Would you like to spend next 5 minutes learning how to create an mutual fund tracker excel sheet? Make a live, updatable mutual fund portfolio tracker for Indian markets to keep track of your investments using this example.
NOTE: File updated on 7 July 2018 to fix errors. Download again if you need to.
How to use this mutual fund tracker Excel workbook?
- Download and save the file to a folder on your computer (do not leave it in the downloads folder)
- Open the file in Excel (you need Excel 2016 / Office 365 to use this file. If you are using older version of Excel, you need free Power Query add-in)
- If prompted, enable “External connections”
- Go to Data and click on Refresh all
- This will fetch updated funds list and latest NAV (Net Asset Value) from AMFI India website.
- On the My Funds page, specify the funds you own, units, purchase price and purchase date
- The tracker will calculate your return, CAGR (Compounded annual growth rate of funds) and simple return of your portfolio and display it
- When you want to see updated value of your portfolio, simply refresh the tracker (Data > Refresh All or press CTRL+ALT+F5)
How this mutual fund tracker is made?
- First, lets put a tabular format for our portfolio: We can have fund name, # of units, purchase NAV (Net Asset Value, the cost of unit for your when you bought it), purchase date, total value at purchase (units * purchase NAV), current NAV (we will pull this data from internet), value as of now (units * current NAV), Profit / loss amount and profit / loss % as our table columns. Once you learn how to do this, you can add more columns depending on what / how you want to track your MF portfolio.When you finish creating the table, it would look something like this:
- Next we will use Power Query to automatically fetch the funds and latest fund value from AMFI website. This site maintains updated funds and values and publishes the list as TXT file at URL- https://www.amfiindia.com/spages/NAVAll.txt We can connect to this page as web URL from PQ and setup some simple rules to clean the data and extract the relevant bits we need. The result looks like this in Power Query editor.
- Once we load this data to Excel, we can build a simple 2 level cascading drop-down system to capture details on the “my funds” page. That way, our drop down will be small and easy to use. Please read cascading drop downs page for details on how to do this.
- Finally, based on the fund name, we fetch the NAV and NAV date using, you guessed it – VLOOKUP formula. The rest is easy to calculate.
- Now as you input fund names and refresh data, your portfolio gets updated.
Few ideas on how you can enhance this:
- Add graphs to see visually how the funds are doing
- Build some VBA to store previous NAV values of your funds so that you can see historical dates
Problems with MF Tracker?
- I cannot refresh data: You need internet connection. You also need Power Query for Excel (this is available by default in Excel 2016 or above, Office 365. If you have an older version of Excel, download Power Query add-in for free.
- I see some error during download / refresh: The AMFI people have been inconsistent with their file formatting. It could be a weekly issue (ie every Friday they might be publishing some extra data.) Try again in a day or two. If the problem persists, post a comment so I can suggest a work around.
- Some other problem: Please post a comment so I can look in to this for you.