If I use a combination of Sell and Buy or Move Shares-Out and Move Shares-In transactions to denote the exhange, the registers for new and old come out nice and neat but in a report Quicken indicates a Realized Gain/Loss at the time of the transaction(s) which needs to represent as gain/loss neutral. (No gain/loss until I actully sell shares of the new fund.)
I can get around the Realized Gain/Loss issue if I use a Stock Split transaction to denote the exchange of shares in the original register and then continue to use the original register for new fund transactions. The problem with this approach is the new fund has a different stock symbol than the old fund.
Is there a straight forward method to represent this transaction or am I going to have to scribble notes in the margins of an investments transaction detail report to indicate that a realized gain/loss actually isn't until I actually sell the new fund shares?
I've been struggling with this one for days now, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dennis van Dam
Quicken 2000 on a Mac