BeanCounter is a portfolio tracker. The freeware is designed to keep track of stock prices leaving you relaxed and calm. BeanCounter does all for you from keeping track of your portfolio, returns you gained, calculating important indices for you and showing highs and lows on indices.
BeanCounter provides an easy to use command line tool and Perl module. It supports SQL based database to store all relevant data like price, volume and earnings and whatever is supplied by Yahoo! The software is equipped with the functions to retrieve information of indices from exchanges in US, Canada, Europe and Asia. It also stores data cached from Yahoo! on foreign exchange rates, mutual fund rates making your portfolio up to date and it gets ease for you to take informed decision.
The data it gets from Yahoo! is batched in BeanCounter and than processed in the system and you can view all the data from BeanCounter. The batch processing is so efficient that you can download dozens of stocks details in the machine by single HTTP request.
If you want report on daily basis of your portfolio then BeanCounter is there to impress you. You get detailed daily report on indices, prices, etc.
The calculation job done by BeanCounter is of course professional. Like any other professional Portfolio Manager, it helps you to understand your position and market scenario. Trends play an important role in such decisions. As a laymen investor we might not know what Value at Risk (VaR) is? But BeanCounter calculates all such important trends for you and also describes so that you do not loose your hard earned in this process.