Selling CDs creates a discrepancy between Market Value and balance

kleeberg Member ✭✭
I am not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I have an investment account that is 50% cash and 50% CD. The market value for that account shows the total of both the cash and the CD. When I put a future date on the sale of the CD, the market value on the upper-right of the transaction view drops by the amount of the sale however the balance next to the transaction shows the correct balance.

Here are my steps:
3/32/2022 sell [security name] Total Sale: [total value of CDs]. Number of shares [X] Price per share [$100 auto filled]. No commission.

The market value falls by the total value of the sold CDs

If I use today's date for the transaction, the market value increases by the sale amount of the CD or 150% of the true value while the balance on the line of the transaction is correct.

What am I doing wrong?



  • Quicken Jasmine
    Quicken Jasmine Moderator mod
    Hello @kleeberg,

    Thank you for contacting the Community. I am sorry that you are experiencing this error. 

    Could you please provide screenshots of what is occurring so I may get a better understanding of the situation? 

    I look forward to hearing your response. 

    -Quicken Jasmine

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  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited March 2022
    I think this is what he's seeing. I set up a test account with a made-up security purchase in January, with a total account value of $10K:

    Then I add a transaction selling the security later this month:

    It looks like the Market Value and Account Balance in the sidebar are removing the value of the security from the total even though I still own it today; at the same time they aren't adding in the money generated by the sale because it hasn't happened yet. So that value just goes missing for a few weeks. 

    However, the portfolio view suggests this is only a 1 day problem. Here's what it looks like today:

    And here's what it looks like if I move the date forward to tomorrow - the market value is back where it should be:

    It looks like something about that transaction is getting attached to today's date even though it's dated a few weeks in the future.

    Edit: I tried jumping my computer's date ahead by 1 day but the portfolio view & market value were still wrong (as in the third picture above), so it looks like the problem would persist until the date of the sale.

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