View Group Group By Box Press the Group By Box button to activate the Group By panel which is at the top of the data grid.It allows grouping data by single or multiple columns. You can either set grid column(s) that will be used for grouping, or enable Group By Box where grouped columns may be dropped at runtime
Field Chooser Press the Field Chooser button to activate the Field Chooser box floating above the data grid.The built-in Filed Chooser provides a simple and efficient way to organize the grid layout: you can drag and drop the column header to the chooser from the grid header. You can also drag any required field from the chooser and drop it either on the grid header, or on the group box.
Outlook Bar Hide or display the Account List
Column Auto-Resize Allow TradeMax to automatically resize columns in the data grid.
Help Button Click it to get Help Document.( Keyboard Shortcuts: F1)

 

Calendar Tabs

Basic Function
Action  
Mode  
View  

 

 

 

Download Holding Security Price


 With this function, you can download holding security prices from the Internet that you track in TradeMax, view the price history to monitor the performance of the securities in a certain period of time, which help you to better make your investment. 

Trademax will download the price of the symbol on holding position in the end of the specific Finance year in Trade View.

  1. In Trade View, you should choose specific Finance Year first, and then click the Price Button in the Ribbon field.
    • Download Hold-  TradeMax will download the price of the holding securities.
    • Download Selected- TradeMax will download the price of the selected securities (you have to select the securities first, or the price dialog box below will not display)
    • Download All – TradeMax will download the price of all securities in trade grid.
  2. Learn more about: How to select trade records.

  3. A dialog box opens, and
    click Download button to continue the process, the data will be downloaded.

    Function
    Description
    1.Begin date

    End date

    If you have selected the specific Finance Year, the default date is the last five days of the Finance year. But if you selected the current finance year , the default date will be the latest five days prior to the date when you download prices of the symbols.
    2.Symbol All the symbols on holding position in the end of specific finance year. Please be sure that the ticker symbol is correct or has not been changed.
    3.Date The last day of the finance year or the first day of the next Finance Year( Because the last day may be on weekends or national holidays)
    4.Price The price of the symbol
    5.Status It will display whether the symbol’s price is successfully downloaded or not.
  4. After downloading the price of the security, you can get the data of symbols’ price history.
    • Click thePrice History Tab , the above Price History Grid extends .
    • You can activate the checkbox to set the Begin Date and End Date .
    • Select the specific security record, the dialog box will display the price history in the specific period. ( For example, select BCF , the dialog box displays the price history of BCF from 09/02/2009 to 09/23/2009. )

Column Headers


The headers on the columns in the grid have the following meanings.

Column Header Meaning
Action Action name in TradeMax.
Buy to Open / Long — Buy Stock/Option to Open a Long position
Sell to Close/ Closed Long— Sell Stock/Option to Close a Long position
Buy to Close — Buy Stock/Option to Close a Short position
Sell to Open — Sell Stock/Option to Open a Short position
dividend, Journal, stock merge etc.
ActionName Action name in your brokerage trade history.
For example, Buy, sell, dividend, Journal, stock merge etc.
Account Trade account in TradeMax
Amount Trade amount
Commission Trade broker commissions (Including fees)
DeferCost Deferloss produced by wash sales from last year
ExpireDate Expire date of option or future.
ID Trade ID in TradeMax.
Market Exchange market where you bought the financial product. For instance, NASDAQ.
Notes Any information of the trade record
Price Security price
Quantity Number of shares
Rate Option or future rate. An option has a 100 “Rate” which means an option contract is for 100 shares of the underlying stock.
StrikePrice The strike price of the underlying stock in the option or future
Symbol Security Ticker Symbol
TickerMatch The strike price of the underlying stock in the option or future
TradeDate Trade date
TradeTime Trade time
TradeMatch The amount of “Force-Match” for tax purpose.
Type Security type. For instance, stocks and mutual funds, options on stocks, Single-Stock-Futures, futures, currencies etc.

Forex Rates View


Foreign Exchange Rates View helps you manage and download historical foreign exchange rates.

Screen Shot

Basic Function
1. Forex Rates Panel Forex Rates Panel is designed to help you quickly manage and download historical foreign exchange rates
2. Forex Rates Grid Forex Rates Grid is the main section where users are able to view and download historical foreign exchange rates.
3. Forex Rates Tree The Forex Rates List is designed to help you quickly identify the foreign currencies.
There are six Foreign Currency types:

  1. EUR
  2. CAD
  3. AUD
  4. JPY
  5. HKD
  6. GBP
If you select the Forex Rates in the Forex Rates Panel or Quick Access Panel,you will get the Forex Rates List (similar to the picture above). Currencies are organized in logical groups that are collected together under tabs.
4. Time Range Filter First select the Begin and End Date then press the Apply button to filter the historical foreign exchange rates within a  time  period.
5. Group By Panel Drag a column header here to group by that column.

Forex Rates Panel

Forex Rates Panel is designed to help you quickly manage and download historical foreign exchange rates.

Basic Function
Actions Group Download Download the historical foreign exchange rates record.
Save Save the Forex Rates record ( Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL+S)
Clipboard Group Undo Undo the last action (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL +Z/ALT + Backspace)
Redo Redo the previously undone action (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL +Y)
View Group Group By Box Press the Group By Box button to activate the Group By Panel which is at the top of the data grid.It allows grouping data by single or multiple columns. You can either set grid column(s) that will be used for grouping, or enable Group By Box where grouped columns may be dropped at runtime
Field Chooser Press the Field Chooser button to activate the Field Chooser box floating above the data grid.The built-in Filed Chooser provides a simple and efficient way to organize the grid layout: you can drag and drop the column header to the chooser from the grid header. You can also drag any required field from the chooser and drop it either on the grid header, or on the group box.
Outlook Bar Hide or display the Forex Rates List
Column Auto-Resize Allow TradeMax to automatically resize columns in the data grid.
Help Button Click Help Button to get Help Document.( Keyboard Shortcuts: F1)

Forex Rates Grid


Forex Rates Grid (refer to the picture below) is the main part of the Forex Rates View where users are able to manage and download foreign exchange rates.

Part One: Overview the Forex Rates Grid.

This part will show you the main function of each section.

Section 1: Time Range Filter

First select the Begin and End date then press the Apply button to filter the historical foreign exchange rates within a period.


Section 2:
Group By Panel

Drag a column header here to group by that column.

Section 3: Currency grid

Currency Grid is the main section where users are able to view and download foreign exchange rates.

Section 4: Meaning of Column Headers

Column Headers Basic Function
S-Currency Domestic Currency type or accounting currency type for accounting purposes. Currently IB allows customers to choose different basis currency other than USD.
Currency Settlement Currency for tax purposes
Exchange Date The date of this conversation rate.
Exchange Rate The conversation rate S-Currency/ USD Currency

Part Two: How to find and download foreign exchange rates?

This part will show you how to find and download foreign exchange rates.

 

 

 

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