I see you're right about Highland - for some reason his trades we're all recorded correctly, but his portfolio value hadn't been updated (perhaps a last minute price fluctuation?#!) Anyway I've recalculated all the portfolios and Highland has indeed surpassed the 50k mark - sadly no one else has, and for good measure I thought I'd join the competition myself - for my sins! Eeek.
Sorry to be a pain Sharky, but I have made about £1500 on Sainsbury this morning, but my portfolio value has not changed one jot.
I'm sure that there is a general problem rather than just specific ones for Highland, Jamie Roberts and myself.
As far as I can see;
-if you ask for a quote, the correct market price is quoted, and the trades are carried out at the right price,
-however, the bid/offer prices shown in our portfolios are wrong, and have frozen, and our portfolio values are therefore frozen as well.
Sharky - I agree with Andy. Seeing exactly the same. Actual trading quotes come through OK, but displayed bid-offer prices remained jammed all day yesterday and still are - and portfolio valuation numbers are jammed.
The problem appears to be that when you trade the amount of the spread is taken off your total value and any profit you make is snowballed into the portfolio value. Hence why no one can make a profit on the trading, they have effectively been deducted the spread but not given any profit on the trade.
I would check the formulae for the addition of profits to the portfolio values. Looks like the only bit of the equation that shows the wrong figure.
However, seeing as I am top, I say we do nothing and I win this months competition. Anyone else for that?