Brookfield Asset Management cost basis isn't showing in Portfolio view (edit)
Maybe someone is familiar with the corporate action by Brookfield Asset Management, or perhaps there is a general anwer that would work for all corporate actions. Or a better way to handle this.
A few months ago there was a fairly complex corporate action by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM). My 171 shares of BAM became 171 shares of a new stock "BN" plus 42 shares of a new entity also called BAM (but not the same entitiy)
— QM picked it up as BAM.WI. I waited until I could get new cost basis's from my Vanguard account so they wouldn't show as having a zero cost basis. When I entered the cost basis for BN the cost basis appears on the Portfolio page as expected. However, after doing the same thing for BAM.WI the Portfolio view still shows a zero cost basis. QM recorded both as "Add Shares" and I don't see any other type that might work.
Any suggestions on how to handle this? Thank you!
What am I missing: I see the Cost Basis for BAM.WI showing in your third screenshot. Where are you saying you aren't seeing it?1
Thanks for responding PapaVan and the link to the Mac discussion. It's for Mac and I know there is a better solution for the Windows version.0
John, Thanks for looking closely. Yes, I'm (mostly) an idiot. I realize now the "zeros" are for daily changes. I missed this because there was a price change when I did the screen shot. I just lost the original purchase info unless I want to merge BAM.WI with the original BAM (which is the symbol being used at investment sites) and figure out how to fix the number of shares and refix the cost basis.0
Thanks for posting back. I suspected that is what happened when you saw the blank area. ;-) We all do things like that-and I know you have been using QMac for a good while.
As far as the handling of spinoffs and corporare acquisitions-that is a complex thing that supposedly QMac doesn't handle and QWin doesn't do it much better. I have never had to deal with them. Good luck!1