Recently sold all the securities in a regular Investment Account and
spent all the money in the account. That is, after selling the
securities the subsequent actions were "Withdraws", "WriteChks" and
the recording of some dividends. The Capital Gains report for the
sales was correct, reflecting the exact difference between selling
price and cost basis. The Overview of the account showed the balance
of the account as $0, as did the Net Worth and Balance reports.
However, the Account Bar balance for this account was ~ ($215,000)!
Subsequent investigation revealed the source of the problem revolved
around the fact that some of the sold securities had "future" security
prices in Quicken's price history. These "future" prices came from
entries I had made in anticipation of future events (e.g., dividend
reinvestments) as an aid in planning.
I can't think of any programming logic that would make Quicken behave
in this fashion and, in any case, it does seem like the dollar amounts
in the Account Bar should reflect exactly the balance in the accounts
themselves as of the date you have the file open.
- posted 10 years ago