[FAQ] Seeing losses even if the average price is lower than market price

Here's one question I saw from our facebook group:

For COL users, may tanong lang po ako about avg price.
Bought PGOLD @ 32.90. Showed Average Price @ 32.9971 (because of the charges)Now market price is @ 33, which is greater that average prcie @ 32.9971and still registered as -0.79% loss?? Alam nyo po kung bakit negative parin even though Avg Price >MArket Price?

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The answer is that the new COL Financial website already shows you the exact NET amount of money you'd receive if you decide to sell any of your holdings at any time at their respective prevailing market prices.
That means the gain/loss column data already reflects all the selling charges, fees and taxes in case you decide to sell it. And it is because of these charges during the selling assumption that make the loss value even though the market price attained a level bigger than your average price.

I guess the key point to learn here is that while the gain/loss reflects these selling charges and taxes, the average price shown doesn't

You can read the discussion thread here to learn more insights.

I tried using my computation excel tool and it also displays the same data with COL.

You can download your own computation tool here so you can simulate your gain/losses for various selling prices. This way, you'd actually know if you're really gaining or not!

Have fun investing (knowing where your money goes)!

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