StockMarketEye 4.0.9 Released

Saturday, May. 28th 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of StockMarketEye v4.0.9 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Version v4.0.9 is a minor release that contains some important fixes for recent issues, while improving stability, compatibility and performance.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v4.0.9

Changes and Fixes

  • Fixed issue with inconsistent jump in charts in the Summary report.
  • Fixed minor internal issues which could lead to error windows.
  • Fixed freeze when selecting Cash or Category lines in a portfolio.
  • Fixed issue with Watchlist contents not being displayed properly on Windows.
  • Added ability to turn off the autobackup feature by setting number of autobackup files to 0. We do not recommend turning off the autobackup feature – use at your own risk.

This is a free update for those of you already using StockMarketEye 4. If you are using StockMarketEye 4, we highly recommend that you update to the new version.

Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 4? What better time than now!

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StockMarketEye 4.0.8 Released

Sunday, May. 22nd 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of StockMarketEye v4.0.8 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Version v4.0.8 is a minor release that contains general improvements to overall speed, stability and compatibility.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v4.0.8

Changes and Fixes

  • Added column, YOC – Yield on cost
  • Added column, Chg/Share – Change per share from the BuyPrice to the current Last price
  • Added support for R. W. Baird brokerage.
  • Added support for Stifel Nicolaus brokerage (user verified).
  • Added support for new Yahoo Finance supported exchanges (Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Italy [EuroTLX], Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Valencia, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela).
  • Renamed “Portfolio %” column to “Port.%”
  • Renamed “Percent” column to “Day %”
  • Fixed issue with portfolio not showing holdings initially after import from brokerage.
  • Fixed issue with portfolio value chart not including today or future transactions.
  • Fixed issue with “strict” portfolio value chart setting.
  • Fixed issue with portfolio value chart not working correctly in log-mode with negative numbers.
  • Fixed issue with Average Cost Basis (ACB) column for GBP stocks.
  • Fixed issue with transaction selection in the Transactions report.
  • Fixed issue with the “Buy Price” line in the chart when selecting different lots of the same stock.
  • Fixed issue with the dividend search using adjusted value.
  • Fixed issue with alert evaluation when manually changing the price.
  • Fixed issue with the Summary report when only today or future transactions were present.

This is a free update for those of you already using StockMarketEye 4. If you are using StockMarketEye 4, we highly recommend that you update to the new version.

Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 4? What better time than now!

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StockMarketEye 4.0.7 Released

Monday, Apr. 11th 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of StockMarketEye v4.0.7 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

In v4.0.7, we’ve fixed several of minor issues and have made some minor general improvements as well. We continue to make minor incremental improvements to the overall speed, stability and compatibility of v4.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v4.0.7

Changes and Fixes

  • Added new exchanges from Google Finance: Mexico, Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Renamed the menu item “View in browser…” to “News and more…”.
  • External chart now shows “Buy Price/Watch Start” markers.
  • Adding an item to a Watchlist now adds into the currencly selected category.
  • Double-click in combined group views does the right thing.
  • Double-click in Watchlist/Portfolio group Totals view switches to selected Watchlist/Portfolio.
  • Add “Properties” item to context menu in Watchlist/Portfolio totals view.
  • Change in Gain/Loss report to use January 1st and December 31st as start/end dates for year ranges.
  • Change in Summary report to include transactions from start date in totals and transactions list.
  • Optimization when rebuilding Prices view from the transactions.
  • Optimization for portfolio performance.
  • Optimization for startup performance.
  • Other minor optimizations.
  • Fixed issue with Target price column.
  • Fixed issue where currency was not properly set when adding via double-clicking in the symbol search result.
  • Fixed minor issues with on-line sync and watchlists.
  • Fixed issue with dates from Google Finance when using a non-EN locale.
  • Fixed issue with benchmark tracking if a cash transaction’s recorded date was on a weekend.
  • Fixed issue in Summary report when the portfolio doesn’t have any transactions.
  • Fixed issue with selection in filtered Transactions report.

