We are proud to announce the release of StockMarketEye v3.1.0 for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
This release includes many new features and enhancements, most of them based on direct feedback from our users. Thank you! Please do let us know if there are features you’d like to see added or if you find that something doesn’t work the way you expect. With your help we can continue to make StockMarketEye the best portfolio tracking software on the market.
In this release, we’ve added a new set of columns for comparing your investments and portfolios against a benchmark. We’re calling these, unsurpisingly, the “Benchmark Comparison” columns. Add these columns to your portfolio and see how your investments would be performing if you’d invested in the benchmark, instead of the investment you actually made.
You can use any symbol as the benchmark and each portfolio can have a different benchmark symbol. By default, a portfolio will use the S&P 500 Index (^GSPC) as the benchmark symbol. However, as the benchmark comparisons include the affects of any dividends payed by the benchmark, you may want to use an ETF that mirrors the index (such as SPY in the case of the S&P 500) because the ETF pays dividends, rather than the pure index symbol which does not itself pay dividends.
Another great feature we’ve added in this release is the ability to change the size of the text in the watchlist and portfolio tables. This was a regularly requested feature that we were finally able to add. We hope it makes your StockMarketEye experience more enjoyable and your gains easier to see.
In the 1-Day chart, we’ve added a horizontal line denoting the previous day’s closing price. This helps give perspective to the day’s price movement.
We’ve also made changes to the way files are selected. For example, when creating a backup of your StockMarketEye data, you need to specifically select the backup file name by clicking on the “Browse” button and selecting the file to use for the backup in the file selection window. StockMarketEye will still propose the default backup file name in the file selection window, just as in previous versions, but you will need to explicitly acknowledge it by clicking on the “Browse” button and then clicking OK in the file selection window. This way of entering file names is now used throughout StockMarketEye everywhere a file is required, such as importing and exporting, PDF creation and backup/restore. This change was the result of our work to get StockMarketEye listed in Apple’s Mac Store.
Below is a complete list of the additions and changes in this version of StockMarketEye.
If you are using StockMarketEye 3, we highly recommend that you upgrade to this version. This is a free update for those already using StockMarketEye 3.
Haven’t yet updated to StockMarketEye 3? What better time than now!
If you are having problems with the updated version not showing the watchlist and portfolio table correctly (i.e. the chart area is too big, taking almost the whole right-hand side of the window), try the following:
Love the update to 3.1. Will we be able to draw trendlines anytime soon in a future update ?
Glad you like the update.
Yes, trendline drawing is definitely on our to-do list. At the moment we have a couple of other higher priority features we’re going to add first, but after that we’re going to focus an update on improvements to the chart area, including trendline drawing.