I suggest a landscape mode for charts. The charts are constrained by space to some degree and so rotating the phone when viewing a chart would be nice to enlarge it.
This, for me is key. It should show your overall profit as a % and amount, taking into account closed positions and what you’ve put in. So basically current value - all cash in from external sources (not dividends) = growth. I’d add a step 8 and 9 to your list to show closed positions and dividend income:
- You sell investment A at £1800, and buy investment C - your growth remains at 55% (assuming investment C value stays the same).
- You are paid £100 in dividends from stock B and your growth is now 60%
I’d rather a chart of % growth personally (as long as it discounts deposits), but am fine with a chart of £ profit or £ value if the other information is available as well - I don’t particularly care about the day’s profit/loss, but do care about overall growth over longer periods of time (as opposed to growth due to cash deposits).
So yes those charts you’ve shown look pretty close to what I’d like to see, as long as the Profit/Loss or Growth is not simply the average growth over current investment (which is I believe what HL shows you), but the actual growth (I’m sure there’s a term for that, I’m afraid I have no idea what it is ).
yes landscape mode showing you a more detailed chart would be really nice.
That is very wise, I completely missed out on this aspect.
Now we need to make people vote for this
In Vlad’s black and white chart there is a vertical blue line which shows you the price and date at that point in time.
The ability to do that would be great (even if it’s just a single line/time selection), similar to what you can do on the MetaTrader apps.
Just started using the app and loving it! One initial thing I noticed…
When viewing a single stock and seeing its history chart and selecting the MAX option I then have no context of how far back the MAX view is representing.
It would be great to show even a basic time axis on the bottom!
Hey James! Thanks for sharing this suggestion
There’s been some discussion about that sort of improvement here before so I’ve moved your post over, to help keep everything in one place, I hope that’s ok!
Portfolio graph has improved since the last update but still a long way to go, hence bumping this topic back to the top.
One other issue I have is that you can never see your real growth. Therefore, I believe there should be two lines going together - one is the angle-ish top up line (example below) and the other one would be the existing pulse line. This will explicitly show how well a user is doing.
I have blatantly stolen a nice PensionBee picture from App Store to give some visualisation:
Definitely would love to see the line of only contributions to the account.
I also think the “price scrolling” is the way to go and could work well for Freetrade given they prefer % on the y-axis.
For instance, Abra (and Pensionbee) have this feature:
Illustrated below (I can pick - i.e. scroll to - any date and it will show the value on that date):