Individual Holding Page

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Each holding in your Sharesight portfolio has an Individual Holding Page where you can view all of the information relating to the holding. This page enables you to add and edit trades, adjustments and payouts, e.g. dividends or interest payments.

To access the Individual Holding Page, click on the holding name on the Portfolio Overview Page or search for the holding under the Holdings tab.

Important note: the performance figures at the top of this page relate only to the current holding (open position). You can run the Performance Report with the ‘Include’ gains option selected to view the total return including gains from any sales, or run the Sold Securities Report to view gains from sales only.

Individual Holding Page

1 – Tabs to navigate to other pages and settings - Theses are navigation tabs to other pages, portfolio settings and features:

navigation tabs

2 – Portfolio dropdown menu - Dropdown menu to:

Portfolio menu

3 – Account settings dropdown menu - Dropdown menu to access account settings and account level functionality:

  • My Portfolios - Portfolio navigations
  • My Custom Groups - set up and manage Custom Groups
  • My Detail - Personal account detail; name, email address, etc.
  • Billing Details - Update your payment details or change your payment or billing cycle.
  • Change Plan - Veiw plans, upgrade your plan and view your invoices.
  • Sharesight API - view your ‘Sharesight Contect’ contection with Sharesight’s partnered.
  • All Sharing & Permissions - portfolios sharing settings
  • Logout

Account settings

4 – Holding name & code - This is the name and ticker of the holding. This is determined by Sharesight’s data provider and cannot be changed.

Holding name

5 – Holding Summary - Displays the current owned share quantity, current share price, along with the Current Value and Total Return or Total Return p.a..

Current Value - The value of the holding based on today’s share prices (current price x current quantity, converted into your local currency if it is an overseas holding).

Total Return - The total return that has been achieved to date on currently held shares. It includes capital gains, dividends received and allows for the impact of currency movements if it is an overseas holding. It is calculated from the first purchase date recorded for the holding. It is shown in currency amount and as an annualised percentage.

Note: The Holding summary is not affected by the date range selected.

Holding summary

6 – Date range dropdown menuu - Choose the time period over which you wish to see the holding’s returns calculated.

Note: Selection criteria apply to the Summary Bar and Holding Graph.
Note: Sharesight currently updates ASX and NZX with 20 minute price delay and all other supported markets prices daily, shortly following the close of trading.

Since yesterday (open) 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 day’s closing price. This option will return zero gain if the current days prices have not been loaded yet.

date range

7 – Holding Graph dropdown menu - Select the graph to represent the holding performance within the selected date range.

8 – Holding Graph - The graph plots the performance of the share against an appropriate benchmark such as NZX50 or ASX200 depending on the Stock Exchange that the holding is listed on.

Symbols on the graph mark corporate action events as follows:

dividend-payment-symbol = Dividend Payment

bonus issue symbol = Bonus Issue

share cancellation symbol = Share Cancellation

share consolidation symbol = Share Consolidation

share split smbol = Share Split


9 – Advance Options - Contains the setting for organising the holdings, have sold holdings reflected in the performance and set a Benchmark.

Advance Options

10 – Cash Accounts - Add a Cash Accounts to the portfolio. To add a Cash Accounts click on the ‘Add Cash Account’ button.

11 - Add or Import Holdings button – Add additional holdings to the portfolio. To add an additional holding select either add holdings manually, import from your broker or import from a CSV file.

Holding menu

12 – Next holding button - Navigate to the next holding. You can also use the ‘Holding’ tab to navigate between holdings.

next holding button

13 – Holding summary bar - Displays the contribution made by capital gains, dividends and currency movements.

Holding summary bar

14 – Benchmark - set any ETF in Sharesight’s database to use for comparison against your portfolio. This feature will add an additional row to the summary bar, which allows you to compare the percentage return of your portfolio to the percentage return of the benchmark.

Holding Brenchmark

15 – All Trades & Adjustments Table - Displays all your buy and sell transactions and adjustments for the holding that you have recorded in Sharesight.

To add a new sale or purchase of shares or an adjustment, click the ‘Enter a New Trade’ button.

To edit a trade click ‘Edit’ on the appropriate trade or adjustment row.

