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Surviving the Tax Season - How to Read Form 1099-B


A review of the IRS Form 1099-B "Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions" and significant changes to its format for the 2017 tax season.

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Tags: 1099-B, IRS tax forms, trader taxes, Active Trading, TradeLog, cost basis, Schedule D, Wash Sales, 2016 taxes

Webinar: Newest TradeLog Features and Getting Started


Watch now to see the newest TradeLog features in action and a review of how to get started on your trader tax accounting using the software.

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Tags: TradeLog, TradeLog Tips, Trader Taxes, Active Trading, 2016 taxes, 1099-B, Wash Sales, broker

Use TradeLog All Year Long, Not Just at Tax Time


Using TradeLog only once a year, at or near the tax filing deadline is not the most efficient use of our software. We strongly recommend that you use TradeLog at least weekly or monthly throughout the year.

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Tags: Active Trading, Trader Taxes, TradeLog Tips, 1099-B

How Keeping a Log of Your Trades Makes You a Better Trader


Keeping a journal or trade log is as big a hassle as doing taxes. But it is one of the most important and productive disciplines a trader can adhere to. It not only helps you accurately report taxes but also improves your trading.

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Tags: Active Trading, TradeLog Tips

Active Traders: Five Tax Tips To Avoid Headaches With Form 1099-B


Doing taxes is a royal pain in the butt for anyone let alone active traders. The headaches arise from Form 1099-B, which brokerages use to report your trades to both you and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Tags: Active Trading, 1099-B, Trader Taxes

Four Features of Reliable, Ultra-Fast Trading Computers


If you're like most traders, technology is something you need, but not something you should have to worry about. What traders really need is an ultra-fast, reliable computer to handle all their trading needs - from running trading platforms to TradeLog software. What makes a computer reliable and fast? We asked Eddie Z of EZ Trading Computers to help us answer that question and provide some of the minimum requirements for a good trading computer. Here are the four features he explained:

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Tags: Active Trading

Afraid to Trade? Expert Tips on How to Get Started


Trading, to some, is synonymous with financial gain... with others, financial loss. It is an aspect of the financial sector that the average American knows little about. One of the biggest reasons for this unfamiliarity can be broken down to one factor: Fear. There are lots of things to be afraid of in life, but the reason for most fears is just simply not understand the object of the fear, in this case trading. Most people look at the stock market and financial decisions and want to run and hide. The fear of making a mistake is so inherent that they do not make a choice which in reality is a choice all its own.

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Tags: Active Trading

Top Reasons to Trade During Retirement


Many people assume that trading during retirement is a desirable option purely because of the financial profits. Trading during retirement allows one ample time to keep up with financial news, potential stocks to pick up and general trading topics in order to plan and execute a solid strategy, and thus make the most of your investments. If this pursuit fits your personal interests and passions, consider the following compelling reasons to continue or learn to trade during retirement.

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Tags: Active Trading