Add trades to Account manually
Author: Stigell
Creation Date: 5/7/2016 8:49 AM
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Stigell

#1
Hi, new to WL

How can I enter old trades into account?

How can I enter and fill a trade manually?
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Cone

#2
If you want to use Wealth-Lab to analyze past trades, then Wealth-Lab needs to simulate those trades in a backtest. Although it has its limitations, you can use this technique: Import Real Historical Trades
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Stigell

#3
And can I simply add a trade manually putting in my own price?
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Eugene

#4
If you're not after the pretend backtest trade solution that Cone has suggested, maybe what you're looking for is to "hack" your way through by modifying the Accounts.xml file?

Alerts pane for the Account Balances and Positions window
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Stigell

#5
Not really...

If a stock trades 100 - 102 and I get a buy signal. I buy 100 shares from my broker for 101 and I would like to enter the trade into my account. How do I do this?
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Eugene

#6
There is no way to simply add a trade manually putting in my own price but you've got two workarounds:

1. Like Cone suggested to you, use Import Real Historical Trades

2. To have the trade assigned to a PaperAccount, enable hidden file visibility and manually edit the Accounts.xml file here: c:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Fidelity Investments\WealthLabDev\1.0.0.0\Data\

And here's a fusion between the two methods: the pretend trades you enter into the Accounts file can be imported by a trading system. Check out how to "Import the history of real trades from Wealth-Lab's Accounts tool" here.
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Stigell

#7
Thank you