Re: Short Sales
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Posted by Mark on May 26, 2002 at 09:31:18:
In Reply to: Re: Short Sales posted by Bob Chaphe on May 26, 2002 at 08:04:05:
: How about a "tick" box in the "purchase/sell" screen indicating it's a short sale which then tells the program to reverse the gains/losses. A modification with an "if/then".
: : :
: : : Looks like the Gain, Yield and ROI computations have trouble with Short Sales. Any way around it?
: : Hi JB,
: : You're right, the %Gain and ROI yields are not well suited for short positions.
: : The FP yields are still valid. I don't have any good ideas for ways around
: : this right now. I'll have to put some thought into how to support this.
: : If you have any ideas please let me know.
: : Thanks,
: : Mark
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: : Mark Beiley
: : Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00/XP
: : /XP
Thanks for the idea.
Right now FM automatically calculates whether it was a short or long buy/sell
for you. It does this by looking at the share balance. If you sell shares
and have a negative share balance you are increasing your short position.
The problem I see is that if the user chooses a different short/long value
than FM auto-calculates. I'm sure there is a way to solve these problems,
I'll have to give it some more thought.
Fund Manager, portfolio management software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/00/XP