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Posted by Mark on December 22, 2001 at 09:55:32:

In Reply to: Capital Gain posted by auroragary on December 22, 2001 at 09:15:53:

: This time of year the funds are declaring short and long term capital gains. The problem I would like help with is this: I follow about 16 funds for relative strength analysis. When the fund have a distribution it totally mess up the historical data. So in light of this reality my question of desperation is
: How did I get correct price information that reflects the true price? I know the T2000 cleans up their data to reflect this problem but I don't want to spend $ 20 a month for that. What is the best way for me to handle this issue ?


There are a few items to mention:

1) You can use "Yahoo (Adjusted Historical)" which adjusts past prices
to compensate for distributions and splits.

2) If you record distributions/splits in FM, you should not use this price
source, as you would be double counting for dist/splits.

3) If recording your own dist/splits there is the "NAV + Dist" graph types
that sum the share price plus distributions, to handle the effect you
describe. This helps show the true performance of the investment.

4) All of the Yield terms properly account for distributions, so the yields
accurately report the performance, whether you have distributions or not.

Mark Beiley

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

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