Introducing InvestingNote’s Portfolio Tracking System

# Introducing InvestingNote’s Portfolio Tracking System

The Portfolio tracking system is one of the most popular features at InvestingNote. It features the following unique features, allowing you to be updated with portfolio performance at all times.

1. Portfolio Management. You can create as many portfolios as you like to track. Each portfolio can have its own different portfolio currency. If you like to showcase your portfolio to your followers/friends, you can choose to make your portfolio open.
2. Transaction Management. You can add unlimited transactions to a portfolio and add notes for each transaction. Keep your learning journey in the stock market.
3. Cash Management. You can use this to track how much cash you have deposited into the portfolio or how much you have withdrawn or left in the portfolio. Manage your portfolio position sizing carefully with the knowledge of your cash position at all time.
4. Auto dividend tracking. The system will auto track dividends for stocks listed in SG/MY/US.

Below are a few common questions. You can reach out to us at admin@investingnote.com if you have any questions or suggestions on the portfolio system.

Question 1: What is Realized Profit/Loss (P/L)?

The realized profit/loss means gain/loss for those stocks that you have already sold. E.g. If you have bought 1000 shares of stock A at price of \$1, and you sold 500 shares at \$2.
Realized P/L = 500 x \$2 – 500 x \$1 = \$500

Question 2: What is UnRealized Profit/Loss (Unrealized P/L)?

The unrealized profit/loss is another way to say the paper gain/loss. These are the gain/loss for those stocks that you have not sold. E.g. If you have bought 1000 shares of stock A at price of \$1, and you sold 500 shares at \$2 last month. And now the current share price of stock A is \$3.
Unrealized P/L = Number of remaining shares x Current Share Price – Number of Remaining Shares x Share Price When Bought = 500 x \$3 – 500 x \$1 = \$1000

Question 3: How did you calculate cost of a position?

We are using First In First Out (FIFO) valuation method to calculate the portfolio gain/loss.

E.g. If you have bought 1000 shares of stock A at price of \$1, and bought another 1000 shares of stock A at price of \$2. And you sold 1000 shares at \$3 last month. For the 1000 shares you sold, the cost of each each share will be \$1 (first 1000 shares you bought). For the remaining 1000 shares you have, the cost of each share will be \$2 (second 1000 shares you bought). Assume stock A’s current market share price is \$2.5.

Realized Profit/Loss = 1000 x \$3 – 1000 x \$1 = \$2000
Unrealized Profit/Loss = 1000 x \$2.5 – 1000 x \$2 = \$500

Question 4: What happens when a Stock’s currency is different from the Portfolio’s currency?

Let’s say the the currency for the stock that you want to track is US\$ and the Portfolio’s currency is SGD. When you add the transaction for that stock, the share price you are entering should be the stock’s currency. The system will also auto show you to the exchange rate between US\$ and SGD, you can choose to edit it to a different value. Take note that this exchange rate should be the exchange rate based on the day that you bought/sold that stock. With this exchange rate, it will convert the profit/loss into the Portfolio currency.

Question 5: Does the dividend tracking works for all stock markets?

Currently the auto dividend tracking only works for stocks listed in Singapre, Malaysia and US. We are working hard to improve these for other markets.

Question 6: What do I do if I spot any errors on the dividend?

If you have found some problems with the dividend, you can email us at admin@investingnote.com and we will look into it asap. Alternatively, you can also go to the website investingnote.com and under your portfolio page you can choose to manage your dividend manually. That means you can ignore those auto tracked dividend and enter the dividend by yourself. Take note that this only works on the website for now.

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