Why do I have cash amounts in the portfolio section of each of my investments?

arnolbg Member ✭✭
Each of my investments has a cash amount listed under the portfolio tab of each of my investments. Why? I buy, reinvest & receive dividends and then they are dowloaded into my Quicken. I add no cash to these accounts.....
Cash should not be added to these accounts....

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  • arnolbg
    arnolbg Member ✭✭
    Yep, all of my investments have placeholders at the beginning of each register. So I guess I'll have to live with that, since I have no idea what the cost way back then. I had no problem like this with the earlier versions of Quicken......
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Or just delete the placeholders, enter a static opening transaction if necessary to get your balance correct, and you won't have to deal with stray cash transactions going forward. You'll just have to know that when you sell your investments, you'll be on your own  (or relying on your brokerage) for reporting and calculating your gains for tax purposes.
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