BetterInvesting Portfolio Manager Improving Portfolio Management Decisions

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Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making

Portfolio Management is like gardening… Design Select

Maintain
Harvest

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How BetterInvesting Portfolio Manager helps Topics : Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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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:
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Owner By objective By financial institution

 Portfolios easily combined for collective reporting
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Collectively monitor your accounts…

Portfolio Manager provides multiple portfolio tracking. Manage your accounts collectively, without limitations.

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Combination reporting: a customized view

Select which portfolios and which asset types to include on a report.
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Combined reports provide important information
A report showing a combination of Joe’s accounts – both his taxable portfolio and his IRA.

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Combined reports provide important information
Shown here, one of the allocation reports, summarizing both of Joe’s accounts.

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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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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

Accuracy, with efficiency, saves time for decision making.

a lot-by-lot basis

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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)

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Example – several portfolios hold a company issuing a stock split (for illustrative purposes only)…
All portfolios within Portfolio Manager are quickly and accurately adjusted

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Example – several portfolios hold a company issuing a corporate spin-off (for illustrative purposes only)…

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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.
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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Using Security Watch Lists Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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Using Portfolio Manager’s Fundamental Analysis 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.

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Importing fundamental data from BetterInvesting
Automatically download S&P stock data from BetterInvesting
 S&P Stock Data Service — online access to CompuStat financial
data provided by S&P on over 7,000 publicly traded companies

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Utilizing fundamental data for ratio analysis
This table

shows several
of the valuation ratios derived within Portfolio Manager (Asset Library)

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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.

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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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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

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Importing allocation and diversification data from BetterInvesting
Importing

BetterInvesting
Mutual Fund Resource Center data updates Portfolio Manager with important characteristics of your funds for asset allocation,

diversification and
performance analysis
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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

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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 500

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Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here an overall summary of the portfolio.

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Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here a look at the portfolio’s different asset classes.

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Analyze your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here by stock industry.

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Compare your targets to actual allocation and diversification: here by stock size.

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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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Using the Internet with Portfolio Manager
Internet research  Quick access to useful web sites
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BetterInvesting’s Online Stock Selection Guide (SSG)

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BetterInvesting’s Company Report Yahoo!® Finance

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From Portfolio Manager’s home page, right click access to any security listed under Portfolio Holdings section
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Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making BetterInvesting’s Online Stock Selection Guide (SSG) report (partial screen)
The BetterInvesting 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!
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BetterInvesting’s company report (partial screen)
BetterInvesting’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 companies.
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FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY!

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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
inquisitive investors. FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY!
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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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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
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FIFO, Specific ID, Average Cost Methods, Minimum or Maximum gain

 Effective portfolio construction
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taxable vs. tax-deferred account

 Help with gift and estate planning decisions
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Improving Portfolio Management and Investment Decision Making The Security Basis report shows each purchase lot for the portfolio or a security…

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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

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Portfolio 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

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Topics :

Managing Multiple Portfolios Entering Global Transactions Fundamental Analysis Tools Asset Allocation Internet Tools Using Security Watch Lists Effective Tax Decisions Other Features

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Creating 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
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What impact on asset allocation, diversification, taxes due, income received, etc.

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Portfolio Manger provides a host of other tools and features to improve decision making
Integrate other BetterInvesting 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...
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Managing your portfolio is like tending to your garden.

BetterInvesting Portfolio Manager will help make the process understandable, enjoyable and rewarding.

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