Trade recommendations are communicated to the user by HIMIPref™ via the tradeDocument. This document may be displayed through choosing "Reports | Active Portfolio | Trade Report" on the mainMenu.
Once this selection has been made, the first change to the screen will be the appearance of the messageBox with information regarding ex-dates:
This message (#5087) advises the user of issues which have had an ex-date subsequent to the date of the prices used to prepare the tradeDocument, but on or prior to the "system date" on the user's machine. If an issue recommended for trading is found to be on this list, the price used in the trade recommendation should be reduced by the amount of the dividend paid, as the purchaser will not receive the dividend if the trade takes place on or after the ex-date.
Once "OK" has been clicked, the tradeReport appears, which is controlled by the tradeMenu.