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Quick-Start


Quick-Start

To get started using TradeMax with minimal amount of time, please follow these steps or watch our online tutorial :

Notes : If your PC system is Win 7 or Windows Vista , you will be required to run TradeMax as an administrator during the process of handling your transaction charts or reports . How to run TradeMax as an asministrator in Window 7 or Vista?

  1. Create a New Account File
  2. Setup a New Account
  3. Import or Append Your Trades
  4. Confirm Trade Data
  5. Adjust Your Trades for Tax Purpose
  6. Generate Performance Report
  7. Export Form 8949 Report for efiling
  • Open Database or Create a New Account File

  • Click “Open” button on the trade panel

    The following dialog box will popup

    Basic Function
    1. Create New Enter the account name and press “OK” to create a new account file.
    2. Open Exist Select an existing account file (e.g. DemoAccount.tmx) and press “OK”.
    3. Select Folder Click “Select Folder” button to select account file folder from your computer. Or click the Triangle button and select “Open” to open account file folder.
  • Setup an account to import your trades

  • You can setup a separate account for each brokerage and trader by right-clicking the item on the Account List and selecting theAdd New Account.

    TradeMax will pop-up a dialog box to complete your account information. For usage within TradeMax the minimum information required to be entered is the Broker Name, Account Name, Type and Currency.

    Then TradeMax will automatically create a new account in the Account List like the following: (For example, Interactive Brokers Jone is the new account name)

    The FY2008 contains the whole trade data and the baseline positions of the tax year 2008 and the trades executed in January of the following tax year

    The Finance Data contains the cash flow data, for example, cash dividends.

    The Trade Data contains the important data for the Schedule D purpose

    Learn more about: Setup a New Account.

  • Import or Append Your Trades

    1. If you are using TradeMax for the first time and have hold open position from previous tax year, you can import holding position into TradeMax separately OR just manually enter previous year holding position into TradeMax.
      • Since your held positions do not belong to the current tax year, you need to select the Trade Include In Year checkbox and enter the specific tax year.
      • Please do not enter or import any closed positions from any year prior to the current tax year.
      • This only needs to be done once for each brokerage account. Every year thereafter, you can use the function End Of Tax Year to copy your year-end open positions to your next tax year data file.
    2. Import Holding position into the Baseline View under selected account.

      OR manually enter the holding position by appending a trade in Baseline view.

      For example, you bought some stocks in 2009 and remained open at the year end, if you import trade data in 2010 without entering the open position carried from 2009, TradeMax will fail to match trade data, the generated reports and wash sale calculation will also be inaccurate.

      You can locate a list of your open positions at year-end by viewing your December monthly statement for the previous tax year. For example, if you are working on tax year 2010, you will need to locate your December 2009 monthly statement.

      Learn more about: Append a Trade.

      Note:

    3. If your trade data are complete which already include all the open postition or have no open position, just import it directly.
      1. Right Click the selected broker account you set up, then select Import Trade from its dropdown list.
      2. The Select Import Data Source Dailog box pops up, and there are three options for users to import your trade data.
        • Please import the current tax year trade data and January of next tax year for the tax purpose.We suggest you import the data until the end of the March in case of the negligence.The January of next tax year trades are required for properly calculating wash sales.
        • Please do not import any closed positions from any year prior to the current tax year as this also will distort the profit/loss calculations for the current tax year.
        • For the unsupported brokers, users can set up new one in Profile Wizard dialog box.
      3. Option Description
        1. Import Trade from online brokerage If the security trader holds online brokerage account, TradeMax provides an easy wizard to import trades from brokerage account. Just enter the user name and your password during the import process, TradeMax will auto-import your transaction history from your online broker directly.Note: TradeMax supports the following brokers via OFX Server : Ameritrade OFX Server, Fidelity Investment, Penson Financial, Schwab, ScotTrade, BOA Investment, E*Trade, Harrisdirect , OptionsXpress, Vanguard, Merrill Lynch, UBS, etc)
        2. Import trade from local file
        1. TradeMax can import ofx,qfx,qif,tlf files with pre-defined file profileTradeMax provides the facility to import Trade Activity data (*.csv,*.xls) with pre-defined brokerage profile,please check our supported brokerage list. click Detail link to get how to download trade activity data from your broker.
        2. TradeMax also can use Profile Wizard funtion to import unknow format trade data (such as a downloaded CSV file, Text file, excel file from unknow broker) .
        3. Follow documents contains sample trade data that you can download to practice or use as templates for importing trade activity into TradeMax.
          http://www.itrademax.com/download/tradeactivity.xls
        3. Import trades copied from broker transaction history If the security trader holds online brokerage account, TradeMax provides an easy wizard to import trades from web using Transaction History Report, the users just need to copy the Transaction History Report from the web of specific broker, then paste to TradeMax’s clipboard during the import process.

