Why does Quicken 2020 return the same IRR for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year periods.

I bought Zoom Communications on 12/12/2019. Quicken calculates Avg. Annual Returns (%) for 1-Year, 3-Year and 5-Year intervals even though I've had the stock less than a year. The three calculated returns are all 2256.61% I have deleted the transaction, deleted the stock and re-entered the purchase. This did not correct the error. I am running Windows 7.


  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    The IRR calculation produces the same result for any period greater than the holding period.  You've held the security for only 108 days.  1-Year, 3-Year, and 5-Year IRR will produce the same result.  

    Shares purchased in in December at about $62.49 are worth about $150.88 today.  That is a growth of about 140%  in 108 days.  When you project an annual rate, it is about 1800%.  Of course, you didn't provide the actual price paid or the end price and date but we're in ballpark.

    If you haven't already, you may want to review the built in documentation on the topic: press F1

  • Boatnmaniac
    Boatnmaniac SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    I, too, much dislike the 1-yr IRR simply carrying forward to the 3-yr and 5-yr avg annual IRRs when there is insufficient holdings data to calculate the actual 3-yr and 5-yr averages.  It used to be that when there was insufficient data to calculate the 3-yr and 5-yr averages, Quicken would enter "N/A" into those fields.  Even today, the current subscription version Help indicates that "N/A" should be in those fields. 
    I've posted a request to get this corrected and revert to showing "N/A" once, again.  If you agree, please visit https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7872870/3-5-year-average-annual-irr-calculations#latest and click on the voting button.
    (QW Premier Subscription: R41.10 on Windows 10)
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