Better Investing Portfolio Manager Improving Portfolio Management Decisions

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Better. Investing Portfolio Manager Improving Portfolio Management Decisions Created by: QUANT IX SOFTWARE, Inc. We suggest you print the matching PDF file for this presentation to follow the notes discussion for this slide show. Revised: July, 2008

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Portfolio Management is like gardening… Design Select

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Portfolio Management is like gardening… Design Select Maintain Harvest 2 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making How Better. Investing Portfolio Topics : Managing

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making How Better. Investing Portfolio Topics : Managing Multiple Manager helps Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features 3 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Managing multiple portfolios: centralized, secure management of

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Managing multiple portfolios: centralized, secure management of all your investment accounts… Ability to track an unlimited number of portfolios § Portfolios are unique, each with its own transaction database § Portfolios segregated by: o Owner o By objective o By financial institution § Portfolios easily combined for collective reporting 4 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Collectively monitor your accounts… Portfolio Manager provides

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Collectively monitor your accounts… Portfolio Manager provides multiple portfolio tracking. Manage your accounts collectively, without limitations. 5 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combination reporting: a customized view Select which

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combination reporting: a customized view Select which portfolios and which asset types to include on a report. 6 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combined reports provide important information A report

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combined reports provide important information A report showing a combination of Joe’s accounts – both his taxable portfolio and his IRA. 7 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combined reports provide important information Shown here,

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Combined reports provide important information Shown here, one of the allocation reports, summarizing both of Joe’s accounts. 8 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features 9 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Entering global transactions Global transactions are those

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Entering global transactions Global transactions are those that affect each portfolio holding a specific security Portfolio Manager adjusts each security, in each portfolio, on a lot-by-lot 10 Portfolio Manager basis Accuracy, with efficiency, saves time for decision making.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Global transactions are applied to all portfolios

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Global transactions are applied to all portfolios holding the issuer of: Income – a cash dividend (i. e. , quarterly cash dividend paid) Stock split – a stock split (i. e. , 2 for 1 stock split) Stock dividend distribution – a stock dividend (i. e. , 10% dividend distribution) Spin-off – a corporate reorganization ( Company A issues shares in Company B) Merger – a corporate reorganization (Company C acquires Company D) 11 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Example. Making – several portfolios hold a company

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Example. Making – several portfolios hold a company issuing a stock split (for illustrative purposes only)… All portfolios within Portfolio Manager are quickly and accurately adjusted 12 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Example. Making – several portfolios hold a company

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Example. Making – several portfolios hold a company issuing a corporate spin-off (for illustrative purposes only)… 13 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Entering global transactions Accurate record keeping is

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Entering global transactions Accurate record keeping is an essential element for effective portfolio management. With Portfolio Manager’s global transaction abilities, you’ll spend less time number crunching, leaving more time for investment decision making. 14 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Using Security Watch Lists Effective Tax Decisions Other Features Portfolio Manager 15

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Manager’s Fundamental Analysis Using Portfolio Tools Fundamental

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Manager’s Fundamental Analysis Using Portfolio Tools Fundamental security analysis – to evaluate a firm and its investment potential based on the firm’s financial strength, earnings potential, management, and it’s sensitivity to both it’s industry sector and the overall economy. Fundamental analysis involves overall market analysis, industry sector analysis, specific company analysis, and portfolio management. 16 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Importing fundamental data from Better. Investing Automatically

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Importing fundamental data from Better. Investing Automatically download S&P stock data from Better. Investing § S&P Stock Data Service — online access to Compu. Stat financial data provided by S&P on over 7, 000 publicly traded companies 17 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Utilizing fundamental data for ratio analysis This

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Utilizing fundamental data for ratio analysis This table shows several of the valuation ratios derived within Portfolio Manager (Asset 18 Portfolio Manager Library)

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Screening and sorting securities based on fundamental

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Screening and sorting securities based on fundamental data The asset library can be sorted based on any of the valuation ratios. Here we demonstrate the list sorted on dividend yield, highest to lowest. 19 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features 20 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Asset Allocation and Portfolio Diversification Asset Allocation

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Asset Allocation and Portfolio Diversification Asset Allocation § Combining asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and cash in a portfolio in order to meet your investment objectives Portfolio Diversification § Spreading portfolio assets over sufficient number of securities to avoid excessive risk from any one security § Common stocks should be diversified by industry sector and company size 21 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Importing allocation and diversification data from Better.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Importing allocation and diversification data from Better. Investing Importing Better. Investing Mutual Fund Resource Center data updates Portfolio Manager with important characteristics of your funds for asset allocation, diversification 22 Portfolio Manager and performance

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Asset Allocation and Portfolio Diversification Important point:

