Import your historical trading data from Questrade
To bulk import your historical trading data from Questrade to Sharesight:
1 On the ‘Let’s get started by adding some trades’ page, select the Questrade tile from the ‘Broker & Provider Import’ tab on the right-hand side of the screen.
2 From the ‘Import your historical trade from your Questrade account.’ window, select the Questrade link.
3 In Questrade ‘Account activity’ banner, select the date range of the period covering trades you would like to import into Sharesight.
Note: Any trades outside the selected date range will not be imported into Sharesight.
4 Then select ‘Export to Excel’. This will download all Buys and Sell made by Questrade in the date range selected into a CSV file which can then be uploaded directly into Sharesight.
Note: If you have changed brokers and transferred the holdings to Questrade these trades will not be in the ‘Exported to Excel’ file and will not be imported into Sharesight. These trades and holdings can be added manually.
5 From the ‘Import your historical trade from your Questrade account’ window, click the ‘Choose file’ button.
6 From the ‘Open file’ window, find and select your Questrade exported Excel file. It is likely the file will be in your downloads folder.
7 Then click the ‘Open’ button.
8 From the ‘Import your historical trade from your Questrade account ‘ window, click the ‘Upload’ button.
9 The ‘Trades to import into Portfolio:’ page will show an itemised list of all trades imported from the Questrade exported Excel file. Verify and edit the trade data as required. If trades appear in red, this means that Sharesight can’t upload the trade or the trade will cause errors in your portfolio. The solutions to common errors can be found here.
10 Once you have verified the trade data, select ‘Save all transactions’.
11 Once the trades are saved, your Sharesight portfolio will be populated and the Portfolio Overview Page will load.
Your holdings will be calculated by Sharesight’s performance calculation methodology which is a money-weighted return methodology, meaning the investment performance takes account of the size and timing of cash flows. Sharesight will automatically create dividends and corporate actions for the holdings you have imported.
Last modified on October 22, 2018 UTC