        Note:

  • Confirm Your Data

  • After each importing, you need to make sure everything is matched properly and the unmatched trades will be displayed in Red in TradeMax , TradeMax provides three confirmation steps to complete the task:

    1. You can click the Information Icon at the down-left corner, the Information Grid will appear, then click the Scan Tab to scan the status of transactions in the current data grid and the concerned trades will be highlighted in red or green so that you can adjust your trades.
    2. You can check whether your holding position carried from previous year were imported completely or not by comparing your holding positions in TradeMax with your broker’s December statementThe holding positions should be the same.Learn more about: How to display all holding position.If there is any unmatched position, you can check these:
      • Make sure to take unsettled trades on the December brokerage statement into account.
      • Make sure to adjust for securities referring stock splits, mergers, spinoffs or symbol name changes. Stock Splits | Mergers | Spinoffs | Changing Symbols
  • Adjust Your Trades for Tax Purpose

    1. After all data is confirmed, the next step is to make some adjustment for the tax purpose. If there is no such trade, this step can be skipped.
    2. After confirming that all trades of the current tax year are imported and matched correctly, you are ready to execute the function “ End of Tax Year” on your account for the next tax year.  It shows the year end open position and wash sale defer loss, also can auto- generate hold position carried from this year for next tax year and defer cost to these positions.
    3. Learn more about: End of Tax Year topic.

      Note:

      To enable TradeMax to calculate wash sales and defer losses to the following tax year when applicable, you need to enter the trades executed in January of the following tax year

      first.

      If you have several different brokerage accounts, you must combine these into one account so that TradeMax can calculate wash sales across accounts.

      Right click the account and select the Add View > Custom to complete the Combine Account process. Then run the combined account just as the single account.

      Learn more about: Combine Your Accounts.

  • Generate Performance Reports

  • Many investor trade security in other currencies such as EUR, CAD, AUD, JPY, HKD, GBP, CHF, TradeMax now supports running report in your base currency and in USD currency for tax purpose.

    To generate a report, right-click the specific account and select the specific report type.

    The Base Currency is the first currency quoted in a currency pair.  The base currency is referred to as the parent currency and exchange rates are quoted in per unit of the base currency.  The base currency is the more valuable currency.  Therefore in the HKD/USD currency pair, the HKD is more valuable than the dollar, so it is the base currency.  The base currency is also known as the accounting currency or domestic currency. TradeMax supports running reports on the following base currencies such as EUR, CAD, AUD, JPY, HKD, GBP, CHF.

    The following report types are available:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. IRS Schedule D-1 – This report is for those users who require a more exact replica of the IRS form.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Realized Gain/Loss Report – This report is for those users who require trade transaction detail. Such as Security, Quality, 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.
    7. G& L Report – This is the default report created by TradeMax for filing with Taxes.
    8. SummaryReport – Display or print a trade summary report. This valuable summary or aggregation of an entire ID or Symbol allows a user to see how one Symbol performed versus another
    9. Transaction Detail Report – A report display all trade detail. This report lists each and every transaction as displayed in the grid. Additionally, the profit or loss can be summed by Trade Number, Ticker, or Date.
    10. 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.
    11. Wash Sale Detail Report– This report allows you to analyze your disallowed wash sale losses that have been deferred to next year
    12. Section 1256 Report – This report is for those users who want to get the information of Unrealized Gain/Loss amount and 60% long term amount and 40% short term amount auto-calculated by TradeMax as an attachment to Section 1256 contract.
  • Export Schedule D-1 Report for efiling

    After running TradeMax Schedule D-1 report, you can either print it in appropriate format and attach it to your tax return, then file by mail, or just export your gains and losses generated by TradeMax to popular Tax software with TXF Export function.

    1. Export the generated Schedule D-1 Report and print it in opened file. OR Select the above report, directly print it by pressing button in TradeMax.In the Description of Property column on your IRS Schedule D (for cash basis accounting), write “See attached report”. Then simply copy the totals from your TradeMax IRS Schedule D-1 report which serve as the attatchment to efile with your schedule D.Learn more about: How to Print your Report.
    2. Export your Schedule D-1 to popular tax software with TXF Export function.TradeMax provides you with an easy way to export your Schedule D-1 with TXF Files.TXF File Export is a report type which allows importing your TradeMax Schedule D-1 into popular tax software such as TurboTax .
  • Run Reports


    Run Reports

    TradeMax offers a simple and clean solution to run report for your tax and analyzing your trading performance purpose.

    Before you run a report, you need do the following step:

     

    Enter Your SSN and Name

    1. Click the Main Button on the upper left corner of the Trade window and press the Options Button

    2. Options dialog box will pop up:

    3. Enter your name and SSN and your name will appear on your upper left section in the running report
    4. You can click the checkboxes to:
      • Make the Exercised/ Assigned securities’ Buy/Sell price same as the strike price of option.
      • Auto-Expire unexercised/ unassigned options at 0 price on expiration date
      • Auto scan the trade errors.
      • Update your TradeMax software when running TradeMax each time.

