Updating a Portfolio

Updating via Positions

If you’d like to update your portfolio, select Portfolios in the grey menu bar and then select the portfolio from your list of portfolios in the top left section and then select the Positions tab.

As you can see in the screenshot below you can add new position by clicking the Add Position button, by default it will using today’s date, but you can edit the date field if needed.

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Clicking Add Positions, will launch the Add Shares window where you can enter the ticker quantity and cost per share. You have the option to add the commission amount or adjust the cash with this entry.

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After adding the positions make sure to click the Save button in the bottom right of the main window.

If you would like to remove a position, you can do this by clicking on the x next to the ticker, see the screenshot below, but note you are only removing the ticker from the selected position date. If you want to remove to remove the full history you will want to use the options under the Transactions tab to clear the full history of the ticker.

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Updating via Transactions

The Transaction tab can be used to add a new trade either a Buy or Sell trade. Click on the Add Trade button seen below to add the new trade.

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Clicking Add Trade brings up the Enter Trade window where you can enter the ticker, the date of the transaction, the type, the quantity, and the price. You will want to click Add if you have more trades to enter or click Add and Finish if everything has been entered.

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The Transactions tab also allows you to remove a specific trade or all trades for specific ticker as well, you can do this by clicking the x next to the ticker you want to remove, see the screenshot below.

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Importing Updates

Please note this feature should only be used if you are updating all of your positions in your portfolio. For example if the file being imported only contains info about 2 out of 5 of your holdings it will assume you have sold the 3 missing holdings. This import option is useful when you are adding history or updating your manual portfolio with the latest export from your brokerage. The import update option is available in the main window of the Portfolio Manager seen in the screenshot below.

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Clicking the Import button will launch the import window where you can browse to the file containing your updates, see in the screenshot below. If you are importing historical data, please change the date before clicking on the import button so the update gets into the correct date. Please remember this updates all your positions on that specific date.

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Adding Assets

You can also add Assets to your portfolio by clicking the ‘Add Other Assets’ button highlighted in the screen below. This is used to track assets not tracked by us like bonds and options.

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Handling Cash

When you create a portfolio you can edit the cash amount in your portfolio. This can be done by clicking the edit icon in the bottom left corner of the main window of the Portfolio Manager.

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Clicking the edit button will display the window seen below, here is where you can enter the cash amount.

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If you add any positions in the portfolio you can click the ‘Adjust Cash’ box as seen below and this will adjust your cash based on the type of transaction that you select. If this box is unchecked, any transactions you make in your portfolio will not affect the portfolio’s cash balance.

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The cash can also be edited directly in the Positions table if you have the “Include Cash in Positions Table” option checked as seen in the screenshot below.

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Editing Cost Per Share

If you need to edit the cost per share for any reason this can be by going to the Portfolio manager and selecting the Positions tab. See in the screenshot below the Cost Per Share cell highlighted is where you enter the updated price.

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Disabling Backcasting

By default when you use brokerage connect the buy date assigned is the date you established the connection, Yodlee, our brokerage provider doesn’t provide the history of your portfolio. With the backcasting feature enabled it shows the portfolio performance as if the holdings on the oldest date were owned since the earliest date supported in Stock Rover.

This convenience makes it possible to chart a portfolio even if the portfolio was created today as well as see past performance of your holdings in portfolio analytics.

If you would like to turn this off so that it uses the earliest buy date entered in the portfolio, you will want to click the Explain icon, highlighted in the screenshot below.

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This will launch a window where you can click Disable Backcasting seen below.

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Changing Quantity Precision

You can change the precision of the quantity column in the Update Portfolio screen so you can see your exact quantity if you have fractional shares. As highlighted in the screenshot below you can move the precision up or down by clicking the triangle icon.

Quantity Precision

Buying or Selling a Stock from the Table

You can also enter a trade into your portfolio directly from the Table. To do so, right-click a stock in the Table and select ‘Trade in Portfolio’ from the drop-down menu.

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This will bring up a box (shown below) where you can choose the destination portfolio (or create a new one), choose if you want to buy or sell the stock, select the date for the transaction, select the quantity and buy price (the buy price defaults to the current price, or the closing price if a date other than the current date is selected). The ‘Total’ will update to reflect the value of the transaction, and you can also choose to have your portfolio’s cash position automatically adjusted by clicking the ‘Adjust cash’ box.

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To buy or sell multiple stocks, select multiple stocks from the table by using CTRL + clicking the row to select the tickers. Then right-click on any of selected rows and select ‘Trade in Portfolio’

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This will bring up a box (shown below) where you can choose the destination portfolio (or create a new one), choose if you want to buy all equally or sell all, select the date for the transaction and select amount in dollars of how much you want to buy of each ticker. The ‘Total’ will update to reflect the value of the transaction, and you can also choose to have your portfolio’s cash position automatically adjusted by clicking the ‘Adjust cash’ box.


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