It’s easy enough to know the current value of your holdings in mutual funds and unit investment trust funds (UITFs). For mutual funds, simply multiply the number of shares you have with the latest Net Asset Value Per Share (NAVPS). For UITFs, multiply the number of units of participation you have with the latest Net Asset Value Per Unit (NAVPU).
The latest NAVPS of all Philippine mutual funds can be found conveniently on a single page on the Investment Company Association of the Philippines (ICAP) website. Unfortunately, there is no one page for Philippine UITFs; one has to check the websites of the different Philippine banks for the latest NAVPU of their UITFs.
If you have wisely diversified your investments across several mutual funds and UITFs, this process can become quite tedious. Luckily, you can keep track of all your investments collectively at Bloomberg with their Watchlist (Portfolio Tracker). Bloomberg has data on all Philippine stocks, mutual funds, and UITFs. Registration is free.
Once registered, simply search for your stocks, mutual funds, and/or UITFs through the search box and click them to add to your watchlist. For instance, if you have invested in the Philippine Stock Index Fund (PSIF):
Once added, go to Edit > Add new lot to enter specific information regarding your holdings. For instance, if you bought 100 shares of PSIF on 2 January 2013 at NAVPS: 647.15, and topped up on 10 January 2013 with 50 shares at NAVPS: 664.61:
And that’s it. Bloomberg will show, among other data, the current value of your investment holdings, your gains for the day, and your total gain. Repeat the steps above for all your other stocks, mutual funds, and/or UITFs, and simply add a new lot for any additional investments you make in the future.
You can also access your portfolio on mobile devices through the official Bloomberg mobile app:
The app has its drawbacks, though, which I hope Bloomberg will address in the future:
- Mobile watchlists will sync to your desktop account, but not the other way around
- Philippine Peso (PHP) is not among the default currencies
- Dark background is not user-friendly