Import Trade History |Form 8949 Capital Gain & Wash Sales calculator software

Import Trade History


Technically, TradeMax supports every broker, known or unknown, as long as this broker provides a statement in CSV/EXCEL format or Quicken Qif,QFX fomart / Money OFX format or OFX server connection. Without changing codes, TradeMax allows users to define their own templates which suit the CSV format of their broker data.

There are Four options to import your trade data into TradeMax:

A) Import Trades from online Brokerage Server(OFX Server)

If you want to download trades from online brokerage account, select this option. Please check our supported broker’s OFX server list, if your brokerage provide ofx data service and not listed in our list, you can send your broker name & ofx server url to contact form we will add it to TradeMax.

B)Import Trade Activity data from local file (Recommended)

  1. Built-in Broker Profile: Currently TradeMax already havs built-in template for IB and ETrade, ScotTrade, OptionsXpress, TdAmeritrade, Schwab, Person,Sogotrade and more.(Please check our supported brokers list),
  2. File Profile: TradeMax can support Quicken Interchange Format(*.QIF), Micorsoft Excel(*.xls), Open Financial Exchange(*.OFX) file, Quicken Financial Exchange(*.QFX) file
    How to import Quicken QIF file to TradeMax
  3. Unknown column csv or excel file:You can either define your own template with trademax profile wizard function or send us a sample CSV or Xls data file with 8~10 lines of transactions in it for importing, we will build template for customer without any extra cost.

Import Sample files

The following documents contains sample trade data that you can download to practice or use as templates for importing transactions into TradeMax.

Trade Activity Sample Files.xls (Profile Wizard[*.xls])
Each Record has TradeDate,Symbol,Action,Qty,Price,Commission,Amount
15 kB
Realized Gain and Loss Report.xls (Profile Wizard[*.xls]) –
(Symbol,qty,open/close date ,Proceeds /Cost Basis in single record)
18 kB

C) Import Realized Gains and Losses Report from Local File
If you already have Realized Gain and Loss Report, TradeMax can help you to import it directly from the local file with the following step-by-step wizard.More…

Please Note: Some Gains & Losses Reports do not have year end open postion,this will effect wash sale calculating.

D) Import Trade data copied from broker Transaction History Report
You can copy your Broker’s Transaction History report from the web browser and paste to TradeMax during the importing process. More…

Online Tutorial


The following Tutorials helps the beginners know better about TradeMax’s various modules and operate TradeMax more freely.

We suggest that you begin with Quick Start to take a quick view of TradeMax’s powerful function.

Download From OptionsXpress


To download data file from OptionsXpress:

  1. Login your OptionsXpress account.
  2. Click Accounts > Activity.
  3. Select the Period and Type.
  4. Select Comma Delimited (CSV) in the Download File drop down box and then click the GO button.Note: Click on the box “Show Commissions & Regulatory Fees.
  5. Press Save to save the report as csv file.
  6. Your downloaded file must be in this format as shown below, otherwise, you should set your profile in profile wizard dialog box to import your data into TradeMax.
    Symbol
    Description
    Action
    Quantity
    Price
    Commission
    Reg Fees
    Date
    TransactionID
    Order Number
    Transaction Type ID
    Total Cost
    MSQ^^^101203C00118000
    MSFT AprWk2 280 Call
    Buy To Open
    10
    8.88
    7
    0.07
    4/2/2010 11:25:28 AM
    199999999
    98888888
    21
    -8887.07

    If you find the downloaded file format is different from the above formats, you should set your profile in Profile Wizard.

  7. Run TradeMax to import trade activity data from local file.
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