Set Up Trade & Journal Sharing (Premium Desktop Feature)

Trade and Journal Sharing


Step 1:

Select “Sharing” under the Portfolio Tab to to access these features of sharing trade ideas with peers or trading groups or have access to an Instructor’s Trades or Journal History.

Trade Sharing allows for potential trades to display in “Order Staging” listing the Source of the Order.

Journal Sharing can be used to follow a Trading Group, Instructors, Peer, Public Accounts as well as Newsletters/Trading Room applications.

Step 2:  On the left-hand panel, click on “My Shared Accounts”

Shared Accounts are grouped into 4 categories:

  • My Shared Accounts – Elect to share Order Staging and/or Journal Sharing
  • Accounts I’m Following – Other peers, trading partners, instructors
  • Subscription Accounts – Newsletter or Trading Group applications
  • Public Shared Accounts – allows access to a Public Directory with performance metrics

Step 3: Set up your User Profile

Click “Edit
Add a User Display Name
Provide a Bio and/or Information about the account.  This is what others will see.
The Formatting option allows you to customize the Bio/Information box.
Click “Save

Step 4:  Set Up Account Profile

1.  In the middle panel, click on the Account to be shared

2.  On the bottom right panel of the page, click on “Create Sharing Profile

3.  On the pop-up window, add an Account Display Name and Account Description.
Note: Both are required.

You are also able to add #tags to this Account Profile.

4.  Click “Save

Available buttons allow you to Generate New Code and Disable Code.

Account Options

Once Shared, you can “Unshare” account by clicking on button located in the upper right of this box.

Share Journal is checked by default.

Check box for Share Staged Trades if you wish to provide that on the selected account.

A code is automatically generated to Privately Share/Peer-to-peer share

Duration drop-down menu allows you to set how long the code is valid:
Single use only
Until Disabled

Export Reports (Desktop)

Clicking on  located on the upper left corner of the Positions and Gains tabs allows you to export that information as a .csv file.

The Journal  give you the ability to export reports in a PDF file on your desktop platform.  But that’s just the beginning.

You can export from the Transaction or Reconciliation view filtered by Account, Symbol, Tags, Notes and/or Date Range.

Life of Trade View also allows you to filter by Order Status in addition to the above criteria for even more focused report.   Only want to print Closed Trades?  Want to see how many trades are Unmatched?  Select those filters.

The top of your Journal report displays the Tag Summary based upon the account(s) and filtering criteria selected.

The trade detail report displays the status, Open, Close, Expire  with a color code of the trade:  Blue=Open,  Green=Profit,  Red=Loss,  Yellow=Unmatched.

Journal Navigation

It’s easy to look up trades.  Choose from Stock symbols, tags used (ex:  #bullCall, #longStraddle), Notes containing certain words or phrases, or date ranges from 1 Day to 1 Year.

On the individual Trade tabs, click the  icon to expand the trade detail.  To edit/add tags, notes,  to the trade entry, click  then ‘save’ when completed.

Once the Trade Tab is expanding , you have additional options:  The “Replay” icon, ,  sends a trade from the Journal to Backtest Analysis.  You can delete a Journal Entry by clicking on .

Virtual Account Overview

Virtual Trading gives you the real trading experience without risking any money.     It is a valuable “next step” learning tool – designed to mimic the trading experience as closely as possible.

You’ll start with a $100,000 account.  Virtual, of course.

Trades are executed during Market hours – 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Time, however there is a 15 minute delay after Market open for orders to begin executing.

As with Live Accounts, there are limits on trades if there is not sufficient Buying Power in your Virtual Account.   There can be expensive Spread/Margin Requirements to adhere to.

Virtual Accounts do have limitations that Live Accounts do not have:

Virtual Accounts are not subject or responsive to Corporate actions such as buyouts, name or symbol changes, stock/option splits and strike price adjustments to name some examples.

Virtual Accounts are “Auto-Journaled”.   This automatically keeps record of all trades for later analysis and reconciling.

These practice accounts are identified by a yellow bar on the left side of the account window.

Virtual Accounts are powered by Choice Trade to provide the real trading experience.

Position Download Ability

Downloading/exporting capability added to the Positions tab.

 This feature is also available in the “Gains” tab.

 This allows even greater flexibility with record-keeping from the Journal/Brokerage Account.