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Re: Can FM5 handle Zero Coupon Bonds?

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Posted by Mark on February 19, 2001 at 09:05:32:

In Reply to: Can FM5 handle Zero Coupon Bonds? posted by David Mitchell on February 18, 2001 at 08:18:21:

: After manually putting in ten years of mutual fund accounts, I'm down to my cash reserve accounts and my zero coupon bonds. I don't see any reference to zeros in the documentation and would like your opinion on how to handle them, or if the software can handle zeros at all.

: Also, I have ten years times four accounts of cash reserves. Is there a short cut I can take to get this information into my portfolios without spending a week entering every month of data? I do have the annual interest paid and can figure out additions and withdrawls- could I just enter this information, or do I need to enter it all?

: --Dave

Hi Dave,

There is no special support for zeros, but you can keep track of them in
your portfolio, just like any other investments.

It is up to you on how to enter your historical transactions. You could
just create a buy on todays date with the number of shares you own, and
keep track going forward. This of course has the disadvantage of not
including the past performance/value into the portfolio where these are
included. The other option is if you have the transaction histories in
some sort of electronic format you can import the transactions.

Mark Beiley

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

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