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Futures

 
Note: any version of TradeLog will import futures by a supported broker. However these contracts are considered by the IRS as section 1256 contracts and can only be properly calculated for tax purposes with TradeLog MTM. - see the topic Section 1256 Contracts.
 
We have found that most futures brokers and futures clearing firms do not provide suitable trade history reports for accurate trade accounting.

  Two of the most common problems with their online reports are:
 
  • Trade history reports or statements list the futures trades in order of point value rather than by the actual order of execution.
          
  • Most future brokers list a total commission for the day rather than providing a commission amount per transaction.
 
 
Note: you may be able to use our Excel-Text import filter to format your future trade history report so that it can be imported into TradeLog.