Importing historical trades from RBC Direct

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To bulk import your historical trading data from RBC Direct to Sharesight:

1 – On the ‘Let’s get started by adding some trades’ page, select the RBC Direct tile from the ‘Broker & Provider Import’ tab on the right-hand side of the screen.

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2 – From the ‘Looking to import trades from RBC Direct’ window, select the RBC Direct link.

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3 – Login to RBC Direct.

4 – Navigate to your trading account.

5 – Find the link to download your trades. This is typically labelled ‘trades’ or ‘confirmations’.

The correct downloaded file is titled: [number]Activity[number][month][DD]_[YYYY].csv.

6 – Open the downloaded file and add a column titled ‘Market Code’. This is required content for the file to successfully upload.

Against each trade add the Stock market code the stock is held, on e.g. TSE, CNSX, NASDAQ, NYSE. For other Stock Exchange codes, please refer to the Supported Stock Exchanges help page.

Note: When saving the file make sure you save it as a CSV format.

7 – From the ‘Looking to import trades from RBC Direct’ window, click the ‘Choose file’ button.

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8 – From the ‘Open file’ window, find and select your RBC Direct download file.

9 – Click the ‘Open’ button.

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10 – From the ‘Looking to import trades from RBC Direct’ window, click the ‘Upload’ button.

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11 – Select the date format that is used in the downloaded file; International: DD/MM/YYYY or USA MM/DD/YYYY.

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12 – On the ‘Bulk Trade Importer - Column Selection’ page; the left side column titles in blue are your CSV file uploading titles. On the right is the Sharesight fields.

Sharesight will automatically suggest Sharesight fields. To change the selections, select from the dropdown menu to match the Sharesight field to your CSV column content.

Map the column as below:

Your downloaded fileSharesight
DateTrade Date
ActivityTransaction Type
SymbolInstrument Code
QuantityQuantity
PricePrice in Dollars
SettlementSkip this column
AccountSkip this column
ValueSkip this column
CurrencySkip this column
DescriptionComments
Market Code (this is the column you have added)Market Code

13 – Once all columns have been matched with the correct Sharesight field or ‘Skip this column’. Click ‘Start import now’.

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14 – The ‘Trades to import into Portfolio:’ page will show an itemised list of all trades imported from the CSV 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.

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15 – Once you have verified the trade data, click ‘Save all transactions’.

16 – 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.

Now that you have populated your portfolio we recommend you verify and confirm automatically generated data and set up the broker email import feature to automatically import future trades.

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Please help us improve these instructions: We know these instructions could be better. We’d be really grateful if you can help us improve them! Please contact us if you can help and we’ll give you a little thank you gift for your trouble.

Last modified on July 19, 2018 UTC