☑ [Feature Request 🔧] Watchlist ⭐

Another +1 on this. It doesn’t seem to have been implemented properly (or at least according to good mobile UX conventions). If you start a scroll gesture from the position of the watchlist button, the watchlist button shouldn’t be activated.

Any chance of supporting multiple watchlists, or tags/labels, any time soon?

I’ve got quite a long list of securities that I’m watching now and it is starting to become less useful because it is so long.

Perhaps some people might also find this a cleaner way to categorise securities than having to write a free-text note for each added item.

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I signed up just to make this point. Incredibly annoying! Would also be good to not see the option if you are already holding.


It needs to change asap… its really bugging me now!

Hey both @peterrmacdonough and @Certi.Curti, and welcome to the forum, Peter. I’ve passed on your feedback.

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Hi Freetrade team,

I’ve noticed a bug with the watch list.
Correct me if this is intended functionality.

When I buy a stock that stock or ETF goes off my watch list.

What this means is when I sell that stock I have to manually go and search for the stock again then re add it to my watch list instead of just popping into my watch list for a quick and easy re buy.


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I quite like how it currently works. Bug or not :blush:


I don’t think it is a bug but intended functionality - I don’t really want purchased stocks in my watchlist.

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Indeed - why would you need an item on the front page of the app twice?

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I also like the current functionality, when I buy a stock from my Watch list, I want this to be automatically removed from it.

If you want a stock you’re selling to be in your watch list, just add it before you sell. I have done this a couple of times.

Another vote for it being fine as it is.

I don’t think I’ve ever done a sell and re-buy, though, so perhaps I’ve never seen the need.

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would re-adding it to the watchlist just before clicking sell help?

one difference between the two lists is that watchlist shows current price, investments show current holding value.

I have some stock in both lists for 2 reasons. 1) stocks I want to increase my holding of, 2) current price so I know when I meet entry point for averaging down.

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Fair guys, I’m glad you all like the way it is :smile:
Maybe a good middle ground would be if it automatically added it it back to your watch list if you sold?

That’s quite complicated. I’d rather have freetrade 's engineers work on the actual product development.

Hi @seansmyrke - first of all, welcome to the forum.

This is intended behaviour. Thanks for sharing though! We’ll let you know if this changes in future.

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Are there any plans to make the Watchlist a bit more customisable?

The default for now is that everything appears in the order in which you added it, and displays the monthly performance.

It would be helpful to be able to sort the list by date added, A-Z or by performance across different timeframes, ascending or descending.

Thank you to the team for all the hard work put into the app so far. I appreciate this may sound like a simple suggestion but the reality of making it work intuitively within the app could be more complex below the surface. Hopefully something like this could help to improve the user experience.


Lots of people using the app feel the same way. If you’d like, please add your vote and suggestions here:


Would be good to change the time period for which price changes are calculated. It seems fixed at a month.