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Asset Allocation and Portfolio Diversification Important point: Portfolio Manager will show the proportional impact of all securities within your portfolios, include your mutual funds’ asset allocation and diversification characteristics. This ability § Provides true asset allocation and diversification analysis § Identifies rebalancing needs 23 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Setup your portfolio allocation targets … Portfolio

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Setup your portfolio allocation targets … Portfolio Manager allows you to set your portfolio target allocations ( File Menu | Portfolios | Portfolio Targets) These targets are used to compare your objectives with the actual allocation Use the Guidelines to download data for the composition of the S&P 24 500 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here an overall summary of the portfolio. 25 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here a look at the portfolio’s different asset classes. 26 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Analyze your targets to actual allocation and

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Analyze your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here by stock industry. 27 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here by stock size. 28 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features 29 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Using the Internet with Portfolio Manager Internet

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Using the Internet with Portfolio Manager Internet research § Quick access to useful web sites o Better. Investing’s Online Stock Selection Guide (SSG) o Better. Investing’s Company Report o Yahoo!® Finance From Portfolio Manager’s home page, right click access to any security listed under Portfolio Holdings section 30 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Online Stock Selection Guide (SSG) Better. Investing’s

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Online Stock Selection Guide (SSG) Better. Investing’s report (partial screen) The Better. Investing Stock Selection Guide (SSG) is a tool that provides a framework to analyze and evaluate prospective common stock investments, based on the firm’s fundamental data. Find growth stocks trading at a reasonable price. FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY! 31 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Better. Investing’s company report (partial screen) Better.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Better. Investing’s company report (partial screen) Better. Investing’s S&P Data Feed provides access to wide range of very useful company information This screen shows a partial view of the information that is available: § S&P Stock Data Service — online access to financial data, provided by S&P, on over 7, 000 publicly traded 32 Portfolio Manager companies. FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY!

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Easy access to Yahoo!®Finance is also just

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Easy access to Yahoo!®Finance is also just a click away from Portfolio Manager’s home page Yahoo!® Finance provides it’s users with access to a wide variety of free investment information. Yahoo!® Finance’s highly useful website, provides very valuable resources (this screen shot shows just a small snippet of the information available) for 33 Portfolio Manager inquisitive investors. FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY!

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features 34 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making effective tax decisions with Portfolio Manager One

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making effective tax decisions with Portfolio Manager One of the many benefits of an accurate and up-to-date record keeping system is the ability to access otherwise unorganized data in an useable format. This is particularly important when considering the tax consequences of your investment decisions. Portfolio Manager helps by providing: § Lot-by-lot assignment when making partial sales o FIFO, Specific ID, Average Cost Methods, Minimum or Maximum gain § Effective portfolio construction o taxable vs. tax-deferred account § Help with gift and estate planning decisions 35 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making The Security Basis report shows each purchase

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making The Security Basis report shows each purchase lot for the portfolio or a security… 36 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Lot selection to use in partial sales

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Lot selection to use in partial sales can help to defer or save capital gains taxes Applying sales in easy Simply select the method and Portfolio Manager will handle the rest 37 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Portfolio. Making Manager provides several other reports to

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Portfolio. Making Manager provides several other reports to help investors better manage portfolios Other tax reports include: § Capital Gains Distributions § Qualified Dividends § Short-Term to Long-Term Holding Period § Wash Sale Check List 38 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics.

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Topics. Making : Managing Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Using Security Watch Lists Effective Tax Decisions Other Features Portfolio Manager 39

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Creating. Making and using a watch list within

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Creating. Making and using a watch list within Portfolio Manager Using watch lists can improve the portfolio management process: § Provide alternate investment lists for building or modifying portfolios § Track and compare similar securities within a watch list § Share watch lists with family, friends, and associates § Allow for effective “what-if” testing o What impact on asset allocation, diversification, taxes due, income received, etc. 40 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Portfolio. Making Manger provides a host of other

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Portfolio. Making Manger provides a host of other tools and features to improve decision making Integrate other Better. Investing tools – data, SSGs, Detailed option tracking including opening/closing buys, sells, assignment, exercise Short Selling Performance reporting - determine the time-weighted internal rate of return Security search reports - find all portfolios holding a security Price alerts Export reports to other applications And many more important tools. . . 41 Portfolio Manager

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Managing your portfolio is like tending to

Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making Managing your portfolio is like tending to your garden. Better. Investing Portfolio Manager will help make the process understandable, enjoyable and rewarding. 42 Portfolio Manager

Thank you Portfolio for your interest in Portfolio Manager Improving Management and Investment Decision

Thank you Portfolio for your interest in Portfolio Manager Improving Management and Investment Decision Making To learn more, please visit : www. biportfoliomanager. com (free 45 day demo available) www. betterinvesting. org QUANT IX SOFTWARE, Inc. 1035 West Glen Oaks Lane Suite 204 Mequon, WI 53092 262 -241 -3990 43 Portfolio Manager