Cost versus market value reporting

Since_TheBeginning1
Since_TheBeginning1 Member
edited January 15 in Reports (Mac)
I used Quicken on a Windows platform since the product first rolled out. I recently converted to Quicken for Mac and to be diplomatic I find the reporting functionality woefully lacking. I have not been able to find how to generate a report to show cost basis versus market value for investments. Has anyone figured that one out?

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Answer ✓
    Quicken Mac has never had all the capabilities of Quicken Windows, going back decades. The original Quicken Mac was abandoned after the 2007 release because of the massive changes in macOS and programming tools, and the current Quicken Mac features a much more modern code base; the developers have been adding capabilities since the new version was first released in 2014 — and there's still a lot of work to do to reach relative parity with Quicken Windows. 

    You can wish for a lower price for the Mac version, but since that hasn't been the case over the past 30 years, I doubt you'll see it going forward.d Additionally, Quicken now sells only the subscription level (Starter, Deluxe, Premier), and users have the choice of using the Windows or Mac versions — or both — for the rice of the subscription.

    Now, back to the original question. It's easy to generate a report of cost versus market value for securities. In the current Quicken Mac, investment reporting is done via the Portfolio screen rather than the Reports section of the program. (Hopefully, there will be investment reports in Report in the future, but that's another story.) So…
    • Select one account or a group of accounts (e.g. Brokerage or Retirement) in the left sidebar
    • Click on the Portfolio tab
    • Set the filters to "Portfolio Value" and "By Security"
    • Make sure the Cost/Basis and Market Value (and optionally, Gain/Loss) columns are visible in your Portfolio.
    • You can print this as a Report by pressing the ••• icon and selecting Print
     
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993

Answers

  • Quicken Anja
    Quicken Anja Moderator mod
    Hello @Since_TheBeginning1,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Community with your Question.

    Quicken for Mac, unfortunately, does not currently offer the investment reports that you seek.

    Therefore, I'd like to refer you to this active Idea post regarding this topic instead. If you would like to see this feature be added in the future, you can go ahead and add your vote by clicking the up arrow underneath the vote count (see example below) as well as a comment explaining how this idea would be beneficial for you.



    Our Development and Product teams frequently use our idea posts in order to improve Quicken and implement new features requested by customers. 

    I hope this helps!
    -Quicken Anja
  • Quite honestly I don't understand how Quicken can charge the same price for Windows and Mac when there is such glaring difference in reporting capability. Suggest there be a lower price for the Mac version since it appears to be the poor step-child to the Windows version.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Answer ✓
    Quicken Mac has never had all the capabilities of Quicken Windows, going back decades. The original Quicken Mac was abandoned after the 2007 release because of the massive changes in macOS and programming tools, and the current Quicken Mac features a much more modern code base; the developers have been adding capabilities since the new version was first released in 2014 — and there's still a lot of work to do to reach relative parity with Quicken Windows. 

    You can wish for a lower price for the Mac version, but since that hasn't been the case over the past 30 years, I doubt you'll see it going forward.d Additionally, Quicken now sells only the subscription level (Starter, Deluxe, Premier), and users have the choice of using the Windows or Mac versions — or both — for the rice of the subscription.

    Now, back to the original question. It's easy to generate a report of cost versus market value for securities. In the current Quicken Mac, investment reporting is done via the Portfolio screen rather than the Reports section of the program. (Hopefully, there will be investment reports in Report in the future, but that's another story.) So…
    • Select one account or a group of accounts (e.g. Brokerage or Retirement) in the left sidebar
    • Click on the Portfolio tab
    • Set the filters to "Portfolio Value" and "By Security"
    • Make sure the Cost/Basis and Market Value (and optionally, Gain/Loss) columns are visible in your Portfolio.
    • You can print this as a Report by pressing the ••• icon and selecting Print
     
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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