My spreadsheet does a better job
I signed up so I could keep better track of my shares performance found that I could not use it because of the limitations on how to allocate sell trades and calculate capital gains. I have always bought and sold in parcels to make it simple at tax time. Although I found a way around this by entering the sale trades manually, it could not calculate the capital gains correctly and keep track of the cost base on my parcels of shares.
keep track made easy
I was forever updating spread sheets to keep up with the multiple apps etc. I was using. after a little bit of setting up (thanks google) 90% of them are automated and updating themselves. this includes stocks and some crypto across 5 apps. further more it has made all my taxes so easy with a simple print of the report.
would recommend to everyone.
it is free to use up to 10 holdings but once you have used for several months you'll want to upgrade for the extra holdings and features (this fee is also tax deductible)
Referral below for a 10% discount (full disclosure, I get a discount when I renew as well)
scrap the spreadsheet
Once you have input (or imported) your holdings, this application makes it so much easier to keep track of, manage, and generate reports - including taxation. And for up to 10 holdings, it's free.
And it just works... Beautifully. Which is something rare in the software world these days.
Does what it says (great) but is only as good as the data supplied
Ive 2 accounts, CMC and IB, CMC data has not missed a beat in 3 years. Check the corp actions but its easy to fix. IB data has transactions regularly missing - not Sharesight prob but IB problem - IB is notorious for slack support so be aware if using IB (your gonna be doing a bit of checking and fixing).
Simple, easy, accurate and reliable tracking. A core tool in managing my investments. Whilst I 'could' do this with spreadsheets I'd always be asking 'did I miss anything?'. Love it!
Does not connect to cmc markets account
Has api connection issues with cmc markets account. Have to wait days for help on sharesight web site. I would never pay for something like this. Tried over and over again to fix issue including revoking api connection. no luck.
Must have software if you are into shares.
I hadn't kept accurate records for my share purchases & some sales I made in the last financial year & was looking with dread toward tax time due to having to work out Capital gains.
I needn't have worried. The option to import all my transactions from my Stock broking accounts & automatically work out Capital gains for my return is just quite astounding & saved me so much time & heartache.
Avoid.. Very poor response to problems
I paid my sub on the 4th September via OSKA. It was sent.
Since then a couple of emails telling me it was not paid.
I responded telling them it was.
Today, 2 weeks later, the account is locked for failure to pay.
Seemingly can not be bothered to check details.
Or use phone.
Does not really matter really as getting the link going between bank and this shower has been a nightmare.. For some reason, share data can not be "moved" across", despite being represented by electrons, because it does not contain historical data...
Heads up .. Chess does not hold that so what sort of dumb excuse is this??
The take away for all this.. Not worth the hassle.
Avoid them. I am now demanding a refund.
Awesome portfolio management solution
I have used Sharesight for 2 years or so and the premium plan for the last 18 months or so
It is great to be able to view total return, including dividends and also know that buys and sell dates are taken into account
Great also to be able to view closed and open or just open positions to see cumulative growth of the portfolio over time. Also value the ability to set different times periods to look at performance as well as the diversity report, which helps to check to see visually how the portfolio is tracking across different holdings/secto...rs compared to planned allocation goals Also value the option of having 3 portfolios; helps to be able to track holdings of different family members etc Makes calculation of CGT and completion of tax statements at tax time so much easier as well
Revolutionary time saving software
I don't often write product reviews because of limited time, but Sharesight has saved me so much time in the last two years, that it is deserving of a few minutes now to rave of its virtues! Recording dividends now is just a quick click of a button once a month, trades take only a few seconds longer, tax time a breeze as I download the report in a few minutes and email off to my accountant. Goodbye Excel.
Sharesight's only risk is being an on-line program, so I do save reports, but live pricing is such a useful tool it's worth it.
Applause for the writers of this program ... simple to use, hugely time saving, and keeps me current with whats happening with my portfolio at a glance. Very well done!
Awesome tracking system
I have been using ShareSight for a year or so now, after using a spreadsheet for years. I ended up with the highest level subscription as I really needed all the best features that are offered. I was hesitant at first to trust all my data being only kept online, but have found ways to back up (just in case). New features have been added since I started using SS, and they regularly offer educational webinars on the features of the software.
Too Limited for single retired user
I think that the Free version stocks limit is too low. Many retired users like myself would have a larger portfolio than is provided for free. I am happy with the single portfolio limit but I think the stocks limit should be double what is offered for the free account
Excellent portfolio management tool
I have used Sharesight for a few years now and it has been excellent and constantly getting better. Great value for money, tightly integrated with the markets and assets trades, excellent reporting. Highly recommended.
Not a bad tool to help you ditch the spreadsheet
Have some excellent features such as dividend tracking, reporting and future income reporting.
Accepts most broker trade confirmation emails, i.e. CommSec and Stake, to auto import data which makes keeping your portfolio on Sharesight up to date easy.
They don't currently support popular Micro Investing services such as Raiz and Spaceship which is really the only detractor for me, having support for fintech's would help me, and others I'm sure, keep track of their investments on the one platform.
Overall substantial value for money for a tool that helps you get rid of your spreadsheet and helps simplify keeping track of your investment portfolio.
Trust Distribution amount not appearing in Taxable Income Report
With SYD (Sydney Airport) distributions, the Taxable Income Report does not appear to classify the distributions in the correct financial year. Changing the ex-date advised by the support team does not remedy this.
Questions & Answers
How long would it take me to receive money from my trading account once I requested a withdraw ?
Not sure if you know that Sharesight is a tracking platform. We do not offer any brokerage services.
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Does Sharesight support watch lists and if so how many?
We don't have an explicit watchlist feature. Many users, however, use one of their portfolios as a watchlist.
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Does Sharesight support US options?
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