Introduction to Positions and Valuations

Modified on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 05:51 PM

Some assets can be bought and sold to increase or reduce your position - for example equities.  The value of the position can increase due to increase in the equity price, or due to increase in quantities.

We will now walk through an example of how vaultbox reflects these changing positions and valuations.

As a pre-requisite to this guide, please read Assets / liabilities balance movements over time.  The entry of the equity and its position is the same as a cash balance, with one fundamental difference: the addition of a Number of shares field:

In this example, the reference data for the hypothetical HSBC share is as follows:

DateNumber of sharesValuation (HKD)

In other words, we bought 10 shares at 1,000 HKD each.  These then increased in value to 1,200 HKD each.  Finally we bought another two shares such that the overall value was 13,000 HKD (1,083.33 HKD each).

If we drill-down on the Asset, we see:

These three points represent the 10,000, 12,000 and 13,000 HKD marks.  If we change the Data selector to Quantity, we see the following:

This represent the 10 shares being held, before an additional 2 are purchased.  Finally we can switch to Valuation in base currency.  Even if the position value and quantity in the Asset Currency didn't change, it is possible that FX differences mean that the valuation in your base currency has changed.  This makes a difference for your Net Worth calculation.

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