This is a free update for those of you already using StockMarketEye 4. If you are using StockMarketEye 4, we highly recommend that you update to the new version.

Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 4? What better time than now!

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StockMarketEye 4.0.6 Released

Saturday, Mar. 12th 2016

We are happy to announce the release of StockMarketEye v4.0.6 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

We went through a series of rapid releases in the first 2 weeks after the initial release of StockMarketEye v4. Those releases were to fix some critical issues found immediately after the initial release. In v4.0.6, we’ve cleared up a number of minor issues. In addition we’ve made general performance, stability and compatibility improvements.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v4.0.6

Changes and Fixes

  • Switched to lenient portfolio chart generation and added option for using strict mode
  • Set the cursor in the Symbol field of the external chart window
  • Allow scrolling during drag-and-drop actions
  • Use the portfolio’s currency as a default when adding an unknown symbol
  • Various optimizations
  • Fixed case where the Change/Change % columns in the Summary report were not calculated correctly
  • Fixed issue with TWRR in Prices and BiT report in the presence of splits
  • Fixed display of exchange rates in Grouped Transactions report
  • Fixed inconsistent transaction sorting by date
  • Fixed issue when changing Group name did not change the name in the folders view
  • Fixed issue with printing Watchlists to PDF
  • Fixed issue with historical quote caching
  • Fixed several issues with the on-line sync
  • Fixed minor issue with backup files
  • Fixed issue with Ubuntu Unity
  • Fixed issue with Yahoo Finance historical data causing freezes

This is a free update for those of you already using StockMarketEye 4. If you are using StockMarketEye 4, we highly recommend that you update to the new version.

Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 4? What better time than now!

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Introducing StockMarketEye 4

Monday, Feb. 8th 2016

Welcome to the next generation of StockMarketEye for Windows, Mac and Linux!

StockMarketEye 4 offers new features that help investors of all levels to better manage their investments.

Below are just some of the new features you’ll find in StockMarketEye 4.

Read our “What’s New” page for all the details and how you can start using these great new features today.

Grouped Portfolios

Grouping portfolios was one of our most requested features. In StockMarketEye 4, you can create any number of portfolio groups to help you better manage diverse sets of portfolios.

StockMarketEye 4 - Grouped Portfolios

Investment Categories

Within an individual portfolio, you can group your current investments using “Categories”. Categories help you organize and manage the positions within a portfolio.

Grouping and Categories are also available for Watchlists.

StockMarketEye 4 - Investment Categories

Enhanced Charts

We’ve enhanced the charting experience in StockMarketEye 4 to give you an improved visual perspective on your investments.

  • View purchase, sales, dividends and splits in the chart
  • Set custom date ranges
  • Enhanced external chart window
  • Inclusion of new technical indicators
StockMarketEye 4 - Enhanced Charts

New columns including…

Sector and Industry

By popular demand, we’ve added columns for “Sector” and “Industry”.
StockMarketEye will auto-populate values in these new columns, but they are also editable.

StockMarketEye 4 - Sector and Industry columns

:-), Target price and more

Other new columns include:

  • Smiley – an editable, icon-based column with over 25 colorful icons to choose from.
  • Target / Target % / Target Discount – set your own target price for a security in the editable “Target” column.
  • And many more!
StockMarketEye 4 - Other new columns

And so much more…

  • Summary report enhanced with performance charts.
  • Enhanced update-from-brokerage feature to update multiple accounts at once.
  • Fields for taxation and credits when recording dividends.
  • Support for using Average Cost Basis (ACB) calculation.
  • …and more!
Get All of the Details

Want to get started with StockMarketEye 4?

