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Getting Started Video Tutorials

(See Also: Text & Pictures version of this tutorial and List of Available Tutorials)

The following guide is intended to help new users of Fund Manager get started tracking their investment portfolio.  For additional topics, see the list of available tutorials.

Before starting, you should have already downloaded and installed the program onto your computer.  If you haven't already installed the program, visit our download page.  After installation, you can start Fund Manager by choosing "Start / All Programs / Fund Manager / Fund Manager".

Fund Manager can track an unlimited number of accounts.  Each account you want to track is normally set up as its own sub-portfolio.  Sub-portfolios can be hierarchical for additional organization.

When creating new investments for your account you can either record all the historical transactions, or enter starting positions as of a specified date.  It is preferable to record all the historical transactions, as this enables accurate performance reporting over past time periods.  In cases where the historical data are unavailable or impractical to enter, you may use starting positions.  Historical transactions can be retrieved automatically, imported from a file, or entered manually.  In order to retrieve historical transactions or positions, your account must be available from one of the supported brokerage or mutual fund companies.  The term "retrieve" is used when Fund Manager connects via the internet and automatically obtains your data.  The term "import" is used when you have your data in a file, and Fund Manager reads in the data from this file.  Fund Manager can import transactions and positions from a wide variety of files.

There are many ways to initially get your data into Fund Manager.  Select the video for the method you wish to use:

 

Retrieve Historical Transactions and Positions  Video

Import Historical Transactions  Video

Manually Enter Historical Transactions  Video

Retrieve Starting Positions  Video

Import Starting Positions  Video

Manually Enter Starting Positions  Video

Advisors only: Institutional File Import

 

 

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