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Portfolio Menu

About the Portfolio Menu: The Portfolio Menu page gives you access to all of Globe Portfolio's options. The following is a brief description of each option.

Portfolio Administration

Create New Portfolio: Use this option to create a new portfolio. You can create up to ten portfolios. GlobeinvestorGOLD subscribers may create an unlimited number of portfolios.

Delete/Rename Portfolio: This option allows you to rename and delete portfolios. You can also specify a default report for each portfolio.

Enable/Disable Cash Balance: This option allows you to start or stop tracking your cash balance.

Edit Registration: Use this option to change your password, e-mail address and other registration information with the exception of your Username. It is not possible to change your Username.

Logout: If you use Globe Portfolio from a computer that others have access to, it is wise to click Logout when you leave the computer to ensure the security of your portfolio information.

Logout/Login: This option logs you out of Globe Portfolio and returns you to the Login screen. You would use this option if you have more than one Username and wish to switch to a different account.

Updating Your Portfolio - Funds

Add New Funds: Use this option to add a new mutual fund to your portfolio. You will be prompted to enter the initial number of units owned.

Record Buy/Sell: Use this option to enter the initial number of units owned in a fund or to record a change in the number of units held due to a buy or sell. No actual units will be bought or sold. You do not need to enter mutual fund distributions; Globe Portfolio will enter them automatically.

Start Recurring Buy/Sell: Many investors make arrangements with their broker to purchase or sell mutual funds on a regular basis throughout the year. Once you have a recurring buy/sell set up, Globe Portfolio will automatically record the buy or sell in your portfolio on the appropriate day(s) of the month. No actual units will be bought or sold.

Stop Recurring Buy/Sell: Use this option to stop a recurring buy/sell or to view a list of the recurring buys and sells you have set up.

Record Additional Fee: In the management of your mutual fund portfolio, there may be fees or expenses incurred that you would want to account for. RRSP trustee fees are a Cash Balanceod example of this type of fee. The Record Additional Fee option allows you to track these kinds of fees in your portfolio.

Record Distribution: Globe Portfolio automatically adds distributions to your portfolio, so you should not need to use this option. If you accidentally delete a distribution, you can add it again with this option.

Change Reinvestment Option: Use this option to change whether mutual fund distributions are reinvested or not.

Delete Funds: Use this option to delete a fund from your portfolio, change whether mutual fund distributions are reinvested or not, or edit the comment you entered for a fund.

View/Edit/Delete Transactions: View a list of all transactions entered by you and transactions entered automatically by Globe Portfolio. From this page you can edit or delete a transaction that was entered incorrectly.

Updating Your Portfolio - Stocks

Add New Stocks: Use this option to add a new stock to your portfolio. You will be prompted to enter the initial number of shares owned.

Add Delisted Stocks: Globe Portfolio allows you to track stocks that have been delisted. Use this option to add a delisted stock to your portfolio. You will be prompted to enter the initial number of shares owned.

Record Buy/Sell: Use this option to enter the initial number of shares owned or to record a change in the number of shares held due to a buy or sell. No actual shares will be bought or sold. You do not need to enter splits or stock dividends occurring after December 31, 1999; Globe Portfolio will enter them automatically.

Record Buy/Sell-short: Record a short sell or buy in your portfolio. No actual shares will be bought or sold.

Record Dividend: Globe Portfolio automatically records cash dividends occurring after December 31, 1998. Use this option to record dividends prior to December 31, 1998.

Edit/Delete Stocks: Delete a stock from your portfolio or edit the comment you entered for a stock.

View/Edit/Delete Transactions: View a list of all transactions entered by you and transactions entered automatically by Globe Portfolio. From this page you can edit or delete a transaction that was entered incorrectly.

Updating Your Portfolio - Other Investments

Add Other Investment: Use this option to track other investments, like foreign stocks, bonds, and real estate. You will be prompted to enter the initial number of units owned and the original market value.

Record Buy/Sell: Use this option to enter the initial number of units owned or to record a change in the number of units held due to a buy or sell. No actual units will be bought or sold.

Update Market Value: Use this option to periodically update the market value of an 'other investment' already in your portfolio, in order to reflect current returns in the Portfolio reports.

Record Income/Expenses: Use this option to record income or expenses associated with 'other investments' in your portfolio. If you are tracking foreign stocks, income may be dividends, expenses may be brokerage fees.

Edit/Delete Other Investments: Delete an 'other investment' and all associated transactions from your portfolio or edit the comment you entered for an 'other investment.'

View/Edit/Delete Transactions: View a list of all transactions for your other investments. From this page you can edit or delete a transaction that was entered incorrectly.

Updating Your Portfolio - Cash Balance

Transfer Cash In/Out (available only if Cash Balance is enabled): Transfer cash into or out of your cash balance. This option is only available if you have enabled the cash balance feature for your portfolio. To enable the cash balance feature, click Enable/Disable Cash Balance under the Portfolio Administration heading.

View/Edit/Delete Transactions: View a list of all cash transfers entered by you and all other transactions that have affected your cash balance. From this page you can edit or delete a cash transfer that was entered incorrectly.

Reports and Charts

Standard report: The Standard report shows the value of your investments since inception (i.e., since you started keeping track of your transactions with Globe Portfolio). The Standard report is updated once per trading day, at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

To-Date report: The To-Date report shows returns on a one-day, month-to-date (MTD), and year-to-date (YTD) basis. The report is updated once per trading day, at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

Rolling report: The Rolling report shows returns for rolling periods of one week, one month, and one year. The report is updated once per trading day, at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

Annual report: The Annual report shows returns for the past two years, the current year-to-date and since inception. The report is updated once per trading day, at approximately 8 p.m. EST, and includes investments owned during the periods shown only.

Gain/Loss report: The Gain/Loss report breaks down your investments into two classes: those that you still hold and those that you used to hold but have since sold. The report is updated once per trading day, at approximately 8 p.m. EST.

Intraday Stock report: The Intraday report shows the value of stocks (only) in your portfolio throughout the trading day. The report shows one row for each stock that you own (the report excludes stocks for which you have sold all shares). This report is useful for tracking the market value of your stocks and the dollar gain or loss for your stocks since the previous trading day.

Fund report: The Fund Report displays current price and performance information for the mutual funds in your portfolio, as well as links to performance charts, fund profiles and online investing information. There are actually six different Fund Reports - Standard, Short-term, Long-term, Simple Annual Returns, Decile Rankings, and Key Facts - with the Standard report displayed by default. Simply click on the tabs shown at the top of the report to display the other reports.

Stock report: The Stock report displays current price information for the stocks in your portfolio. The Stock report gives you access to three Price reports (Quotes, $ Change, and % Change) and three Financial reports (Quarterly, Ratios, and Annual). Simply click on the tabs shown at the top of the report to display the other reports.


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