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Mar 19, 2012, 10:25:32 AM3/19/12
to Google Finance,
I set up a few portfolios in Google Finance and I am having soeme
- Can one rearrange (sort) the portfolios by now? I have seen several
exchanges that indicat this problem having been aroung for quite a
while. Any scheduled time for solving it?
- When creating the portfolios, a few stocks which I want to follow
each time I open Google as a home page, simply disappeared. I was able
to re-create it but it appears at the bottom and I have to scroll down
for it each time.
- Can I keep the portfolios hiden when I open Google as a home page?
- Every now and then the portfolios carry the remark "This portfolio
is empty". It gave me a scare first time as I put a lot of work into
these portfolios. But when I click on the portfolio name, the
portfolio appears... Ufff... Why scare people like this? Is there
anything I can do? Problem appears to be random.

tree farm

Mar 19, 2012, 11:02:28 AM3/19/12
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Hi Robert-You can sort a portfolio by going to the blue "edit
portfolio" link at the top middle of the page, on the same line as the
compare and delete buttons. When you open that link, there's only a
few things you can do, but you can choose between alphabetic and
custom for sorting, at the bottom right below the ticker symbol box..
Choose custom, and then in the box of ticker symbols above, you can
cut and paste the ticker symbols into the order you want them, with
the first one in line showing at the top and descending from there,
when you switch back to the main page. As for the other problems, I've
experienced some but so infrequently I never tried to get a fix on
them. Hopefully someone will post and address those issues for you.
The portfolio pages are definitely quirky, and sometimes take patience
to deal with. My latest is when switching from one portfolio to
another, I get an error message "page not found", and sometimes have
to hit reload 3 or 4 times to get it to load. I posted last week and
so far no replies.

Good luck!

Tom B


Mar 19, 2012, 1:02:29 PM3/19/12
Many thanks for that I have now sorted my Portfolio alphabetically and then custom sorted to put the indices at the bottom.. Saves quite a few clicks. Would be helpful to alter decimal places on, for example, numbers of shares - would improve the look of the page considerably.  Also some oddities -the total increase decrease in pence is given which is a nonsense.   I had a share which fell sharply today so I bought more at the bottom the price has recovered a bit, so that my original holding lost money but the new one gained, but the portfolio shows the change from the share price when the change based on the weighted average of the carry price price plus the new purchase price would be more useful.


Mar 20, 2012, 9:56:14 AM3/20/12
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Hi tree farm and many thanks for the useful pointers. I did not know
them and they can be useful.

However, I was asking about sorting the order in which portfolios
appear on the Google home page rather than the order inside the

Do you have any ideas on this?
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Tom & Kathi Brown

Mar 20, 2012, 10:03:19 AM3/20/12
Hi Robert-It's been a long time but I think I got around that by assigning a number and parenthesis in front of each portfolio name, ie: 1) tankers 
2) banks etc. and they will stack in descending order starting with number 1. You can do that with the edit portfolio link.

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