Folio Holdings

Folio Holdings is the main page for each Folio or Watchlist that you create with Stockopedia. It includes a list of your Folio holdings and a sensible default range of information that you’re likely to want to know about them. In addition, it shows a snapshot of the Folio performance, including a valuation, the cash balance and realised and unrealised gains or losses.

Note: Folio Holdings is the first of seven Folio ‘tabs’ that we have in the Folio tookit. Each tab shows different analytics and information about the Folio.

Intraday Prices & Valuations

At the top of the Folio Holdings page you’ll find details about the Portfolio Valuation and Day’s Change. You can see how each Folio position has contributed to these valuation changes by viewing the Today £ column in the Folio Holdings table.

How we calculate ‘Day’s Change’ and ‘Today £’

We calculate the value of all share holdings by multiplying the current number of shares held by the current bid price on the stock. We use the bid price as it is more indicative of the value a seller can realise in the market than the mid or last price.

To calculate today's gain we use the calculation as follows:

Todays Gain = Value - (Value / (1+ Percentage Price Change/100))

The total days' change for the whole portfolio is based on the sum of each individual position's change on the day.

Customising Folio Holdings

Everybody likes to view their portfolio in their own way, so we’ve made it possible for you to customise your Folio Holdings view to show the columns you want. Check out some of the options…

Like all tables, Folio tables can be edited to suit you. To get started, click the ‘pencil’ icon at the top of the table, which will launch the Table Editor.

In the Table Editor click the Portfolio Holdings category on the left-side of the pop-up. There you will be able to add data points that are very specific to Folios, such as Cost per share, Realised gain and Total gain, among others. Don’t forget to Save your changes (or, if you get in a muddle, click Reset to Default).

Folio Analysis at a glance

Towards the bottom of your Folio Holdings page you’ll find some summary information relating to your Folio performance and position.

Total Valuation

Shows the total Folio valuation including equity and cash.

Cash Balance

Shows your total available cash balance.

Total Equity

Shows the total value of all equity holdings in the Folio

Total Gain

Shows the total gain of the portfolio (in your chosen currency), adding together unrealised gains on current holdings and realised gains from holding that have been sold.

Realised Gains / Losses

This is the total of realised gains or losses in a portfolio as a result of positions that have been sold.

Unrealised Gains Losses

The unrealised gain/loss column in the Folio is the cumulative profit or loss of open positions, resulting from comparing the current value of a stock versus its original cost. It remains ‘unrealised’ until you have closed the position. This is a cumulative value since the positions were opened. It's different from the sum of the intraday gain column - which is published in the Folio Holdings view.