       

    5. If you want to upback TradeMax data, click to view the directory of the database.
    6. You can also change the SSN by redoing the above step 1 & step 2

     

    The following will show you how to Add a Report to Account List

    Many investors trade security in other currencies such as EUR, CAD, AUD, JPY, HKD, GBP, CHF, TradeMax now supports running report in your base currency and in USD currency for tax purpose.

    The Base Currency is the first currency quoted in a currency pair.  The base currency is referred to as the parent currency and exchange rates are quoted in per unit of the base currency.  The base currency is the more valuable currency.  Therefore in the HKD/USD currency pair, the HKD is more valuable than the dollar, so it is the base currency.  The base currency is also known as the accounting currency or domestic currency. TradeMax supports running reports on the following base currencies such as EUR, CAD, AUD, JPY, HKD, GBP, CHF.

    The Tax Currency is the default currency USD.

    TradeMax provides two options to generate the report:

    Option 1 : Click the Report Button in Trade Panel.

    Option 2 : Select the specific report from the right menu of Trade Data.

     

    Option 1 : In order to simplify the process of generating reports, you can click the Report Button (shortcut button) in Trade Panel. the following will tell you how to generate the report by clicking the shortcut button.

    1. Click the Report Button in Trade Panel.
    2. The Report Wizard dialog box pops up:
      • Select the specific account that you want to generate the reports from dropdown list.
      • Select the specific Finance Year that you want to generate the reports from dropdown list
      • Select the specific report you want to run from the dropdown list. After you select the specifc report, the specific report icon will be auto-generated under Trade Data diretory.
      • Select the currency type from the dropdown list.
      • Note: Please use End of Tax Year function to generate baseline position or Enter Your Year End Baseline Position before generating the reports, otherwise the results will be inaccurate!

    Option 2 : You also can generate your reports by clicking the specific report icon under Trade Data direcoty after you select it from the right menu of the Trade Data

    1. Right-click the Trade Data view in the Account List and select the specific report.
    2. As you see, there are a dozen reports:.

      1. 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.
    3. Daily Account Value – This report provide you with a simple way to track your trade data on daily basis, with the Daily Account Value function, you can easily compare and monitor your trade performance through the generated chart so as to make a better investment strategy and maximize your capital gains.
    4. 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.
    5. IRS Schedule D-1 – This report is for those users who require a more exact replica of the IRS form.
    6. 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.
    7. 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
    8. Mark to Market Gain/Loss Pie Report – This report is for those users who want to calculate mark to market trading performance for each securities and track the mark to market gains and losses for a fiscal year or date range.
    9. Realized Gain/Loss Pie Report – This report is for those users who want to calculate trading performance for each securities and track the realized gains and losses for a fiscal year or date range.
    10. Realized Gain/Loss Report – This report is for those users who require trade transaction detail. Such as Security, Quality, 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.
    11. G& L Report – This is the default report created by TradeMax for filing with Taxes.
    12. SummaryReport – Display or print a trade summary report. This valuable summary or aggregation of an entire ID or Symbol allows a user to see how one Symbol performed versus another
    13. Transaction Detail Report – A report display all trade detail. This report lists each and every transaction as displayed in the grid. Additionally, the profit or loss can be summed by Trade Number, Ticker, or Date.
    14. 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.
    15. Wash Sale Detail Report – This report allows you to analyze your disallowed wash sale losses that have been deferred to next year
    16. Section 1256 Report – This report is for those users who want to get the information of Unrealized Gain/Loss amount and 60% long term amount and 40% short term amount auto-calculated by TradeMax as an attachment to Section 1256 contract.
  • You will see the selected report under the Trade Data view like this:
  • If you run the report in Base Currency, on the left side of your selected report title will dispaly your base currency. As the pricture showed above, HKD appears on the left side of IRS Schedule D report . If you run the report in Tax Currency (the default currency is USD), as you can see from the aboved picture, USD appears on the left side of the report title.

    Notes:

    Unregister edition will pop a register remind dialog box when you run the report:

    • You can register your TradeMax by entering the Registration Name and Registration Code and press the Register button
    • You can also click Buy Now to buy the Registration Code
    • A free trial version can only generate report from a data range 1/1 to 6/30 and can’t export to pdf and excel.

     

     

    IRS Schedule D-1


    IRS Schedule D-1 – This report is for those users who require a more exact replica of the IRS form.

    Schedule D-1 of Form 1040 provides additional space to list short and long-term capital gains and losses. Schedule D requires taxpayers to list their short and long-term capital gains and losses. However, it may not provide enough space to list all applicable transactions. This schedule allows taxpayers to include all qualifying transactions. The date of each transaction and the purchase and sale price of each security should be included.

    Now, we will show you how to run an IRS Schedule D-1:

    Note: Please enter your Name and SSN before run the report with the Option button in the Main Button.

      Click the item IRS Schedule D-1 and you will get a report just like the IRS form.
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