I had many things to focus on at Uni - my papers, my casual job as a croupier at Sky City, my social life. But there are only so many hours in a day and I was constantly thinking about how I could make my money work better for me. Then one day I saw an ad from Hanover Finance for a six month Term Deposit with a 11.5% interest rate. That was really high! I checked the interest rate on my savings account. It was less than half that amount. I called Hanover to see if it was a typo, but no it was real. I transferred my meager savings into that Term Deposit that day. That’s how I got into investing.
Since then I've traded all sorts of investments - shares, indices, bonds, commodities, currencies, property, and more recently bitcoin across different industries, using different investing styles. Because I was using different investment brokers, I was updating a spreadsheet manually each month to get the full picture on how all my investments were tracking. I tell myself it's good to know where I'm at, so I can make decisions on whether I need to sell or buy more, but it's time-consuming transferring transactions from all my different accounts into my spreadsheet.
There isn't an automated tracker that can monitor prices and returns across all my different investments. I thought "there must be others with this problem".
I've talked to a lot of people about this. Late 2016 I took the plunge and I'm currently developing a solution that can monitor prices of different types of investments and automatically calculate their returns. The beta version should be ready soon.
Help me help you to calculate your investment returns so you'll know your worth. Sign up to trial the beta version for free by letting me know your email address. Your use of the beta version will be free as long as you keep using it, and telling me what you think of it.