The developers of Personal Stock Monitor (PSM) recently announced that they are ceasing development (link no longer works, as their website has been taken down) of their software.
Although StockMarketEye and PSM have slightly different feature sets, PSM users looking for a replacement investment tracking software may find that StockMarketEye fits their needs.
The biggest question that PSM users will have when migrating to StockMarketEye is: “How can I get my current data from PSM into yours?” There are 2 answers to that question:
Note that we always suggest running the latest version of StockMarketEye.
Here are the steps to use to export your data from PSM into a QIF file. Note that you’ll need to do this for each account you have in PSM.
You now should have a QIF file that can be used for export. To do the import in StockMarketEye, follow along with the steps outlined on this page in our User’s Guide:
You should note that there are a few pitfalls that you might run into when importing a PSM generated QIF file into StockMarketEye. A few of the users converting from PSM have been kind enough to let us know how their conversion went and we’ve listed a few of their notes and tips below:
If you have any other suggestions for this list, don’t hesitate to let us know.
If you have any problems with the imports or any questions, let us know. We’re happy to help get you started.
Having used PSMG for several years I am now looking for a replacement portfolio/watchlist management program and am trialling SME. So far no problems other than getting used to the different layout.
Based in the UK PSMG allowed me to select the Yahoo UK server is this possible in your program?
Likewise I could specify the LSE open and close times so the program was not updating during close of trading or at weekends.
Re font sizes – I find them a little small on a 24″ monitor, is it possible to adjust them through the program rather than changing Windows 7 (x64) global settings?
I did notice SME was a tad slower than PSMG as one of my watchlists is a big all index one. I followed the instruction to edit the .ini file to a larger value but was unable to increase it past 1024, anything higher gave a java startup error and SME fails to start. (I have 8GB RAM in a modern Ivybridge PC).
TIA for any advice.
Hi. Selecting a country specific Yahoo server is not necessary in StockMarketEye. We get quotes for all supported markets from the same Yahoo server.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a way of specifying open/close times or of changing the font size. These are, however, items we have in our to-do list for a future version.
Regarding the performance of a large watchlist… there are a number of reasons why performance could seem slightly slower: 1) SME may be requesting more data from Yahoo than PSM does, and this could make a difference if you’ve got a lot of items in your watchlist/portfolio, both in terms of how long it takes to download the data as well as how long it takes to display it in SME; 2) SME has some room for performance, especially memory, optimization, but 1024m would be enough unless you have an extreme amount of data. Typically, raising the memory setting via the .ini file is only necessary if you notice SME freezing up occasionally, especially shortly after startup.
Do you have any special pricing for PSM users? There are several packages out there and price is an issue.
Hi. No, sorry, we don’t have any special pricing for PSM users at this time.
PSM allows custom column based on user-defined formulas. Is this supported in StockMarketEye?
No, custom columns are not currently supported. It is on our to-do list, however, and you can vote for this feature in our future-feature poll here.
To import without any problem do the following:
Just select the positions you currently own in the PSM and export it to a QIF file, import it to SME to a portfolio, then edit the cash symbol manually with your current balance.
This will be useful to keep track of you portfolio from this point forward.
I find that options — even with the correct yahoo symbols are not picked up. Also, sell transactions are not recorded. Any ideas?
Sounds strange. Please send our support an email with the details of which option symbols, how you are recording transactions and the StockMarketEye log file. Thx.
I need to find an alternative to PSM that can scan/update the whole of ASX 4000k stock codes under 1 mins like PSM can do.
Try downloading StockMarketEye and give it try to see how it works for you. It’s free to use for 30-days:
I do not see an easy way to save your data and load it on another machine. PSM was easy to do.
Use the Backup/Restore feature that’s described here:
Note that the backup/restore feature is available only in the purchased version of StockMarketEye.
I purchased several versions of PSMG (last one – Version 8.2.2 (build 303)). Had computer problem which required running setup again. In doing so software would not accept my KEY (XXXX). I Do not want an upgrade – wish to use last version purchased. Please help.
Sorry, we do not provide support for PSM. PSM has been discontinued by the developer. We provide an alternative software that many former PSM users are now using.
There`s no way MSE accept my qif file generated by PSM. What should I do?
Try changing the “Date Format” dropdown on the QIF import screen. Choose the format there that matches the format of dates in your QIF file.