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Trade source information now in Sharesight

by David Olsen, Senior Marketing Manager — Content/SEO, Sharesight | Dec 3rd 2020

Sharesight makes it easy to see all of your investments in one place with the ability to track both historical and ongoing trades automatically from more than one broker. Consolidating this information in Sharesight is your key to unlocking powerful multi-asset performance and tax reporting.

To add additional context to this consolidated data, Sharesight shows both the trade source and the date the trade was added to your Sharesight portfolio. Read on to learn how this works.

Trade source Sharesight

Trade created and source information in Sharesight

With the ability to add trades to your Sharesight portfolio through a broker, via email, a spreadsheet or even manually, it can be useful to be able to identify the source of a trade at a later date. Identifying a trade source may be useful for identifying which brokerage account holds an investment you wish to sell, or identifying whether you need to consolidate holdings with a single broker before selling.

In Sharesight this data is shown when hovering over the trade information icon of the trade or adjustment in question (as shown in the screenshot below). This will bring up the ‘Created On’ date, the Source, and the Category, which we’ll explain below.

Trade Source

Trade ‘created on’ date

The Created on date can help identify when new trades were added to Sharesight. This can differ from the traded date, here’s how they differ:

Created on: This is the date the trade was added to your Sharesight portfolio

Traded date: This is the date the buy or sell transaction occurred (and is the date used for performance and tax calculations)

Trade source information

In cases where a source has been identified, this will show the name of the source. For example, the name of your broker (Robinhood in the above screenshot), or if the transaction was automatically generated via a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP), share/stock split (Reconstruction), or manually entered into Sharesight.

Trade category information

This will show whether a trade was added via Sharesight’s Trade Confirmation Feature, the web interface, uploaded in a spreadsheet using the Sharesight File Importer, the Sharesight API, Company Event, or directly from your broker.


  • Sharesight has over 250 different sources in our database currently
  • Sharesight is regularly adding new sources as they are identified (so they may not appear initially for new sources)
  • Source data will be progressively backfilled on trades where it is known (eg: Trade Confirmation Emails, company events), though will not appear on historical trades added via the Sharesight web interface, File Import, and some API transaction sources prior to this update
  • New trades added to Sharesight portfolios will display this information

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