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  • FINCAD ANALYTICS SUITE 2009 FOR EXCELUser Guide

  • FINCAD ANALYTICS SUITE 2009 FOR EXCEL

    User Guide

    Software Version: 2009.2

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    Contents

    Overview ....................................................................................................................................1

    AssetClass&InstrumentCoverageOffered .................................................................................... 2ModelsandMethodsOffered.......................................................................................................... 4

    SystemRequirements(minimum) .............................................................................................5

    GettingStarted...........................................................................................................................6

    InstallingFINCADAnalyticsSuite2009forExcel............................................................................ 6StartingFINCAD.............................................................................................................................. 10Desktopicon/ShortcutinStartMenu......................................................................................................... 10AddInMenuAlternative.............................................................................................................................. 11

    UsingLicenseManager .................................................................................................................. 16ActivatingyourFINCADLicense.................................................................................................................... 17

    FINCADANALYTICSSUITE2009FOREXCELMenuOverview ................................................22

    FINCADAnalyticsFinder ..........................................................................................................23

    BrowsingforFunctions................................................................................................................................. 24SearchingforFunctions ................................................................................................................................ 26PastinganExample....................................................................................................................................... 29CalculatingResults........................................................................................................................................ 31PastingaFunction ........................................................................................................................................ 32EditingaFunction......................................................................................................................................... 32MathReference............................................................................................................................................ 36FunctionReference ...................................................................................................................................... 37Help .............................................................................................................................................................. 37Favorites ....................................................................................................................................................... 37AccessingAllfunctions,Workbooks,andMathReferences......................................................................... 38

    FunctionWizard.......................................................................................................................39

    Workbooks...............................................................................................................................44

    WorkbooksCurveSettings ............................................................................................................. 44Workbooks ..................................................................................................................................... 45Workbooks(FINCADMarketData)............................................................................................................... 46WorkbooksBloombergDataSpecific .......................................................................................................... 48

    WorkbookUtilities ......................................................................................................................... 54WorkingwithSwitches ................................................................................................................................. 54RemoveFormatting...................................................................................................................................... 58PerformSensitivityAnalysis ......................................................................................................................... 59GenerateCashflowReport .......................................................................................................................... 62

    Documents ...............................................................................................................................64

    FunctionReference ...................................................................................................................................... 65MathReference............................................................................................................................................ 66Firsttimeuser .............................................................................................................................................. 67

    Feedback ..................................................................................................................................68

    SupportResources ...................................................................................................................69

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    Contents(cont.)

    FunctionErrorHandling...........................................................................................................70

    DisableorEnableErrorHandling.................................................................................................................. 70ValidateInputs ............................................................................................................................................. 71CommonCausesof#VALUE!ErrorMessage................................................................................................ 73

    CheckforUpdates....................................................................................................................74

    About .......................................................................................................................................75

    Exit ...........................................................................................................................................76

    FINCADJargon..........................................................................................................................77

    NamingConventions ...................................................................................................................... 77Prefix ............................................................................................................................................................ 77RootWords................................................................................................................................................... 77Suffixes ......................................................................................................................................................... 77

    UsingExcelFunctionality .........................................................................................................78

    CalculatingArrays........................................................................................................................... 79Toextendcashflowtablesusingarrays ........................................................................................