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Automatically import your Questrade trades into Sharesight

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Jan 11th 2022

Canadian investors trading with Questrade can automatically import historical trades in stocks, ETFs and funds to their Sharesight portfolio. With support for over 200 global brokers and automatically updated price and dividend information on more than 240,000 global stocks, ETFs and mutual funds, Sharesight is the ultimate tool for Canadian investors to track all of their investments in one place. To learn more about how investors can benefit from tracking their Questrade investments in Sharesight, keep reading.

Automatically import your Questrade trades into Sharesight

Who is Questrade?

Established in 1999, Questrade is a Canadian-based brokerage and wealth management firm with an online trading platform. Questrade allows investors to trade stocks and ETFs on Canadian and US exchanges, as well as Canadian mutual funds, which are supported by Sharesight. Other key features include research tools such Intraday Trader, a trading pattern recognition software, and news feeds, research and analysis from Questrade’s partners.

Why you should track Questrade trades with Sharesight

By importing your Questrade trades to Sharesight (along with the rest of your investments), you can easily track your investment performance across different brokers, asset classes and over 40 global markets, including the CNSX, CVE and TSE. Sharesight also offers a range of powerful reports for investors including Performance, Portfolio Diversity, Contribution Analysis, Multi-Period and Multi-Currency Valuation, plus a Canadian-specific Capital Gains Tax Report. The ability to track cash accounts, property, cryptocurrency and over 40,000 Canadian mutual funds is just another reason that Canadian investors should consider using Sharesight to track their investment portfolio.

Track your dividend income

Unlike other portfolio trackers, Sharesight automatically tracks dividend and distribution income (including dividend reinvestment plans) and takes this into account when calculating your investment return. In the screenshot below for example, dividends make a significant contribution to this stock’s returns, highlighting the importance of a portfolio tracking solution that includes more than just capital gains in its performance calculations.

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Calculate your capital gains tax

Sharesight’s Capital Gains Tax Report is the ultimate CGT calculator for Canadian investors. The report automatically determines capital gains made on sold shares as per the Canadian tax rules, eliminating the need for investors to make manual calculations, which can be complex and subject to error. Other convenient features include the ability to optimise your tax position by carrying losses forward, as well as a breakdown of your portfolio’s short-term and long-term capital gains and losses.

How to import your Questrade trades to Sharesight

It’s easy to import your historical Questrade trades to a Sharesight portfolio using the File Importer feature. This feature allows you to import your trades by uploading a spreadsheet file filled with trades – making it a convenient way to bulk import historical trades. If you’re looking to add just one or two trades to your portfolio, it is recommended that you add these trades manually. All you need to enter a trade manually are key details including the stock code, trade date, quantity of shares, the share price and the value of the brokerage fee (if applicable).

Start tracking your Questrade trades with Sharesight

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