Those who have previously purchased StockMarketEye can upgrade to StockMarketEye for $40.
A new purchase of StockMarketEye 4 costs $99.95.
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StockMarketEye 3.3.14 Released

Friday, Jan. 1st 2016

Happy New Year! We are proud to announce the release of StockMarketEye v3.3.14 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

This release contains a few small updates to improve stability and compatibility.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v3.3.14

Changes

  • Improved OFX import of bond holdings.
  • Renamed the currency, TRY, from “New Turkish Lyra” to “Turkish Lyra” .
  • Minor updates for compatibility with the Android app.
  • Fix for issue with importing from ShareBuilder brokerage.
  • Fix for issue with portfolio/watchlist settings not syncing properly.

Android App Updated

We’ve also updated the new Android app to v1.0.1a. It contains some minor stability and compatibility changes.

Both updates are free for those of you already using StockMarketEye 3 or the Android app. If you are using StockMarketEye 3 or the Android app, we highly recommend that you upgrade to the new version.

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StockMarketEye for Android now on Google Play

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd 2015

We are proud to announce that StockMarketEye for Android v1.0 is now available on Google Play!

StockMarketEye for Android on Google Play

The Android app is very similar to our iOS app, and can be used without the desktop version.

It also works with our on-line synchronization service, so you can keep the same information on all of your devices (Android, iOS and the desktop version).

Here’s a few screenshots (click them to see the full-sized image):

StockMarketEye for Android - Portfolios

StockMarketEye for Android - Watchlist

StockMarketEye for Android - News Feed

If you have any trouble with the app, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

And if you like it, don’t hesitate to leave a good review on Google Play!

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StockMarketEye 3.3.13 Released

Saturday, Dec. 19th 2015

We are proud to announce the release of StockMarketEye v3.3.13 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

This release contains a few small updates to improve stability and compatibility.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v3.3.13

Changes

  • New brokerage: Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Renamed ShareBuilder brokerage to Capital One Investing
  • Minor internal change in preparation for upcoming major release.

This is a free update for those of you using StockMarketEye 3. If you are using StockMarketEye 3, we highly recommend that you upgrade to this version.

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StockMarketEye 3.3.12 Released

Friday, Nov. 6th 2015

We are proud to announce the release of StockMarketEye v3.3.12 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

This release contains a few small updates to improve stability and compatibility.

Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.

What’s New In StockMarketEye v3.3.12

Changes

  • New: Printing the Summary report will include the items from the start and end portfolios based on how they are expanded or collapsed in the report.
  • Fix for issue with calculating a transaction’s value in the presence of splits.
  • Fix for incorrect default currency for certain stocks.

This is a free update for those of you using StockMarketEye 3. If you are using StockMarketEye 3, we highly recommend that you upgrade to this version.

Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 3? What better time than now!

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Tracking the Chinese Stock Markets

Tuesday, Aug. 4th 2015

China and its stock markets often make the financial news headlines. From blistering performance at the start of 2015, to vertiginous corrections in the latter months, the Chinese markets have given more than one investor cause to down a few antacid pills. Actively tracking the Chinese stock markets, from the mainland China Indexes to their ETF counterparts, can help you get a better grip on their workings and lead to a positive investment experience.

Tracking the Chinese Stock Markets

Blistering Performance

From the start of 2015 till mid June 2015, the mainland China CSI 300 Index, composed of the 300 largest stocks on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, increased 50%. Going back 12 months to June 2014 through mid June 2015, the performance of the CSI 300 was even better, topping out at an over 125% increase. A broader mainland index, the SSE Composite Index, composed of all stocks that trade on the Shanghai exchange, increased over 150% in the same 12 months through mid June 2015.

The main Hong Kong index, the Hang Seng Index, was more subdued. This index of the 48 largest companies on the Hong Kong exchange, only increased 20% over the first 5 months of 2015. The Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) increased a miserly 5% over those same first 5 months of 2015.

The powerful advance of the mainland indexes has been fuelled mainly by individual investors. By some counts, over 80% of the transactions in Chinese stocks are produced by these retail investors. And over the last 2 years, the percentage of young investors has skyrocketed. In the last 12 months, more than half of the new investment accounts that were opened in China were opened by someone under 30 years old. It’s no wonder then that the market volatility has also subsequently increased.

