Append |Form 8949 Capital Gain & Wash Sales calculator software

Security View

Security View helps you manage symbols after you import trade into TradeMax.

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Basic Function
1. Security Panel Security Panel is designed to help you quickly manage symbols.
2. Security Grid Security Grid is the main section where users are able to manage their symbols after they import their trades into TradeMax.
3. Security Tree The Security List is designed to help you quickly find symbols. There are ten Symbol types:

  1. Stock
  2. STK Call Option=Stock Call Option
  3. STK Put Option=Stock Put Option
  4. STK Future=Stock Future
  5. Fund
  6. Commodities
  7. Currency
  8. Sect.1256 Future=Section.1256 Future
  9. Sect.1256 Call Option=Section.1256 Call Option
  10. Sect.1256 Put Option=Section.1256 Put Option
If you select the Security in the Security Panel or Quick Access Panel,you will get the Security List (similar to the picture above). Symbols are organized in logical groups that are collected together under tabs.
4. Group By Panel Drag a column header here to group by that column.
5. Quick Access Bar Click one alphabet button to go to the specific trades beginning with the specific alphabet.

Security Panel

Security Panel is designed to help you quickly manage symbols.

Basic Function
Actions Group Append Append a symbol
Edit Edit your symbol records
Delete Delete selected symbol records
Price Download the price historical data of the security .
Market Download Exchange Market for a symbol
Save Save the symbol record (Keyboard Shortcuts: CTRL + S)
Clipboard Group 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 Security 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)

Append a Trade

To append a trade, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Run TradeMax and go to Account.

Step 2: There are 3 methods to append a trade:

a. Click Append button in Trade tab, then click Trade Append. A dialog box will pop up.

b. Right click on the trade window. A menu will pop up. e.g.: Choose Trade Append>Buy to Open (Open Long)

c. Click the Append button. A dialog box will pop up.

Step 3: The popup dialog box allows you to record the purchase of a security below:


    Enter Transaction Select Transaction Type.

    There are the following options from its dropdown list :

    Buy to Open –— Buy Stock/Option to Open a Long position

    Sell to Close –— 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

    Default value is : Buy to Open

    Transaction Date Select the trade date
    Account Select the account that you are purchasing shares for.
    Security Name

    Enter the security name manually in the Security Name field or Select it from the Symbol dropdown list.

    Additionally, the entering process supports AutoComplete function which, leads to  pop ups of a list of suggestions to the user based on the characters entered.

    Type Specify the Type of trade transaction. Available choices are: Stock/Option/Future
    Number Of Shares
    For Type of Stock, this field specify the number of shares been traded. For Type of Option, this field specify the hands of options been traded. Normally the value of 1 indicates the option of exercising 100 shares of Stock.
    Orig Currency

    Original Trade Currency type.

    There are seven Currency types in the dropdown list:


    If you choose EUR,CAD,AUD,JPY,HKD,GBP as Orig Currency, the dailog box will appear an icon , click this button, the dailogbox will extend.

    Base Currency
    Domestic currency type or accounting currency type for accounting purposes. Currently IB allows customer to choose different basis currency other than USD.

    USD Currency
    Settlement currency for tax purposes.

    Price (per share) The transaction price of Stock/Option per share/unit.
    Base Price The share price at Base currency price.
    USD Price The share price at USD Currency price.
    “Rate”related to derivative product like option, future. For instance, an option has a 100 “Rate” which means an option contract is for 100 shares of the underlying stock.
    Base Rate The exchange rate Original Currency/ Base Currency.
    Selt Rate The exchange rate Base Currency / USD Currency. Or directly query the Selt Rate in “Currency Exchange”.
    USD Rate The exchange rate Original Currency/ USD Currency.
    Enter the commission of the shares. If left blank, the commission will be calculated from the value in the Amount column (providing the Amount includes commissions and fees).
    Base Commission Automatically calculate Base Commission by Commission* Base Rate.
    USD Commission Automatically calculate USD Commission by Base Commission* USD Rate.
    Amount The “Amount” will be calculated automatically since you enter the “Number of Shares”, “Price” , and “Commission”.
    Base Amount The “Base Amount” will be calculated automatically since you enter theBase Rate”.
    USD Amount The “USD Amount will be calculated automatically when you enter the“USD Rate”.
    Notes Enter the description of the transaction.
    Trade Include In Year
    Select the checkbox to activate it and enter the specified tax year.
    Deferred cost If your position is a wash sales defer loss position, just enter your defer cost in Deferred Cost Field.

    Used to enter the deferloss of this appending transaction.

    Click thebutton to cancel the appending process.
    Click thebutton to enter another new transaction.
    Click thebutton to finish the appending process.
    Click thebutton to get more detailed trade transaction.

Step 4: Enter information of this transaction and press the button to finish the appending process.


When you input Previous Year Holding Position trade, you must activate Trade Include In Year [2008]. If your baseline is 2007, change the year to 2007.

If your position is a wash sales defer loss position, this is a special option of Open to Long (Open Long) or Sell to Close(Open Short) .

Every year there after, you can use End Of Tax Year function to generate your year-end open positions and defer loss to your next tax year data file.

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