Originally Posted by CRLLS
To what end, really? Looking at one's historical return will either give one a great feeling or a defeating one. It is just like racing and gunfighting. There will always be someone who will do better and someone who will do worse than you. What they did last week or last year has nothing to do with what they will do this week or next year. Unless they are the ones who like looking at trophies and like to brag.
To be honest, I have a spreadsheet that goes back >20 years. I don't use any of that info at all. It just sits there.
Then why do spreadsheets? Really, that requires work. I gave up on those a number of years back.
I just want to see my gain/losses by month provided to me by my brokerage... no work at all.
Having it on a graph is interesting information... and it is information that they HAVE so should be very easy to display...