Asset Type Retrieval Dialog

 

This dialog is available from the Edit / Internet Retrieve / Asset Types... menu command.

 

See our Video Tutorial on Using Categories in Fund Manager.

 

Use this command to retrieve asset type allocation information from the internet and update investments in the selected sub-portfolio.  The following options are available:

 

Retrieve for Portfolio:

Select the sub-portfolio to update.  Only investments in this sub-portfolio will be updated from the retrieve.

Reset All...

Press this button to change all the investments in the selected sub-portfolio to the asset type named "<uncategorized>".

Retrieve From:

Choose an internet source to retrieve asset type allocation information.  Some sources may have different data available.  See the displayed "tip" when you select a particular source.  When retrieving data from any source, the symbol investment property is used to request the asset type information.

 

Morningstar.com:  This server updates asset type information for stock, exchange traded funds, and mutual fund investment types.  Any investment that is not a stock, exchange traded fund, or a fund will not be modified.  This server supports retrieving both equity and fixed income asset type assignments, including balanced funds that are a combination of both equities and fixed income investments.  When an investment contains both equities/fixed income, the asset types are assigned based on percentages, where the fixed income percentage is from the "Bond" + "Cash" as a percentage of the total asset allocation.

Yahoo: This server updates asset type information only for mutual fund investment types.  Any investment that is not a mutual fund will not be modified.  This server supports both equity and fixed income asset type assignments, but the resolution is such that all weighting is assigned only to a single asset type (rather than possibly being distributed among multiple asset types as is the case when using either of the Morningstar servers).

 

Morningstar.ca:  This server updates asset type information for mutual fund and exchange traded fund investment types.  Any investment that is not an exchange traded fund or a fund will not be modified.  This server supports retrieving both equity and fixed income asset type assignments, including balanced funds that are a combination of both equities and fixed income investments.  When an investment contains both equities/fixed income, the asset types are assigned based on percentages, where the fixed income percentage is from the "Fixed Income" + "Cash" as a percentage of the total asset allocation.

If Retrieve Fails:

Specify an action to take on an investment that was attempted to be updated, but failed for any reason.  This option only affects investments that are actually attempted to be retrieved and fail.  Investments that are not one of the supported investment types (stock/fund) are not modified during retrieval, as they are not available and will not be requested from the source server.  (You can use the "Reset All..." button to change these to <uncategorized> if desired.)

 

Change investments to <uncategorized>:  Investments that were attempted, but failed to update will be assigned to the "<uncategorized>" sector

 

Leave investments un-changed:  Investments that were attempted, but failed to update will not be modified

Skip Updating Hidden Investments

When this option is on, any investments marked with the hidden property will be skipped.  No changes will be made to these investments.

Skip Updating Investments With Price Retrieve Disabled

When this option is on, any investments with the Retrieve Price property turned off will be skipped.  No changes will be made to these investments.

 

When performing a retrieve, if the asset type labels are not consistent with the labels used by the selected internet source you will be prompted for permission to reset the asset type labels.  If you wish to retrieve asset information and also use customized asset type labels, only change the names of the "Unused" asset types.

 

You can set any investment to not retrieve its asset types by turning on: "Investment Properties... / Asset Type / Do Not Update When Retrieving Asset Types".  This may be useful when you prefer to manually assign asset types for an investment.

See Also

Video Tutorial on Using Categories in Fund Manager

Sector Retrieval

Category Labels Dialog

Investment Properties Dialog

Category Importing

 


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