Portfolio overview page

This page provides a summary of the current holdings in the portfolio along with performance information for the selected time period.

Sharesight Portfolio Overview Page

NOTE: By default, holdings that you no longer own do not appear on this page. To learn how to include closed positions in this view, please see the advanced settings help page.

1. Title Bar

The Title Bar gives the name of the portfolio, as well as overall value and performance information:

Current Value is the value of the portfolio based on today’s share prices.

Total Return is the total return in $ that has been achieved as at today. It includes capital gains, dividends received and allows for the impact of currency movement on overseas shares. It is calculated since the first purchase date recorded for shares in the portfolio.

Total return p.a. is the annualised percentage return that achieved across the whole portfolio. A weighted average formula is used to account for the different values and time periods that each shareholding has been owned.

2. PERFORMANCE TIME-FRAME SELECTOR

The Show Performance Selector allows you to choose the time period over which you wish to see the returns calculated and indicate whether you wish to view returns in $ or as a % p.a. The selection criteria applies to the Summary Bar and the Holdings Table.

Performance Time-Frame Selector

Note: Sharesight currently updates prices daily, shortly following the close of trading for each market that we support. The since yesterday (open) option displays the gain since the start of trading for the previous day. This option will therefore display the price movement for the previous trading day if the current days prices have not yet been loaded, or for the previous two trading days if the current days prices have been loaded. Since yesterday (close) displays the gain since the previous days closing price. This option will return zero gain if the current days prices have not been loaded yet.

3. Portfolio Graph Selector

The portfolio graph can be used to plot the portfolio value over time or compare portfolios returns in different time periods. Use the dropdown selector at the top right of the graph to change the graph type or to hide the graph.

Portfolio Graph Selector

4. ADVANCED OPTIONS

Advanced settings such as grouping, including/excluding closed positions and benchmarking can be set from the advanced options menu.

5. SHARE CHECKER

The Share Checker lets you check the value of a hypothetical investment of $10,000 of any share, ETF or mutual fund listed in our database. Simply select the market, code/name and date range of the holding you wish to check.

Share Checker

6. ADD HOLDING BUTTON

Use the Add Holding button to record a new holding into your portfolio. You may add holdings manually, import from your broker, import from a CSV file, or add a Xero or Macquarie cash account.

Add Holding Button

7. SUMMARY BAR

Using the Summary Bar you can see the total contribution made by capital gains, dividends and currency movement for the selected time period.

Summary Bar

8. HOLDINGS TABLE

The Holdings Table contains separate sections for each market – ASX, NZX, LSE, NASDAQ, NYSE etc. Click on any column heading to reorder the table by the contents of that column. For example, click on ‘Capital Gain’ and the table will be ordered by capital gains in descending order. Click on the column again and the order will reverse. You may also click on the name of the holding to access the individual holding detail page where you can add and edit trades and payouts for the holding.

Holdings Table

9. UNCONFIRMED TRANSACTIONS

Unconfirmed transactions are system generated dividends and adjustments. The number of unconfirmed transactions for each shareholding is displayed in the orange box to the right of each shareholding in the shares table.

Unconfirmed Transactions

When you click into the individual holding detail page you will see that these automatic transactions are indicated by the lightning bolt icon: unconfirmed transactions icon

Automatically-generated transactions are calculated from company announcement data and will automatically recalculate if edit your buy and sell trades or if we receive updated company event data.

CONFIRMING AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED TRANSACTIONS

Although not required, it’s a good idea to verify that the automatically generated transactions are correct. To do this, click into the shareholding, click on the automatically generated item to bring up the edit form, and then click the save and confirm button (if any values need correcting do this before saving). Once a dividend or trade has been confirmed the lightning bolt icon will disappear. This data is now permanently saved against your portfolio and will no longer automatically recalculate when you make changes to the shareholding.

See also: Recording Trades, Dividends, and Adjustments

Last modified on April 19, 2015