Stocks portfolio tracking can be quite a tedious task. I used to key in my transactions into excel individually and it took up quite a lot of my time as I still had to track my dividends and investment returns as well.
However, over the past 1 year, I manage to track my stocks portfolio automatically through a website called stocks cafe. I personally know a few other bloggers and fellow investors using it to track their stocks portfolio as well. It is really easy to use and best of all it sends report on my investment results to me every single day so I got an overview on how my portfolio performed.
This is the kind of update I received in my email every day. I can view it easily on my phone while on my way home after work:
There are also details of each individual stock and how they performed for the day in the email. This allows me to have a summary of what is going on in the market when I have no time to look at my stocks while at work.
The website of stocks cafe gives many other details including news and basic fundamental of stocks. Every morning, I will go to the website and read the news which are specifically filtered based on the stocks I have in my portfolio. This is how the website looks like:
Next, I can see the closed positions and the profit I get from each sell transactions:
I can also see the dividends I received and the dividend yield of my portfolio. There are also details of how much dividends I received from each stock and the projection moving forward. As seen below, I still have one final dividend not yet paid out from Singtel even though it has already XD.
And finally, I can even see my portfolio performance for the current year as well as the past few years. XIRR has been exceptionally good this year at more than 21%.
For research of stocks, the platform also allows me to get basic financial info of the companies and there is always a link to the investor relations page of the individual companies if I’m interested to find more information. Let’s take an example of Suntec REIT to view its information on stocks cafe:
Firstly, we can see the stock chart. This is particularly useful for me as I will always at least look at the chart before I buy the stock. I want to try to buy a stock at good support levels.
Next, I can see basic information of the stock including its fundamentals and basic description. Basic financial ratios such as PE, PB, ROA, ROE and also dividend yield can be seen. As mentioned earlier, there is a link to the company’s investor relation page under the general section which we can click through to get more information and do deeper research on the company.
Stocks cafe has been useful for me as a portfolio tracking tool and also a platform I am using if I want to find more about a stock. It has served me well for the past 1 year plus. It is free to use but there are some limitations for free users. You can try it first to see if its useful for you.
The holidays are coming as well as the end of 2017. Here’s wishing everyone Merry Christmas and happy holidays ahead!
* This is a tool I use personally. This is not a sponsored post
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