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Stock lots seem to not be working

I've been trying to reconcile the lots of one of my stocks between Quicken and my brokerage account. I use specific identification to establish the lot(s) being sold. I've come to the conclusion that something isn't working right in Quicken. Here's what I'm experiencing. I sold all available shares from one purchase date on one day. When I look at the shares available from the same purchase date for a sale on the next day, there are now 200 shares available to sell. I'm trying to figure out where the 200 shares came from and how to get rid of them. I have my preferences set to show hidden transactions. I have also run the "rebuild investing lots" utility from File/File Operations/Validate and Repair.

Also, my total holding shows the right number of shares. When I expand to see the lot detail, the extra 200 shares show up, but aren't included in the total.

I'm baffled and would appreciate any suggestions.


  • q_lurker
    q_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I suggest you go back to your very first sale of that security, review each sale from there making sure the correct lots are specified each time.  Hopefully, you'll find one to correct that will clear the cycle.  
  • TaxGuy
    TaxGuy Member
    Thank you for your response. I pored over the several lots that aren't making sense. It seems as if there were lots specified and then later changed that are "sticky". I found that if I try to reset selections and then reassign lots, the problem only gets worse - that is, I end up with more shares in the detail than in the total. The logic in Quicken simply doesn't appear to be working.
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