Transaction Accuracy and Completeness

Your portfolio’s transactions are recorded in the Transactions report. Transactions are a record of the activity that occured in your portfolio, from the first deposit of funds or transfer of stock, through all of the sales, purchases, dividends, interest, fees and other activity that occured since then.

The list of transactions should be as complete and accurate as possible. StockMarketEye uses the transactions in a number of different situations, and the completeness and accuracy of the transactions affects the calculations that StockMarketEye makes. If there was activity in the portfolio that was not included in the transactions, or values in the transactions that are not consistent with the current holdings (Prices view), it will affect what you see in the Portfolio’s chart, Summary report and Back-in-Time report.

One place where complete and accurate transactions are necessary is when calculating performance, such as in the Summary report. To compute performance values, StockMarketEye builds your portfolio from scratch using the transactions recorded in the Transactions report. If the transactions are not consistent with what actually happened in your portfolio, the performance numbers and balances will be off from what you’d expect.

Another place where StockMarketEye needs complete and accurate transactions is in the Back-in-Time report. Here again, the transactions are played forward in order to rebuild the portfolio on any given day in the past. If the transactions are not accurate or if there are missing transactions, the resulting back-in-time view will not be accurate.

StockMarketEye tries to correct for certain problems in the transactions when importing from a brokerage. This can cause placeholder transactions to be created. However, StockMarketEye can not automatically correct for all inaccurate data so it is best to double check your transactions for accuracy, whether they were entered by hand or imported from a brokerage or file.