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06 Apr, 2024 02:47 PM

For years, I struggled to sync my 401k/IRA accounts at Fidelity with MD and always felt like I'm chasing my tail. Eventually, I gave up. Recently, I took another look at Quicken after leaving it in 2000. I noticed that it gives you the option to track investments at the transaction level, or just get a snapshot summary of your positions by fund. I thought this is exactly what I want. I'm not interested in all these daily buy/sell transaction. My question: Will this option be available in MD anytime soon?

  1. 1 Posted by Mojavedxer on 18 Apr, 2024 02:33 AM

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    I just use my quarterly statements and make quarterly mock buy and sell transactions to match the quarterly share amounts and value. If your statement shows beginning and ending shares amounts along with beginning and ending cash total and with price adjustment for each security. You can create these transactions that will balance the cash and trade sheet down the penny,

  2. 2 Posted by Amar on 18 Jun, 2024 12:58 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I guess this is one option I can go with, except, I have more than ten funds in each account . This could get a bit tedious. I still hope the folks at ik would chime in.

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 18 Jun, 2024 01:35 PM

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    Moneydance would have trouble taking such an approach because it is based on accounting transaction posting rules. To do something like Quicken does (Quicken does not follow accounting rules) Moneydance would have to be creating transactions behind the scenes. Not impossible but I do not see anything like that happening anytime soon.

    Many of us have developed techniques for handling investments at the total level, especially where individual data is hard to come by or is often not downloadable.

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