What makes InvestControl different from stock tracker apps?
InvestControl is a complete investment manager, it can track different types of investments, as stocks, bonds, options and mutual funds, enter activities, configure alerts, receive relevant news and analyze portfolios. No other app in this segment offers as many features.
I live in [country]. Can InvestControl retrieve prices for my stocks?
InvestControl can retrieve prices for all stocks available in Yahoo! Finance, including worldwide stocks, as long as you specify the correct symbol and exchange (when applicable). Alternatively, you can configure InvestControl to extract the price from any publicly available web page where this information is published.
How can I update the prices of my other investments (bonds, options, funds etc)?
Except for stocks, currencies and some funds, other types of invesment cannot be updated directly via quote provider (Yahoo! Finance). In these cases, you can update the price manually or using
InvestControl is not updating my stocks. What's wrong?
1) Check if there is an Internet connection available;
2) Check if the stock symbols are correct, exactly as used in Yahoo! Finance;
3) For non-US stocks, check if stock exchange suffixes are appended to the symbols. Check
for a list of valid exchanges (third column, suffix);
4) Check if the update mode for the stocks is set to "Quote Provider";
5) If price updates can be started manually by dragging down the position list but not automatically, check if Auto Update is enabled in app settings and the time period scheduled.
How Page Capture mode works?
Please refer to
to learn how to capture prices from generic pages, and
submitted by our users.
Page Capture mode is not working anymore for one of my assets.
Probably the page layout has changed; please review and test your capture expression against the new layout.
My stocks are traded in pences and the app displays their prices and values incorrectly.
Please edit each stock and set "Units per Price" to 100.
How can I transfer my data to a new phone?
After installing the app on the new phone, make sure Google Drive or Dropbox is configured as the cloud backup provider in both phones. Use "Menu/Tools/Backup data" on your old phone to upload your data to the provider, then in your new phone use "Menu/Tools/Restore data" to download the data.
Does InvestControl integrate with any broker for buying/selling stocks?
No, InvestControl's purpose is to provide analytical info about investments you own or are interested in, in a institution-independent way.
Can I enter transactions for an asset directly, without using cash accounts as origins?
Yes. The downside is that InvestControl will be unable to track your monthly savings for investments (see next question).
InvestControl does not seem to consider my monthly investments in the "New Deposits" chart in the portfolio report.
"New Deposits" displays the total amount of "new money" you are saving monthly for investments. In order to detect this "new money", you must enter it as a deposit to a cash account before entering a "Buy" transaction in some asset. For example, if you are saving 1K from your salary this monthy to buy stock A, you should first enter a deposit of 1K in cash account B. Then enter a "Buy" transaction for stock A which origin is account B.
InvestControl does not seem to support some characteristics of a particular type of investment. What now?
Let us know
about your case and we'll study the possibility of adding support for it while keeping the app as generic and easy to use as possible.
Is there a version for the Iphone?
Currently there are no plans for an IOS version.
I've found a bug / have a suggestion
and include any information that could be useful to reproduce the issue or understand your scenario, like sample symbols, screenshots and detailed steps.