The Google Finance portfolio tracker was updated earlier this year. The “update” was more like a horrendous downgrade. It removed all the useful features until there was nothing left worth using. I’m not entirely sure what Google was thinking.
Since then, I looked for a replacement to no avail. I settled on using a spreadsheet via Google Sheets to track things.
I also used Google Finance to track the performance of indexes, factors, and alternative strategies via a corresponding ETF. It didn’t get heavy use but it was convenient to have everything in one place.
Creating something similar in a spreadsheet has been on my to-do list. So I tackled that this week. Turns out, it works better in a spreadsheet. Here’s the result (links to copy and explanation are below): Continue Reading…