Groups

Overview

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The Groups screen facilitates Manually Grouping of related transactions for analysis and reporting purposes. Transactions can also be viewed for different groups. The Interface provided for manual grouping may be a little complicated as compared to the other interfaces of TA but is fairly powerful. This screen is one of the most important screen to verify that all of your trades are grouped correctly so that you have an accurate tax report. The Not Grouped - All view should reflect only transactions for currently open positions for the tax report views to be complete. All trades should be automatically FIFO grouped, those that are not are either for open positions or are transactions in need of manual attention.

Page Access

The screen can be accessed by:

Screen Types

Different types of interfaces/screens are available under the Display View with the following main functions:

  1. Manually Group Transactions - Facilitates manually grouping related trades with each other or ungroup and modify them as per requirement.
  2. View Group/Ungroup Transactions - Facilitates viewing the list of different grouped or ungrouped transactions and their related data.

 

  1. Manually Group Transactions

The screen is used to manually group / ungroup different trades with each other. It also provides the facility to lock / unlock different groups. The group locking is intended as a permanent lock of the match trades such as to mark the completion of one's tax year reported results. The screen is divided into multiple sections that serves to perform the desired task.

Page Access

The screen can be accessed by:

Screen View

Page Detail

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Headings/Labels Description
1

Navigation Bar

Provides access to the different screens of the application. For the current reference, the Groups tab has been selected.
2 Account(s) The drop down list contains all the existing accounts in the application. The accounts are also classified according to different groups. Selecting an account or group of accounts display its respective grouped/ungrouped transactions.
All Presents the respective detail of all the accounts.
All Taxable Groups all Taxable accounts together.
Note: This option is selected while defining an account through the Add Account Information dialog box.  The dialog box is accessed through the Edit > Account(s) - Add.. menu or by clicking the Add button on the Accounts screen.
All Non-Taxable Groups all Non - Taxable accounts together.
Note:
This option is selected while defining an account through
the Add Account Information dialog box. The dialog box is accessed through the Edit > Account(s) - Add.. menu or by clicking the Add button on the Accounts screen.
User Named Accounts Displays the grouping information for the selected account.
3 Security Label Displays the name of the selected security.
Note
: When a Security is selected from the left pane, its related detail is refreshed automatically.
4 Security Type The dropdown list provides Security Types created against an account. Selection of a Security Type displays related securities.
Note:
Security type plays an important role in the whole system as it is used while reporting, grouping and filtering transactions. They are
defined through the Edit > Symbol(s) - Add/Modify.. menu  prior to creating a transaction.
5 Securities The list contains all the securities defined against the selected account and type. Selecting any security shows related transactions.
6 Display Mode

Provides two alternatives for filtering and viewing transactions. The option changes the interface of the  screen.

All Symbols Displays the grouping data for all the securities against the selected  account. Grouping can be viewed based on different transaction types (selected from the Display View).
Note: All Symbols
mode displays grouping information only. Transactions cannot be grouped or ungrouped against each other in this view.
By Symbol Displays the grouping data for the selected security based on the combination selected from the Display View.
Note:
Transactions are grouped in By Symbol mode when the Display View option is Change Groups - Manual Groups.
7 Display View Facilitates selecting the screen of manually group transactions. Also provides different filtered groups to view their transaction detail.
Not Grouped – All (excluded from reports) Shows all the ungrouped transactions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period. These transactions are not included in reports compiled from the Reports screen.
Not Grouped – Sales & Short Sales Shows all the Sales & Short Sales ungrouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Not Grouped – Buys & Covers Shows all the Buys & Covers ungrouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Grouped – All (included in  reports) Shows all the grouped transactions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period. These transactions are also included in reports compiled from the Reports screen.
Grouped – Sales & Short Sales Shows all Sales & Short Sales grouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Grouped – Buys & Covers Shows all Buys & Covers grouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Change Groups – Manual Groups Shows group's detail and helps to Manually Group / Ungroup related trades with each other. It also provides the facility to Lock and Unlock different groups. The screen is divided into multiple areas to perform the grouping/ungrouping task.
8 Date Range Types This option can be used to specify the time period for filtering the transactions. The selected option for this field  changes the controls displayed below. Time periods can be of two types:  From & To Dates, Year & Tax Period.
From & To Dates Selecting this provides two options - To & From. The start and end date is selected from here to filter out the transactions and perform the desired task. Note: Year selection is limited by the expiration date of the TA software and going back the last 10 years.
Year & Tax Period
 
