How to read the Detailed Returns Report

This article will explain what the Detailed Returns report is and how to read it. If you’d like help on common troubleshooting issues with the report, you can read this article instead.

What information does the Detailed Returns report tell me?

This report provides a detailed outline of how your portfolio as a whole, and the individual holdings within it, performed over a specific time period, determined by you at the top of the page. The breakdown of returns includes capital gains, dividends, currency gains/losses.

Which Portfolio types can use the report

This report is mostly useful for a Transactions or Holdings portfolio where you have inputted all the correct information, including dates, buys, sells, prices, shares and ticker symbols. If any of this information is incorrect or missing, it will effectively distort the returns in some way. So be sure to double check your inputs on your portfolio page to make sure everything is correct.

If you have a Watchlist portfolio, a report can still be generated, however, the values you will see are equally weighted (i.e. 4 stocks in your watchlist means 25% weight in each) for performance calculation purposes.

How to generate a Detailed Returns report.

To generate a report, go to your Portfolio page, select one of your portfolios and then near the top of that Portfolio’s page, you will find the blue button to generate a Detailed Returns report. Click that to generate a report and your browser will generate one in the same window.

 

What can I do with my report?

Once your report is generated, you have a few options.

  1. You can download a CSV copy of the report
  2. You can change the start and end date of the reporting period (every time you change the date range, click Update to refresh the numbers)

 

How to read the report

  1. To start with, you can read about how returns are calculated by clicking the link above the date range that says “How are portfolio returns calculated?”
  2. There will be a notification at the top of the page to inform you of any currencies that have been converted if there are any currencies in your portfolio that are different from your base currency selected.
  3. At the beginning of your report, it outlines your Portfolio’s overall performance over the period. Note: If you bought and sold a holding completely ( bought 100 then sold 100) within the period, the holdings entry will appear in red.
  1. As you scroll below the overall portfolio performance, you’ll find a detailed outline of each stock’s performance. This includes dividends (and any reinvested dividends), currency gains/losses, total returns and the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR). You’ll also note your current position is displayed underneath the grey cells.
    Note: If your selected timeframe does not include the original purchase date that you bought a stock, we will manually input a buy transaction on the first day of your selected period, to represent your holding as at that date.

Troubleshooting

If you would like more help on this report or any tips on troubleshooting, head over to this link here. Alternatively, if you would like to see a video on these features, you can watch a walkthrough on our Youtube channel at this link here.

 

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