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security detail view - display share price

richrich Member ✭✭
edited August 2019 in Investments (Windows)
I'm using quicken 2017 premier (ver R15.13 build 26.1.15.13) for windows (win10 ver 1709) .

when i view the "security detail view" for any specific security, i see the below columns in the Transaction History area:
Date, Account, Action, Shares, Amount.

Amount is the total dollar value of the action.  It would be more helpful to also see the share price.
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  • Jim_HarmanJim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    If you right-click in the Transaction history, one of the options is the Security Report, which gives all the details for each transaction for that security, including the share price of all Buys, Sells, Reinvests, etc.

    Also you can double-click on a transaction in the transaction history to edit it.
    -- Jim QWin Premier subscription
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Or you can use the Investing tab's Portfolio. You can see all Buys for the security with the share price.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • q_lurkerq_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Agreed that there are ways to find the information.  The Idea is to make that information more readily apparent.  I think it is a good Idea (which is why I voted it up).  To be able to see the price history graph below and compare it to when you bought or sold would be informative.  

    A 'catch' might be to identify if the shown price should be gross (transaction value) or net (recomputed after commissions accounted for).  I would think it should be gross, as recorded in the transaction.  They can skip reporting commissions in that view, IMO.  

    Transaction price would be shown for any applicable share transactions - Buy, Sell, Add, Remove (tricky again on those two), reinvests, short sales, cover shorts, (any others?).  Can't comment on ESPPs, and similar.
  • richrich Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    I'm now using quicken 2019 premier (ver R17.6 build 27.1.17.6) for windows (win10 ver 17763) .

    my original idea\request remains:
    when i view the "security detail view" for any specific security, i see the below columns in the Transaction History area:
    Date, Account, Action, Shares, Amount.

    It would be more helpful to ALSO see the share price.

    as q.lurker above said: "The Idea is to make that information more readily apparent.".

  • richrich Member ✭✭
    I'm now using quicken 2019 premier (ver R22.17 build 27.1.22.17) for windows (win10 ver 1903) .

    my original idea\request remains:
    when i view the "security detail view" for any specific security, i see the below columns in the Transaction History area:
    Date, Account, Action, Shares, Amount.

    It would be more helpful to ALSO see the share price.

    as q.lurker above said: "The Idea is to make that information more readily apparent.".
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    Under the "Security Detail View"/Transaction history window, it would be very helpful to show the "price per share" for each transaction. Now it only shows the number of shares bought/sold and the total amount. If it had price per share it would be easier to tell if I'm buying more shares at a higher price or lower price from my previous transactions without having to do the calculations especially when I trade in odd lots. (I have asked for this under the previous owner of Quicken).
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have you looked in the Holdings block of the Security Detail view?
    In there you'll find "Average Cost per share". Isn't that the information you're looking for?
    That same information is also available in Portfolio views. You can add a column by that name to your view.
    You can also expand the Portfolio view by clicking the little "[+]" button next to the security name, to see transaction detail. This will show how much you paid for each individual purchase.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    q_lurker said:
    Agreed that there are ways to find the information.  The Idea is to make that information more readily apparent.  I think it is a good Idea (which is why I voted it up).
    What he said. It occurs to me that I have always wanted the share price to show in the transaction history for relevant transactions. I just never thought to ask for it. Asking for it now, please and thank you.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    RE: UKR
    Average cost of share is not what I am looking for as I own shares that I purchase years ago that skews my cost to a low number. I am more interested in what is the recent recent price on odd lots of shares that I either bought or sold to help me determine if I should buy more shares on a pull back based upon my recent odd lot price per share. This strategy has worked well for me over my lifetime allowing me to sell high and buy lower.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    You are correct. Showing the price per share as shown in the example below would be helpful.
    I have voted for this Idea.
    Have y'all voted, too?
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    I would vote for this, but I'm new to this community, is there a specific place to go to vote for this?
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    Also, putting price per share per the example above should be fairly easy, just divide the Amount by number of shares. There is room to added it. If Quicken programmers are using a relational database for this screen, they just need to insert a new column and define it as a calculated field. I've done this myself in other business applications and it's pretty simple.
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    joe6h said:
    I would vote for this, but I'm new to this community, is there a specific place to go to vote for this?
    Did you see the instructions about voting that I posted earlier in this discussion?
  • q_lurkerq_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    joe6h said:
    Also, putting price per share per the example above should be fairly easy, just divide the Amount by number of shares. 
    And why is that method 'better' than one that uses the price/share recorded as part of the transaction?  The difference would be in the way the commission applies.  My comment above opted to the gross (transaction) price/share, but I don't feel strongly about that.

    Say you bought 10 shares at $10/share and paid a $5 commission for a $105 total cost.  Is the price to display $10.00 or $10.50?  In most real world cases, I don't think there would be significance to the difference, but the programmers would have to decide and the users would have to understand.  (Personally, I'd prefer to not see the commission reported in that succinct summary.)
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    I agree, I would prefer to not see the commission in the calculation. But it doesn't matter to me either way. I'm using it as a benchmark to see if I am paying more for additional fractional shares or less. I do this because I like to buy lower and sell higher. (BTW, I'm not a day trader). Also, I skimmed past the voting instructions, got it now (mea culpa).
  • MangoManMangoMan Member ✭✭
    Just like the mortgage calculator tool built in "What If Analysis" - it would also be handy for each Security Detail View to have one that lets us model various Dollar Cost Averaging scenarios to see various prices within a range and investment amounts to model options for further investment. Also useful would be adding in an Earnings alert calendar for each security.
  • joe6hjoe6h Member
    Thank you programmers for putting in the price per share on the security detail view that has been discussed in this thread. What a big help.
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is great! Now if they would only fix the broken drop-down security list in that dialog.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
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