Selecting it provides two new controls below - Period & Year. It facilitates selecting any quarter period of the year to perform the desired task.  Quarters are classified on the basis of Tax Periods. Some of the available options and their detail are:
- All  - (all tax periods; all four quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 3/31 (first quarter of the year).
-1/1 - 5/31 (first two quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 8/31 (first three quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 12/31 (all four quarter of the year; this option is same as All) etc.
Note: Contents of the Year depends upon the registration/ expiration date. List contains Years till expiration date of the TA software and going back the last 10 years.
  Transactions - Presents the interface to match and group/ungroup different transactions for grouping.
9 Opening Positions (Buys and Shorts Sales)  Lists All Opening Positions for the selected Security.
Date Displays the date on which transaction was carried out.
Symbol Displays the symbol of the opening position.
Quantity Displays the quantity of units bought.
Price Displays the unit price (price per share).
Amount Displays the total cost price of the opening transaction.
10 Closing Positions (Sales and Buys to Cover) Lists All Closing Positions in the Selected Security.
Date Displays the date on which transaction was carried out.
Symbol Displays the symbol of the closing position.
Quantity Displays the quantity of units sold.
Price Displays the unit price (price per share).
Amount Displays the total sale price of the closing transaction.
11 Command Buttons These buttons are  used to perform various commands.
Lock Locks all the selected unlocked groups in the Group Details section.
Note: Grouping process is time consuming, especially automatic groups that are created at run time. You can lock out some groups that you think might not change.
Unlock Unlocks all the selected locked groups in the Group Details section.
Group Manually groups transactions selected in Transactions lists (see Ref#9 & 10).
To enable the button, first select a transaction in Closing Positions  and then select a related transaction against it from the Opening Positions.
Note:
Selecting a closing transaction will disable those transactions in Opening Positions which cannot be grouped with selected closing transaction. (Transactions are group-able when the closing action of a selected transaction relates to the opening action of a transaction to be grouped and when the date of an opening transaction is before the date of a closing transaction).
Ungroup Ungroups the Manual Group selected in the Groups section.
Note
: Only a manual group can be ungrouped.  The button is enabled once a manual group is selected from the Group list (see Ref # 13).
Clear Clears the Groups Detail section.
Note:
This would not delete any transaction or grouped entry. It would just deselect the transactions from the above Opening and Closing Positions section and remove it from the the Groups Detail section.
12 Group Details Displays the list of transactions within the selected group.
Date The date on which the transaction was performed.
Symbol Presents the security symbol.
Action Presents the transaction type i.e. Buy, Sale, etc.
Position Presents the transaction position i.e. Open, Close.
Quantity Presents the quantity of units transacted.
Amount Presents the total worth of the units in the transaction.
Trans ID Displays the unique number auto-generated by the system for the transaction while it was being created.
13 Group Facilitates classifying and viewing the transactions based on different groups. Groups in TA are of three types:
1. Auto (A) - performed by the system itself.
2. Manual (M) - performed by the user of the system.
3. TA Managed (T) - groups created in the case of exercising/assigning options or Journal Out events.
View Filters out the grouped transaction on the basis of the selection. Options for this dropdown list are:
1. All Groups
2. Auto Groups
3. Manual Groups
G Presents symbols representing different groups. Symbol 'M' stands for Manual Grouped, 'A' for Auto Grouped and 'T' for TA Managed Group (accompanied by a small “lock” symbol if the group is locked).
Sale Displays the Closing date for every group in the list.
Buy Displays the Opening date for every group in the list.
Symbol Displays the symbol of the security.
Quantity Displays the quantity grouped.
Short term Displays the the short term gain/loss amount of the group.
Long Term Displays the long term gain/loss amount of the group.
Very Long Term Displays the very long term gain/loss amount of the group.
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  1. View Group/Ungroup Transactions

Display View provides different Grouped/ Ungrouped transactions. The groups are classified according to different transaction types. Following are the available options:

  1. Grouped - All (included in reports)
  2. Grouped - Sales & Short Sales
  3. Grouped - Buys & Covers
  4. Not Grouped - All (excluded from reports)
  5. Not Grouped - Sales & Short Sales
  6. Not Grouped - Buys & Covers

Screen View

Not-Grouped All- Display View

Page Detail

Ref. No.

