Importing trades via your broker’s contract notes

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Sharesight can automatically record your buy and sell trades into your portfolio via the PDF contract note (trade confirmation) attachments that are emailed to you by your broker after a trade has been completed. This feature is called Broker Email Import in Sharesight.

Sharesight can currently process PDFs for over 95 brokers’ contract notes.

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

Trades created from the Broker Email Import 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.

Instructional video

Importing contract notes via email - Sharesight Portfolio Management

Setting up Broker Email Import:

Note: Broker email importing is a portfolio setting. It needs to set up for each portfolio in your account.

1 – Ensure that your broker’s contract notes 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 contract notes we require: examples of buy and sell trade contract notes (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 ‘Settings’ tab.

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3 – Click the ‘Broker email import’ side tab.

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4 – Select ‘Enable’.

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

Alternatively, you can manually forward the contract notes from your broker to Sharesight yourself.

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

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6 – Select the ‘Email notification’ setting you would like: <a name=”1”></a>

  • Off - Receive no notification of trades being imported from a contract note.

  • On - Receive an email notification of trades being imported from a contract note.

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

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

Note: If your contract note has failed to import, refer to the Broker Email Import common errors.

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Note: The Contract Notes can be viewed within Sharesight in the Contract Note Inbox.

Would you like us to support your broker’s contract notes?

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

In order to support a broker’s contract notes we require:

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

Last modified on June 6, 2018 UTC