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Sharesight allows you to bulk import your historical buy and sell trades directly from nabtrade. You can also have your ongoing trades automatically synced to your Sharesight portfolio. Keep reading to learn how.

How to import your historical trades

Note: This only imports your trade history. Once you have imported your history, set up the Trade Confirmation Emails feature to automatically import future trades.
Note: These steps are only applicable for ASX trades. Please reach out to the customer support if you have international trades.

1 - Log into your nabtrade Account.

2 - Navigate to the Trading tab at the top of the page.

3 - From the dropdown select Confirmations.


4 - Set the date range. Set it wide enough to include your entire trading history for Sharesight to be able to calculate your lifetime performance.

5 - When the data displays, click the spreadsheet link to download the file.


Once your file is downloaded, you can import it into Sharesight via the steps below:

1 – Login to or sign up for Sharesight.

2 - On the ‘Let's get you started with Sharesight’ page, select the ‘Import from a Broker’ tile.

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3 - Click on the ‘nabtrade’ tile on the ‘Import from a Broker’ page.

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4 – Click on 'Choose file' button.

5 - Select the file you download from nabtrade.

6 - Click 'Upload'.

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Note: If you have changed brokers and transferred the holdings to nabtrade these trades will not be imported into Sharesight, and will need to be added manually.

7 – The ‘Trades to import into Portfolio’ page will show an itemised list of all trades imported from your nabtrade trading account. 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.

Common errors when importing from a broker

One common error when importing from a broker is:

'Saving this trade would result in a negative number of Shares being held'

This means you are importing more sell shares of a stock than bought shares. It happens if you have transferred stock from another broker or have any off-market trades.

Click ‘Import anyway’ for each of these stocks, then handle them later in Sharesight.

The solutions to other common errors can be found here.

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

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9 - Once the trades are saved, your Sharesight portfolio will be populated and the Portfolio Overview Page will load.

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Your holdings will be calculated with Sharesight’s performance calculation methodology, which is a money-weighted return methodology, meaning the performance figures take 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:

1 - Review the trades imported:

a – Handle any negative holdings - Holdings with less buy trades than sell trades (occurs when you have transferred stocks from another broker).

b - Check fractional share trades for rounding differences.

c - Exchange rates are generated by Sharesight using the end of day exchange rate. These can be edited within the trade.

d - Handle any non automated corporate actions, such as mergers etc.

2 - Verify and confirm automatically generated data (dividends and corporate actions).

3 - Set up the Trade Confirmation Emails feature to automatically import future trades.

Once you have set up the Trade Confirmation Emails feature:

  • Login to Nabtrade.
  • Click on Admin in the navigation bar.
  • Select Settings from the menu.
  • Click on Personal Details tab.
  • Click Edit in the “Confirmations” section.
  • Click add another email address.
  • Copy & Paste your portfolio email address.
  • Enter your PIN number.
  • Click Apply changes.

4 - Share access to your portfolio with your accountant.

5 - Add your other investments to Sharesight.

6 - Use Sharesight to help you complete your tax return.