Reinvested dividends: ReinvDiv or Buy Shares?
I'm beginning to track my IRA in Q17 and am entering historical dividends reinvested as stock shares. The question I'm going to ask doesn't deal with the cost basis of the stock from a tax standpoint, as the account is non-taxable, but rather with keeping track of the adjusted purchase price of the stock from a performance standpoint. I'm trying to figure out whether to enter a reinvested dividend as Reinvest - Income Reinvested or as Buy - Shares Bought. My problem with ReinvDiv is that I don't know the share price on each dividend payment date. In any event this results in a positive price per share for these reinvested shares as of that date when I would think it should be zero to permit a recalculation of an adjused purchase price. I think I understand the ReinvDiv calculation to reflect the cost basis of the reinvested dividend in a taxable account. If I use Buy - Shares Bought, I can plug in $0 as the price paid. Thanks for any guidance.
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