Portfolio Page

An in-depth guide on understanding your portfolio dashboard and holdings page.

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Written by Shoota Tanahashi
Updated over a week ago

The portfolio page has been designed as a tool for tracking your entire portfolio, enabling users to monitor their complete cryptocurrency trading history since the beginning of their trading history. In the following sections, we will break down each component, explain their meanings, and detail the calculation methods. It's important to note that the values displayed on the portfolio page may differ from the final figures shown in your reports which we will discuss.

Guide video:

Reported and Calculated balances

The most imported concept to understand when it comes to the way CTC displays data, is understanding the difference between Reported and Calculated balances, and where each one is used in the app.

Reported Balance - The amount reported by the exchange or wallet not including CTC's calculations

Calculated Balance - All transactions as calculated by CTC, including those manually added or edited. The calculated balance is what is always used for the reports.

Note - The reports will always use the Calculated balance, where the portfolio will use a mix of both Reported and Calculated.
This is why you can have different results on the portfolio and reports pages.


The following area is a graph chart displaying your current portfolio progress;

We'll start by breaking down each component of the portfolio:

Portfolio Graph Timeframe

Starting from the bottom left side of the graph. You can choose what time frame the portfolio graph displays. This is crucial for a few of the other numbers that we will be discussing!


This is the current market value of all your assets, displayed in your local currency.

  • This figure is calculated from the total sum of the ‘value’ column found further below in your 'holdings' section.

  • The value of this figure is likely to change frequently as the price fluctuates in the market.

This value can and often will be different to what the graph is showing, this is because the 'balance' uses the reported balance from the exchange/s and/or wallet/s.
Where the graph uses the balance as calculated by CTC (Calculated Balance).

All Time High and Fiat Invested

On the right side of the graph making the Y axis, you will find your portfolio ATH and total fiat invested.
The portfolio ATH will possibly change based on the selected timeframe.

This graph is based on the calculated balances in Crypto Tax Calculator. Accuracy relies on you importing all your data and the correct reconciliation of transactions.

Any missing purchases, missing prices, and/or zero-cost base balances are excluded from this chart.

Portfolio toggle

When toggled off, only imported accounts display in the portfolio. When on, your portfolio holdings will also include suspected accounts, which are wallets and exchanges that have been interacted with but not imported. Note: This toggle affects portfolio view only, not tax calculations and reports.

Total Return

Your total return is your all time performance from investing in crypto. Calculated as the sum of your portfolio value (Balance) and fiat proceeds after deducting fiat invested.
Balance + Fiat Proceeds - Fiat Invested = Total return

Unrealized Gains

This is your current unrealized profit or loss across your entire portfolio.
This figure is calculated from the difference between your 'balance' and 'cost base' (Balance - Cost Base = Unrealized Gains)

This figure will change with time or any transaction editing.

Fiat Invested

The total amount of native fiat that you've used to purchase crypto.
E.g. A US tax payer, purchasing 1 BTC with $2000 USD.

Fiat Proceeds

The amount of native fiat that you've received as a result of selling crypto.
E.g. A US tax payer, selling 1 BTC for $3000 USD.

Fiat Invested and Fiat Proceeds are calculated from the disposal or acquisition (Buy, Sell, Trade) of the fiat currency and not from the "Fiat deposit" or "Fiat Withdrawal" categories.

Fees Paid

The total fiat value of fees you have paid, not including "Margin Fees"

Token allocation

Below the portfolio graph, you can see your token allocation accompanied by a widget showcasing the proportion of your current assets.

Hover over the purple sector, you can see the percentage of allocation in correlation to your whole portfolio.

Winners and Losers


Highest performing assets with the highest unrealized gains according to the current market price will show as a green bar.


Lowest performing assets with the lowest unrealized gains according to the current market price will show as a red bar.


At the bottom of the portfolio page, you will find a comprehensive breakdown of your current holdings. This detailed breakdown includes the quantity of assets you currently possess, along with the corresponding price, value, cost, return on investment (ROI), and the current unrealized gain/loss;


The asset you currently hold.


The quantity/amount you hold of the asset. This uses the Reported Balance so any manually added or edited transactions won't show here.


The current market price of the asset. Smaller assets that we can't get market prices for and NFT's will show N/A here.


The current total value of the asset.

Value = Quantity x Price


The total cost of the asset. This is using the Calculated Balances and will include and manual or edited transactions


The return on investment % of the asset.

ROI = Unrealized Gain / Total Cost x 100%

Unrealized Gain

The current unrealized gain/loss of the asset.

Unrealized gain = Value - Cost

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