CryptoStream Quotes

The CryptoStream page provides real-time streaming quotes on all the important cryptocurrencies. It initially displays the largest symbols, but you can continue to increase the quantity shown by pressing the More Symbols button.

Besides showing real-time quotes, CryptoStream is also useful if you want to keep track of your crypto portfolio. In many cases, it does a better job than the brokerages themselves. Coinbase, far and away the biggest force in the business, offers the following as its “Portfolio“:

This presentation is not particular useful. Specifically:

  • It’s in some useless order; apparently by the percentage of holdings;;
  • There is no entry price;
  • There is no profit/loss figure;

However, using the Portfolio feature in CryptoStream is a cinch. Just click the Portfolio Mode button, and you will be able to enter three items of information for any given crypto symbol:

  • Quantity (which is accurate to 8 decimal places);
  • Entry Price;
  • Stop Price (optional) which will make the row highlighted if violated

Here is the exact same portfolio as portrayed above, except that it actually is presented usefully instead of uselessly. We can plainly see the value of each position, the profit/loss in dollar terms, the profit/loss in percentage terms, as well as relevant sums at the bottom.

If you are using the Portfolio feature, you probably will want to have the Only Show Positions box checked, since that will make all the symbols in which you have no position disappear. This makes for a very clean presentation, and this clarity will persist if you go back to the regular CryptoStream mode.

With your positions thus entered, the page will keep you updated second-by-second as to how your positions are doing, as opposed to your crypto brokerage site, which normally requires the clumsy pressing of the “refresh” key over and over just to smack the page into actually showing you recent prices.