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Posted by Mark on September 05, 2001 at 23:10:44:

In Reply to: reports and adjusted historical quotes posted by JACK KLEINERT on September 04, 2001 at 11:38:04:

: Dear Mark,

: I have been a satisfied user of Fund Manager for several years, but I have just discovered that all
: my portfolio performance reports have been inaccurate all this time, apparently because I have
: been using historical quotes. As a result it seems that my gains and yields have been based on
: adjusted prices, rather than the real prices on the date of the beginning of the report. For example,
: if Fund A had an actual NAV of 9.81 on 1/1/98, but an adjusted NAV of 9.20 when gathered on 9/1/01,
: the earlier date will result in a lower total value (based on the original number of shares) for that fund than
: actually existed when it was purchased on that date, therefore it will show a much larger gain at the end of
: the report period (9/1/01) than actually occurred.

: How do I correct this in my reports? I realize that if I go to unadjusted quotes my overlaid graphs
: will not be accurate. I would like both accurate reports and accurate graphs.

: Thanks,
: Jack Kleinert

Hi Jack,
If you are recording your own distributions and splits, then you
should use the regular "Yahoo (Historical)". The "Yahoo (Adjusted-Historical)"
is adjusted for distributions and splits. It sounds like you are recording
your own distributions and splits, so you can just use the regular historical
server, and both your graphs and reports will be accurate. Did you have a
concern about the overlaid graphs?

Mark Beiley

Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00

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