Penson Financial

Penson Financial Import Instructions:
Supported Futures include 6A, 6B, 6C, 6E, 6F, 6J, 6M, ES, NQ, ER2, FE, YG, YI, YJ, YM, and QN
NOTE:  In their trade history reports Penson uses option symbols for option trades rather than option descriptions. Therefore, when manually entering your open option positions from last tax year, you must enter them using the proper option symbol so that TradeLog can properly match them with the closing positions upon import.
General Procedure:
  1. Log on to the Penson Financial web site,
    click on the Account Information drop down menu and select Trade Activity.
    Please do not go to Reports as any of the reports from this section will not import into TradeLog.
  2. Enter a From and To date range for your report and click the Go button.
  3. After your Trade History report displays in your web browser, please make sure that you have the right report by verifying that your report contains the following columns:
    Account Type | Trade Date | Settle Date | Exec Time | Trade Number | CUSIP/Symbol | ISIN | Description | Buy/Sell | Qy | Price | Principal Amt | Comm | Other Comm | Net Amount | Curr
  4. Click on Download Data icon at the top right side of the screen.
    Note: This icon does not say "Download Data" but is labeled below for reference:
  5. An Export Data window will popup. Select Delimited text file and Comma delimited and then click the Download now button.
  6. Click the Save button to begin the download.
  7. Make sure you use the Save In drop down dialog box to save your file to your  "c:\my documents\TradeLog\import" directory.
  8. Run TradeLog.
  9. Click on the Penson Imp button. The Penson Import dialog appears.
  10. Select your Penson transaction text file and click on the Open button.
  11. Click on the Yes button to confirm your import and save to disk.
    Clicking on the No button will cancel the import.