Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What sort of asset types can be managed using Investment Account Manager?
Answer: As a comprehensive portfolio management software program, Investment Account Manager offers investment tracking features for a variety of asset types: cash, money market funds, US Governments, agencies, tax-exempt bonds, corporate bonds, preferred stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, common stocks, options, and other investments. In the case of options, IAM is able to handle: opening buy, closing sale, opening sale, closing buy, assigned, exercised, and expired transactions.

Question: Does Investment Account Manager allow for multiple portfolio management?
Answer: Investment Account Manager is specifically designed to easily track an unlimited number of portfolios. If you have different types of portfolios: i.e. taxable accounts, IRAs, trust accounts, children accounts, etc., IAM will maintain a distinct portfolio for each account you own. You can collectively report on any/all portfolios using the IAM's report setup features.

Question: What sort of reporting tools are provided by Investment Account Manager?
Answer: Investment Account Manager includes more than 40 professional reports summarizing your investments: current holdings, unrealized gains/losses, sold positions & realized gains/losses (tax filing), income received (tax filing), capital gain distributions, commissions paid, security allocation, portfolio diversification, portfolio cash flow projections, tax basis, performance measurements, asset maturity schedule, transactions ledger, and more. Click here for a PDF file of a few of the comprehensive reports provided by IAM.

Question: Does Investment Account Manager accurately derive investment performance?
Answer: Investment Account Manager calculates the modified IRR method to derive the internal rate of return for investment performance. This method calculates return for the period taking into effect the exact timing of each external 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. [CFA Institute Handbook Second Edition 2006]

Question: Does Investment Account Manager include any tutorial data to learn the program?
Answer: Investment Account Manager is provided with sample data and three program tutorials. By carefully reviewing the tutorials, you will understand how the program is intended to operate, while quickly learning how to utilize the program for your specific needs. All features in Investment Account Manager include detailed help and guidance. Features not covered in these tutorials can be quickly learned using the available online help. Free technical support is also provided while using IAM during your trial period.

Question: Can I download financial transactions from online financial institutions into Investment Account Manager?
Answer: Investment Account Manager is able to download transaction data from many leading financial institutions, including: A.G. Edwards, American Century, Charles Schwab, E*Trade, Fidelity Investments, Harris Direct, Quick & Reilly, Robert W. Baird, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, Vanguard, Wells Fargo, and myStreetScape (Muriel Siebert). Alternatively, IAM can also import any standard OFX (Open Financial Exchange) data file. If your financial institution is not listed, but you are able to download an OFX file directly, this file can be imported into IAM for transaction posting. Downloadable OFX files are often listed as Quicken QFX or MS Money spreadsheet files - either will work.

Question: Can I import historical investment data from a prior version of Captools® Investment Software?
Answer: With the recent decision by Captools® Investment Software to no longer support their programs for the individual investor, the developers of Investment Account Manager have included in IAM an import feature for Captools investment data. This import feature allows the conversion of the most common investment transactions from Captools Investment Software into Investment Account Manager. Click here for more details.

Question: Can I import historical investment data from a prior version of Quicken® software?
Answer: The developers of Investment Account Manager have included in IAM an import feature for Quicken® QIF files. This import feature allows the conversion of most investment transactions from a Quicken 98 (Quicken Interchange Format QIF) file or later into the Investment Account Manager. Click here for more details.

Question: What sort of technical support is provided with Investment Account Manager?
Answer: The developers of Investment Account Manager are pleased to offer detailed and comprehensive help to our users. Since 1985, we've received many accolades for the support we provide. Our goal is to help you learn and utilize IAM to better manage your investment portfolios. Click here for more details on IAM support.

Question: What is the cost of Investment Account Manager?
Answer: Investment Account Manager is $139.00, which includes 1 full year of product support. Product support includes: email support, voice support and access to online program updates. If you are currently using the trial version of IAM, any data you have entered will be retained when activating the trial version to the full version.