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Posted by Mark on February 19, 2001 at 09:02:06:

In Reply to: How to handle Fund Merges posted by David Mitchell on February 18, 2001 at 08:13:54:

: I owned the Fidelity Spartan Short Term bond fund and it merged a year or so ago into the Short Term bond fund, with a different ticker symbol. When I put in all my data, I entered the two funds separately, each with their own ticker symbol. I'd like to be able to look at the performance and handle the reports and graphs as if they were one fund- is this advisable, and if so, is there a way to do it without entering all those transactions all over again?

: BTW, I downloaded and registered FM5 today. Very nice job and money well spent. I still think you should make a 15-20 page quick reference guide to go along with the manual - it's a lot of reading. Thanks for a good product and great support.

: --Dave

Hi Dave,
If your share price is different between the 2 investments, I'd recommend
keeping them separate. Just record a split to account for the share price
change due to a merger. If the merger is between 2 investments with
the same share price (like maybe fixed at $1), then you can combine the
two investments more easily. You can export and then import your transactions
from one to the other investment, using the QIF format.

Thanks for the nice comment on FM5, and the suggestion. A quick reference
guide is an interesting idea. I'm also thinking of creating more tutorials
with some more advanced topics.

Mark Beiley

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

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