TradeLog users must create Apex Credentials to export transactional data to import into TradeLog. Below are the instructions on how to create Apex credentials and how to export your transaction data.


Instructions to create an Apex username

To access Apex Online, you need to create user credentials

  1. Head to Apex Clearing Corporation's website ( or click here.
  2. Once you arrive at Apex Clearing Corporation's website, please click the blue Log In button in the top right-hand corner.
  3. After clicking Log In you will see a Log In area. Please click Create User ID on the bottom right-hand corner of the log in window.
  4. You're now in the New User ID Setup portal at Apex Clearing Corporation. To proceed, click the Next > > button.
  5. New User ID Setup: Step 1
    1. You'll first see a drop-down menu on the left and an Account Number field on the right. You'll need to change the Firm selected in the drop-down list. To access other choices, click the arrows located to the right of the drop-down menu.
    2. Select 10-Apex Clearing Corporationunder the Firm drop-down list.

    3. Now, enter your tastyworks account number. Click the NEXT > > button after entering, located beneath the account number text field. If you do not know your account number and want to look it up, then please log in to your account at, or click here. Your account number is listed below Account Status.

  6. Now we're at Step 2 within the New User ID Setup. Enter your social security number (SSN) WITHOUT DASHES. If you are setting up an entity account, such as an LLC, then please enter the Tax ID Number (TIN). International clients, please use your house number and street name as your password.

    After entering your SSN or TIN (without dashes), please click the Next > > button, located under the text field.

  7. We're almost done. At Step 3, enter your e-mail address. then click Next > > to proceed.

  8. At Step 4, you'll need to select a Secret Question from the drop-down list as well as input an answer. Your "Secret Question" is similar to a security question. Once complete, press "Next > >" to move onto the last step.

  9. We've arrived at the last step: Step 5. Please create your Apex Online username and password. Please create a User ID (may be alphanumeric; minimum length of 6) and password. Passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least 1 lowercase letter, 1 uppercase letter, 1 digit, and 1 special character (e.g. !@#$%^&*~?). After entering your password and confirming it, please click the "Finish" button.

  10. You're all done! You may now use these credentials when logging into Apex Online, as illustrated in Step 1. Keep these credentials in a safe place so you don't forget it. Methods of safekeeping might be printing out this page, writing it down and putting it in a safe place, or tattooing it to your body.

    You may continue and sign in to Apex by clicking the "Click Here to Start Now" link.

  11. Now, use your newly created Apex Online credentials to log in. How to access your data in CSV form can be found in the next section below, Exporting CSV Data.

  12. If you have more than one trading account then you may add additional accounts to your Apex username. After you create your Apex credentials, hover your cursor over the Apex Online Menu, and click Add Account.
  13. When entering any additional account your account, please enter 10- before your account number, for example 10-5CT12345.

How to export your apex transaction data

Preparing and exporting Apex data for TradeLog

  1. First, start by going to Apex Clearing Corporation’s website ( or click here. Then click Log In , located at the top-right hand corner of the site.
  2. Now, sign in to your account. If this is your time here, then you'll need to use the Apex credentials you just made or to create one, please refer to the section above.
  3. After signing in, enter your account number, and click Search. (If you have multiple accounts, then please make sure you have ALL account registered to your Apex username. please refer to step 12 in the section above).
  4. When your account information populates, click Apex Online Menu, and select Cost Basis.
  5. Once in the Cost Basis module, you can see cost basis of each position, as well as the short-term or long-term gain/loss of each position, as well as any disallowed losses (wash sales).
  6. To view your realized positions, click the Closed Positions tab. Next, select a start date and an end date, then click search. Lastly, when your desired results populate click Export to CSV to export your data to a CSV file (spreadsheet).