QMac: Can't auto download Fidelity cost basis, can it be imported?

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Unknown Member
edited October 2018 in Investing (Mac)
I see it's a known issue that Fidelity doesn't allow Quicken to download all cost basis information automatically.  Is there a place in Fidelity where I can download this information or is my only option to manually enter?

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited October 2018
    Manual is your only option.  The cost basis of a buy transaction is only recorded when the Buy is first downloaded/recorded.  And that's true for all brokerages ... not just Fidelity.

    If you used ADD transactions for those positions, you might be able to go back to each ADD and input the data.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited October 2018
    Wow, that's unfortunate! I have all of my cost basis information in an excel spreadsheet and in Gainskeeper.com and would easily be added if I could somehow import it from an excel spreadsheet.  Is that an option?
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited November 2017

    Wow, that's unfortunate! I have all of my cost basis information in an excel spreadsheet and in Gainskeeper.com and would easily be added if I could somehow import it from an excel spreadsheet.  Is that an option?

    Prices can be imported from a spreadsheet, via CSV ... but not cost basis.

    In Q, look at FILE, File Import to see what your importing options are.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP