How to record a buy transaction?

Click on Buy... with icon Buy Icon, which is located at the bottom of Portfolio Management page.

A Buy Dialog will be shown. Buy Dialog

How to record a sell transaction?

First, select stock you want to sell from Buy Portfolio area. Click on Sell... with icon Sell Icon, which is located at the bottom of Portfolio Management page.

A Sell Dialog will be shown. Sell Dialog

How to record received dividend?

Click on Dividend... with icon Dividend Icon, which is located at the bottom of Portfolio Management page.

A Dividend Dialog will be shown. Dividend Dialog

How to record cash deposit and withdrawal?

Click on Cash... with icon Cash Icon, which is located at the bottom of Portfolio Management page.

A Cash Deposit and Withdrawal Dialog will be shown. Deposit Dialog

Is there any way to generate dividend information automatically?

After launching dividend dialog box, click on Auto dividend... with icon Auto dividend Icon.

An auto dividend dialog will be shown. Auto Dividend Dialog

The suggested dividend information might not 100% accurate. You might revise them later, by specifying the dividend tax and tax rate.

Which stock gives me the best return of investment?

Right click on Buy Portfolio area or Sell Portfolio area, and select Summary... with icon Stock Summary Icon

A Summary Chart will be shown. Stock Summary

From the bottom right drop down list, you may select to group them under Gain Value, Gain %, Dividend, ...

Which stock gives me the best dividend payout?

Right click on Buy Portfolio area or Sell Portfolio area, and select Dividend Chart... with icon Dividend Chart Icon

A Dividend Chart will be shown. Dividend Chart

From the bottom right drop down list, you may select to view total stock dividend. You may also select to view individual stock dividend.

I want to know my current portfolio performance summary.

Look at the top of Portfolio Management page, there are 4 information being carried out. Portfolio Summary
  • Share - It tells you, what is the total current market value, of all your owned shares.
  • Cash - How much cash you have left, after you spend them to buy shares. Amount of cash will increase, whenever you receive dividend.
  • Paper Profit - Total current market value of all your owned shares, minus their purchase value.
  • Realized Profit - Total sold value of your sold shares, minus their purchase value.

I want to keep track my portfolio performance over time.

JStock helps you keep track of your portfolio's performance over time. You will know when your net worth growth starts to accelerate or decline. Right click on Buy Portfolio area or Sell Portfolio area, and select Investment Chart... with icon Investment Chart Icon

An Investment Chart will be shown. Investment Chart

On the top of the chart, it will tell you, "Total investment is $x. Total return is $y. Net gain/loss is $z".

Kindly move your mouse over the chart. 2 yellow boxes will tell you the details of your buy and sell activities over time.

Can I have multiple portfolios?

  • Go to top menu Portfolio-> Multiple Portfolios..., you will see the following screen. Multiple Portfolios
  • Click on New..., and key in your desired portfolio name.
  • Select your current active portfolio by double click on the list. The active portfolio will be in bold font.
  • You may also select your current active portfolio from top menu Portfolio.

How can I handle stock split/ stock merge?

Right click on the particular stock, select Split/Merge...Split or Merge

How about bonus issues?

You just need to buy the stock with 0 price.

I can't see stock name.

You need to resize the table column. Resize Column

Can JStock display my foreign shares value in local currency?

Go to Options-> Options...-> Wealth, under Currency section, you may choose your local currency. Currency exchange rate is displayed at the bottom right of status bar. Currency Exchange

I wish to record broker fee.

You may enable the feature through Options-> Options...-> Broker.
Enable broker

Can JStock auto calculate all my transaction?

Yes. JStock can perform auto calculation on all your transaction records. Take a look on the following case, on how transaction cost is being calculated in Malaysia.

I am using a broking firm named OSK Broking Firm in Malaysia. Hence, I go to top menu Options-> Options...-> Broker, and provide the following inputs.
  • Tick on Auto calculate broker fee, stamp duty and clearing fee
  • Click on Add...
  • Key in my broking firm name and press OK Broking Firm Name

OSK Broking Firm is offering me the following rate.
  • My broker fee rate is 0.42% out of total contract value.
  • The minimum broker fee which I need to pay is $28.00, regardless my contract value.
  • The maximum broker fee which I need to pay is $1,000.00, regardless my contract value.
  • For example, I buy a stock with total value $1,000.00. The broker fee I need to pay is min[ $28.00, 0.42% x $1,000 = $4.20 ] = $28.00. Broker Fee

Stamp duty is being calculated as follow.
  • $1.00 for $1000.00 or fractional part of total contract value.
  • The maximum stamp duty which I need to pay is $200.00, regardless my contract value.
  • For example, I buy a stock with total value $2,100.00. The stamp duty I need to pay is $1.00 + $1.00 + $1.00 = $3.00. Stamp Duty

Clearing fee is being calculated as follow.
  • 0.03% of total contract value.
  • The maximum clearing fee which I need to pay is $1,000.00, regardless my contract value.
  • For example, I buy a stock with total value $1,000.00. The clearing fee I need to pay is 0.03% x $1,000.00 = $0.30. Clearing Fee

UK stock market price is in pence, but I want my portfolio in pound.

JStock will perform conversion automatically, as it can detect whether a stock is traded in pence, pound or dollar.
  • When you enter a new buy/sell transaction, the buy/sell price is in pence (cent).
  • When you enter a new buy/sell transaction, the broker fee, clearing fee and stamp duty are in pence (cent).
  • The displayed value is in pound (dollar).