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Announcements / Blog Post - Dollar Cost Averaging
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:30:24 AM »
As evident with the recent volatility in the stock market, investing inherently involves some risk – that’s just the way life works. Our job as investors is to figure out ways in which to minimize this risk.  One common method that investors use to minimize risk is dollar cost averaging (DCA).  Dollar Cost Averaging offers a strategy for investors to gradually increase their stock market exposure for potential long-term upside results, while taking into account the whipsaw nature of current market conditions.

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/dollar-cost-averaging/

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Transactions / Re: IRA transactions
« on: March 31, 2020, 01:02:33 PM »
Linda, you still can use the sale function to record this activity, with the MMF offset.  You just will not report that to the IRS for capital gains for your IRA.  If any add'l questions, please let us know. You can reach our support team directly using this email:

techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt

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General Discussion / Re: Mkt Price Taxable Bonds
« on: March 22, 2020, 08:44:38 AM »
Bob, under the asset library menu | current asset library | select the bond, then the edit tab, to update the market price.  If you have add'l questions, please let us know, you can email us directly at:

techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt

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Announcements / Blog Post - Concentrated Investment Positions
« on: March 03, 2020, 09:31:36 AM »
With the recent runup of stock market levels over the past several years, many investors might find one or more of their investment holdings have appreciated considerably in value, now representing a disproportionate percentage by market value. With this in mind, it is important for investors to pay attention to these concentrated investment position(s), an important investment concept that often is over-looked for proper portfolio management....

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/concentrated-investment-positions/

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Announcements / Blog Post - Benchmarking: The Art of the Science
« on: February 01, 2020, 09:15:47 AM »
As found in the Merriam Webster dictionary the term “benchmark” has the following definitions:

> a mark on a permanent object indicating elevation and serving a reference in topographic surveys and tidal observations.

> a point of reference from which measurements may be made.

These definitions clearly suggest that a benchmark serves as a point of reference. The real key here—in the world of investments—is selecting a performance benchmark that is similar to the portfolio being measured against it. This often does not happen, which is why performance benchmarking so often is sheer lunacy.

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/benchmarking-the-art-of-the-science

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Announcements / IAMv3 Individual Update 3.1.9 Available
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:01:43 AM »
Investment Account Manager v3 Individual - Maintenance Releases 3.1.9 Now Available

Use the choice 'Check For Updates' located on the IAMv3 Individual Version Menu Bar to automatically verify you are currently running the latest version of Investment Account Manager v3 Individual. You will be notified as to whether or not you have the current version. If not, you will be prompted to download the latest file.

Note: if this choice is inactive in your copy of Investment Account Manager, this indicates your support period has expired. To extend technical support for an additional year, renew thru our website Shop page: www.investmentaccountmanager.com.

If you have any questions, contact our technical support team: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Click here for a listing of improvements/changes/corrections included in IAMv3.1.9:
https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/maintenance-release.php

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Announcements / Blog Post - Defining Your Investment Objectives
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
With the start of 2020, now is an ideal time for investors to review their forward-looking investment objectives, understanding these objectives are affected by short- and long-term needs and changing requirements....

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/defining-your-investment-objectives/


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Announcements / Blog Post - Save and Invest
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:51:07 AM »
Saving is a key principle. People who make a habit of saving regularly, even saving small amounts, are well on their way to success.  It’s important to open a bank or credit union account so it will be simple and easy for you to save regularly.  Then, use your savings to plan for life events and to be ready for unplanned or emergency needs.

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/save-and-invest/



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Transactions / Re: GE Spinoff of GE Transportation
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
If you contact the investor relations division on GE's website, they will provide the proper share ratios and cost basis allocations.  Once you have this information, with proper market prices on the date of the spinoff, you can enter this under the IAM Transactions Menu | Global Transactions | Spinoff function. If you have add'l questions, please contact our technical support team: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt

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Support / Re: Unable to post transactions
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:51:04 AM »
First off, verify you are using the latest v3.1.8 of Investment Account Manager.  Then once you have updated to this latest release, use the tools menu | rebuild data choice.  Then see if the issue is corrected for you.  As necessary, please contact our technical support team directly using this email address: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt

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Transactions / Re: Spin off with multiple tax lots
« on: November 21, 2019, 08:36:09 AM »
When adding multiple spinoffs, these are entered in sequential order.  That is, determine the proper cost basis allocations post the spinoff for each company (parent and spinoffs received).  Then determine the % allocation this cost basis represents of the original parent.  When entering, make sure you adjust the percent allocations for each subsequent spinoff so the resulting tax basis assigned is correct for each company.  Refer to the help topic provided in IAM3 regarding multiple spinoffs for a working example you can follow.  If you have add'l questions, please email our technical support team directly: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt

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Announcements / Blog Post - The Inherent Value of Global Diversification
« on: November 01, 2019, 09:03:01 AM »
Highlights:
> Investors have a natural bias to invest domestically.
> Exposure to international stocks can improve portfolio performance over the long term.
> How best to invest internationally is a subject of considerable debate.

Ahh, home sweet home. That feeling of security and warmth of a place we are all so familiar with. For many of us, the house we grew up in is considered sacred as we have a powerful connection to the places and environment that shaped us. In fact, researchers using fMRI brain technology found key areas of emotional processing in the brain that are activated by places that individuals have strong emotional ties to....

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/the-inherent-value-of-global-diversification/


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Diversification is for folks who don’t know the future - which is all of us. Think of it this way, if you knew the future perfectly would you ever diversify your portfolio? Of course not. You would simply pick the single ticker that was destined to produce the highest return...     

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/the-purpose-of-diversification-a-review-of-the-past-49-years/


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Announcements / Blog Post - Managing Your Investment Portfolio Roster
« on: September 10, 2019, 09:20:54 AM »
With the NFL 2019 season underway,  we here at Investment Account Manager thought to offer an approach for managing your investment portfolio, much like the general manager of an NFL team manages their team roster. Considering the holdings in your investment portfolio as your ‘roster’ may help you to identify the role of each holding within your portfolio...

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/managing-your-investment-portfolio-roster/


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Announcements / Blog Post - Avoiding Investing Pitfalls...
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:08:58 AM »
Even the most experienced of investors, including professional advisors, occasionally overlook the fundamentals of investing, often resulting in negative consequences for their portfolios, and investing clients...

https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/avoiding-investing-pitfalls/

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