portfolio manager tour

Click on each thumbnail sketch below for a guided tour of Portfolio Manager.

Begin Here

At the left of the screen there is a set of "Quick Start" buttons for easy access to the most common functions.  The list of portfolios allows quick and easy selection of a portfolio for viewing, quotes, or adding securities.

Portfolio View

This view shows the detail for one portfolio selected from the portfolio list.  The cash and margin account balances appear at the top of the screen. Totals and performance data for the selected portfolio are shown at the bottom of the screen  Within the main window there is one line which summarizes each security within the portfolio.  Clicking on the other tabs will show the Cash or Margin Account information, the portfolio notepad, and the portfolio properties tab. Hovering the mouse pointer over View Portfolio Details will reveal additional information about the portfolio. Hovering the mouse pointer over a Security Description (the left-most column) will reveal additional information about the security. Columns on the screen may be sorted by clicking on the column header. Column order (left-to-right) may be changed by clicking and draggin a column header.

Security View

This view is very similar to the Portfolio View, except that it shows the detail for one security within a portfolio.  The security totals and performance data appear at the top of the screen. There are two parts to the main window: open trainsactions and closed transactions containing buy/sell transactions for the security.  Clicking on the other tabs will show the dividends and interest, security notepad, and properties for the current security. Hovering the mouse pointer over View Security Details will reveal additional information about the security.

Define New Security

This form is used to define a new security, put it into the master library, and assign it to one or more portfolios.  Portfolio Manager supports the following security types:  Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Stock Option, Mutual Fund, Corporate Bond, Tax-Free Bond, Government Bond, Zero-Coupon Bond, and Certificate of Deposit.

Transaction Entry

This form is used to enter all transaction data for securities.  Only the transactions allowable for the selected security will be active.  Transaction total and/or commission amounts can be automatically calculated, and the transaction cost or proceeds can be allocated to the Cash and/or Margin accounts.

Automatic Quote Retrieval

The starting point for retrieving daily market quote data.  Quote data can be entered manually (via a different menu selection) for securities which have no market ticker symbol.

Report Selection

The screen above includes a list of some of the reports available within Portfolio Manager grouped by report type e.g. quotes, tax, value, transaction...

Statement of Account Report

Standard format for Statement of Account.  This report is also available in Unit Values (Price Per Share) format.