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Posted by Mark on January 28, 2002 at 21:41:13:

In Reply to: What If Portfolios posted by Tom on January 28, 2002 at 09:11:35:

: I want to create alternative portfolios to track hypothetical investing. When I make a buy or sell in the hypothetical portfolio, it changes that fund in every other portfolio it appears. How can I isolate a fund for hypotetical transactions, but not for updating current NAV?

Hi Tom,

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.

Each investment will have its own transaction and prices. For price
updating you could put all your investments into a single portfolio, and
update them all at once. Investments can belong in any number of portfolios.

Mark Beiley

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