Portfolio overview page
This page in Sharesight provides a summary of the current holdings in the portfolio along with performance information for the selected time period.
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 Options help page.
Key items on the Portfolio Overview Page:
- Title Bar
- Performance Date Range Selector
- Portfolio Graph Selector
- Advanced Options
- Share Checker
- Add or Import Holdings Button
- Summary Bar
- Holding Table
- Unconfirmed Transactions
- Confirming Automatically Generated Transactions
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.
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 apply to the Summary Bar and the Holdings Table.
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.
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.
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.
Use the Add or Import Holdings 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 (Macquarie Wholesale accounts only).
Using the Summary Bar you can see the total contribution made by capital gains, dividends and currency movement for the selected time period.
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.
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.
When you click into the individual holding detail page you will see that these automatic transactions are indicated by the lightning bolt 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.
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.
Last modified on January 30, 2017 UTC