Make hidden investment account data visible in investment history (Q Mac) [edited]

Snoopy FC
Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
edited May 20 in Display/UI (Mac)
I think I've mentioned this before, but we need a way to hide these accounts yet still see the impacts of these previous holdings in the investment graphs.  Currently, if you hide one of these closed accounts, the investment graphs exclude the data hidden in the account.  The result is a graph that doesn't fully reflect historic holding.  Please fix this.  
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  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
    Still waiting on this one.  Really?  How many closed accounts does one have to have before this is really annoying?
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  • markrich2000
    markrich2000 Member ✭✭
    Same issue!
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Yes, the flaw is at the developers built the ability to hide accounts but include them in reports, which directionally addresses what people need. Unfortunately, all reporting on investments is not done via Reports, it's done via the Portfolio screen. So they need to build in another level of account hiding, and/or build actual Reports that follow the hiding settings.
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  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    Hello All,

    The Community Support team regularly reviews long-standing posts and Ideas for relevancy and current interest. This Idea seems to have stalled and we would like to gauge the current interest in this request. 

    If you would like to see this idea implemented, please add your vote and a comment explaining how this idea would be beneficial for you. More information, including steps to vote and how to submit your own Ideas for future product features/improvements, is also available here.

    Thank you,

    Quicken Community Support Team
    -Quicken Anja
  • smayer97
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    This is currently one of the most significant shortcomings of the Quicken Mac investment portfolio, in my opinion. Anyone who has changed brokerages or closed accounts cannot see their accurate investment history in the Portfolio data table and graphs if they have closed investment accounts. Further, transactions in closed accounts disappear from the Transaction window when looking back at past transactions.

    According to Quicken's own help, "Hide in Lists" is only supposed to remove accounts from the sidebar and pop-up lists -- not make past history disappear. So Quicken doesn't even do what it says it should do.

    This is an annoying shortcoming which forces users to either leave long-closed accounts "open" and visible in their sidebar in order to see accurate history, or close the accounts to clean up their sidebar but lose valuable history from view.

    I would not want to see this idea disappear. The subject line of this post is misleading -- it sounds like something which has already been implemented -- so it probably doesn't get a lot of votes.

    "Add ability to hide old/closed investment accounts in sidebar/account list" is a feature which exists; you can close & hide investment accounts in the sidebar. But reading the original post clarifies that this idea is actually making hidden accounts not disappear from investment history. This confusion is likely why this topic doesn't have a lot of votes, but anyone who values seeing their long term investment history displayed accurately in Quicken should want to see this idea implemented. (Fellow Quicken Mac investors, please add your vote to this topic!)

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  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 19
    Jacobs comment is spot on.  I think this idea or concept is noted in several other ideas, but Jacobs comments nail the heart of the issue.  Quicken Anja, check out my other discussions as I've raised this idea several times over the years. 
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  • Quicken Sarah
    Quicken Sarah Administrator, Moderator mod
    Hello @jacobs & @Snoopy FC

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this topic, although I apologize for any inconvenience or frustration experienced.

    I brought this thread up with the Mac team this morning to look into this request a little deeper and during our review, it does appear that closed and/or hidden accounts do retain the investment history.

    Could you please provide a little more detail and perhaps screenshots of this request so that we might understand better what is missing?

    Thank you,

    Sarah


  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
    I apologize for the delay in my response, but I hope I can make this clear.  The issue hinges on the accurate presentation of the historic data in the graphs when the accounts are hidden.  

    Notice I have several investment accounts in the retirement portfolio that have a balance of $0.  Here's what the portfolio looks like graphically with all "retirement" accounts open:


    Here's what that same graph looks like when I hide only the current $0 balance Converse and LA accounts:  


    Notice that while the overall value of the portfolio does not change, the graphic representation of the historic data does not reflect the data that are in the hidden accounts.  To keep a true graphic representation of the data, I can never close those old accounts.  I'd like to keep those effectively closed accounts hidden, but still see the values of those accounts reflected in the graph.  In doing so, I free up the real estate on the sidebar at left, but still can see how the portfolio has truly performed through time.  Please contact me directly for followup.  


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  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Hello @jacobs & @Snoopy FC

    I brought this thread up with the Mac team this morning to look into this request a little deeper and during our review, it does appear that closed and/or hidden accounts do retain the investment history.

    Could you please provide a little more detail and perhaps screenshots of this request so that we might understand better what is missing?
    As I wrote in the other thread linked above, Quicken Mac provides the option for accounts to "Hide in Lists". Quicken Help defines this as "Hidden within sidebar" and "Hidden from transaction entry lists" -- exactly what you'd want and expect when you mark an account "Hide in Lists." But that's not what Quicken Mac currently does; it also hides these accounts from the Portfolio view. This makes the Portfolio history inaccurate, and in many cases worthless. If the user has moved funds from one brokerage to another, all the history from the former brokerages is absent from the Portfolio view.

    @Quicken Sarah  the screen shots from "@Snoopy FC" illustrate the issue. I can provide more if this is not clear enough to the development team.

    If I set my portfolio to 12/31/2010, I expect it to show me my holdings and history as of that date. It does not. It should be the same as a Net Worth report for that date -- but it is not.

    And it's not just the graph that's wrong; the table below the graph, whether Grouped By Account or Grouped By Security, also excludes the data from accounts which are set to Hide in Lists. That is, if I set my Portfolio date to 12/31/2010 and set the filter to Group by Security, I'd expect to see my security holdings as of that date, but Quicken omits any securities which were held in accounts marked as Hide in Lists. If I set the filter to Group by Account, the accounts I held as of that date which are marked as Hide in Lists are absent.

    Hide in Lists is doing much more than what it's defined to do: remove the account from the sidebar and transaction dropdown menus; it is completely hiding the history of those accounts and the securities they held from the Portfolio. This behavior is not expected. I think the overwhelming majority of users would want the Portfolio "as of" date to accurately show their holdings as of that date. (If there is a narrow use case where a user might want to intentionally hide the history of closed accounts — perhaps data was recorded incorrectly and never corrected, so they just want to be able to hide it — there might be a reason to offer an option for the current hidden history behavior. But it should be able to be turned off, and shouldn't even be the default behavior.
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  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
    Hello @jacobs & @Snoopy FC

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this topic, although I apologize for any inconvenience or frustration experienced.

    I brought this thread up with the Mac team this morning to look into this request a little deeper and during our review, it does appear that closed and/or hidden accounts do retain the investment history.

    Could you please provide a little more detail and perhaps screenshots of this request so that we might understand better what is missing?

    Thank you,

    Sarah


    Did you have any followup questions on this, or did this make things clear?  Just wondering where this now stands with the development team.  
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