Creating a New Portfolio

Introduction

Portfolios can be created in a multitude of ways in Stock Rover. This section describes how to access the create portfolio window and goes over each way to create the portfolio. You have the option of connecting to your brokerage, entering your positions manually, entering your transaction manually, or import holdings from a file.

Accessing the Create Portfolio menu

The Create Portfolio window seen below can be accessed in many different ways.

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Use the Search Box at the top of the grey menu bar.

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Right-click on Portfolios in the grey menu bar.

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Right-click on Portfolios folder in the Navigation Panel.

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Create Portfolio link in Portfolio Manager.

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Create Portfolio is also available in the Dashboard next to Portfolios.

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Connecting to your Brokerage

If you select the Connect Brokerage option it will bring you into the Brokerage Connect facility where you have to accept Terms of Service and then you can search for your brokerage to connect directly to their site and this will load your holdings from the brokerage into a new portfolio. See the Brokerage Connect help for further detail.

Entering Positions

Selecting this option will bring you to the Portfolio Manager window, as you can see in the screenshot below. Highlighted in the red boxes below you can change the name and description of the portfolio. Highlighted below in the third red box is the Date box.

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When you enter positions, you are adding the list of positions on any given date. By default, the selected date will be today or the most recent trading day. You can change the date to enter positions on a historical date. Each date you enter positions for is called a “date of record.”

Once you’ve updated the date of record, you can then click Add Positions and enter in the ticker symbol, a quantity, and cost per share, as well as your cash position, seen in the screenshots below. The ‘Cost Per Share’ box will always show the current price of the ticker (if the start-date is the current date), or the closing price of the ticker on the selected date. See below for an example of this.

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After clicking Add and Finish you can see the holding added for this example.

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You can click Add Position again to add additional holdings or enter the ticker directly in the table itself as seen below.

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Entering Transactions

Selecting the Enter Transactions option will bring you to the Portfolio Manager, as you can see in the screenshot below. The Transaction options allows you to enter all the buys and sells for each ticker and for each date if you want to get your full history into the portfolio. Highlighted in the red boxes below you can change the name and description of the portfolio. Click on the Add Trade button highlighted in the third red box to enter the trade.

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Below you can see in the Add Trade window you can enter the ticker symbol, the date, the type (Buy or Sell), the quantity and the price. The price will default to the close price of the date selected or current price if today’s date is selected, this can be edited with the price you purchased the holding with.

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After entering the transactions they will be displayed as seen below. Here you can filter on the time period if you want to look at transactions since a certain date. You can also change the Quantity Precision to see exact quantity.

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Importing Holdings from a File

If you select the Import option this brings up the Import Portfolio window which gives you a couple of import options. The import option allows you to import your latest positions from an export from a portfolio or import your full history if you want to load all your buy dates. See the Import Portfolio help for further detail.


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