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Posted by Mark on July 28, 2000 at 08:40:06:

In Reply to: Re: Splits? posted by Wyatt Taylor on July 27, 2000 at 04:09:26:

: : : Hi Mark,

: : : I'm still baffled by the problem that I e-mailed you about concerning all the stocks where splits are recorded. It began after updating on 7/20/00. I sent you the files on ABGX and AMGN as examples. Could it be that the dates on which I recorded the splits could be off by a day? What I've used is what Yahoo! reports as the split dates in the company "Profile" or on the "Charts" page. I assumed that to be the ex-dividend date. Isn't that the date on which to record the split in FM? I just can't understand what happened on the 20th. I don't believe that by downloading the retrieve module #229 that that alone would affect the graphs. Did Yahoo! do something on that date? Any further ideas would be appreciated. I've got a total of about 130 stocks which would sure require a lot of updating.

: : : Thanks in advance.

: : : Wyatt

: : Hi Wyatt,
: : If your split date was off by one day, you would only have one price that
: : looked off. Are all 130 of your stocks off for the same date range?

: : I can't tell what went wrong, but I looked at your Abgenix, and your prices from around 12/99 up to your split around 4/00 seemed
: : quite high. I just did a retrieve from Yahoo (Historical) for 3/1/00 to 3/31/00 and it fixed that date range. You might want to
: : retrieve historical prices for that whole period that is off.

: : Thanks,
: : Mark
: : --
: : Mark Beiley
: :
: : Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT
: :
: :

: Hi Mark,

: I can't tell what date range is involved. It would seem, however, that only stocks with splits recorded are the ones involved. I guess that my only option is to get historical prices for all those involved. Should I first turn off the "Split adjusted" view, delete all splits and then use the "Historical" server. Then when I record the splits again, does it matter whether I have the "Split adjusted" view turned on or off? Thanks again for your indulgence.

: Wyatt

Hi Wyatt,
Just use the "Historical" server with all of your investments that you
want updated, open. You don't have to delete any splits, or worry about
the state of "Split Adjusted". Just make sure you have the latest version
(4.7.229). All of this is taken care of automatically for you now. It
didn't use to be in older versions.

Mark Beiley

Fund Manager for Windows 3.1x/95/98/NT

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