Adding a custom investment
You may use Sharesight to record a custom investment or one listed on an exchange that Sharesight does not currently support.
Topics covered in this section:
- Instructional video – tracking cash or fixed interest investments
- Instructional video – tracking custom (other) investments
- How to start
- Adding the custom investment
- Merging a custom investment to a listed investment
- Updating prices
- Manage prices using a CSV file
Instructional video – tracking cash or fixed interest investments
Instructional video – tracking custom (other) investments
How to start
To create a custom investment, click the ‘Add or Import Holding’ button from the Overview tab:
Adding the custom investment
From the ‘Add New Holding’ page, select the ‘Add a custom investment’ check box, and complete the other form fields as required.
Merging a custom investment to a listed investment
If you have added a custom investment to your portfolio that is now listed you can merge it without losing any data. To do this please follow these steps:
- Click into the custom investment.
- Scroll down and click on ‘Holding Settings’.
- Click ‘Merge into listed security’.
Once you have added the holding you can record dividends and trades against it just like any other holding in Sharesight. You will also need to update the share price in order to receive up to date performance information. The share price can be updated via the holding detail page, simply click ‘Enter a price’ in the right sidebar to update today’s share price, or click ‘Manage prices’ to view and maintain historical prices.
Manage prices using a CSV file
The manage prices page allows you to enter new prices and change existing prices (simply click on the prices to edit them). The manage prices page also allows you to import a CSV file containing share prices. This feature directly supports the historic price files that can be downloaded from the Google Finance or Yahoo Finance websites.