Bug with Investing- Brokerage account and Net Worth

Hello, I noticed a bug in the brokerage accounts on Quicken Mac.

When you input the total value, and number of shares, it ONLY calculates any gains towards your net worth. The problem is, Net Worth is not just the gains. If I purchase $1000 worth of stock, even if it drops by 10%, I still own $900 of that stock and can sell it at any time and that should be added in the Net Worth.

Quicken does not do this. Quicken will show the stock account valued at -$100 in the case above and not show the total value of the account


  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Quicken does generally handle valuation of accounts correctly, so I think we need to dig a little deeper into your situation.

    The first thing to check is to make sure there isn't a placeholder transaction in your account. A Placeholder will force the value to stay the same, not matter what transactions you enter, so it need to be either completed, deleted or replaced with a status opening. tYou can read about placeholders here and here.

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • nmudgett
    Thanks for your quick response.

    I was able to manually add a deposit for the amount invested and it resolved the issue.

    Thanks again!
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