We know you love our Power Portfolio – you’ve told us in your tens of thousands since it was launched in 2002.
Eighteen years later, we think it’s the only one left that allows you to add shares AND funds that’s simple, comprehensive and completely FREE. But it’s time for an upgrade.
This weekend we are starting the move to a new data supplier and upgrading the technology in background so, where our rivals gave up, we can continue to offer the much-loved service for another decade and beyond.
This Sunday, August 2, it will be switched off temporarily, while we incorporate new feeds and prepare new features.
Power Portfolio: is it the only one left where you can add shares and funds and it’s completely free? We think so. And if you don’t own the shares you can play the stock market to see what would happen if you did.
If you are a portfolio user you should already have recieved an email about this some weeks back.
We have upgraded the portfolio several times over the years and as with previous updates your existing entries will be transferred to the new service.
There are always unforeseen glitches relating to data that cannot be transferred, which is why we recommend that you copy and paste your portfolio(s) into Excel and keep a copy just in case.
Drag your cursor over the entries and use your device’s copy and paste function.
Companies change their names, are taken over and sadly go bust with surprising regularity.
If you had shares in British Airways in your portfolio, for example, you’ll probably find that entry has disappeared. Those in the know will have replaced British Airways (BA.) with IAG, the Spanish company that merged with BA but is still traded on the London Stock Exchange around a decade ago.
Our portfolio has funds as well as shares.
When we created Power Portfolio, fund prices were sent by fax and updated manually every day. We now have access to around a quarter of a million funds. A handful of people in an office above a car park in Yorkshire couldn’t possibly handle updating those numbers like they did then.
Power Portfolio lives here: to login or to create a portfolio if you’re intrigued you can find the link in the drop menus on every page on This is Money. In every sense, you have nothing to lose.
We’re aiming for a smooth transition but please note, our new funds data provider uses a different identifying code for unit trusts and Oeics.
We’ll reinstate your shares first and deal with the funds later – but there maybe be some problems with some of the funds for which we can only apologise.
Don’t worry though, we’ll store your portfolio entries securely until we upload them again. It’ll probably be the more unusual funds that cause problems.
You can still log in to your portfolio before Sunday.
If you have forgotten your password, please use the reset password function and don’t forget to check your junk email if you don’t receive confirmation.
Our entire market data service is being updated and it’s going to take until at least until the end of summer to complete it. You will find some pages will be missing.
Please bear with us and if you would like to keep up to date with progress sign up to our weekly newsletter, where we’ll post updates. That’s free too.
Internet history buffs might be interested to know that the portfolio was created when This is Money was born in February 1999. But it used cookies to maintain the prices and total value.
Any time you cleared your cookies, which we’re now encouraged to do regularly, you had to recreate your portfolio.
Share ownership wasn’t nearly as prevalent as it is now but three years later we rebuilt it behind registration so all the information could be saved securely. We called it Power Portfolio.
We hope you continue to enjoy it as much as we have.
Any concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org but understand we probably won’t be able to deal with every email individually. We’ll post updates in the newsletter.