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Posted by Mark on February 04, 2001 at 20:09:16:

In Reply to: Re: Same Funds/Multiple portfolios posted by David Mitchell on February 04, 2001 at 10:59:26:

: Thanks for the reply, however I'm missing something. Since there can't be two files in the same directory with identical filenames, does FM use the filename to or some other ID to determine which file belongs to which portfolio?

: Is there some method by which I can update the prices on all of the funds in all four portfolios in one operation? Right now I'm opening one portfolio, updating the prices from YAHOO, saving, closing, and opening the second portfolio et al.

: I've decided to register my copy of 4.7 - your offer of the free upgrade is more than fair. Should I also order the manual, and will it pertain to both versions, or can I get the version 5 manual when the new version comes out?

: I want to get the most out of the software and I'm still having a slow go despite the tutorial and the help files - If the manual contains more information that will help me be a better FM user, I would look forward to that. I have been checking the FAQs as well.

: Thanks,

: --Dave

Hi Dave,
Portfolios remember the filenames of the investments they contain.

To track the same investment with different transaction histories, create a
new investment file (select "File/New Investment...") for each account holding
the same fund or stock. This will allow you to record different transactions for
each account. Each investment will have the same ticker symbol, but you will
assign them unique filenames. For example, you can track two accounts holding
IBM by creating 2 investments, both could be named IBM (or you could call them
IBM1 and IBM2, or whatever you prefer). Both investments would have
the ticker symbol IBM, but then the filenames would be IBM1.dat and IBM2.dat.

You can put all the investments from all 4 of our separate portfolios into
one big portfolio, and then use this to update prices. Investments can belong
in multiple portfolios.

The manual you'll get now is the 5.0 manual. The manual is identical to
the online help, but it is in a format that is easier to print out or read

Mark Beiley

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

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