The average cost per share in USD has been removed. As the result the only place where stock price is shown in USD is the actual stock information, making available information inconsistent and challenging to track investments with third party tools. We should instead be given average cost in USD and/or be able to switch between GBP/USD.
It’s explained in the post and the title doesn’t imply that it has to be only in USD. I think it’s OK like this but thanks for suggestion.
Would be great if this could be implemented soon. You can see the price in USD briefly once the trade has gone through, but that price is unfortunately not available afterwards. Having both currencies on the contract would definitely help with portfolio tracking
I expect we’ll revisit this once we’ve launched the investment platform (hopefully by the end of the year), as the way that the currency conversion works will change then.
Alex, is there any more info about the investment platform? What is it exactly? Web application?
This is a pretty good overview -
If you’ve looked at our roadmap recently, you’ll also have noticed one prominent item is our own investment platform. This is a unique technological and operational project. It will bring a huge amount of the intricate, decentralised processes and data streams of stock market investing into one modern, in-house platform.
As well as aiding many of the features above, this will dramatically drive down our costs and give us way more adaptability and freedom as a business.
quote from the Freetrade is back on Crowdcube: 25th April blog post
It’s our ‘backend’ system which powers the app and your trades so you won’t necessarily see anything new like a web interface when it launches but it’ll enable us to add lots more to the app, faster
We’ll share more details about the platform when we get closer to launching it. In fact, the talk at the August community meet up will probably be about how we’re building it - keep an eye out here for tickets
Bubbling up. Show the $’s please.
Think this needs a bit more love.
Can this be looked at again? Seems like it got another typical Freetrade response of we will re look at this again later in the year and then never did.
+1 Also believe this needs to be added to be able to track your investment properly
It is already implemented in the news fractional share contract notes that are in beta at the moment. So it won’t be long until it is rolled out for everyone.
It is in the contract notes, but it would be good to have it on the same section of the gain loss for the investment too, otherwise you still need to go through all the contracts to find it.
Avg. Price per share would be good to have usd price. Examples below
Cool. Fractional shares screenshot.
Thanks for the feedback, we’re definitely hearing you and are looking into this suggestion. One thing that’s apparent from the US fractionals beta feedback is some prefer USD and others prefer GBP, so we want to take the time to get it right for everyone.
I don’t understand what’s so hard with this?
Can you not just make it that when you tap on the price in GBP it switches to price in USD by applying the FX rate at the time of execution and the opposite?
Then you just need to have an indicator when a new user joins to demonstrate the feature and boom! It’s great.
why not both ?
It would be really helpful to be able to compare the average share price of US shares to the current share price because right now you can only see your current average share price/value in the investment section in £ whereas the graph shows it in $
What would be really helpful is if the $ amount could be placed just below the £ amount so you can compare the two to the current price as shown in the graph
Any updates on this>
Maybe 2022 brings an update to this?
It is extremely, I mean EXTREMELY annoying to do currency conversions elsewere to figure out your average cost…
What’s the value in seeing the average GBP price for the USD stock?
I’d suggest you either do GBP average price and current price in GBP (e.g. in parenthesis, just for reference) or current price in USD and average price in USD as well (again, in parenthesis, for reference)
Or some kind of toggle…
But please, implement something.