Version 1.4.0 is a mayor update that brings many improvements like a new color theme and a redesign of the portfolio screen with dedicated views for “Cash Flow” and “Value Gain”. We also improved the performance and fixed several bugs. Here is an overview:
We changed the color theme of the app. We no longer support a separate dark and light themes. To be honest, the old dark theme was not very appealing. If there is a demand for it we might introduce a new dark theme in the future. Currently, we want to focus on one theme only.
New Portfolio Screen
The portfolio screen is the central place of the app where you get an overview of the stock positions in your portfolio. Instead of having one complex view we split-up the old view into two new views.
- Value Gain View: The value gain view highlights several important value related to the share price and the value appreciation of your stock position. See below for more details.
- Cash Flow View: The cash flow view shows values related to the dividend payments you receive by a company. See below for more details.
Value Gain View
The value gain view is designed to provide you a compact of the value appreciation of the stock positions in your portfolio.
- Value Gain: The amount of money you gained or lost since you purchased the shares. The green or red triangles indicate a winning or a loosing position.
- Value Gain (%): The ratio between the value increase or decrease of your stock position in relation to the average purchasing value. It is the same value as “Value Gain” just expressed as percentage.
- Avg. Share Price: The average price per share you payed for your position. It is computed across all transactions for a stock in your portfolio.
- Mkt. Price: The current price per share at the stock exchange. So, you can easily see where the shares currently trade in comparison to your average share price.
- 52 Week Min/Max: The 52 week min/max bar shows you the current price per share in relation to the minimum and maximum share price during the previous 52 weeks. It helps you to spot buying opportunities and also reduces possible distractions by the daily volatility in the stock market.
Cash Flow View
The “Cash Flow” view of the portfolio screen visualizes values that help you to evaluate how well your stock position is doing or whether there is a buying opportunity.
- Cash Flow: The aggregated annual dividends payed by the stock position in currency (e.g. US Dollar).
- YOC: The “Yield on Cost” is the ratio between the annual dividends and the purchasing price of the shares. It is expressed in percent. You could say it is the percentage of your initially invested money that you get back each year by dividend payments.
- Avg. Start Yield: Well run companies increase their dividend payments regularly. Thus, the YOC increases over time without doing anything – just holding the shares. The “Average Start Yield” is the average YOC of each share at the point in time when you bought them. The difference between the current YOC and the Average Start Yield shows you the dividend increases or decreases since you bought the shares.
- Mkt. Yield: The Market Yield field depicts the current dividend yield if you bought shares now.
One new handy feature of the 22 Dividends app is the so called “Dividend Watch”. It visualizes the time between the previous and the next pay days.
The blue point indicates today in relation to the next upcoming ex and pay days. The center shows a countdown in days until the next pay day. If the next pay day is not yet known the app will estimate it from the previous pay days. The dividend watch provides you a visual overview of the upcoming payments and dividend ex-dates.
New Welcome Screen
Splits did not affect dividend payments
There was a bug in the calculation of history dividend payments. The bug affected stocks with share splits. The splits were not applied properly to the dividends.
Internal Data Management
We fixed a bug in the internal data management. It made the app request too much data that was actually not required.
There were several other small issues we fixed or improved.
The 22 Dividends app is available for: