The Rotman Portfolio Manager application is organized in a modular way so that each user can personalize the look and feel of their trading interface. Each support module contains different information pertaining to trading and your portfolio. To open a module, simply click on the button at the top of the toolbar. The module can then be moved and resized anywhere on the screen.
The ”New Trade” module (found under the Trades menu) allows you to submit trade orders to buy and sell securities. In the Ticker field, type in the ticker symbol of the security that you wish to trade. Then choose the order type by clicking to toggle the BUY/SELL button. In the Volume field, specify the number of the securities that you wish to buy or sell. Next, use the drop-down menu to select your order type. There are four available choices: MKT (Market Order), LMT (Limit Order), STOP (Stop Order), and MOC (Market-on-Close). Notice that if you are making a LMT or STOP order, then you will have to specify the price in the Price field.
Once you click on the Submit button, an Order Confirmation box will appear. This box contains all the relevant information regarding the current trade. Please confirm that you have entered all the information correctly before clicking on the Submit button to confirm the trade.
As mentioned above, you can also open the New Trade module by double-clicking a security in the Market Watch.
Note: to short sell securities, simply submit a sell order. If you own shares, it will sell the shares that you own. If you do not own share, it will simply short sell the shares.
The “Trade Management” module is found under the Trades menu. The “Open” tab shows all of your outstanding orders with relevant details for each order. Since these orders are not transacted yet, you have the option to cancel them by clicking on the corresponding “Cancel” button under the Cancel column.
You can also set a One-Cancels-Other (OCO) name for an order. If you tag multiple orders with the same OCO name, then as soon as one of the orders gets executed, the other orders in the batch will be immediately cancelled.
The “Transacted” tab shows all your past transactions (excluding currency conversions) with relevant details.
The “Canceled” tab shows your cancelled orders.
All trades are executed at the real-time price. The trade confirmation will appear in your Trade Management module and Transaction Log module immediately, but the transaction price will be hidden for at least 15 minutes due to exchange data regulations.
The Ticker Whitelist module (found under the Trades menu) is a restriction on your account imposed by your class administrator to limit the securities you trade to a specific list. Note that your instructor may not use this feature, in which case you’ll be able to trade securities according to the class settings (e.g. asset classes and their denominated currencies).
If you attempt to transact a trade outside of this ticker whitelist, you will encounter the following error message:
This module shows your one-month history of trading activities. If you would like to view the entire transaction history of your account, simply click on the “Download Complete History” button on the top-right corner.
This window allows you to search for stocks, bonds, futures, and options. Simply go to the appropriate tab, fill in the search criteria and click on Submit. Please see further details above.
Found under the Portfolio menu, this analytical tool gives you a graphical illustration of your portfolio value history, asset allocation, benchmarking, and attribution analysis.
This tool allows you to chart the historical prices for a specific security by typing the symbol of the security. Once charted, you can use the tools to zoom in/out of the chart and overlay technical analysis indicators.
This window displays the ranking of each student in your class based on the total portfolio value. The “Historical” tab gives you a graphical illustration of the change of your ranking throughout the period as well as your average rank in the class.
Click on ‘Log Out’ to exit the application. Please note that if you leave the application unattended for 15 minutes, the server will automatically log you out. However, we suggest logging out manually to prevent unintended changes to your account.
If you need assistance with any issues related to RPM, you can click on the “? Help” module next to Log Out to open the Interactive Help window. This allows you to submit a question to our helpdesk, and questions will be answered within 24 hours and often within minutes.