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Add Edit Delete Spreadbet Transactions
The Portfolio Accounts can be used to track Spread Bet investments in multiple currencies. In this section we will discuss how to add, edit and delete Spread Bet transactions in your Portfolio Account.
Use the drop down navigation menus to go directly to the spread bet section of the account that you would like to add, edit or delete transactions in, as illustrated in the following screen shot:
or click on the Portfolio Account name:
Step 2: Edit spread bet Transactions
To add spread bet transactions, we go to the "spread bet Transactions" section of the page, as shown and click on the 'add/edit' button:
To view transactions between a selected date range, edit the 'start' and 'end dates'. To do so click on the date boxes and use the drop down calender to select the dates you wish to use; alternatively manually enter the new start and end dates by typing the dates into the date boxes:
If you have entered a transaction but it is not displayed, please check that the 'start' and 'end dates' are set to the appropriate time frame associated with the missing transaction.
Step 3: Add spread bet Transactions
You can now enter the spread bet transaction details in the fields as illustrated in the following screen shot example:
Date: Enter the date the spread bet was purchased / sold. This must be in the format XX Mth XXXX eg, 14 Apr 2002
Time: Enter the time that the transaction occurred at. This must be in the format hh:mm:ss eg, 17:22:55. You can leave out the semi colons for faster entry e.g. 17 22 55
Symbol: Enter the spread bet symbol using the format recognised by timetotrade if automated price updates and historical valuations are required. If you are unsure of the symbol, start typing the company name into the 'symbol' text field. A drop down menu will appear displaying possible matches and their associated symbol.
Type: Input the spread bet transaction type, will vary depending on the Portfolio settings. If the Portfolio is set up as a non-hedged portfolio i.e. where you can only be long or short at any point in time on a given symbol then the choices are:
If the portfolio is set up as a hedged portfolio then the choices are:
- Buy To Open: Buy to open a long position
- Sell To Close: Sell to close a long position
- Sell To Open: Sell to open a short position
- Buy To Close: Buy to close a short position
Margin: Enter the margin value for opening positions whereby you can enter the cash allocated or a percentage value e.g. 1%. If a percentage is used the margin will be calculated based on the base currency value.
Bet Per Point: Input the spread bet size e.g. 5 pounds per point.
Point Size: Enter the point size associated with the market being traded. For example in currencies the point size is typically 0.0001 for non JPY currencies, and 0.01 for JPY currencies. UK Shares are typically 1 and US shares are typically 0.01 for pennies and cents respectively.
Price: Input the spread bet transaction price.
Rollover: Enter the rollover and swap charges in the transaction currency if the position is held over night; alternatively enter these via the Income/Expenditure if you are not sure what transaction the rollover and swap fees are associated with.
Profit/Loss: Enter the Profit / Loss value in the transaction currency, with opening transactions typically set to zero and closing transactions having a value.
Once you have finished adding your spread bet transactions to the account, click on the "done" button as illustrated above.
Please note, if the transactions are not visible check the date range; timetotrade will only display those transactions which occurred between the specified start and end dates.
Step 4: Edit and Delete spread bet Transactions
To edit a transactions click on the 'edit' button beside the transaction and update the various fields:
Click on the 'save' button to save changes. To delete a spread bet transaction, tick the check box associated with the transaction, or tick the 'delete all' check box position beside the 'delete selected' button. When the transactions have been selected, click on the 'delete selected' button:
Once complete, to return to normal view, click on the 'done' button.
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