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Questions tagged [tracking]

Keeping track of income and expenses. Not to be confused with keeping a budget.

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Building an index tracking portfolio

I want to track an index for my savings, but I wasn't able to find in my country (Argentina, if it matters) an Index Fund that's cheap, has a low tracking error and that I can expect won't be ...
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How do you track the partial sale of a stock lot?

I use an online tool that lets me enter stocks in lots, but it's not clear how to track when some of lot is sold? Does one just subtract shares out of the lots until they reach 0? Pros: Easier to ...
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Compare my variable portfolio performance with S&P 500?

The question may appear simple at first but I really cannot come up with a quick and easy way to compare my performance as a trader Vs S&P500. For the sake of simplicity, I am analyzing my ...
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GnuCash: expense tracking/amounts left under limits

So I've decided I want to try and rein in my spending a bit, and keep my money a little more under control, and while I know there are more simple expense tracking programs, I'm not one to use a ...
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Is keeping track of your money and having a budget the same thing?

I check my bank account every single day, just out of habit in case there's fraudulent activity. As a result, I always know generally how much I have in my accounts (i.e. if I have $140.25, I'll make ...
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How to keep track of daily expenses having two currencies?

I want to keep track of my daily expenses using a system as simple as possible. My current choice is to have a spreadsheet where I keep track of my budget: One page controls the monthly budget ...
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Are stock purchases on NASDAQ trackable to personal information?

Before iPhone7 launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook sold large amounts of his assets, (probably without telling the news). Are these transactions tied to personal information? What about private traders?
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Can shops use card payments to track/profile customers?

Can shops use payment information when you pay with a debit or credit card to track a customer's buying habits? In other words can a shopkeeper link different purchases at different times in his ...
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How can I compare my portfolio to others' portfolios?

There are a number of free online portfolio trackers that offer various features such as analyzing one's portfolio in terms of risk, making suggestions for individual assets, and so forth. It is ...
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viewing stock market transactions

What I would like to know how to keep on eye on things like sale of a certain stock?, who is buying what stock?, what stocks are certain people buying? Is it legal to have access to these sorts of ...
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Why an ETF mirrors the underlying index on a day to day basis but not on a long term basis

Some ETFS like NUGT,DUST say that they replicate the performance of the underlying index on a daily basis. My first question is, do all ETFS do this, or only some? Also, why does it say that "not ...
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Total gain of portfolio including sold stocks?

I have a self-managed portfolio with a few stocks in it, which I keep at Scottrade and track with a program called StockMarketEye. I've used a few other portfolio trackers as well, and they all seem ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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How to use Mint.com outside US/Canada?

Is it possible to use the mint.com service outside US/Canada? If not (most probably), which similar services also work outside US/Canada? I'm currently using TheBirdy, but it doesn't directly data ...
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What are these fees attached to mutual fund FSEMX?

Could somebody please explain these fees attached to FSEMX? Annual Report Expense Ratio (net) Prospectus Net Expense Ratio Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio Finance.yahoo.com indicates that they are ...
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Free, web-based finance tracking with tag/label support?

My current solution for tracking finances is a google docs spreadsheet, with a new sheet every month. Overall, I'm quite happy with it. I keep track of where money was spent, on what, and I try to tag ...
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Does the IRS track every check deposited by me?

Is there a maximum amount limit on exceeding which the tracking starts? Or does each and every check deposited by me gets tracked by IRS for reconciliatory purposes?
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How to properly use a personal income/expense sheet for budgeting (or more)?

I am just beginning to set up a personal income/expense sheet on a daily basis. After a month, I have a bunch of raw data in it. Due to lack of experience, I am not sure how to use this record. Do ...
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Understanding differences between S&P500 index-tracking ETFs

I'm trying to understand the difference between S&P 500 trackers. Example: SPY IVV VOO They all have different prices (IVV being $1 more, on average than SPY, and VOO being about 50% of ...
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Tracking my spending, and incoming and outgoing (i.e cashflow)

I currently use AceMoney to track my spending, but, it gets a bit tedious. I like to track everything coming in, and going out. I'm self-employed, I have an "account" for every client, and another "...
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Possible replacement for Quicken

I have been using quicken to track my financial life for about 10 years now and am generally happy with it. A couple of years back Intuit changed the ability to download stock quotes for 2 years ...
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Can you recommend good Excel spreadsheet templates for tracking spending?

I did use Microsoft Money to track my spending couple of years ago, then I switched to paper and pen and then switch to online money sites such as Wesabe, but none of them really worked out. The ...