Sharesight automatically records corporate action events such as splits, consolidations, cancellations and bonus issues. Automatic trades are indicated by the lightning bolt icon: icon - lightning bolt

Notes are automatically recorded for automatic trades. To add or edit notes, click ‘Edit’ on the appropriate adjustment row to be taken to the ‘Edit Trade Form’. The comments icon: comment indicates that comments have been recorded about the transaction.

All trades

16 – Enter a new Trade & Adjustment button - Click to add a trade or adjustment to the holding.

Enter a new trade or adjustment button

17 – All Income Table - Displays all your dividends recorded for the holding. Click the ‘show all income’ button to view past dividend payments.

Dividends are automatically entered for you by Sharesight. Automatically entered dividends are indicated by the lightning bolt icon:

Note: It is important that you check and confirm all automatic dividends for accuracy as they are included in your Taxable Income Report. Sharesight relies on third party vendors for dividend information and we do our best to ensure that all data is as accurate as possible, however we are not responsible for missing or inaccurate data.

To edit a dividend click ‘Edit’ on the appropriate dividend row.

To record a new dividend manually, click the ‘Enter a New Dividend’ button.

Notes are automatically recorded for automatic dividends. To add or edit notes, click ‘Edit’ link on the appropriate dividend row. The Notes icon indicates that notes have been recorded about the dividend.

All income table

18 – Enter a new Dividend - Click to record a dividend to the holding.

Enter a new dividend

19 – Confirm automatic transactions - Function button to confirm multiple unconfirmed transactions.


20 – Instrument Detail tab -

Current Price (currency code) - updated price with the date and time of the update.

Exchange Rate - if the holding is overseas to the portfolio tax residency an exchange of the tax residency country and holding currency is displayed.

Country - country the company is registered in.

Sector Classification - the market field the holding is associated with.

Industry Classification - the field the holding is associated with. (Can be changed by selecting from the dropdown menu.)

Custom Grouping Classifications - If you have set up a Custom Grouping, this displays the group the holding is in. (This can be seen even when the Custom Grouping is not selected.)

Investment Type - displays investment categories and detailed description in brackets, for example; Interest Rate Securities (Fixed Rate Government Bond).

Instrument Detail

21 – Holding Information tab:

Current Value - of holding in both the portfolio currency and holding currency (if an overseas holding).

Current Quantity - current number of shares owned.

Cost base p/share - Calculated by the holding’s cost base divided by quantity of shares. For holdings with multiple trades at different prices Sharesight calculates the cost base per share across all trades by the sale allocation method, average cost.

Note: The sale allocation method can be changed in the Capital Gains Tax Report for Australian portfolios and Traders Tax Report for New Zealand portfolios.

Cost base - The holding’s current total value.

Holding Information tab

22 – Corporate Action tab - Displays a list of corporate actions that have occurred during the period that you have owned the holding. The corporate actions are listed in date order, with the date being the date that the corporate action was announced.

Click on the corporate action for more detail to be displayed. If you wish to see all corporate actions for the holding, click on the ‘Show all corporate actions’ button.

Most corporate actions are recorded by Sharesight automatically. Corporate actions automatically recorded by Sharesight are indicated by the lightning bolt icon in the corporate actions list:icon - lightning bolt

Sharesight cannot automatically record corporate actions that have a details of rights issues as the record depends on what action you decided to take with regard to the rights. This need to be manually entered.

Corporate actions tab

23 – File Attachments tab - Attach files for your records and to have all your documentation in one place.

attach file

24 – Comments tab - This is a notes area for you to add any notes on the holding for your record, e.g. you could make notes of goals for the holding or sale at X share price.


25 – Labels tab - Manage and apply labels to your shares in order to customise your reports.

label tab

26 – Holding settings tab - Contains setting for the holding:

  • Dividend Reinvestment Plan - set up an automatic Dividend Reinvestment Plan. (Currently supported for DRP-enabled holdings listed on the ASX and NZX.) Dividend reinvestments can be manually set up for all other markets.) Income Type: Trust or Non Trust.

  • Merge this holding - Function to merge a holding that has been wholly acquired.

  • Delete this holding - Note holdings cannot be restored once deleted.

Holding setting tab

27 – Holding News - This section provides news on the holding. Currently Sharesight provides Yahoo news to all markets and Livewire and Cufflink from Holdings on the ASX.

Last modified on August 19, 2021 UTC

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