Stock Purchase won't subtractfrom cash balance Help Please

Discussion in 'Quicken' started by BLarrain, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. BLarrain

    BLarrain Guest

    I have a Harris Direct Brokerage account that works fine with the downloaded
    transactions from when I began doing that this May. But I am trying to go back
    & get the historical transactions individually entered in the account. I am
    also trying to get rid of the placeholder entries it automatically generates. I
    have found it seem better to do it by just entering them manually & then the
    place holder gets reduced & finally goes away when all are entered.

    But no matter what I do Quicken 2004 it will not enter a buy a stock
    transaction & have it subtract from the cash value even though I am using the
    same investment transactions types as shown by the autodownload for the current
    ones. Instead I just get a NA in the cash amount column with nothing changed in
    the cash balance column.

    I have a couple of separate brokerage accounts & have entered several
    historical transactions only to find out they all have the NA. Frustrating & a
    lot of time wasted. What am I doing wrong? I also tried entering a cash blanace
    via the other cash transaction type to have an existing cash balance equal to
    all the stock purchases with a date a year earlier than the 1st historical
    stock purchase so there was cash in the account 1st but it still won't subtract
    it from the cash balance. This same problem exist for any div etc. Again I am
    entering them exactly as the current downloaded ones are entered.

    Example downloaded
    shows boght stock 133.47 shares @ 29.22049 with + 3935 in the investment
    account & - 3935 in red in the cash account.

    Me shows
    I bought stock 133.47 shares @ 29.33049 with a +3935 in investment amount & NA
    in the cash account with no change in cash balance column.

    Any knowledgeable help would be appreciated.

    Barbara L
     
    BLarrain, Dec 31, 2003
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  2. BLarrain

    John Pollard Guest

    BLarrain wrote:
    > I have a Harris Direct Brokerage account that works fine with the
    > downloaded transactions from when I began doing that this May. But I
    > am trying to go back & get the historical transactions individually
    > entered in the account. I am also trying to get rid of the
    > placeholder entries it automatically generates. I have found it seem
    > better to do it by just entering them manually & then the place
    > holder gets reduced & finally goes away when all are entered.
    >
    > But no matter what I do Quicken 2004 it will not enter a buy a stock
    > transaction & have it subtract from the cash value even though I am
    > using the same investment transactions types as shown by the
    > autodownload for the current ones. Instead I just get a NA in the
    > cash amount column with nothing changed in the cash balance column.
    >
    > I have a couple of separate brokerage accounts & have entered several
    > historical transactions only to find out they all have the NA.
    > Frustrating & a lot of time wasted. What am I doing wrong? I also
    > tried entering a cash blanace via the other cash transaction type to
    > have an existing cash balance equal to all the stock purchases with a
    > date a year earlier than the 1st historical stock purchase so there
    > was cash in the account 1st but it still won't subtract it from the
    > cash balance. This same problem exist for any div etc. Again I am
    > entering them exactly as the current downloaded ones are entered.
    >
    > Example downloaded
    > shows boght stock 133.47 shares @ 29.22049 with + 3935 in the
    > investment account & - 3935 in red in the cash account.
    >
    > Me shows
    > I bought stock 133.47 shares @ 29.33049 with a +3935 in investment
    > amount & NA in the cash account with no change in cash balance column.


    See if this helps:

    http://makeashorterlink.com/?F30D51DE6
     
    John Pollard, Dec 31, 2003
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  3. I can sometimes get it to work with ones where there is a placeholder but in
    several others I do not have place-kickers. That process was what I was
    doing. Any other ideas. Thanks


    "John Pollard" <> wrote in message
    news:ZTGIb.1191$...
    > BLarrain wrote:
    > > I have a Harris Direct Brokerage account that works fine with the
    > > downloaded transactions from when I began doing that this May. But I
    > > am trying to go back & get the historical transactions individually
    > > entered in the account. I am also trying to get rid of the
    > > placeholder entries it automatically generates. I have found it seem
    > > better to do it by just entering them manually & then the place
    > > holder gets reduced & finally goes away when all are entered.
    > >
    > > But no matter what I do Quicken 2004 it will not enter a buy a stock
    > > transaction & have it subtract from the cash value even though I am
    > > using the same investment transactions types as shown by the
    > > autodownload for the current ones. Instead I just get a NA in the
    > > cash amount column with nothing changed in the cash balance column.
    > >
    > > I have a couple of separate brokerage accounts & have entered several
    > > historical transactions only to find out they all have the NA.
    > > Frustrating & a lot of time wasted. What am I doing wrong? I also
    > > tried entering a cash blanace via the other cash transaction type to
    > > have an existing cash balance equal to all the stock purchases with a
    > > date a year earlier than the 1st historical stock purchase so there
    > > was cash in the account 1st but it still won't subtract it from the
    > > cash balance. This same problem exist for any div etc. Again I am
    > > entering them exactly as the current downloaded ones are entered.
    > >
    > > Example downloaded
    > > shows boght stock 133.47 shares @ 29.22049 with + 3935 in the
    > > investment account & - 3935 in red in the cash account.
    > >
    > > Me shows
    > > I bought stock 133.47 shares @ 29.33049 with a +3935 in investment
    > > amount & NA in the cash account with no change in cash balance column.

    >
    > See if this helps:
    >
    > http://makeashorterlink.com/?F30D51DE6
    >
    >
     
    Barbara Larrain, Jan 1, 2004
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  4. BLarrain

    John Pollard Guest

    Barbara Larrain wrote:
    > I can sometimes get it to work with ones where there is a placeholder
    > but in several others I do not have place-kickers. That process was
    > what I was doing. Any other ideas. Thanks


    No, I don't have any other ideas, sorry. But the behaviour you describe so
    closely follows the pattern described by Intuit for entering investment
    transactions with dates *earlier* than placeholder transactions, that if I
    were you, I would search harder for placeholder transactions. It seems to
    me that your *current* downloaded non-placeholder transactions "work"
    because they are dated later than any placeholder transactions in their
    respective accounts.
     
    John Pollard, Jan 1, 2004
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  5. BLarrain

    P. Williams Guest

    John,

    Where did Intuit define the problem?

    Thanks, Paul


    "John Pollard" <> wrote in message
    news:bGVIb.4090$...
    > Barbara Larrain wrote:
    > > I can sometimes get it to work with ones where there is a placeholder
    > > but in several others I do not have place-kickers. That process was
    > > what I was doing. Any other ideas. Thanks

    >
    > No, I don't have any other ideas, sorry. But the behaviour you describe

    so
    > closely follows the pattern described by Intuit for entering investment
    > transactions with dates *earlier* than placeholder transactions, that if I
    > were you, I would search harder for placeholder transactions. It seems to
    > me that your *current* downloaded non-placeholder transactions "work"
    > because they are dated later than any placeholder transactions in their
    > respective accounts.
    >
    >
     
    P. Williams, Jan 4, 2004
    #5
  6. BLarrain

    John Pollard Guest

    P. Williams wrote:
    > John,
    >
    > Where did Intuit define the problem?


    I included the link in an earlier post in this thread; but when I try that
    link now, it does not go to Intuit's knowlege base. I am not sure what the
    problem is, but I got another "shorter link", and tested it and it seems to
    work.

    http://makeashorterlink.com/?A2F7514F6
     
    John Pollard, Jan 4, 2004
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