The File Menu

Investment Analysis stores portfolios as catalog entries. Portfolios contain a collection of investments, providing a structure to collect investments with a common purpose or goal (like a retirement or building fund portfolio). It may be advantageous also to collect investments into a common portfolio if they are competing investments you want to perform a comparative analysis upon. Within this structure you can perform computations and analyses on a collection of investments in a portfolio, just as you would perform them on a single investment.

Investment Analysis provides many tools to aid in your manipulation of portfolios through the File menu, shown in FigureĀ 55.1.

Figure 55.1: File Menu

File Menu

The File menu offers the following items:

New Portfolio creates an empty portfolio with a new name.

Open Portfolio opens the standard SAS Open dialog box where you select a portfolio to open.

Save Portfolio saves the current portfolio to its current name.

Save Portfolio As opens the standard SAS Save As dialog box where you supply a new portfolio name for the current portfolio.

Close closes Investment Analysis.

Exit closes SAS (Windows only).