Import trades via your broker’s trade confirmations

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Sharesight can automatically record your buy and sell trades into your portfolio via the PDF trade confirmation attachments that are emailed to you by your broker after a trade has been completed. This feature is called Trade Confirmation Emails in Sharesight.

Sharesight can currently process PDFs for over 170 brokers’ trade confirmations.

Each time an email with a trade confirmation attachment is received from your broker, Sharesight will automatically create the trade in your portfolio.

Trades created from the Trade Confirmation Emails feature will contain a comment to indicate that the trade was created in Sharesight via an email.

Emails are typically processed in around 5 minutes. As soon as the trade has been processed, if you have selected to receive a notification email you will receive a confirmation email from Sharesight containing a link to the newly created trade.

Setting up Trade Confirmation Emails:

Note: Trade Confirmation Emails feature is a portfolio setting. It needs to set up for each portfolio in your account.

1 – Ensure that your broker’s trade confirmation are currently supported.

If your broker is not on the list, contact us to support your broker.

Note: In order to support a broker’s trade confirmation we require: examples of buy and sell trade trade confirmations (the more the better), the email address the broker sends them from and the subject line of the emails.

2 – From any page click on the ‘Integration’ tab.

3 – Click the ‘Trade Confirmation Emails’ side tab.

4 – Select ‘Enable Trade Confirmation Emails’ button.

5 – Sharesight generates a unique email address for the portfolio. You then need to instruct your broker to email a copy of your trade confirmations to this email address.

Alternatively, you can manually forward the trade confirmation from your broker to Sharesight yourself.

Note: If you manually forward the trade confirmation, you must include the exact spelling of the broker’s name in the subject line of the email.

6 – Select the ‘Email notification’ setting you would like:

  • Off - Receive no notification of trades being imported from a trade confirmations.

  • On - Receive an email notification of trades being imported from a trade confirmations.

  • Errors only - Only receive an email notification when an error has occurred and the trades have not been imported from the trade confirmation.

7 – If your broker’s trade confirmation PDF has a password, enter the password and click the ‘Save Password’ button.

Note: If your trade confirmation has failed to import, refer to the Trade Confirmation Emails common errors.

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Note: The trade confirmations can be viewed within Sharesight in the View Emails Inbox.

Would you like us to support your broker’s trade confirmation?

If your broker is not on the list, ask us to support your broker’s trade confirmations.

In order to support a broker’s trade confirmations we require:

  1. Examples of buy and sell trade confirmations (the more the better).
  2. The email address the broker sends them from.
  3. The subject line of the emails.

Last modified on April 22, 2020 UTC

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