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Posted by Mark on November 19, 2002 at 21:11:13:

In Reply to: Portfolio Performance Report posted by Barry Smith on November 19, 2002 at 10:41:16:

Hi Barry,

This report is trying to show cash flow in/out of your pocket. Reinvestments
are included in the ending value, for gain calculations, but the money
for the reinvestment did not come out of your pocket, so is not included in
the "Invested" column of this report. The "Gain" is based on how much money
you started and ended up with in the investment, as well as how much came
out or went into your pocket. Here are some details on the first columns:

Beg Value:
The market value of this investment at the start of the beginning report date.

Out of pocket contributions made by the investor. The sum of all purchases
minus all redemptions within the specified date range. (Does not include
reinvested distributions.)

Sum of any received distributions during date range. Does not include
reinvested distributions. Includes distributed distributions from the
starting, through the ending report date.

End Value:
The market value of this investment on the ending report date.

The value gained by this investment for the specified time period.
(Gain = End Value + Distrib. - Invested - Beg Value)

Mark Beiley

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

: Why don't distributions that were re-invested show up as invested? It appears that they show up in the gain column, which then gives a distorted view of gains vs. cost basis. How can a report be set up to give a more accurate picture of gains and invested amount for cost basis?

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