Investment Watchlist Desktop Widget

Fajar Purnama
5 min readApr 8, 2020
Teletrader tablet desktop widget.

Watchlist and Portfolio

If you bought gold, silver, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, commodities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, forex, and treasuries, then you are probably familiar with the investment world. The hope of investment is the hope of the value of what we invests in increases. Let’s face it, no matter how much we want the United States (US) Dollar to fall, it is still the most popular currency today and widely used for measuring values. Almost everything we know is priced in US dollars (USD). How much dollars does a meal worth? Something like that. You can price things in gold or bitcoin but most people may not understand, but if you do you are one of the unique legends that I respect. For example, how much grams of gold does a meal worth or how much satoshis?

Whatever your measurements, you are free to do but for now I will be using USD. The hope of investing is the hope of the USD value in what we invest in goes up. Read the following statement: (1) you bought bitcoin at $5000, (2) the price goes to $6000, that’s good, (3) the price goes to $4000, that’s bad. You should now have an idea why most investors often have a great urge to look at the price charts. Maybe you are already one of them. Which is why most investors have watchlist and some goes into more detailed as having a portfolio.

Watchlist

Thanks to the advancement of information and communication technology (ICT), watchlist can be in real-time, updated every seconds. For example, you can go to https://coinmarketcap.com or https://www.coingecko.com to see prices of cryptocurrencies, or go to https://www.cnbc.com or https://www.bloomberg.com to see other types of investments, or you can borrow widgets from these sites and embed them into your own website. You can always create your own though.

Coingecko top coins heatmap.

Portfolio

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