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Transactions / Re: Unable to download transactions from Vanguard
« Last post by Forum Administrator on August 05, 2020, 12:05:37 PM »
If this download was working previously, but is no longer, check to see if anything has changed with your account login/authentication.  No issues on our end in testing..

if you have add'l questions, please contact our support team: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt
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Transactions / Re: Unable to download transactions from Vanguard
« Last post by TopDog on August 02, 2020, 09:58:24 AM »
I have updated to the most current version of IAM (3.2.1).  When I try to download Vanguard transactions, I get a message stating that "There were NO transactions in the file that was downloaded." 

I know that there are transactions to download.

I do see a message that my sign on was Successful, so I think I'm making the connection to Vanguard.

Any suggestions?  I will follow the suggestion earlier in the thread to download the OFX file.
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Frequently Asked Questions / Re: Automatic deposits
« Last post by Forum Administrator on July 21, 2020, 10:06:04 AM »
There is no means to set up / schedule automatic deposits to a brokerage cash account. However, if you download the activity each month from your broker, the deposit can be posted that way with all other monthly activity.

If you have any add'l questions, please contact our technical support team at techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Matt
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Frequently Asked Questions / Automatic deposits
« Last post by cdr@scatpack.net on July 20, 2020, 11:07:21 AM »
Does anyone know if it is possible to setup automatic monthly deposits into a brokerage cash account?
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With summer now under way, gardening hobbyists are busily weeding, watering and tending to their plants in hope of a bountiful crop.


All gardeners know that the better the care, the better the harvest. And, just as a gardener equally will tend to all the ‘rows’ in their vegetable or flower gardens, an investor must equally manage all the investment portfolios they own, including their taxable and non-taxable accounts.

read more: https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/tending-the-rows-of-your-investment-garden/
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Transactions / Re: Unable to download transactions from Vanguard
« Last post by Forum Administrator on July 01, 2020, 08:19:58 AM »
We've released the v3.2.1 update to Investment Account Manager 3 Individual. This update includes several important changes, corrections and new features. Also included are modifications to IAM3 Individual that have resolved the issues due to changes made by Vanguard access to once again allow for transactional downloads.  To download this latest update, please follow these steps:

• open your copy of Investment Account Manager v3 Individual.
• select the 'Check For Updates' choice located on the menu bar. This choice will verify that you are using the latest version of IAM3 Individual.
• if not, you'll be prompted to download the latest maintenance release.
• note: If the choice to ‘Check for Updates’ is inactive in your copy of Investment Account Manager v3 Individual, this indicates your technical support period has expired.
• if your support has expired, you can extend technical support for an additional year, by clicking here  https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/product-category/support-individual/.  When ordering your support renewal, you will need to enter your IAMv3 user ID number as shown on the IAMv3 Help Menu | Product Support Screen.



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Transactions / Re: Unable to download transactions from Vanguard
« Last post by Forum Administrator on June 29, 2020, 11:01:21 AM »
    Hi Mark,

    Vanguard has changed its authentication methods.  We are working on a solution. For the time being:


    Open the Vanguard web page.
    From My Accounts, choose Transaction History.
    At the top right of the page, choose download.


Download Options are:
1.       Account Type: Choose Quicken
2.       Choose Data Range
3.       Choose an Account (Choose one at a time)
4.       Download and save the file

Import the file into Investment Account Manager under IAM's Transaction Menu
| Import OFX.  If you have add'l questions, please email our tech support team directly:

techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Regards,

Matt

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Transactions / Unable to download transactions from Vanguard
« Last post by markrtuttle on June 27, 2020, 09:50:01 PM »
I'm unable to create a portfoilo and download my transaction history from Vanguard. 

I go to file -> new portfolio -> download from financial institution -> download all available historical activity, I enter portfolio name, I choose financial institution Vanguard Group and I enter my username and password for the vanguard.com web site, I click connect, and I get

An error message was received from your financial institution.  The title of the message received is "no title shown." To view the error, open the file OFX_Error.html in your web browser.

I have no idea how to proceed. I have no idea where the file OFX_Error.html is.

I are running the demo version of IAM that I just downloaded to try out.

Thanks,
Mark
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Announcements / Blog Post - Putting Performance Into Perspective
« Last post by Forum Administrator on June 02, 2020, 02:22:43 PM »
The year 2019 was a great run for the S&P 500 Index. Its 12-month total return of 31.49% was more 3x higher than its 50-year average annualized return of 10.60%. All good, right?

read more: https://www.investmentaccountmanager.com/products/putting-performance-into-perspective/
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Support / Re: Inaccurate IRRs
« Last post by Forum Administrator on June 02, 2020, 02:18:34 PM »
Looks as if you are misunderstanding...  if you receive dividends, these are positive cash flows that contribute to the IRR calculation.  If you reinvest these dividends, then in addition to the income component on IRR, so too will be the change in value of the reinvestment.  The formula used for IRR is below, an it is accurate and correct.  We also further geometrically link IRR for sub period returns and closer GIPS compliance.  Please contact our tech support team directly if you have add'l questions: techsupport@investmentaccountmanager.com

Internal Rate of Return (Modified IRR Method)

The internal rate of return calculates return for the period taking into effect the exact timing of each cash flow. The model properly weights the timing of cash flows (additions/ withdrawals) for a portfolio or an individual asset, for a selected date range, to provide the return calculation. Internal rate of return can be equated to the compounded effective interest rate that a savings account would have had to earn in order to reach the portfolios' current present value including all investment flows (purchases, sales, income, interest, reinvestment, etc.), while adjusted for timing of the specific flows.

Key variables in the model include: Beginning Market Value, Ending Market Value, Income, Reinvestments, Sum of all Cash Flows within the period (additions/withdrawals), and Weight Factor (# of total days in the period that the cash flow "F" has been in, or out of, the portfolio). The return derived here can then be stored to be used in 'linking' returns.

The calculation is:

MVE = Summate Fi(1+R)^Wi

(^ denotes raised to the power of)

where:

MVE = the market value at the end of the period (includes any interest or dividends earned but not withdrawn, i.e. reinvestments, etc.).

MVB = the market value at the beginning of the period, (includes any interest or dividends earned but not withdrawn, i.e. reinvestments, etc.).

Summate F = the sum of the cash flows within the period (contributions to the portfolio are positive flows, and withdrawals or distributions are negative flows). The market value at the start of the period is also treated as a cash flow at the beginning of the period, i.e. MVB = F0.

R = the internal rate of return.

Wi = is the proportion of the total number of days in the period that the cash flow Fi has been in (or out of) the portfolio. The formula for Wi is:

   Wi = [CD-Di] / [CD] (this is the weighting component)

   where:

CD = the total number of days in the period.

Di = the number of days since the beginning of the period in which cashflow Fi occurred.
 
IRR is derived by selecting values for R and solving the equation until the result equals MVE. For example, if there were a total of three cash flows for the period (including the beginning market value treated as F0) - there will be three terms in the computational formula:

MVE = F0(1+R)^W0 + F1(1+R)^W1 + F2(1+R)^W2 .

The first term deals with the first cash flow, F0, which is the value of the portfolio at the beginning of the period (MVB). Wi is the proportion of the period that the cash flow Fi was in (or out) of the portfolio. Because F0 is in for the whole period, W0 = 1. The larger the value of Fi in the term, the more it will contribute to the total. But the smaller the exponent (i.e., the value of Wi), the less the term will contribute to the sum. This usually means that the first term, with a large F0 and W0 = 1, will contribute far more than the other terms.

Source: Global Investment Performance Standards Second Edition (2006),  Charlottesville, VA 22903, pg 87-88.




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