Handling cash imbalances

If you feel that your portfolio valuation is too low or incorrect it is most likely due to the fact that you are showing a cash imbalance in your portfolio. This occurs when you have entered a cash deposit into your portfolio but the sum of all your stock purchases exceeds it - which results in a negative cash balance.

There are 2 solutions to this situation depending on whether you wish to track your cash balance or not.

1. If you do want to track your portfolio cash balance - add a starting cash balance to the Folio: If you have purchased stocks those purchases need to be offset against a cash balance in order to create a valid valuation. It's easy to add an initial cash balance - click "Add Transaction" and the "Deposit" and follow the steps. Add a cash balance amounting to the cost of purchases made plus the amount of cash in your trading account. As long as your cash balance is greater than or equal to the sum of all purchases in your account your valuation will be correct. This is the recommended process for accurate performance reporting.

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2. If you do not want to track your cash balance - remove all deposits & withdrawals from the Folio! Solution 1 is preferable if you with to track your total account valuation, but if you are happy to just track the equity portfolio valuation you could just delete all cash deposits and withdrawals.

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