Chinese regulators have recently stepped in to try to manage the volatility. Limiting margin investing (i.e. borrowing cash to invest in the markets) has been one of their main tools. Until recently however, young investors were able to get around some of these limitations by using social media and peer-to-peer lending to borrow more investment funds instead.

Vertiginuous Corrections

July 2015 has seen a number of gut-wrenching drops in the mainland indexes. On July 27, 2015 alone, the CSI 300 Index dropped over 8%, its largest one-day drop in years. Other sell-offs happened throughout the month of July, with follow up bounces and subsequent further drops.

On June 24th, 2015, the CSI 300 entered bear market territory (a drop of 20% or more) from the peak earlier that month.

Whether the Chinese mainland markets can recover their high-flying ways, or crash and burn al-la 1929 New York style, or even whether the Chinese regulators manage to bring serenity to the markets, is anyone’s guess.

Tracking the Chinese Stock Market Indexes

Whether you’re a Chinese market bull or bear, to make intelligent, informed decisions on what to invest in, you’ll first need to start tracking the ups and downs of the Chinese stock markets.

  • CSI 300 Index – As a starting point, you’ll want to track the mainland China CSI 300 Index. This index is composed of the 300 largest “A”-stocks that trade on the Shanghai and Shenzen exchanges. It is the most commonly referred to Chinese index. At Yahoo Finance, the ticker symbol is 000300.SS. At Google Finance, the ticker symbol is SHA:000300.
  • SSE Composite Index – It’s also useful to track the broader mainland China index, the SSE Composite Index. This index is composed of all stocks (both “A”-stocks and “B”-stocks) that trade on the Shanghai exchange (about 870 stocks, currently). You can see it at Yahoo Finance as 000001.SS or at Google Finance as SHA:000001.
  • SZSE Component Index – Additionally, there’s the SZSE Component Index, composed of 40 stocks that trade on the Shenzhen stock exchange. At Yahoo Finance its ticker symbol is 399001.SZ and at Google Finance its ticker symbol is SHE:399001.
  • Hang Seng Index – Another useful index is the Hang Seng Index, Hong Kong’s main index of the 48 largest stocks that trade on their exchange (Yahoo: ^HSI; Google: INDEXHANGSENG:HSI).
  • TAIEX – The Taiwan Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (abbreviated TAIEX) covers all listed stocks on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) (Yahoo: TAIEX; Google: TPI:TAIEX).

Chinese Market ETFs

Once you’ve done a bit of homework and have a better feel for how and where this sort of investment could fit into your portfolio, you’ll need to take a look at some of the actual investment instruments that you can put your money into.

As a non-Chinese person, you won’t be able to invest directly in individual stocks. However, there are a number of ETFs that can expose you to various elements of the Chinese market.

  • iShares China Large-Cap ETF (Yahoo: FXI; Google:NYSEARCA:FXI) – As the most heavily traded Chinese share ETF (20 million shares traded daily), it invests in the 25 largest Chinese stocks that trade on the Hong Kong exchange as it tries to replicate the FTSE China 25 Index.
  • Deutsche X-Trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (Yahoo: ASHR; Google:NYSEARCA:ASHR) – This highly liquid ETF (over 3 million shares traded daily) aims to replicate the CSI 300 Index. This index tracks the 300 largest, most liquid stocks that trade on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. Comparing its chart to that of the CSI 300 Index shows that they trade very closely to one another.
  • Market Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF (Yahoo: CNXT; Google:NYSEARCA:CNXT) – Less widely traded (200K shares traded daily) this ETF looks to replicate SME-ChiNext 100 Index. This index is composed of 100 small and medium sized stocks that trade on the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Board and the ChiNext (fast-growing and technology heavy stocks) Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • iShares MSCI China ETF (Yahoo: MCHI; Google:NYSEARCA:MCHI) – Another liquid ETF (over 1 million shares traded daily) with over $2 billion in assets, it aims to replicate the MSCI China Index, which tracks the performance of large cap Chinese equities.
  • SPDR S&P China ETF (Yahoo: GXC; Google:NYSEARCA:GXC) – Less widely traded (200K shares traded daily), but with a low expense ratio and over $1 billion in assets, this ETF tracks the S&P China BMI Index. The S&P China BMI Index encompasses the stocks of all publicly traded companies, domiciled in China, but whose shares are available to trade by foreign investors.