Heading/Labels Description
1

Navigation Bar

Provides access to the different screens of the application. For the current reference, the Groups tab has been selected.
2 Account(s) The drop down list contains all the existing accounts in the application. The accounts are also classified according to different groups. Selecting an account or group of accounts display its respective grouped/ungrouped transactions.
All Presents the respective detail of all the accounts.
All Taxable Groups all Taxable accounts together.
Note: This option is selected while defining an account through the Add Account Information dialog box.  The dialog box is accessed through the Edit > Account(s) - Add.. menu or by clicking the Add button on the Accounts screen.
All Non-Taxable Groups all Non - Taxable accounts together.
Note:
This option is selected while defining an account through
the Add Account Information dialog box. The dialog box is accessed through the Edit > Account(s) - Add.. menu or by clicking the Add button on the Accounts screen.
User Named Accounts Displays the grouping information for the selected account.
3 Security Label Displays the name of the selected security.
Note
: When a Security is selected from the left pane, its related detail is refreshed automatically.
4 Security Type The dropdown list provides Security Types created against an account. Selection of a Security Type displays related securities.
Note: The security type plays an important role in the whole system as it is used while reporting, grouping and filtering transactions. They are defined through the Edit > Symbol(s) - Add/Modify.. menu  prior to creating a transaction.
5 Securities The list contains all the securities defined against the selected account and type. Selecting any security shows related transactions.
6 Display Mode

Provides two alternatives for filtering and viewing transactions. The option changes the interface of the  screen.

All Symbols Displays the grouping data for all the securities against the selected  account. Grouping can be viewed based on different transaction types (selected from the Display View). Note: All Symbols displays grouping information only. Transactions cannot be grouped or ungrouped against each other in this view.
By Symbol Displays the grouping data for the selected security based on the combination selected from the Display View. Note: Transactions are grouped in By Symbol mode when the Display View option is Change Groups - Manual Groups.
7 Display View Facilitates selecting the screen of manually group transactions. Also provides different filtered groups to view their transaction detail.
Not Grouped – All (excluded from reports) Shows all the ungrouped transactions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period. These transactions are not included in reports compiled from the Reports screen.
Not Grouped – Sales & Short Sales Shows all the Sales & Short Sales ungrouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Not Grouped – Buys & Covers Shows all the Buys & Covers ungrouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Grouped – All (included in  reports) Shows all the grouped transactions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period. These transactions are also included in reports compiled from the Reports screen.
Grouped – Sales & Short Sales Shows all Sales & Short Sales grouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Grouped – Buys & Covers Shows all Buys & Covers grouped positions for the selected Account, Security and Time Period.
Change Groups – Manual Groups Shows group's detail and helps to Manually Group / Ungroup related trades with each other. It also provides the facility to Lock and Unlock different groups. The screen is divided into multiple areas to perform the grouping/ungrouping task.
8 Column Controls Opens the TA Properties dialog box where adjustments to the columns can be made.
9 Date Range Types This option can be used to specify the time period for filtering the transactions. The selected option for this field  changes the controls displayed below. Time periods can be of two types:  From & To Dates, Year & Tax Period.
From & To Dates Selecting this provides two options - To & From. The start and end date is selected from here to filter out the transactions and perform the desired task. Note: Year selection is limited by the expiration date of the TA software and going back the last 10 years.
Year & Tax Period
 
Selecting it provides two new controls below - Period & Year. It facilitates selecting any quarter period of the year to perform the desired task.  Quarters are classified on the basis of Tax Periods. Some of the available options and their detail are:
- All  - (all tax periods; all four quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 3/31 (first quarter of the year).
-1/1 - 5/31 (first two quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 8/31 (first three quarters of the year).
-1/1 - 12/31 (all four quarter of the year; this option is same as All) etc.
Note: Contents of the Year depends upon the registration/ expiration date. List contains Years till expiration date of the TA software and going back the last 10 years.
10 Transaction View No. Presents the serial number.
Date Presents the date at which the transaction was performed
Symbol Presents the security symbol.
Action Presents the transaction type i.e. Buy, Sale, etc.
Open/Close Presents the transaction position i.e. Open, Close
Quantity Presents the quantity of units transacted.
Price Presents the price per security.
Commission Presents the commission charged for the transaction.
Note: Also displays the total commission paid for all the listed transactions.
Fees Presents fee charged  for the transaction.
Note:
Also displays total fees paid for the current listed transactions at the top.
Amount Presents the total amount paid or received on the buy or sale of the transaction.
Note: Also displays the net gain/loss amount of all the transactions at the top.
Account Presents the title of the account against which the transaction was performed.
Trans ID Displays the unique number auto-generated by the system for the transaction while it was being created.
11 Command Buttons Buttons for performing different functions for this screen.
Add Opens the Select Transaction Type dialog box to enter a new transaction's details and add it to the transaction list.
Modify Opens  the Modify Transaction dialog box to modify the currently selected transaction and its details.
Delete Deletes the currently selected transaction from the transaction list.
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13 Reconcile Gain/Loss It helps to check the status of reconciliation process prior to the generation of Schedule D report.

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