Account View

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Account View

The Account View tab shows all of accounts maintained in Your SOFTWARE.

By default, the Portfolio Manager always opens to this view.

Each account contains one portfolio:

The Account rows contain the name and description of each account.

The Portfolio Summary rows summarize the contents of each portfolio.

The accounts' rows collapse to hide the portfolios that they contain. When they are collapsed a small square with a plus sign appears at the head of the row, when they are expanded a minus sign indicates that the portfolio is visible. Single left-mouse click on the boxes to expand or collapse them.

Portfolio Summary Columns

For each Portfolio, a summary is provided. The following table describes what each value represents:

Heading

Description

Description

The Description of the Account or Portfolio

Open Trades

Count of open trades

Cash Balance

Actual cash balance, excluding unrealized Profit/Loss

Margin Held

Sum total of Margin Held on all open trades

Free Equity

Cash Balance, less Margin Held

Profit/Loss

Total unrealized Profit/Loss

Total Account Value

Cash Balance, plus Profit/Loss

Total Market Value

Sum total of open trade market values, long and short

Net Exposure

Sum of long trade market value less sum of short trade market value

Total Account Leverage

Total Market Value divided by Total Account Value

Note - The columns in this table are fixed and the view cannot be customized.

Function Bar

Refresh

Click the Refresh button butn_go-off.gif to update the data displayed on the workpage with the latest market information.

For more information, go to the Data-on-Demand Refresh button help topic.

Action Menu

The only command in the Action menu is to open the Account View's help page.

Open

Select an Account and click the Open button to open the Account Details work page.

Select a Portfolio and click the Open button to open the Portfolio Details work page.

Add New Portfolio

To create a Portfolio, click on the New button, the Create a New Portfolio dialog box will open.

When a Portfolio is created, a new Account will also be created.

For more information, go to the Create Portfolio help topic.

Edit Selected Portfolio / Account

Select either a portfolio or an account row and click the New button.

For portfolios, the Edit Portfolio dialog will open. The contents of the dialog box are very similar to the Create New Portfolio dialog, for more information go to the Edit Portfolio help topic.

For accounts, the Edit Account - "Account Name" dialog will open. In this dialog a name different from the portfolio name can be assigned to the account and a detailed description that will appear in the Account Row summary on the Account View workpage can be specified. A number of other details for the account can also be added, for more information go to the Edit Account help topic.

Delete

Either portfolios or accounts can be deleted.

Select a portfolio row and click the Delete button. The following Warning dialog will display.

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The dialog for account is similar but the warning reads as follows:

WARNING : All Transactions AND Portfolios associated with this Account will also be deleted.

Note - Clicking Yes will immediately delete the account of portfolio. There is not requirement to type in YES in this dialog.

View Selector

The view selector does not apply to the Account View work page.

Currency Selector

Select a different currency to change the calculation of the Portfolio summary rows.

News Headlines

Single left-mouse click on the Headline to view it in the News Article window of the News work page.

The work page also includes a list of other Breaking News and a Search News facility containing search and news filter tools.

For more information, go to the Headline News help topic.

Pie Charts

Portfolios

The chart on the left shows the market value of each Portfolio:

A number of display settings for chart labels (called Series Marks) and the table below the pie chart (referred to as the Legend), are controlled via the popup menu, see Pie Chart Display, below.

Symbols

The chart on the right shows the market value of all of the currently active securities:

They are displayed in groups of the same symbol.

Holding can be spread in many trades, and may be held in different portfolios or accounts.

The percentages refer to value for all holdings, in all accounts and portfolios.

The current prices on which the pie chart is calculated can be updated by clicking the Refresh button butn_go-off.gif in the function bar.

Pie Chart Display

Users can control the display of the cash components of the Portfolios, as well as the information displayed around the pie charts and in the chart's legend table beneath it.

Single right mouse-click anywhere on either pie chart area to open the pop-up display menu.

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Series Marks

The Series Marks control the display of text around the pie graphs.

Keep in mind that some marks are larger than other and the charts may be resized in order to display the changes .You can mouse-drag the border between the pies, or between the pie area and the accounts view, to resize the window to suit your needs.

Visible

Toggle the display on or off. Checked is on, un-checked is off.

Value

Select this command to display the value of each symbol's group as a monetary amount: $32,523.87

Note - Use the Function Bar's Currency Selector to view this amount in different currencies.

Percent

Select Percent to display the percentage value of the securities for that symbol compared to the value of all current holdings: 31.8%

Label

This will only display the Symbol for the group's security: PRU

Label and Percent

Displays the label followed by the percentage value of the securities for that symbol, see above.

Label and Value

Displays the label followed by the value of the securities for that symbol, see above.

Percent Total

Displays the percentage value of the securities for that symbol followed by the market value of all current holdings: 31.8% of $102,270.81

Label and Percent Total

Displays the label followed by the percentage value of the securities for that symbol, followed by the market value of all current holdings: PRU 31.8% of $102,270.81

Legend

The controls in the Legend sub-menu allow users to choose if the legend is to be visible and, if so, how the legend will be displayed.

The default setting is for the legend with the percentage values on the right of the label.

piechart-legendmenu.png

Visible

Toggle the display on or off. Checked is on, un-checked is off.

Plain

Select this command to display first a sample of the color for each group and then its Symbol: 

Left Value

Select Left Value to display first a sample of the color for each group, then its current market value and then its Symbol: 

Right Value

This is the same as the previous, except that the order is reversed: first a sample of the color for each group, then the symbol,and then the current market value for the group.

Left Percent

Select Left Percent to display first a sample of the color for each group, then the group's percentage current market value and then its Symbol:  piechart-legendperntg.gif

Right Value

This is the same as the previous, except that the order is reversed: first a sample of the color for each group, then the Symbol, next the percentage of the current market value of all positions

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