The portfolio rebuilding tool walks you through the rebuilding process, explaining the steps in separate pages.
Clicking on the “Finish” button on any page will start the rebuilding process using default settings for any options that have not yet been selected.
You can run the tool manually from the “Portfolio -> Rebuild Portfolio from Transactions...” menu.
The tool’s intro page explains a bit about how the tool works. Click “Next” when ready to move on to the next page.
Rebuild Method Page
On this page you can select the type of rebuilding you would like to run.
There are normally 2 types of rebuild possible, unless you have split transactions in your portfolio, in which case, only the first type is available.
Rebuild Portfolio from Transactions - Recommended
This method chronologically applies the transactions of your portfolio to build a new portfolio. The new portfolio will replace the current portfolio (“Prices” view).
You can preview how this new portfolio will look by clicking on the “Preview” button (pointed to by the red arrow in the image).
After the rebuild is finished, you may need to adjust the portfolio’s cash balance. You can do this using the menu: Portfolio -> Add Cash Transaction... in order to add or subtract from the cash balance. Be sure to select the appropriate date for the transaction (typically before the first buy transaction).
Rebuild Transactions from Portfolio
This is the opposite of the recommended method. The transactions of your portfolio will be updated to correspond to the items from the current “Prices” view. This method is normally not recommended as differences can remain between the “Prices” view and the “Transactions” view.
This method can be useful, however, if your transactions and portfolio differ significantly. This could have occurred with older versions of StockMarketEye which did not maintain the transactions log or allowed transactions to be removed or modified without removing or modifying the corresponding portfolio item.
NOTE: This method will not be available if your transactions contain any splits.
Licensed versions of StockMarketEye will allow you to create a backup of your data before starting the rebuild.
Making a backup is recommended, at least the first time you run the rebuilding tool. Having a backup available allows you to get your portfolio back to the pre-rebuild form, in case the changes made by the rebuilding tool were not to your liking.
Click the “Finish” button to start the backup and rebuilding process.