Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking

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Download a free spreadsheet Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking. This will allow you to compare the growth of your mutual fund portfolio with a variety of BSE and NSE benchmark indices. This was to compare my retirement equity portfolio with Sensex and Nifty Next 50. Now it is your turn! Along with the sheet, I have also included a video user guide and a sample transaction sheet for testing.

Users of the  freefincal mutual fund and financial goal tracker or Value Research Portfolio tracker can straightaway copy and paste the transactions into the Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer.  Users of other trackers like Perfios should be able to do this easily enough.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Inputs page

This is a screenshot of the main inputs page. You will need to:

  1. Enter the first-ever date on which you started investing in mutual funds
  2. You can optionally choose an index. Nifty Next 50 TRI is pre-loaded but you can always change it. This will take a while. So please be patient.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Inputs page

3. Steps 1,2 and 3 in the inputs sheet and step 4 and 5 in the transactions sheet (below) have to be repeated (in that order) for each of your mutual funds. You can see the format of the transaction below. You can use “purchase” or “buy” to represent an investment and “redemption” or “sell” to represent a withdrawal. Dividends can be included but will be ignored. If it is a dividend-reinvestment plan or if you have reinvested dividends (either in the same fund or another), then they will have to be entered as a separate “purchase” transaction.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: transactions page

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Portfolio value

When you enter the transaction for each fund (complete steps 1-5), you will be directed to the “portfolio graph” sheet where you can see the actual portfolio growth – always check if the current portfolio value as on date is accurate.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Portfolio value

Sometimes the value will drop to zero in the middle. This is because the AMFI NAV database has some missing or zero NAV values.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Index Benchmarking

It would be a good idea to start with your first fund and then move forward chronologically. This way after each entry, you will be able to compare the performance of the portfolio (up to the data entered) with the chosen index (which can be changed at any time).

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Index Benchmarking

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Updating

Each transaction set uploaded will be sequentially stored in “for updating only” sheet. To add future transactions, locate the fund on that sheet and add the new transaction entries at the bottom without gaps. Then go back to the inputs page and press the update button.

Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer: Updating



This tool is for mature, ‘true’ DIY investors who can process data and information on their own. As always, I will not be responsible for any losses and therefore any gains in your portfolio that arise directly or indirectly from the use of this sheet or any other part of freefincal. Please do not ask me questions like, “my portfolio is underperforming X or Y index, what should I do?”. I will not respond.

Errors inconsistencies and bug reports

As with any tool, this too will have bugs that have escaped my attention. Please contact me (Gmail: freefincal)


Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking: User Guide

Download the Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking V3 Oct 2018

Download the Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking V2 June 2018

Download the Mutual Fund Portfolio Growth Visualizer With Index Benchmarking V1 Jan 2018

You can use this sample transaction sheet to play with the sheet and see how it works.

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  1. I tried this to compare my fund with BSE Sensex. But in Normalized Portfolio graph, I see only my fund’s plot and NO BSE Sensex plot.

  2. Sir,
    i am facing the same issue here as above (non generation of NORMALIZED PLOT)
    first investment date in that fund is same as the one entered in the inputs sheet as directed.
    i am missing something or any bug may be there?
    pl guide us.

  3. Looks like I entered date in different format. It’ll be good if format is also mentioned along with date box.
    Also, in Normalized Portfolio graph, plot starts from Jun 2015(when my investment started) but horizontal axis starts from Jun 2008. Due to this my plot is skewed and can’t understand it properly. Can’t the axis be made to start with my investment month?
    hope you understood what I meant to say.

  4. first of all, thank you very much for providing this sheet!!! i face issues while adding new fund in database particularly step 2 where we enter name of the fund. i couldn’t add a new fund.

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