Show Number of shares held and last transaction date

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Paul Freedman
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edited October 2023 in Investments

I think that the security report should show, for each security, the current holdings (regardless of account) and the last transaction date for that security. This would help in hiding or deleting securities that you have no current position and that are older than then a few years old and no longer have any tax implications.

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  • Ps56k2
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    doesn’t the Security Detail screen show all these details per security

  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Or if you want to see this information for all of your securities in one place, you can set up an Investing > Portfolio view that includes all securities and the Shares column. If you want to exclude securities that are currently hidden, you can do that. Click on the Shares column to sort all the zero share holdings together, then click on the security name for the ones with zero shares, to show the security Detail view. This will show the account and date for the last transaction.

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  • UKR
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    If you're an active trader and/or your current investment account has many transactions pertaining to sold and no longer held securities you may want to consider this:

    Archive Investment Transactions

    For a couple of years now, a new function has been available in Quicken, Archive Transactions. It will split your investment account register into two parts, leaving only those securities' transactions where you currently hold >0 shares in the active register. The rest is moved to a new Archive register within the current data file.

    Having less transactions in your active register might improve performance.

    Please read and carefully follow instructions here: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-archive-investment-transactions
    Eventually, after a couple of years, you might consider splitting your data file in two, with all the archived investment transactions moving to an archive data file and none remaining in the active data file.