S & P

ImagePortfolio & Shareholder

EA recently updated the Portfolio & Shareholder screens. Portfolio is who you own. Shareholder is who owns you. The update is really decent in my view, but a few folks are confused. The views used to have things like gainers, sliders, and divs that are now gone.

Instead of button for sliders or gainers, EA now provides a button for Price Change. When you press that button, you will see your investments with the list sorted by the biggest share price gain over the past day. You also have a couple of arrows to indicate sort order. The button pointed up is blue indicating that is the selected order. If you want to see sliders (the stocks you own whose price is falling), click the white arrow changing the sort order to see stocks losing value.

All of the rest of the buttons work similarly. Purchase Time lets you see your newest or oldest investments. Profile Age is an easy way to keep tabs on your Fresh Face investments. Shares You Own & on the Shareholder screen Shares They Own allow you to track your investment standings. Price will let you see Kevin Green (the most expensive profile on EA) down to the least. Value is simply the share price times the number of shares you own.

EA has had trouble providing accurate dividend information on these screens. Although we tend to think of divs as a thing, dividends are really calculated each day with a complex algorithm. The dividend number that you see on a profile is actually the weekly average dividend. When EA provided div information on these screens, it was often wrong. I suspect EA prefers to hide some of the dividend details to make it tougher to manipulate the system. You can from these screens, click the profile avatar of a stock that you would like to examine in greater detail.

When you select a profile, the details will appear in the left column of the screen. At the bottom of that column, you can click Dividends to You History to see past 10 dividend payments that you have received. If you have invested in that stock during the past few days, the Dividend Payout History is more useful to spot trends. You can see the last 10 investments that you made into this profile by clicking the Investment History link.

The column is generally a mini version of that stock’s profile where you can invest, sell, or message them. You can also add or remove them from lists here. An interesting but seldom used feature allows you to set a price alert. You can be alerted to price increases or declines. The alert appears in your notifications.

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4 thoughts on “S & P

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