Short Term Investing with Chinese Market ETFs

If you’re more of a short term trader (swing-trader or day trader), there are a number of ways to play the Chinese market volatility using leveraged and inverse ETFs.

  • ProShares Ultra FTSE China 50 (Yahoo: XPP; Google:NYSEARCA:XPP) – A leveraged ETF that aims to provide returns that are twice (2x) the daily performance of the FTSE China 50 Index. This index tracks the performance of the largest companies in the Chinese equity market that are available to international investors.
  • ProShares Short FTSE China 50 (Yahoo: YXI; Google:NYSEARCA:YXI) – An inverse ETF that aims to provide returns that are the inverse (-1x) of the daily performance of the FTSE China 50 Index.
  • ProShares Ultrashort FTSE China 50 (Yahoo: FXP; Google:NYSEARCA:FXP) – A leveraged inverse ETF that aims to provide returns that are the twice the inverse (-2x) of the daily performance of the FTSE China 50 Index.
  • Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X ETF (Yahoo: YINN; Google:NYSEARCA:YINN) – Aims to provide returns that are three times (3x) the daily performance of the FTSE China 50 Index.
  • Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X ETF (Yahoo: YANG; Google:NYSEARCA:YANG) – A leveraged, inverse ETF that aims to provide returns that are three times the inverse (-3x) of the daily performance of the FTSE China 50 Index.
  • Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bull 2X Shares (Yahoo: CHAU; Google:NYSEARCA:CHAU) – A leveraged ETF that aims to provide returns that are twice (2x) the daily performance of the CSI 300 Index.
  • Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Shares Bear 1X Shares (Yahoo: CHAD; Google:NYSEARCA:CHAD) – An inverse ETF that aims to provide returns that are the inverse (-1x) of the daily performance of the CSI 300 Index.

Other Notable Chinese Stock ETFs

The ETFs mentioned above are certainly not the only ways to invest in the Chinese market. There are a number of smaller ETFs that provide a more targeted investment, or track various other Chinese Indexes.

  • Guggenheim/Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap ETF (Yahoo: HAO; Google: NYSEARCA:HAO ) – An ETF that aims to provide returns equivalent to the performance of the equity index called the AlphaShares China Small Cap Index. This index tracks the performance of publicly-traded mainland China-based small capitalization companies who have a maximum $1.5 billion market capitalization.
  • PowerShares Golden Dragon China ETF (Yahoo: PGJ; Google: NYSEARCA:PGJ ) – An ETF that aims to provide returns equivalent to the performance of the NASDAQ Golden Dragon China Index/Halter USX China Index. This index is comprised of the United States-listed securities of companies that derive a majority of their revenue from the People’s Republic of China.
  • iShares MSCI China Small-Cap (Yahoo: ECNS; Google: NYSEARCA:ECNS ) – An ETF that aims to track the performance of the MSCI China Small Cap Index. This index is designed to measure the performance of equity securities in the bottom 14% by market capitalization of the Chinese equity securities markets.

The list of Indexes and ETFs above is certainly not an exhaustive list of the ways of investing in the Chinese market. The ETFdb.com website has an even longer list of ETFs that can help you find the right vehicle for your investment in the Chinese market.

Tracking Chinese Indexes and ETFs

To get yourself started tracking and doing follow up research on these indexes and ETFs, create a new Watchlist for them in StockMarketEye. Then download and import this CSV file that contains all of the ticker symbols for the Chinese Indexes and ETFs mentioned in this post. Or watch this video on how to import a CSV watchlist into StockMarketEye.

If you have other suggestions for indexes or ETFs that other investors would find useful, don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments.

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